|Season two splash art featuring a much better looking Katarina.|
IronStylus gave us just a small tease about the future Katarina visual rework today. First mentioned in early May, the update would be similar to the recent Ashe remake - a new model, animations, and particles for the champion and all of her skins.
official forums.Yes, we've confirmed that this is happening. As per usual we can't really give dates, but we've done a ton of work on her and her respective skins. I find them really beautiful. We've also done a full rework on her particles and animations so that ends up taking a while to churn through her and her skins.
The thread containing the above post spawned from a discussion about the Ryze and Nidalee arts found on Grumpy Monkey's, a Senior Character Artist at Riot, portfolio.
As seen above, these are more serious and detailed concepts for champions who desperately need a little visual love. While these are NOT definitive or confirmation of visual changes for Ryze and Nidalee, it is satisfying to know that Grumpy Monkey, who is the "head guy guy for champion visual updates", has them on his radar. About the subject, he said:
There are so many cool things happening regarding remakes and graphical updates. I can't give you exact dates or what champions will get them (you guys are smart and can probably figure them out) But know that, I feel the same way that many of you do about some of our older models.And you will see some cool updates to your favorite veteran Champs start to work their way into future patches!official forums.
Edit: A big thanks to the reader who tossed me a heads up on this one. If you check out the comments for Grumpy Monkey's Darius model, you can see him mention the Singed is "on the radar and "we [Riot] know he needs some art love." Obviously not a big deal, but a nice heads up for Singed players!