That’s Artwork From Hero, A Canned Midway Game

By Spencer . January 3, 2011 . 2:19am

Before Midway collapsed they had a number of in-development games like This is Vegas and a lesser known title simply called Hero.




Concept art from Hero shows a person armed with a sword in the center of a ruined city. The impressive artwork comes from Stephan Martiniere who worked as a the creative visual director at Midway’s Chicago office for a number of years.


Martiniere also drafted art for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe including environments for the Special Forces base, Fortress of Solitude, and the Bat Cave.


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  • Beautiful.

    I just noticed that he’s holding hands with a kid with a red balloon.

    • Testsubject909

      There’s also…. something floating before/above them.

      What is it? I can’t exactly determine it.

      • looks like a floating man.
        spooky, and i’m sure loving the vibe from this artwork.

  • Wow. That guy’s a genius.

  • This surely peak my interest… Feel like the plot is going to be very meaningful which we seldom get.. Wow.. Very excited! But wait.. Is this concept going to make it into a game..??

    • Did you even noticed the word “canned” ?

      • Ooo.. right.. the headline.. and I actually skipped that word.. lol..

  • shion16

    freakin amazing

  • Looks kinda like a survival game……..? *sigh* I hate it when you hear stories of these games getting canned, especially those “survive in a post apocalyptic future” type of game. I remembered Ubisoft a survival game called “I Am Alive” unveiled in 2009 but there’s been no news of it either….probably guessing it’s canned also by now. :(

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      I hope not. Especially after this:

      • Oh wow, there was a trailer at E3 2010!?! Much much thanks for showing it for I would have never known. It looks like it actually shows small snippets of gameplay footage…..Spring 2011 eh? Guess we’ll might hear some more news of it sooner or later.

        As for “Hero”, I wouldn’t mind seeing more art of it. If there’s something as complete as the one shown above, I’m sure they’d be more art around somewhere…..hopefully.

  • Arcm

    It kind of gives me the same vibe the mangas “Lone Wolf and Cub” and “Until Death Do Us Part” gave me with an older man taking care of a younger child. I would of ate it up.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Hero, huh? I guess Midway must have been watching a lot of Chinese movies at the time. :P

  • So no one else is gonna do it eh?


    This. Is. VEGAS!!!!

  • Guest

    Why do all the good looking games get canned

    • It’s from Midway. It would have been repitive and medicore at best and just terrible at the worse. It only looks good because it’s concept art.

  • PrinceHeir

    looks cool :D

    too bad midway already died. though at least we’re getting a Mortal Kombat Revival :)

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