We went through many different character designs for Mikael and landed on this one as being the best, so it's interesting to hear what your thoughts between the two are. It took me a little to get used to the new design, but I definitely prefer it more now.
As for the 'not ingame screenshot' comment, it's mainly because I haven't uploaded a newer release yet with the new character designs and background improvements. Since you guys said we were teasing you, Zyndikate threw it all together in Photoshop. In-game it looks pretty much the same, just with dust particles, animations, fading light beams and such. I feel it looks fabulous, to be honest.