Report First Look at Animated Beowulf

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By Cellsai on Jul 23, 2014 at 7:53 AM
  1. Cellsai

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    UPDATE: Added the complete idle animation!

    During the EVO 2014 Skullgirls panel Lead Animator Mariel 'Kinucakes' Cartwright announced that she would begin animating Beowulf as soon as the team got back to the office. Making good on her promise, Kinucakes streamed the beginnings of Beowulf's idle animation earlier today.

    During that panel at EVO plenty of concept art for Beowulf was also shown off to the attendees. While footage of the panel has yet to surface we took plenty of photos of the whole thing and you can check them out after the break for a very early idea of what Beowulf may eventually come to look like. As a bonus there's also a few Robo Fortune concepts down there.

    UPDATE: Here's the now complete idle animation:

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    The original, unfinished loop:

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    Some of you may be wondering why Beowulf is already beginning to be animated if Eliza is still not finished. This is simply due to all of Eliza's in-house animation being completed. Any remaining frames of animation that need to be added to Eliza are being completed by external contractors, leaving some of the internal Lab Zero team to begin work on the next character.

    Here's all of the images from the EVO Panel. There's about 50 images in here and I've replaced any photos with actual clear uploaded images where I could.
    Try to keep in mind that these are concepts and not everything you see here may make it into the game.
    Beowulf EVO Panel (open)

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    Standing Idle concepting
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    Crouching concepting
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    No wrestling character is complete without stomps.
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    Listen to that Sweet Chin Music.
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    Sweet Chin concepted from the opposite side. It's important to check out moves like these from multiple angles to see which looks more interesting.
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    A lot of Beowulf's moves are being designed with two modes in mind - him holding the chair and him without it.
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    The idea of this is that it could be either a drop kick OR a Running Bulldog grab.
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    Beowulf downs a jug of Tuscan Milk and goes full meme.
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    Sorry for the blur. This image was only up for a short time and my camera couldn't adjust very well to it.
    The idea is that Beo is trapping the opponent in The Hurting, then picking them up, spinning them and slamming them down.
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    This needs to happen.
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    Presented without comment.
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    There was a bit of talk about how Beowulf could interact with Hurting. In the above he can do a regular elbow drop, but if Hurting was deployed he could bounce on it for extra height and distance.
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    One of my favorite things from the panel. Beowulf takes a hit, but in true wrestling style completely overplays how hard he was hit then counters into a grab.
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    A concept for a chairless block.
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    Another of my favorite parts. Beowulf possibly being able to recall the chair by tugging on a string the audience can't see.
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    Because yes.
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    Emlan continues to have some of the most entertaining ideas for these things.
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    Alex spoke again about chair interaction, like how here a standard low kick could be raised to hit higher if done with the chair.
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    Without chair it's a dive kick. With chair it adds a flaming projectile that sets the chair.
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    More moves showcasing With and Without Chair properties.
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    A dash grab that does a suplex and causes ground bounce.
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    Everyone's favorite intro.
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    Possible win pose.
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    Hard to see this one, but Beo uses his wolf hood to grab the opponent at a distance then pulls them in and flips them over behind him.
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    Ideas for Hurting usage where if an attack would launch the opponent or send them sliding and they hit the chair it keeps them in hitstun, allowing a followup.
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    Hard to see the middle here. Beowulf stomps the ground which causes a knockdown on the opponent and flips the chair back to him.
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    Early color palette map.
    Beo's maps are really detailed and will allow a ton of variations. It's hard to see here but his face is palettized heavily to allow Ultimate Warrior style face paint, complete with Argyle pattern on his forehead. Beo's has a tight shirt on so it can be done to look like he's barechested. He also has the argyle pattern palettized on his chest. Even his arm hair is attached to his palette so they can be toggled on and off for costumes.



    Robo Fortune was also given some of the concept art treatment too.
    Robo Fortune Concepts (open)

    To start off with it was said she would almost certainly not get anything that would require a unique UI element like a special meter of some sort.

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    Mike has said many times that he likes Robo Ky's self destruct mechanic.
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Discussion in 'News Section' started by Cellsai, Jul 23, 2014.

    1. RurouniLoneWolf

      RurouniLoneWolf Avenger of the Dark

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      Time to start building up that wrestling hype guys! Going to need to pull out my favorite wrestling commentary lines for this guy. Can't wait to see more of his moves animated
       
    2. Goodbye18000

      Goodbye18000 Let's Player / Sonic Show Member / Canadian

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      too much dick jiggle

      this offends me

      men are NOT just jiggling dicks on a stick #NotAllMen

      Putting down this game due to sexism forever
       
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    3. Cawtime

      Cawtime Clumsy and Quaint.

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      It needs more.
       
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    4. Wenzel

      Wenzel I like parry

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      Im no a big fan fo wrestling, but Beowulf concepts looks pretty fun!
       
    5. Zidiane

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      I personally am nothing more than a jiggling dick on a stick.
       
    6. Humdinger

      Humdinger Actually a fish

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      Check your privelidge lab zero.

      Looks great tho overall. Hopefully they don't need to reuse any assets like with lady of slaughter.
       
    7. Anbec7

      Anbec7 Active Member

      The concept art for some of this moves is amazing.
      The referee time out needs to be in lol
       
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    8. LordTerminal

      LordTerminal Handsome TV Star

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      Ooh he's so beefy!

      I still want that step ladder attack and the Triple Moon Wolfsault in his final movest. Those are just too good not to.
       
