If you guys haven’t kept up with Adam in his latest interview he revealed that the team has wanted to add new costumes but that there has been issues in how they would release new costumes. First off is how would they monetize it.
Now obviously I think everyone would love to just receive new costumes but real talk they need to make money back so adding it to the already released ultra editions would probably never happen.
So the question is would you buy new costumes/accessories as stand alone DLC. If you’ve seen SF it seems they are also releasing costumes throughout the life of SFV as a source of revenue. Another company that makes money from costumes is League of Legends so below I will post images of how fun some of the DLC costumes are and the possibilities of how they can effect KI.
One benefit from alt costumes is making existing characters look like completely new characters
In League of Legends some skins are just fun to look at and pretty creative. The whole skin even comes with new taunts and 8bit animations. In KI maybe a fireball color could change and or taunt.
League is a master of skins. Here we see Skin themes where several characters are given skins to have a cyborg ninja theme.
So with this I think it would be cool if MS/IG would just start selling DLC costumes. I don’t think people would mind if they sold them stand alone as we have seen plenty of companies sell them stand alone and it makes a lot of sense for fighting games.
This shouldn’t be something you have to do a community fund for, this should just be something developers do on a regular basis even when in between seasons.
Edit: I thought I’d share how League of Legends promotes new skins. In the main menu they usually change the screen for new characters or skins. Here are a few.
The Arcade Themed Skins
Zombie Hunter Skins
Star Wa… Err Omega Squad Skin
MS/IG should really consider changing the start screen like League does to promote new characters.
League of Legends even got into some MK characters and made Sub Zero and Scorpion inspired skins for their Ninja character Shen