X3 Preview Video, Concept Art, Plus New Profiles & Large Art for More Digimon

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A few different things today...


With pre-orders closing for the Digimon X3 in roughly a month, they're showing off even more things, so we have a few different updates today.


First up, a preview video featuring Victory Uchida and Pinch Hitter Kumadai.

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In the video Uchida declares that if he wins a V-Pet battle, he wants more info, and he wins.




Kumadai pulls out early drawings of Gankoomon X and Examon X.

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These are early concepts, before the designs were finalized into the ones we've become familiar with recently.

Gankoomon X was pretty close to his final X design early on, but Examon X had a number of changes, most notably making him slimmer and giving him a look more akin to a knight (along with various detailing bits.)

Examon overall looks to have had some of the more interesting changes from early to final design, with it almost appearing that he was part of a larger body and perhaps could have separated from it?

Some interesting looks at the 2 Digimon who were chosen for the packaging of the X3 (along with being the last Royal Knights to get X forms.)





On top of that, we have better resolution artwork for various Digimon, plus a few new short profiles!

First up is Rapidmon X.

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The X-antibody drew out the power of the Digimental of Fate, enabling them to constantly activate Ultimate level power. The armor on both arms and back change into Armed Arms with which they unleash various attacks in succession

Then we get the same for Monzaemon X!

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The love that's overflowing within their body manifests into heart-shaped Lovely Gel filled with more hearts. Digimon who are drawn by their cuteness are pleased when Monzaemon X plucks Lovely Gel and hands it to them.


We also get higher resolution art for a few more Digimon...

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Dynasmon X, Magnamon X, Sleipmon X, ULForceV-dramon X, and Gaioumon! Their introductions on Twitter are shortened versions of their standard profiles.

More to come!



Thanks to onkei for the translations!
 

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ZEUS THRIST THAT EXAMON X GOT MECHA SUIT? Shame it would be that instead of Knight body.... THAT AXE LANCE IS AWESOME not that dual lightsaber....

So that is what it look like at Gankoomon X's back? YAKUZA KNIGHT? Ehh? But I like that flaming wings!

But no concept arts of LordKnightmon X, Jesmon X, Craniummon X or Sleipmon X? C'mon
 

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I have to say, I like that second concept for Examon better then the final design. It does go in a more knightly direction, but it takes it to a place that I feel does more justice to his original concept then what we ended up getting. Turning his extra wings into a mech, while a little overplayed with Digimon, is more clever since it draws from a design element that was present in the original, and making it so that the mech design has him stand on it similar to a throne calls back to his "Dragon Emperor" title. It also doesn't unnecessarily ditch the Gunlance (which apparently also doubles as a Charge Axe) and still gives him a larger scale in comparison to the other knights around him since the 'knight' body is large compared to his actual one. It feels more like a proper merging of his original concept and his status as a Royal Knight, and while I do still have some critiques on it I ultimately would've been happier with it.​
 

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That early Examon X design that almost looks like it is wearing stilts is so goofy! I like how it has a lance still though.
 

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Taking a closer look at Examon X's mecha suit. I think that mecha suit isn't good for most battles. It got the control stick orbs so it'll slow its battle performance and quick reflexes/movement. And he is wearing... Extra wings as mecha legs with shoelaces. So... Where is the control for legs?

But admittedly, it does look awesome. That axe lance should replace over dual lightsaber.

Examon X's thinner body was chosen but it looked so much better before the color. Oh well weird...
 

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ZEUS THRIST THAT EXAMON X GOT MECHA SUIT? Shame it would be that instead of Knight body....
The final design is also a "mecha suit" too. It's just less obvious and more stream-lined than the other concept. You can see that the knees are too high if the legs are supposed to actually be that long. You can also see his original hands on the shoulders.

The most misleading part is that they made the prosthetic hands and feet scaly red, instead of metallic white, for the final official artwork.
 

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I went back to see Examon X's pic to compare and realized he got "hands" and "feet" on his shoulders/thighs at closer look. But it seemed like X Antibody gave him longer arms and legs to be same size as his large wings which made him less impressive...

But it does feel like Examon X is wearing... Uh... Armor stilts?
 

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I dunno, I kind of prefer the version where the extra armor is made from extra wings.
 

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I like the Examon concept art! The Gankoomon stuff is take it or leave it. And great to get some old stuff in high res. Dynasmon X, in particular, definitely benefits from that extra level of detail.
 

