Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rumor: DASH 3 Cutscene Roughs Leaked? (UPDATE)

Just to be on the safe side, we’ll treat this as a rumor for now. Supposedly, a series of early conceptual sketches/storyboards for Rockman DASH 3's animated cutscenes surfaced earlier today on 4chan, originating from an undisclosed source. From that fact alone, legitimacy is immediately pitted into question... but, man, do they ever look convincing.




They look official, that's for sure. However, without a proper source, it's difficult to determine legitimacy. I'm afraid without additional evidence, we can only speculate for the time being. It's your call: official materials, or the product of a talented fan?

As previously reported, Prototype Version will contain storyboard stills before each playable mission. Capcom did not indicate if they intend to fully animate the stills for Rockman DASH 3 itself, however. Nevertheless, the prospect of animated cutscenes certainly seems exciting. I've always felt the series would make for an interesting anime -- its visual style alone is practically begging for it.

Hopefully, we'll have an update on this soon. In the meantime, take what you see with a of grain salt. Thanks for the tip, Joesph!

UPDATE: I've recieved confirmation that the images are not official. They are by Pixiv artist and Japanese Devroomer Kobun #206. Interestingly, the artist actually intends to make some sort of DASH 3-related animation. 

Official, no, but you've gotta give the guy props for making these look extremely legit. Masterful work right there! Thanks for the update, Heat Man!

18 comments:

  1. Well, legit or not, it's certainly very well done and nice to see :D (Except the Aero close, lol)

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  2. holy hell, that looks amazing!

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  3. I'd really much rather have a date for the Prototype leaked at the moment :P But yeah, I suppose they look nice.

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  4. This might've been what was holding prototype version up.

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  5. I don't know, but these look VERY hard to fake. If they're not cutscene storyboards, I'd say that these could be for a DASH anime short or something of that sort instead. Especially what with that last picture.

    A significant amount of the success that the EXE (and to a lesser extent, SSR) series had could be attributed to its own anime, as inaccurate a portrayal to the game universe it was.

    I don't think it's that far-fetched for Legends to recieve some similar treatment. Maybe an anime short to coincide with the release of the Prototype or the actual Legends 3 game itself. It could explain the delay too.

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  6. You know, that eye symbol REALLY looks a lot like Ra Moon's. Maybe Ra Moon is somehow connected to the Elder System?

    Is Super Adventure Rockman even canon?

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  7. While the movies rendered with the game engines before looked like three dimensional anime, what with the incredible voice acting and the superb facial expressions, I feel Legends 3 should stick too that. They've gone this far, they don't need to get lazy. TOO MANY games have gone the way of "animated" cut scenes consisting of comic style stills being rifled through in an "artistic" manner. This is Legends 3, please pick up where you left off and stick to what made the previous games extraordinary and animate the models completely! A lot more could probably be done now. =)

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  8. @ Alilatias

    Maybe another anime short like they did for Irregular hunter x?

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  9. @MushashiAA:

    If I'm not mistaken, that symbol appears beneath the underbelly on the Carbon Reinitialization Program satellite at the end of Legends 1. So, no, I don't believe it's a direct correlation to Ra-Mune.

    I think Super Adventure is canon. Zan included it into his master timeline, and it seems to go along well with a lot of other stuff.

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  10. It's about dang time 4chan started talking about DASH 3 again! They're always talking about Elder Scrolls and Fallout and games that should honestly be movies instead.

    Uhhhh… or so I've been told.

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  11. Oh hell yeah. Eden and it's Carbon Reinitialization Monolith of doom are back. 8D

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  12. That landscape shot doesn't look like part of a Legends cutscene. It's much more reminiscent of something out of a regular old anime instead. The same goes for the close-up on the Eden satellite's eye, even though they did do something similar for when the Main Gate opened up. Aero's looking very subtly off-model too. Her goggles are less rounded than in the official art, and her neck seems a little too long in that close-up.

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  13. Even though it's fake, Capcom has NO idea how ok I'd be with a Legends anime. Maybe not just me, but even other MM fans! I say, let's barricade Capcom with a demand for a Megaman anime!!!

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  14. They looked good, but not official at all.

    The colored image only sealed the deal that they were obviously fan-made.

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  15. Professor MegamanJuly 7, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    It actually pleases me to know that the moe perverts are displeased with the alterations made to Aero's design (which are contrary to why she was voted for in the first place).

    I won't start making a big deal out of every fragment of info divulged about Legends 3 until I see what the "save screen" looks like.

    Yeah, the save screen is going to be awesome! I can feel it!

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  16. i hope they pushed proto type version for we can play as mega man and get off the moon. it really would be weird for those that haven't played legends 2 to just continue where the game left off in part 2 even if they explain what happened.

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  17. What isn't mentioned in the article is that from the artist's comments on the drawings it seems like he actually is intending to make some sort of Legends-3-related animation. As in, these aren't just fake storyboards to troll people. No clue when it'll be done, though.

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  18. Ironically, this may be the closest fans will ever get to a Legends 3/DASH 3 cutscene, now that the game has been officially cancelled.

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