Sunday, January 27, 2013
R20+5 Boasts Unused Mega Man Legends 3 Heroine Designs
Our buddy Kobun #20 of the Reploid Research Lavatory brings us some interesting art from the pages of R20+5. The contents of the book primarily focus on content from the classic and X series... but, curiously, there's a page in there devoted to some unused "Lilly" designs from the Devroom's Heroine Design Event.
The art in question hails from the pens of Hideki Ishikawa and Haruki "SENSEI" Suetsugu. Before taking home second place for his Western themed Lilly, it looks like Suetsugu once toyed with the idea of a biker design (bottom left). Meanwhile, Ishikawa's Lilly was designed to undergo a costume change: before (bottom right) and after (top right) joining the “White Bats” (the working name for the Bright Bats gang).
It's pretty cool to see the creative process behind both designs. It makes me wonder if there's a batch of alternate/unused designs for the other heroines out there. And, you know, unseen Legends 3 art in general. Mega Man Legends: Official Complete Works, anyone?
Source: The Reploid Research Lavatory