Posted on March 12 2019 by Alexis Anderson
Since starting the project back in January, God of War’s Art Director Raf Grassetti has been hard at work crafting detailed reimaginings of every Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter. He has now released 18 portraits, two of which feature our very own leading lads: Link and the newly added Ganondorf. Grassetti went with the Twilight Princess inspired model for his Ganondorf redesign, and it’s certainly an imposing figure that would fit right into God of War.
Grassetti’s newly unveiled illustrations are of Mewtwo, Megaman, King K Rool, Pikachu, Ridley, Diddy Kong, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Kirby, King Dedede, Peach, Dark Samus, and– you guessed it– Ganondorf. He hasn’t left a hint of who might be next, but Zelda, Sheik, Toon Link, and Young Link are still waiting in the wings. Here’s hoping Grassetti works on his adaptations of the rest of the Zelda fighters soon.
In addition to posting his Super Smash Bros. Remastered series on Twitter and Instagram, he shares art from his other passions. This includes comic book characters, his own creations for God of War, and a hot-take on how to improve Will Smith’s Genie CGI in the live action Aladdin.
What do you think of his Ganondorf design? Are there any Zelda characters who don’t appear as Smash fighters you’d like Grassetti to reimagine? Share your thoughts in the comments!