Is This Game Ripping Off Final Fantasy?

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Pandora's Tower, an upcoming Nintendo-published role-playing game, looks great. It also looks a lot like Final Fantasy.

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Japanese netizens are quick to point out that images on the box art for Pandora's Tower look incredibly similar to character art for Square Enix's most recent role-playing games, Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy XIII.

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Pandora's Tower, which was revealed earlier this year, is being developed by Ganbarion for Nintendo.

The image of Ende, the hero in Pandora's Tower, looks very similar to Final Fantasy Versus XIII protagonist Noctis. Eagle eyes have pointed out similarities, going as far to even overlay the Ende image on top of the corresponding Noctics art.

What's more, netizens also noted that the image of the heroine looks incredibly similar to that of Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning, once again even overlaying the images to see how they match up.

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Final Fantasy versus, indeed.

Pandora's Tower will be out in Japan on May 26.

『パンドラの塔』パッケージアートにトレース疑惑浮上?あまりにも似すぎててヤバイ! [へちま速報@ゲーハー板]

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DISCUSSION

ThatGoddamnCat
ThatGoddamnCat

Most people commenting here seem like they don't have eyes :\

There's a difference between "generic japanese, derp" and a design which was clearly traced from another, that shit doesn't fly in the professional art business, you can put Sasuke/Bishie character XYZ side by side with Noctis and it would still be easy to tell which is which immediately, sure they have similar traits, as their design flows from the same archetype, but they are not copies or clones from each other, these characters aren't clones from Noctis and Light either, as you can tell from in-game screenshots, but the guy who did this boxart clearly copied and traced those characters.

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