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Did Nintendo steal Final Fantasy art?

Pandora's Tower cover looks very familiar.

Dark blue icons of video game controllers on a light blue background
Image credit: Eurogamer

Fingers are being pointed at Nintendo over uncanny similarities between the box art for its forthcoming Wii action title Pandora's Tower and concept art for Square Enix's planned PlayStation 3 title Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

As uncovered by the eagle-eyed Japanese Hachimaki blog and reported by Andriasang, the depiction of Pandora's Tower hero Ende on the game's cover appears to be a copy of artwork for Final Fantasy's Noctis character.

Take a look at the comparison shots below and see what you think.

We've contacted Nintendo for comment and will update if we get a response.

In case you missed the announcement earlier this month, Pandora's Tower is a Nintendo-published action title developed by One Piece/Jump Ultimate Stars studio Ganbarion. It's out in Japan next month.

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