What happened to his beautiful fur?

Atem

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To be fair this is still not the final product but other that that it usually takes a very long time to program hair and the switch had about 2 years compared to the 4 years go smash 4.
 

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It looked pretty weird at first but I'm starting to get used to his new look in the new Smash. It's not terrible I guess. His overall design seems to be better so that's a plus.

I just dislike his "new" uptaunt since he isn't standing upright anymore..
 

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It looked pretty weird at first but I'm starting to get used to his new look in the new Smash. It's not terrible I guess. His overall design seems to be better so that's a plus.

I just dislike his "new" uptaunt since he isn't standing upright anymore..
It's better just because of his pissed off face. I love that ****. Looks like he's gonna murder you. My profile pic is how I like my DK
 
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I think it might be due to the Inklings. Speculation on my part but I'm assuming with all characters having models that will be incased in ink textures. I'm assuming this is to help make the textures play nice without looking weird.
 
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I think it might be due to the Inklings. Speculation on my part but I'm assuming with all characters having models that will be increased in ink textures. I'm assuming this is to help make the textures play nice without looking weird.
that's actually an interesting point I hadn't considered. I wonder how difficult recolouring splotches of that fur texture would be.
 

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I really hated the fur in Smash 4. Looked bad. I'd rather have cartoony fur than fur that tries to be realistic but fails.
 
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I used Pink DK in Smash 4 anyway so it doesn't matter much to me how real it looks. But if they really nerfed the fur over some Inklings that's weak :laugh:
 

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Highly doubt it's due to Inklings, I think it's just unfinished. If you look at Diddy Kong's fur, it looks better than DK and in the realistic style. I don't think it's a deliberate design choice to make his fur unrealistic and clay looking. They probably left in like that instead of looking half done or something.
 

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Another thing to note is that all screenshots on that particular stage (the Boxing Ring) look especially bad for some reason. DK looks much better here, for example:

 

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True, that screenshot on the OP doesn't look good. On the reveal trailer he was much visually pleasant.
 

itsaxelol

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I'm starting to think they really did nerf his fur and this isn't an early model thing. A lot of the other characters have fur done. That would be pretty lame
 

itsaxelol

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At this point I think it's safe to say they removed DK's fur. Don't know why. But even in King K. Rools (!!!) trailer, DK doesn't have his fur like he did in the smash 4 trailers
 

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I really like his Ultimate model, I always felt his fur looked weird in Smash 4.
 

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Incineroar really makes this even weirder. They look like from completely different games.

(Given everything, I'd still take DK's ultimate model over smash 4, but the fur really could be a lot better.)
 

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Wth, DK looks awful in the Switch version. I prefer the fur in Smash 4.
 
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