Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Capcom Retail Store Inadvertently Displays Mega Man Fan-Art
This is an image of Capcom's upcoming e-Capcom retail store in Tokyo's Odaiba area. It's grand opening kicks off April 14, and will carry all sorts of goods and paraphernalia.
The store's interior is decked out with artwork and displays from the company's more recognizable brands, and while Mega Man is present and accounted for, the art used to promote his products isn't official: it's unauthorized fan-art.
Read on for the full story.
Eagled eye fans were quick to notice something wasn't quite right with the Mega Man art displayed in the store's back left corner:
In actuality, this is piece belongs to none other than CAP Kobun; a talented Mega Man aficionado well known for his authentic art style. So authentic, in fact, Capcom mistakenly though it was theirs. You'll find the original piece below, drawn in 2008 to commemorate the release of Mega Man 9:
Granted, the store's grand opening is a little ways off. There's an adequate amount of time to either rectify the mistake, or give credit where credit is due. CAP Kobun, meanwhile, is flattered. There's no hard feelings, but he does hope Capcom will ask permission next time.
... Better yet, why not just hire the guy?
Source: My Game News Flash