Now here's a rather interesting blast from the past: the following scan, an advertisement for a fake Rockman game by the name of Rockman V: Confrontation! Dr. Marvel!, appeared within the pages of volume eighteen of Capcom's popular "Secret File" mini-magazine:
What's really cool about this is that the characters featured all have their own Mega Man boss names! From the top left and going clockwise, we have:
Ryu = Hadou Man (a pun on Hadouken)
Spider-Man = Kumo Man (kumo meaning spider)
Captain Commando = Taichou Man (taichou meaning commander)
Venom = Doku Man (doku meaning venom)
Morrigan = Sexy Man (lol, wut?)
Gambit = Mr. Monami
Zangeif = Nagehame Ma (Nagehame meaning destructive throw)
Captain America = Meriken Man
Strider = Nazo no Ninja Robo (enigmatic robot)
Wolverine = Tsume Man (tsume meaning claw)
Unfortunately, RMV is nothing more than a product of clever marketing, created for the purpose of promoting the original MvC, which was slated to hit the scene shortly after the ad went public.
Too bad this isn't real...what a great concept!
More Secret Files insanity at Fighting Street. Thanks to Quick for the translation!