Take up the mask of the Toa and fight to secure the freedom of Voya Nui across six elemental zones and over 25 levels!

Bionicle is one of the most iconic franchises underneath the Lego branding and defined the childhoods of millions. Lasting for almost a decade before its cancellation, from 2001 to 2010, it returned again in 2015 for a brief stint until 2016, and since then has received various promotional sets and one-off references in other products. Whilst Bionicle Heroes was not received well on launch, it's nostalgic for Bionicle fans from the mid-2000s for its usage of the iconic Inika.

In 2020, a modding community surrounding the game formed, opening up all new opportunities for fans of Bionicle to modify the game and bring to life new experiences the true Lego way - by building it themselves from the ground up! Bionicle Heroes mods are still evolving, and are best downloaded using a community-made "Modder Edition" here.

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Takanuva Arrives On Voya Nui - Bionicle Heroes: Takanuva Returns Released!

Takanuva Returns


This year of Bionicle Modding has seen a few sporadic but significant releases; and now, we're capping it off with a huge collective effort. Months of work, technical research, and cinematic artistry have culminated in this release - bringing the myth of a playable Takanuva in Bionicle Heroes to life!

Before you go any further, watch our cinematic release trailer for Takanuva's Return! This is being posted to a new community-organised Bionicle Modding channel that will feature content for not only Heroes, but also BTG, City of Legends, and perhaps more in the future!


Excited to jump right in? Then download the mod below, or read on for more details! And meanwhile, if you'd like to witness more of this kind of modding in action, join the community modding Discord here: Discord.gg



Gameplay

-Takanuva's level 1 weapon is a recreation of his Chronicler's Staff which shoots orbs of explosive light at enemies
-Takanuva's level 2 weapon is his Kohli Staff, based on Tattorack's model and then expanded by us, which fires a stream of light energy that quickly reduces enemies to scrap
-Takanuva's level 3 weapon is his signature Light Staff, which fires a ray of concentrated light at any target with perfect accuracy, and a small amount of AOE

Examples:

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Level 1 - Chronicler's Staff


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Level 2 - Kohli Staff


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Level 3 - Light Staff


Visuals

-Takanuva is a replacement for Hewkii
-Takanuva has three new weapon models, each reflecting a weapon or tool he utilised in his journey to becoming Takanuva
-HUD icons have been replaced across the board replacing Matoro with Tahu
-References to Hewkii and his weapons have been changed to Takanuva

Examples:

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Takanuva's Mask


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Takanuva shop text


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HUD, player view, and shop icon


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Level 1 - Chronicler's Staff


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Level 2 - Kohli Staff


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Level 3 - Light Staff


Misc

-EXE icon has been changed to Takanuva
-Additional "no bloom" exe is included
-Splash screen updated with credits
-New logo on the main menu screen

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Main Menu


Conclusion

Thanks for checking out the mod! Takanuva Returns was a collaborative effort between many Bionicle fans in the modding community and marks a major milestone - the first "internet myth" of Heroes made real! Want to be a part of modding Heroes? Join the modding Discord here to check out our resources, get support, and learn more about modding: Discord.gg

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RagingFury
RagingFury - - 9 comments

Make one for android

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RagingFury
RagingFury - - 9 comments

That's awesome I will be tracking great all around id buy hmu anytime. Raging fury I'll be around

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