Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Mega Man: Complete History" Coming Soon

It appears a new Mega Man book is coming down the pike. Barnes & Noble have begun taking pre-orders for "Mega Man: Complete History", set to ship on October 1st, 2009. The book, announced in the summer of 2007 alongside a Street Fighter counterpart, is said to include in-depth information on the franchise's history:
"From napkin-scrawled idea to production to million-selling success, both series’ histories will be told in extreme detail in original text and interviews with the developers, animators, and other industry folks. We’re going to pack in tons of art, too–early concept stuff as well as memorable character sprites. My favorite part may be the package itself, though–these are going to be paperbacks, but they’ll come in a partial slipcase that looks like an original Nintendo cartridge sleeve. "
Very sweet. I'm certainly looking forward to this!

Of note, this has nothing to do with R20. R20 is being split into two volumes by Udon Entertainment: Mega Man Official Complete Works on Oct. 14, Mega Man X Official Complete Works on Dec. 14th.

6 comments:

  1. More crap to add to my to-do list, I see.

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  2. That's something to keep in mind. (Unless that's what they're calling the first half of R20...)

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  3. First half of R20 is supposedly this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Mega-Man-Official-Complete-Works/dp/1897376790/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248907602&sr=8-1

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  4. Yes, this seems to be the "Rockman" part of R20.

    On another note, "Mega Man X: Official Complete Works," at least according to Amazon.com, is due out on December 14, 2009. See here:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mega+man+x+official+complete+works&x=0&y=0

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  5. Actually, I guess this is a separate work, but still interesting nonetheless.

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  6. Interesting find.
    Hopefully not mistaken for R20...

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