Classic videogames reimagined as cheesy romance novels

video game romance novels

Your favourite video game characters reimagined in a way you'd never imagine

Romance novel covers often consist of a woman with flowing hair, desperately clutching the arms of a shirtless, muscular man. You'd never think to apply these aesthetics to your favourite video game characters but that's just what the people at Shutterstock (opens in new tab) have decided to do.

They explain: "We dreamt up titles and taglines based on some of our most loved 8-bit heroes (from a lovelorn Link to an enviously green Luigi), then sent them over to illustrator Echo Chernik (opens in new tab), along with access to the Shutterstock collection and free reign to paint over and adapt our images in any way she could envision."

The series is incredibly creative and showcases our favourite characters in ways we could never imagine. Look out for the little details in each and every one - the attention to detail is brilliant.

video game romance novels

video game romance novels

video game romance novels

video game romance novels

For more information, head to the Shutterstock (opens in new tab) website.

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