So, NCFC is over. It was even cooler than last year, and AM2R was given again the "Best Metroid Booth" award. I was sure the award was going to be given to the guys of Project Prime (BTW, check it out if you haven´t). Thanks to all the great people at NCFC!
Here´s the trailer I made for the event, and some new pics:
There are mixed oppinions about the Zetas.
First of all, this is a Work In Progress sprite, and I decided to show it just for the NCFC. The animations are unfinished, and there are details to tweak about the overall apprearance.
Second, I took a slightly different approach in the design. The original Zeta seemed to be designed within the limits of the sprite size, and it´s a good middle step between the original Gamma and the original Omega designs displayed in-game.
In my case, Omegas will be fairly smilar to the ones in Fusion, in terms of size and proportions. If I were to use a more "traditional" design, there would be a major evolutionary difference wih the Omegas. So I redid the design by associating the Omegas to a T-Rex (in terms of relative proportions), and the Zetas to Velociraptors.
Desinging Zetas as "Armored velociraptors with a Metroid core in their belly" was my starting point. The whole Metroid changed a lot, and it will continue to change as the animation and gameplay demand it. Don´t worry, a longer tail and thicker legs are on my to-do list.
Also on the video 2 parts of the new area are shown. One big ruin-like corridor and the water area (for Gravity Suit fun). I´m planning these areas right now.
I´ll be tweaking the Zetas these days, it was great to hear all of your concerns about the proportions. I´ll consider some of them, since having other points of view makes a better result.
Thanks for your comments!