    9. loonieboy9697

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      It would be cool to see him use submission moves XD
       
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    10. Tank

      Tank I argue till I'm wrong or right

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      Tables ladders and chairs are necessary. This is not a wrestler without tables ladders and chairs ECW style.
       
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    11. Geno

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      Requesting Figure Four
       
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    12. Tank

      Tank I argue till I'm wrong or right

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      Given the animations that are already in the game the figure four may not be possible. but the crippler cross face may be possible with the current animations.
       
    13. Tank

      Tank I argue till I'm wrong or right

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      just had as thought beowolf could totally call a tag partner out for a tag team move. Not as a special or anything maybe as a supper.
       
    14. chickenwithtie

      chickenwithtie Deez Beech

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      I need the tight butt
       
    15. Balder

      Balder Well-Known Member

      Is this what they meant by "illegal moves"? Hitting below the waist is foul play but what if it's what's below the waist doing the hitting?
      It's all fun and games until someone gets knocked into a comma because of that tallywhacker.

      *mandatory comment about t-baggers maining Beowulf*
       
    16. Humdinger

      Humdinger Actually a fish

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      Every time someone makes a dick joke Lab Zero shrinks Beowulf's manhood.
       
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    17. Goodbye18000

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      Good, cause that thing looks painful. It looks like a loose plastic bag full of marbles being held by Michael J. Fox.
       
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    18. Number 13

      Number 13 Training. Off-Topic Mod

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      Hoping to see some Captain America cues when he is equipped with chair.
       
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    19. LordCeno

      LordCeno High-tech lowlife

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      I can confirm this.
       
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    20. Humdinger

      Humdinger Actually a fish

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      I think we should request stuff in the animation thread. That makes sense to me.
       
    21. Midiman

      Midiman Person, SG Player, Guy who likes cats Gameplay Mod

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      yes.
       
    22. Jake Was Here

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      My fear is that the people offended by the fanservice in this game will raise an even bigger stink about Beowulf's obvious lack of a jockstrap, because now it looks like Lab Zero is just mocking their concerns. Which, to be fair, they probably are.
       
    23. Ein Blitz

      Ein Blitz Furry Trash

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      Hopefully, he'll be wearing a cup for the ring.
       
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    24. CapnWTF

      CapnWTF reroreroreroREROREROREROroREroroRERORo

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      I thought all the jiggling and stuff was just Kinuko having fun? Didn't she say she thinks that type of thing is cool? I don't see any problem with that. But will there ever be another animation stream?
       
    25. chickenwithtie

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    26. CapnWTF

      CapnWTF reroreroreroREROREROREROroREroroRERORo

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      CapnWTF withdraws coolly
       
    27. Humdinger

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      I still love you capn.
       
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    28. Goodbye18000

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      Look at all these palette effects. Holy.

      Basically, this means he will be able to have:

      • A Luchador style mask
      • An Ultimate Warrior style Make Up
      • Arm hair, or none
      • Fingerless gloves
      • An Argyll sweater
      • Sleeves of varying lengths
      • Knees too, for kneepads or cool as heckie pants
      And possibly more by mixing and matching. I can already imagine the Hulk Hogan alt, moustache included. OHHHH YEAH, BROTHER.
       
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    29. Ruin

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      No glasses for potential Macho Man, though?

      for shame, Lab Zero
       
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    30. CapnWTF

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      stream is finito
       
    31. VinceTastee

      VinceTastee Being a Princess is Bulls***!

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      If Lab Zero put some dick jiggle in (just a teensy bit of reverse sexism), I would happily fly to West Coast and cook dinner for all of them.
       
    32. Zidiane

      Zidiane Doing my best

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      I honestly didn't notice the dick jiggle till it was pointed out.
       
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    33. Anbec7

      Anbec7 Active Member

      Glasses would have been fun but it seems that there is a lot of liberty for fun paletters! GO L0!!
       
    34. Arcana

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      did they remove it, it dosnt make any sense he needs better pants if he has jiggle physics there, and vinceTastee there is nothing sexist about the rest of the cast
       
    35. Fat-Ass ♪

      Fat-Ass ♪ Quite cheeky

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      ...Its gonna be slightly awkward/kinda funny to see Beowulf pile drivin' a bunch of girls lol.
       
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    36. Humdinger

      Humdinger Actually a fish

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      It's just one of those things were people see scantily clad girls and automatically thing it's an exploitive waifu fighter...But it seems like with feminist types, that they can't decide whether women should wear no clothes or all the clothes ever...and to boot most can't decide what is empowerment and what is exploitive. Which is more of a personal thing. So therefore Lab Zero didn't make it to be fap material. Therefore it's not sexist. Boom end of argument.

      Believe it or not I'm paraphrasing renowned feminist Gloria Steinem.

      Leave the wang in.

      Edit:

      and Ass I had the exact same thought about Beowulf delivering any type of chop to the boob region.
       
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    37. Fat-Ass ♪

      Fat-Ass ♪ Quite cheeky

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      Ouch. Boobs is the female equivalent of balls y'know.
       
    38. Mr. X

      Mr. X Groovy Gameplay Mod Lead

      Idle stance complete



      It's jiggly.
       
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    39. Humdinger

      Humdinger Actually a fish

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      Reminds me of the new trend in the independents of a male wrestler trying to not be too awkward with a girl and then getting his crap kicked in direct response.
       

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