Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tiny New Bits of Mega Man Universe Art (Updated)

While scrummaging through the likes of Japanese Rockman blogs, I stumbled upon a couple pieces of Mega Man Universe artwork that I haven't seen before. They're rather small (and a tad blurry), but it's something to chew on as we await future MMU news. (UPDATE: High quality scans added. Thanks, RockmanPR!)



The art in question: Mega Man in an action pose with buster drawn (left), and a full body shot of MMU's Roll (stockings? Ok.). A MUCH closer look at Roll, possibly the best yet, is available here.

The artwork is exclusive to a set of decals originally distributed at last year's Tokyo Game Show. To my knowledge, these two pieces haven't been released publicly. In fact, they're not even at Capcom's press room, which houses assets of all known MMU artwork ever released. There's no doubt it's official, but it would have been great to see these up close.

If anyone happens to have this item, please do scan it in. I, for one, would like to see these in higher-res.

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23 comments:

  1. Still not liking how Roll looks...

    And "Welcome to 'my' laboratory"? Since when, Roll? <_<

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  2. Between the official artwork and the graphical style, I can't tell which is worse.

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  3. That Roll is a freaking Cutspy! And Mega Man looks so grumpy xD.

    Here's hoping for a new art style for MMU.














    Actually...

    I'm secretly hoping that MM:PU 2 replaces MMU *hides inside a Mettaur met* :x

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  4. Just saw at my college bookstore vol. 1 of Scott Pilgrim, and seeing the look in the eyes & face on Megaman & Roll is definitely similar to it.
    @Dr. Jerk: Since when? Uh, since episode 8 of the Classic Series.

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  5. Capcom cancelled MMU. Too bad, I see the lost potential of the game with a bit of tweaking... *sigh*

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  6. I still love Roll's look here. Its somewhat cute.

    I dont get all the hate this style is getting.

    its nice. For a one time use, it is really neat.

    also, at Dr. Jerk: thats because she seems to be the one that runs the character mixup thingamajig. (that thing where you mix and match parts? Notice she is the one on that screen?)

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  7. @Axem White: The art and graphical style are pretty much the same...

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  8. Looks like it got canned:

    http://www.capcom.co.jp/megaman_universe/

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  9. the game has officially been cancelled. its on kotaku.

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  10. I kinda like the art style myself. It's just different, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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  11. Acordingto capcommm universe was just canceled due to this,links and facts on this ign page.
    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/115/1158740p1.html

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  12. MMU is canceled =(

    http://www.capcom.co.jp/megaman_universe/

    Use translator.

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  13. And it looks like it has been canceled.

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  14. Umm, actually, there won't be any future MMU updates...

    http://kotaku.com/#!5787516/mega-man-universe-is-totally-canceled

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  15. Meh, its a new design. Cant say I like it, nor do I absolutely hate it.

    As long as they dont make an anime out of this game that I'll be forced to watch, being the fan I am, with the same art style, I think I can deal.

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  16. bad news, the game got cancelled today

    http://www.capcom.co.jp/megaman_universe/

    babelfish translation:

    Usually, patronage to receive our company title, thank you truly. This time, the Mega man universe which plans sale 2011 spring(PlayStation®3/Xbox 360® correspondence) we had decided to make the development discontinuance with circumstances. Attendant upon the latest development discontinuance, we apologize the fact that it does to apply the annoyance which becomes great in all people who are related to main title of everyone of the user which has received sale in expectation deeply. That also in the future patronage it grants our company product, we ask from heart. 2011 March 31st corporation [kapukon]

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  17. I still think they should fire the sucker drawing this stuff. His art style is an insult. He has said before that this imitates Western cartoons, and while it does in some aspects, in many ways it doesn't. Not only this but it doesn't even embody Megaman that well. Does Megaman get mad? Sure, but as a general rule he doesn't look perma-pissed.

    Does it have to be an anime style? In my opinion no, but it sure as hell needs to be better than that.

    I swear if I EVER get this game I am going to dump the data file, and replace ALL of those repulsive pictures.

    Anyone know what the Japanese are saying about the art from MMU?

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  18. "future MMU updates"

    sadly the game was canceled and an apology was left on the website's page. I kind of had the feeling it was going to happen because of the lack of news on it.

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  19. You do know the game was canceled, right?
    http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/31/mega-man-universe-canceled/

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  20. Your friendly, neighborhood metoolMarch 31, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    The absolute irony contained within this news post and the next one is unbelivable.

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  21. @Rock-X: Ruby-Spears cartoon doesn't count, if that is what you're referring to.

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  22. I got the scans ready. They're not the best quality, but it's the most I can do, if someone could "fix" them a bit, go ahead.

    Front:
    http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/2821/stickerfront.jpg

    Back:
    http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/6287/stickerback.jpg

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  23. Maybe in MMU Roll is a human scientist that created Mega Man?

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