I had a cool idea to give players some extra incentive to plunk down more time into Shadow Lab: Shadow Skins!
How many of you have a few thousand Shadow Points lying around? Well, how cool would it be to cash in 1,500-ish for a special “Shadow” skin that transforms your fighter’s appearance to look like Omen bonded with them instead of Jago?!
The Retro skins and some of the accessories give off a “What if?” alternate universe sort of feel, but just imagine how cool your favorite fighters would look if Omen considered them to be the best vessel to corrupt and manipulate to help welcome Gargos into our reality? Shadow Jago kept Jago’s iconic appearance, but in a twisted opposite-world way, that focused on darkness, shadows, and general jerkiness, with his skull-face mask, dead tiger kneepads, butcher-sword, etc. If fans loved Shadow Jago’s appearance enough to throw tens of thousands to make him a “real boy,” I have a feeling that many of us would like to see Shadow versions of the rest of the cast too!
The average player will play a ton of Shadow Lab to not only collect as many Points as it took to unlock their favorite character’s Shadow Skin, but truly dedicated fans will try to collect ‘em all! Not only would this give players more reason to knock heads in the Shadow Lab, but it would help the community to create even greater Shadow Fighters to test your skills against in the future! As the cherry on top, why not ask Kevin Bayliss (very nicely!) to design the new Shadow Skins?
Obviously Jago, Omen, and Shadow Jago wouldn’t get any sort of bonus Shadow Skin from this concept, but I’m sure that we could find some nice prize for Jago/Omen/Shadow Jago players!
Once more, think of how creepy and nasty Shadow Jago is compared to Jago due to Omen’s vile corruption, and imagine if Omen bonded with someone else to create:
Shadow Kim Wu
Shadow TJ Combo
Shadow (Insert the rest of Season 3’s newcomers here!)
Let me know what you think about my idea, and to Microsoft Game Studios, Iron Galaxy, Rare, and all of the amazing fans here at Ultra-Combo, Happy 2nd Anniversary Killer Instinct!