Today's Mighty No. 9 update brings Art Director Shinsuke Komaki's package design into the spotlight. A fine looking piece, no doubt, but there's something curious going on in the middle. Beck is looking a tad different.
Revealed on today's backer update, our hero's armor, from this point on, will sport a white coat of paint. Director Koji Imaeda explains the change:
"From the very beginning we designed Beck to have a neutral, grey base, with the idea of wanting to make something completely new and unique.
But development soldiered on, and as we approached the last leg, we started looking closer at Beck. As a protagonist that could absorb the abilities of his siblings and take on various forms, our image of his appropriate color shifted from “neutrality” to “containing all possibilities”... and since white is a combination of all colors of light, we felt that would actually suit his character better! Hence, we went with the coloring change."
For all intents and purposes, I think it looks rather spiffy. The grey was getting a little drab for my tastes. And hey, now Beck will be easier to see against dark backgrounds!
For more news and details, hit up today's development update.