Lead Character Designer & Art Director, Masaki Yamanaka, just posted an informative blog
that talks about Platinum Games' decision to go with a black-and-white art style and its subsequent evolution -- one that progresses from a high contrast black-and-white look to the addition of desaturated yellow tones and plenty of comic book violence
. Something similar to Sin City
, but with no Jessica Alba and fewer metaphors.
It's interesting to note that early concepts of Jack had him free of bladed weaponry. Thankfully, through the miracle of development, a chainsaw was attached to his arm, which definitely aids in the spilling of Organizer blood