Sunday, October 10, 2010

Capcom Announces Mega Man Legends 3 Heroine Design Contest

Hot on the heels of the opening of the Legends 3 development room comes the community's very first assignment: design the next MML heroine.
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"With over 10 years of fan requests, Capcom is pulling out all the stops to ensure that Legends 3 will be beyond awesome.  Designers famous to the franchise have submitted concepts for the design of the next heroine character to be featured in the game.  Any Mega Man game would be lucky to have even one of these big names contributing to the project, but Legends 3 gets an unprecedented NINE, including the father of Mega Man, Keiji Infaune himself.



Please visit www.capcom-unity.com/devroom to view all the different designs, and vote for your favorite. As you can see, the nine different heroine designs take nine very different approaches, and the design you pick could have effects on her personality and other parts of the game. Needless to say, this is a major element of the game, so feel free to discuss the pros and cons of each option in the forum* before making your final selection."

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Again, you can find all nine ladies right here. Voting begins today and ends on October 25.

Let the voting commence!

24 comments:

  1. Suetsugu's Lilly (the Indian girl) is the best. She looks like she could actually fit into the Legends series, she has those googles which do make you think that she's a Digouter of some kind and she also has the most logical clothes of them all. Half the other girls look like they pander to the weirdest of the audiences, really.

    Delicious Indian girl all the way!

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  2. Clearly Shinsuke Komaki's design is the most well balanced and fits right in with the rest of the characters. It doesn't look too silly/flamboyant, it does't have all these unnecessary decorations like bunny ears, and most of all she looks just like a Digger should look. She looks pretty, yet unfettered and tough. The Legends series isnt known for it's extravagant fantasy designs, it still retains a sense of realism versus say, Battle Network or Zero Series. Really hope she makes it in as the heroine. Looks like she could also have technological or mechanical knowledge...it would be fun to see her and Roll get into debates! =P

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  3. Hmm. After a few minutes of close and serious thought, I have to say the same things for the Sensei Haruki Suetsugo design. In fact, I MAY enjoy that design a bit more. She looks like she could have the same qualities as what I said about the Shinsuke Komaki design, but it looks like she could come from some neo native american type island community and have interesting origins. She could prove to be very interesting as well. In the end, I really can't choose. It's very hard, but I see perhaps a bit more potential for Suetsugo's design. May the best woman win!!

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  4. Wow, Inafune's is pretty awful in my opinion, hahaha. My favorite is Hideki Ishikawa's. I like Shinsuke Komaki's too. I can't decide I guess.

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  5. Shinsuke Kokami's heroine is super AWESOME!!!! The best one, by the way, will Roll still be the main heroine?

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  6. hahaha Inafune's girl is he ugliest of them all. He also has a fetish with people clad in red and with blonde hair. Anyone noticed?

    my fave is Ryuji Higurashi's.
    Hope it wins.

    Nakayama's nice too. but it's too colorful and frilly for the game.

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  7. My fave is Ryuji's too :3 I like the mechanical-ish hands x3 Somehow reminds me of some Elec-style from battle network xD

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  8. IT HAS TO BE TRON, ROLL, OR MAYBE THE ONE THAT LOOKS LIKE ZERO. >_> Also, the one with the pink goggles looks like something off of Gaia Online

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  9. I'm going with Suetsugu's design.

    I like Komaki's too, but she looks like she would fit far better in an EXE game, and as much as I'm an EXE fan - this is supposed to be a Legends game.

    The rest are disturbingly fanservice-y, don't look like they would fit anywhere in Legends, or are just simply bland. Inafune's in particular looks like a bastardized cross between Zero and Roll.

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  10. Well we don't really know much about how the plot will unfold yet, so if the heroin is up in space or wherever megaman is then it might make sense for the heroin to be something whimsical like nakayama's design (which i like a lot actually). but yeah, it seems komaki's is most fitting to typical dig out settings... or if higurashi's wasn't so ugly. ishikawa's is nice but doesn't really strike me as "heroine"... itou's is like pokemon status... -_-and kaji's might work for a side-quest or something (can you say red lipstick for a painting?)
    i definitely like suetsugu's WITHOUT the jacket...
    TL;DR??

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  11. Shinsuke Komaki's girl looks just ike like a Battle Network character. "Trendy" and whatnot. I can't imagine what she'd contribute.

    Sugetsu's... too much of a stereotype. I'm not native-american or anything, but I don't know, it just seems a little overdone. She looks like a shopkeeper :P


    I'm going with Ryuji Higurashi's design. I'd like a character that might actually have a fighting role along side MegaMan in this Legends, instead of one that's in a base or just running around. This character looks like she has that potential. The hands and feet really help, they look like Volnutt's and are fitting to Legends.

    I kinda wish she was a little less fanservice-y, since I know that might bother some people (I don't really mind). Maybe she'd have a separate battle suit aside from the attire in this design.

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  12. Komaki's design looks the most appealing, and the most "Rockman" looking of the bunch. At least, that's my opinion.

    My vote definitely goes to that design.

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  13. I'm stuck between Sensei Haruki Suetsugu's design, Tatsuya Yoshikawa's, and Inafune's.

    Sure, Inafune's looks awkward, but these are just concepts. Perhaps when he drew this one up, he wanted us to think of her as a DASH character in a DASH design? I'm still stuck on it. I think I'm going to draw her as a DASH character before I decide, just to make sure I like this one a lot (and so it translates better in my head).

    He is Inafune, after all.. he knows what he's doing.

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  14. Nakayama. Loliiiiii

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  15. @Anonymous (October 10, 2010 2:54 PM) hahaha Inafune's girl is he ugliest of them all. He also has a fetish with people clad in red and with blonde hair. Anyone noticed?

    I was thinking JUST the same thing. Oh Inafune, you troll Zero-obsessed! xD

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  16. Another girl that has the hots for Mega? Looks like he is very popular with the ladies. XD
    http://www.legends-station.com/mml2/artwork/scene10.jpg

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  17. Yoshikawa, Higurashi and Komaki for me. I get the feeling Komaki's will win though.

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  18. Huh. The poll has some glitches in it. Hope I voted right.

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  19. It's a toss up between Kaji's Maylu, Hideki's skirt, and Komaki's general AWESOME.

    Oh man... I like Hideki's a LOT. She looks like she stepped right out of Legends. I just freaking love that character design and her skin tone and her flower and cool boots.

    But the skirt... what sort of things can you DO in a skirt like that?? Tron already rides robots. You don't tromp around ruins in a skirt...

    /bites nails

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  20. Well...most of them look Rockmanish. Kinda. But Kaji's looks identical to Meiru, Ishikawa's reminds me of the new girl in Pokemon, Inafune's is a mix of Roll and Zero, Sensei's looks like a female version of Dingo and Tomahawkman from Rockman.exe, Komaki's looks like Misora from RnR, and Nakayami's is very obviously based on the Zero series. *deep breath*

    On the other hand, Itou, Higurashi, and Yoshikawa seem to have more original designs. Now if only they put some more clothes on.

    Ah well, at least we have a voice in this. My vote's on Komaki's though. I think the outfit is what made me like it.

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  21. I voted for Suetsugu's design.

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