Whoa! Radical! Just in case, Khimaira is just the greek version of the northern Danube thracian (today romanian) name "ZIMBRU" for bison/wisent. This is the "mithological" animal in question. Also, CIMBRU (pronounced "tchimbru") is a romanian name for a "horned" plant (Satureja hortensis=savory). Strange that in greek language, this plant is called "thymbra", a name similar with romanian "timbru"(postal stamp). The oldest romanian stamp (and also one of the most expenive in the world) is actually the so called "buffallo/wisent head" from Moldova (eastern Romania region; the auroch, sometimes mistaken as a wisent, is the symbol of this region).
The scales of the snake are the best detail here, I really like how it 'fades' as it reaches the body of the creature. The chimera's design is pretty cool, the lion's head under the goat's neck is a nice touch, it's my favorite monster in GoW3.
Yup, I tried to give it a little bit of a different take- you pretty much only see 2 heads in any given stance- on all fours the lion head is hidden and on twos the goat head sorta disappears. It was a challenge and so much fun to create. Thanks!
The Chimera looked sooooo badass in the GoW:3 Demo, switching it's stance from moving on all four legs when the Snake and Goat head are in control of the body, and standing and walking on two legs when the lion head get's into action.
And it was sick seeing Kratos perform a finishing move on each of the heads, including breaking off the goats horn and impaling it in the forhead.
What other Greek beast will rise, Scylla and Charybodi, Talos, THE actual Cerberus.
Yeah, he came out really cool in the game. The character modeler, rigger, animator, and fx artists did such an awesome job making him come to life. I only designed him. They made him alive. I'm just glad he's (or is it a she?) finally in the game. Thanks!