I feel I’m a bit overdue for an art update, so here’s a twofer; two new characters in one post!
I’m not sure I want to go into great detail about each character whose art I finish, since I think a big part of the game will be figuring out about them as you play. And a lot of times they won’t be at all what they first seem, so it’s a bit hard to come up with non-spoiler descriptions.
First up is Xu:
Second is Marcurio:
I’ve already tried to mix up the pace/mood of the characters’ walk-cycles, so hopefully the animations are still clear. It definitely makes things more interesting, and I generally walk away from each character having learned something new about animating.
Also, here’s the typical spritesheets for both games, old and new, side by side.