Primal Rage

#81

Positive. When Atari was facing bankruptcy the companies assets were decided in two. One half (the home console devision and it’s IPs) is what we know as Atari today. The other half (the coin-op arcade division and it’s IPs, where Primal Rage fell) was bought and sold until ending up in WB’s hands. You see this in effect with how many classic Atari made arcade games are on Midway Collections now, including Primal Rage on Midway Arcade Treasures 2.

I study IP ownership the way others study genealogy. Trust me. I know my stuff.

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#82

Here is a much closer look at the color sets.

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#83

Sauron Concept and color set

All the Sauron colors have their nick names as well. From left to right, top to bottom.

Sauron, Carnivours King, Bloody Tyrant.
Royal Glutton, Tsunammi, Black Cove,
Strong Leader, Righteous Ruler, Unstoppable Force

Thoughts? Opinions?

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#84

A little to long of a design for a fighting game. But otherwise pretty cool.

#85

I really like the design, but I do think that it is way too similar to the original one.
Sauron is supposed to be a gluttonous god, so I think that more detail should be added to the jaws (maybe make them bigger? add tusks? second row of teeth?) or maybe give him more jaws or mouths(or just markings that look like that).
Now that said, I never played PR, and I wish that I did since it is everything that I ever wished for in a game, so maybe exaggerating the designs wouldn’t work with the feel of the characters or their consistency with the series, but then again, look what KI did with all the characters in the game, who are all very different looking but still feel familiar enough.

#86

Well we wanted to give him a design that was somewhat different without making him unrecognizable. My brother and I wanted to give him a design that also made him different from the typical tyrannosaurs both in fiction and what is considered accurate at that time. So we gave Sauron Crocodile traits.

I don’t think the extra mouths works, that might make him look too alien.

You can at least tell that Fulgore in the recent was indeed fulgore, they kept parts of te character that gave him his identity. His face, ponytail, plasma blades. The design is new but doesn’t make them unrecognizable.

Riptor’s change was made to throw in some science involved. for example, a snake/raptor hybrid didn’t work for the new KI because those genes are not compatible. Raptors also never used their tails in combat. So this is where the cybernetic augmentation came. The only exception is the human genes added to her which explained her human like hands.

But these characters are gods so they are not bound by science. Which means we could have sauron jump if we wanted. But even the ideas making bigger jaws does seem abit vague. even Scorpion is still recognizable despite coming a long way from being a color swap.

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#87

Something like this? granted when we were thinking about Sauron’s design one thing I’d also like to do is imagine a t-rex literally on steroids. One of the ways we could do that was bulking up his body increase the musculature in his jaws, and one other detail would be to add scars around his mouth. This would in my opinion indicate that he tends to use his jaws a lot and has had some cases where those caught in his jaws would struggle even if it is a short and inevitable one.

Could probably go back and make some small revisions I kinda like your idea maybe having some teeth kinda growing out his mouth a bit, and maybe make them a bit more mangled?

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#88

I see. I mean, the design itself is very different compared to the original, don’t get me wrong, but much like how Fulgore was slimmed down, Riptor got all the cybernetic enhancements, Eyedol got his head split and so on and so forth, I believe that when imagining a character you should always recognize not only the visual aspect (like Saurons colors and the fact that he is still a T Rex) but also what said character represents.

One of the ways we could do that was bulking up his body increase the musculature in his jaws, and one other detail would be to add scars around his mouth. This would in my opinion indicate that he tends to use his jaws a lot and has had some cases where those caught in his jaws would struggle even if it is a short and inevitable one.

Much like how @JEFFRON27 described, telling a story through visuals (Awsome artwork btw :+1: )

I don’t think the extra mouths works, that might make him look too alien.

Yeah, thats probably too much, but it is a god of hunger after all, and I was mainly thinking of the aztec monster Cipactli when writing that.

#89

Exactly what I was thinking :+1:

#90

That’s why we also added another powerful animal to his t-rex traits. Like a Crocodile tail and scales. This also helps explain why he could use his tail as a weapon

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