Official Cover Art (Draft)
Two months have passed since [erka:es]'s resident illustrator WOMI uploaded to his blog a sneak peek at the collaboration he's been working on with us for the past while. Well, after many revisions and plenty of back-and-forth between WOMI and our crew, our collaboration has finally borne fruit. I'm extremely pleased to unveil the official cover art for Rosenkreuzstilette Schwesternschaft!
As you can see, Schwesternschaft's cover pays homage to the original covers of both the original Rosenkreuzstilette and its sequel, Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel. The art was completely redrawn from scratch in a slightly different style than the originals, reflecting the evolution in WOMI's skill as an artist. WOMI experimented quite a bit with different compositions and logo designs. Ultimately, we decided on a composition and logo that embraced Rosenkreuzstilette's own history in the same way that the series has embraced gaming's storied past. Every iteration added something to the composition that wasn't present in the previous one, and the results... well, they speak for themselves.
Original Cover Art
The way things are currently going, I think it's safe to say that the original Rosenkreuzstilette will have a Summer 2016 release date. There's always the possibility of unexpected snags, but I think this is a reasonable timeframe in which we'll have everything ready. If anything comes up that might delay the release, you can be sure that I'll let you know about it on this blog as soon as possible. And, of course, we'll fill you in on the plans for Freudenstachel and Schwesternschaft once we've gotten all the details ironed out. So, stay tuned!
Next time, we'll take a closer look at that new feature I implemented. So many nods that we couldn't retain in our fan translation...!
See you later!