What better time than the heat of midsummer to show off some upgraded muscle action? The Ship of Heroes team agrees, and has pushed out some male model improvements that really pop. And this isn't just a simple reskinning! Extensive work went into the model upgrades beyond simple texturing, the model geometry, rigging and normal maps were all reworked to make these improvements affect every step of character creation and display.
The most intriguing part of this character upgrade was a single line hidden amidst the details I was given. What does this mean? I can't wait to find out! I've already discussed how impressed I am with the current state of their character creation, so any hints at an improvement have me up and eager to learn more!
But it's one thing to say improvements have been made - how much has improved? Here is a side by side comparison of what can happen when characters lift weights. Or perhaps Ambassador has been eating super buffed Wheaties?
There are currently two base male models, a standard man and a larger, more bulked out model. Both have received this work over. The product of character artist Robert Brown, these new models stand tall and strong, ready to take on evil monsters, villains and aliens in the name of the Justice Corps.
In addition to this visual upgrade, the team has revealed a new costume. It consists of 6 pieces that can be mixed and matched with other sets if desired; head, shoulders, chest, pants, belt and feet. Each piece has 2 color slots, a primary and secondary, that can be customized individually or simply matched to the rest of the costume for a uniform look. As is becoming standard, Ship of Heroes also allows for the toggling of head pieces, so you can show off that cool new helmet or display the face that you spent time making in character creation.
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The upgrades to the models are part of a series of additions that foreshadow a new version of SoH’s already-excellent character creation system.