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Welcome to Suplex City

ALE+ALE traded their romantic European digs for something a bit more sinister while working on one of our favorite projects from 2016, the inimitable “Suplex City” – home of WWE® 2K17 and the latest addition to the flagship WWE video game franchise.

Image by ALE+ALE:

ALE+ALE: Suplex City intro

Showcasing the ALE’s more ominous side, the atmospheric artwork for Suplex City creates a chilling environment for wrestling fans to engage with their favorite heroes and antiheroes. Per their press release, “WWE 2K17 delivers an unprecedented combination of authenticity, realism and action-packed gameplay in a WWE video game experience, including the largest roster of WWE and NXT Superstars in franchise history”. It was pretty exciting to be involved with something of this magnitude.

Images by ALE+ALE:

Welcome to Suplex City! 02 park - FINAL 03 shopping district - FINAL 04 financial district - FINAL 05 industrial district END - FINAL

While we are excited to share the images with you here, it goes without saying that you should allow yourself a moment to explore this remarkably detailed and atmospheric environment. Just click here – and don’t forget the way back home.

Unpublished but Never Unappreciated

For one reason or another, we see a number of beautifully executed projects go unpublished. Creative directions change as publishers’ needs change, and while we’d never hold it against them (it is the nature of the business), we can certainly share some of the great projects that don’t quite make it to the finish line.

Image by Jonathan Bartlett:

JB2-0481-summer-before-war

This latest piece by Jonathan Bartlett was created for “Summer Before the War,” Helen Simonson’s much anticipated follow-up to the best selling “Major Pettigew’s Last Stand”. While it’s always unfortunate to see a project killed, nothing can detract from the fact that this lovely piece was still created.

Take a look at Jonathan’s blog to learn more about his experience.