'The Challengers Appear' is a series that brings together film and video games to celebrate 15 years of Playstation characters.

Aled Lewis is an illustrator, designer, and dedicated gamer who is a fan and practitioner of pixel art—that all-encompassing visual style that taps into our nostalgia centres with its simple yet striking aesthetic, reminding us of a youth spent mashing buttons and pretending we were racing Mitsubishi FTOs around a racetrack.

His latest series, The Challengers Appear, was commissioned to celebrate the release of PlayStation’s All-Stars Battle Royale game, which features icons from PlayStation’s 15 year history duking it out in the ring to see who’s the last icon standing.

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