Black Ops III

Time: 2015
Client: Activision

Treyarch’s Black Ops III was the top selling videogame of 2015.

For it’s marketing, Activision commissioned full body portraits of the game’s main characters while they were still in the making. Working from character descriptions, references, concepts and early in-game-assets, our artworks were to anticipate the final look of each character, their gear and costumes, but also their characteristic attitudes.

Our final images inspired the in game character selection menue, and valorized the game’s limited edition in the shape of an exclusive series of art prints.

Henrik Bolle – Art Direction
Adrian Wilkins – Illustrator
Kirill Barybin – Illustrator
Philipp Scherer – Illustrator
Tobias Mannewitz – Illustrator
Sebastian Gromann – Matte Painter
Joana Fux – Photographer
Larissa Hasenheit – Intern

Working with the team at Karakter was a fantastic experience! They are an extremely talented group who have a tireless work ethic and drive for perfection. Their ability to digest feedback and push creativity was invaluable to our project. We recommend them highly and cannot wait to work with them again.ACTIVISION