Nuna Animation and Gameplay

Posted on July 18, 2017 10:47 pm

After a busy, convention-filled month, we’ve got another update for you!

Today we’ll be looking at Nuna, a character with power over plants and nature, inspired by Native American cultures.

You may have caught a glimpse of her in the Anime Expo 2017 sizzle reel we released a few weeks ago:

Like a few other characters, Nuna’s design has been updated. You can see her updated design below.

Nuna’s design was changed for a variety of reasons. The primary reason was that we felt her original outfit was a bit too on-the-nose and lacked a distinct silhouette.

As her gameplay developed, the theme of “The Three Sisters” came up time and time again, so we opted to incorporate the theme into her design by giving her hair a squash-like shape. And we chose to emphasize her connection to plants and the earth by covering her feet so it looks like she’s sprouting from the ground.

…She does have feet, though!

Nuna has powers over nature, primarily plants. For her Neutral attack she plants a seed, which sprouts. If an enemy touches the sprout during battle, the sprout will grow into vines and ensnare them. Nuna can also fortify a sprout so that it grows into brambles instead, which damage the enemy they’ve snared.

For Nuna’s Up attack, she summons the Three Sisters to launch her enemies skyward!

Finally, Nuna’s down attack is a powerful bramble-producing stomp!

And her block animation is pretty cool, too!

Nuna has powerful Iddhi attacks as well, of course. Here’s a sneak peek at one!

That’s it for today’s update!

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