to work on
a dream manifested.
At my time at Next Level Games in 2005 I was privileged to be the one to create the characters for Nintendo's Punch-Out!! for the Wii. Along side the Art Director Eddie Visser , and previous art director Kalvin Lyle. I had to create a new look for the old IP, something that spoke to the youth today.
I worked closely Eddie and Mike Ingelhart (Game Director) and my concept art team to redesign the classic Punch-Out characters, add backstory and full colored storyboards, as well as new additions to the roster of boxing champs.
Below you'll see the whole line up of the cast from lightweight to heavyweight. along with some of the in game board images.
Overall it was a pleasant experience and I learned alot from everyone.
Here is the original cast from Punch Out in the 1980's.The mission was to revamp them and make them more relevant in style to the times.
Here was the result.
Below are some of the storyboards to give provide character some backstory.
Here is the box cover art I was fortunate to receive the position to create.
The Main character "Little Mac" translated into 3D.
Here is a video with all the cutscenes ( mini storyboards) that give some backstory to each opponent in between the game play.
This video shows you all the Bosses.