Since my last video was put out I have been diligently hard at work on Alucard’s weapon attacks. Keep in mind that at this time his weapon sets are FINALIZED and the weapon types he will have are:
So far I have managed to complete all of his knuckle, knife, sword, and club basic animations and attacks (this means the normal ones, not unique ones like the nunchakus, or crissaegrim, etc.). Basically this involves taking one of each weapon type to act as a template, and matching it up with each and every corresponding frame of Alucard’s necessary attack animations.
Tomorrow I will be starting on spears and great swords. Hopefully I will be able to start on katanas in the next few days (currently only the WEAPON animation for the standing Katana attack is done; please don’t confuse this with Alucard’s katana animations which are finished) but I am waiting on one of my sprite artists who is diligently working hard on it for me (and doing quite a good job I must add).
In the meantime, I can always start on the critical arts for each weapon (every one will have one; some will have two) or some of the more unique weapons.I could also setup his shield/blocking animations, but those are VERY easy to do.
The critical arts are also finalized and are as follows:
Knuckles: multi-fist strike (same as in SOTN)
Daggers: rainbow slash (similar to the holbein dagger but with better damage and range)
Swords: the crissaegrim/valmanway’s attack
Clubs: a move that increases damage, is faster than a normal attack, has slightly more range, and may lowers an enemies defense (animations similar to the star flail/holys rod’s extended range attacks)
Katanas: swirling slashes from SOTN; a fan favorite.
Spear: throws the spear like the old javelin weapon; goes thru multiple enemies and does extra damage
Great Sword: a massive sword attack similar to soma’s same critical art
As stated, some of the better weapons WILL have 2 critical moves.To do critical one, double tap forward and hit the attack button. To do critical art 2, simply HOLD BLOCK while doing the motion (this was changed from the original half circle motion planned to make it easier). These also can be done in the air. So far for secondary critical arts I know that teleport slashes will be present, triple stabs with a spear, thunder beam with a spear, the fist of tulkas’ blue fireball, moon rod’s crescent blasts, etc. etc.Long story short: none of the good and unique stuff will be left out so don’t worry! 🙂
More updates to come on this post as I complete more of his attacks/critical arts. Stay tuned peoples.