While some liked Dan looks, many more found it to be: not badass, lycra trousers, a nice guy, looks like Carlos from final fight 2, soccer player with blue outfit etc...
Just some of the remarks we got, we take it to be showing real interest towards this upcoming game, thank you.
Our initial take on Dan is to show a muscled main character who is a nice guy fighting evil gangs and fights with his UFC stlyle suit.
Other wanted to see a more traditional ninja fighter, even to want James as the main character. James can't be the main character, he is the top ninja villain and will stay it.
We decided to upgrade the current Dan, change his blue colour and other changes you will see soon here that will add more badass looks to him. Still a nice guy but badass.
Dan will loose his sword as an UFC champion, but will be able to transform to a ninja mid level (when rescuing a special hostage) and gain a sword and other more deadlier advantages.
This is not our idea but was proposed by a member of the mameworld forum, and we like it very much because it adds a lot to the game.
-It keeps the separation between the UFC champion and the ninja warrior, so that Dan loose the swords which is out of place in his UFC looks.
-It also brings an element of excitement of seeing your player transform to a warrior ninja!
-It's somewhat original, other games did it before but in a different way (thinking about Altered Beast).
We want the game to have a memorable character which is very important for the vision we have.
We'll keep you updated with Dan's final look as an UFC champion soon, and as a ninja warrior later.