5 weeks to the date, I had this idea: Mixing Monster Hunter with Pacific Rim, turning Jaegers into armor and Kaijus into monsters.
It started with an observation, Otachi is like a Tigrex with nosehorns, down to the 3-claw tail and armwings.
That set me off on a quest.
Sparing what time I could over the weekends, I designed bit by bit. Starting with Striker as a Dual Sworder, then Gipsy as the most obvious Longsworder. Cherno the heavyweight gets Gunlance. Typhoon took a bit of thinking, trying to fit 3 arms into 2 and landed at Sword-and-Shield, the 3rd arm is the sword.
And finally, it is done.
Some thoughts on the Kaiju+monsters
- Knifehead can be repurposed from Chameleos.
- Leatherback = Congalala, head swap, no tail, retexture
- Otachi = Tigrex, head swap, retex.
- Onibaba = Daimyo Hermitaur
If somehow, by some cosmic alignment Del Toro convinces Capcom / Capcom jumps on it and it becomes a MH downloadable package, I will without hesitation buy whatever console it'll be out on just to play this.
Say it with me!
- BOAT... ENGAGED -