It’s just tough for me to think of what the equivalent level of content could be for a season 3 ultra pack when we got a whole, complete GAME for the ultra packs of season 1 and season 2, and it’s not like they were just direct copies of the originals. Code Mystics added a fair amount of stuff to each game.
I just don’t know if a few more character outfits or accessories balances something like that out. The other thing to consider is that Code Mystics were working on those games themselves. All Double Helix and Iron Galaxy had to do was work on some accessory packs. Now, IG’s likely going to have to handle everything themselves. As much as I’d love to ask for everything and anything I can think of, it’s tough to know how much time they’d be able to devote to ultra pack stuff.
Here are some ideas that I can think of:
-Full Battletoads game from Rare Replay in honor of Rash being in KI (not saying I WANT this, just saying it could make sense).
-All guest characters become Ultra pack bonuses. This could be done to both placate the people that don’t want guest characters (they can just by the combo breaker pack). This could also placate those worried that the too much of the eight to nine season 3 roster spots could be taken up by guests. It would also provide a good incentive for people to upgrade if they really like Battletoads or Perfect Dark or Gears or Halo or whatever guests end up in the game.
-Classic stages re-imagined: There are a few levels that KI fans have been clamoring for, so why not use this as a way to give them a few extras? Maybe recreate those levels with greater detail and take the same music, but modernize it.
-Character alt outfits: Not just different colors or accessories, but think more like TJ Combo’s “Blade” look. Give each character a separate, cool looking outfit like that, either a reference from a movie or show or just something that, in general, looks good and really fits the character. It’d also be nice if these unique outfits had two sets of accessories for them.
Another set of classic retros for all characters: Bring back Kevin for another round of retros for ALL characters. MS & IG might have zero desire to touch up the season 1 retros that we currently have, and while it’d be nice, they really have no incentive to do it beyond the fact that it’d placate a few fans that bring it up every once in a while. This way, fans get what they want, perhaps they find some other cool looks for season 2 characters as well, and everyone’s happy.
-Second Omen: Given the opinion a lot of people tend to have about this character, how about if IG takes him back to the shop and upgrades him significantly everywhere? Brand new animations and a brand new move set.
Plus they give him a reimagined look and accessories. Perhaps his skin is more of matte / smoke-like type (like from his character art picture in survival mode) with black lightning zipping around inside of him. Maybe the give him his own rig, something bigger, so he could be a bit bulkier. He could still have wings of course, but they could be with him always, folded over his shoulders like a cap (like Goliath from Gargoyles) when he’s not using them.
There’s enough fan feedback about what works and what doesn’t and I’m sure they’re creative enough to reimagine him with an eye for making him a lot better. Anyways, for ultra owners, he’d occupy the same space as the old the original Omen, who would still remain, but would be referred to as First Omen. Those that don’t buy the Ultra Pack would only have First Omen. If the move list difference is a big deal, maybe have a small warning pop up for Ultra pack owners if they switch to First Omen that indicates “his move list is different, please refer to move list for further details.”
-Eyedol: This probably won’t sit well with people, but if MS & IG don’t feel like they have a great way of reimagining this character, then perhaps they might not want him on the roster and or even in the story. If that’s the case, as some of the creators don’t seem overly fond of him, then perhaps this is the best compromise: They can recreate him similarly to what he was before (properly balanced, of course), and make him an ultra pack bonus instead of a regular roster character.
Well, that’s all I can think of off the top of my head at the moment. Anyone else have any more ideas?