A Look At Summon Night 5’s “Live 2D” Animated Portraits


    Namco Bandai have shared more art and screenshots of Summon Night 5. As mentioned in past coverage, Summon Night 5 has artwork by Takeshi Iizuka, and the game has a model viewer that you can use to examine its new 3D models. Check out a couple of Iizuka’s illustrations for the game below:



    Despite the switch to 3D models, Summon Night 5 still uses 2D portraits for event scenes. These are described as “live 2D” since they’re animated. Check out some of the different facial expressions below:


    Or better yet, grab this .ZIP file with all of the above portraits and go through them on your PC, so you can watch the expressions change as you move from one to the next. And finally, here are screens from the model viewer mode:

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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