Heavenly Sword (2007)
Hellblade's Senua is getting a facelift, but it's not like this hasn't happened before. Just compare the "before" and "after" pics of Nariko.
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (2010)
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West gave us the highly-detailed Monkey and Trip.
DmC: Devil May Cry (2013)
Dante's redesign, while controversial, is anything but lifeless.