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I like the examon we got, thank the heaven they did not go with that ugly as armor design.

With that said, gankoomon x is probably my most fave royal knight x form design hr just looks soooooooo cool.

The guy was able to throw ogudomon to space, wonder what he is capable of now in his x form, judging by the pick he can send powerful shock wave by stomping the ground.
 
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Eh, I still thought their final versions looked pretty cool. Though maybe I just have shit tastes? :p
 

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Examon X is hated so much but I wonder if they will realize Examon X's real body is actually still unchanged but simply wearing extra armor plates even extending to arms/legs. I guess it's just those extra armor plates are "responsible" for ruining its "bestial" body also being bigger as the large wings are simply unforgivable in their views.

After this revealed in concept arts, I guess Examon X didn't get bigger after all but tons of extra armor plates. But honestly it's really hard to tell which Examon X is really hated or just "Arm extender grabber" plates mostly.

I'm grateful for concept art videos. I wish somebody translate all of it written on Gankoomon/Examon X to learn more.
 

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Gankoomon's tattoo is a very cool detail.

About Examon's design, I understand one of his defining characteristics is how unique his body shape is among the RKs and the unused desing keeps that. However, the other concept actually makes me like the final design a little more than before, this angle makes clear some of his proportions, specially the limbs, are still somewhat beastial. And there's a hint he may actually have gotten bigger: his "lightsaber" is actually a doubled Ambrosius without the spikes/fork at the end and glowing with energy. If each half of "Double Ambrosius" keeps the size of the original, then Examon X is freakin' HUGE.
 
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I don't know. Examon's lance is really bigger and longer than his body. And Examon X's weapon may be doubled height but so armor plate limbs as well while his body is still there "unchanged" in size. It's just throwing me off. Impossible to compare unless if the artbook will reveal both forms of Examon at size comparison.

Rapidmon X's Holy Rings... I wonder if it's still there? It didn't resembles of Holy ring....

Is it really safe to play with "Love" gel? Hmm
 

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Prefer the unused design for Examon. It looks regal and imposing like a true Dragon king! The official one looks like it's midway evolving from Slayerdramon. It is probably the most disappointing RK X form, the blue halo on top makes the whole thing look cheaper.

I'm still not very fond of Gankoomon-X as much as the original. I thought it would grow on me but nah. The original's personality and uniqueness ( The body suit, the sandals, the jacket, the cool ultra special dragon spirit) is replaced by a generic street fighter resembling DeathMeramon.

The concept art of his attack is cool though, as is that back tattoo
 

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The two new pieces of art sure are something. Rapidmon X sure looks like an X Digimon. And fun happy giant teddy bear thing. Sure.
 

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when they inevitably give the Olympos XII X antibodies, they should explain that they acquired it on purpose in order to go to the Digital World 1 and fight Yggdrasill

Also, I'm a huge fan of Monzaemon X. I just love looking at it and all its colors
 
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The original's personality and uniqueness ( The body suit, the sandals, the jacket, the cool ultra special dragon spirit) is replaced by a generic street fighter resembling DeathMeramon.
? Gankoomon X's body suit is actually upgraded. The dragon spirit is still there just transformed into Yakuza tattoo plus japanese writing(?) shown on the bare skin which is why he took out the jacket (I want to see him wear that jacket....). But he does seem like it's video game street fighter but I'm sure the Ultimate Fist technique is simply new attack and he still have same old techniques. And personality? Well he just revived and that's all we know it but Jesmon X's personality is still same. Probably Gankoomon X is still haven't changed. I think the weirdest thing is, the sandals didn't get upgraded! It looked the same to me.

What Olympus XII armor??
 

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Oh nice, so Hinakamui become a dragon tattoo huh? Now that justifies losing the signature coat.

The final design is also a "mecha suit" too. It's just less obvious and more stream-lined than the other concept. You can see that the knees are too high if the legs are supposed to actually be that long. You can also see his original hands on the shoulders.
Nah, they changed it between the latter sketch and the final artwork. By the final it’s clear they’re his legs, they’re his organic feet (compare to the square, mechanical look of the feet in the sketch), and the hands on the shoulders are just ornaments. They might’ve taken their inspiration from the original concept of him as a mech suit, but that’s been abandoned.
 
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