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New Arcade skins: Battle Boss Brand, Malzahar and Ziggs have appeared

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What’s a video game without a bunch of baddies to take down?

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It’s that time of the year again — the time when new Arcade skins come around! The new Brand, Malzahar and Ziggs skins are not your average Arcade skins, though. They’re Battle Boss skins, joining Battle Boss Blitzcrank and Final Boss Veigar on the evil side.

These skins are tentatively priced at 1350 RP and include new particles, recalls, models and sound effects to give them that retro game feel.

Battle Boss Brand

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Riot Games

He has some clear inspiration a la Mega Man’s Fire Man and that’s fine with us. The blue looks great with that retro purple.

Battle Boss Ziggs

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Riot Games

Honestly, if Riot didn’t eventually make a Bomberman-inspired Ziggs skin, we probably would have eventually showed up on their doorstep with picket signs.

Battle Boss Malzahar

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Riot Games

Malzahar’s minions have exposed model skeletons, reminding us of the minions from Super Smash Bros. His pointy head-mask-thing reminds of something but we can’t quite put our finger on what that is.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen references in Arcade skins, with Final Boss Veigar wearing something similar to a Nintendo Power Glove and Hecarim literally being the embodiment from Robot Unicorn Attack.

These skins will be part of the Patch 7.16 Public Beta Environment cycle and will be moved to live with the rest of the patch.