Roll is getting a brand-new look for a mysterious figure. Announced during the preview version of the Tokyo Game Show Rockman 30th anniversary panel, this new design will be turned into a Nendoroid by Good Smile in 2018. It's currently dubbed "30th anniversary Roll."
That's all well and good, sure, but something else might be going on here.
Attendees and fans on Twitter find it highly suspect this new design is *just* for a figure. Nendoroids are traditionally based on pre-existing character designs – nothing has been created from scratch. Also, wouldn't Nendoroid concept art have Nendo-like proportions? Unless Roll intends to break tradition, speculation says this design could belong to something more – much more.
At first glance, I immediately drew comparisons to that new, out-of-place concept art in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2. Style-wise, Roll and Mega Man here are pretty similar. Interesting stuff. Very interesting.
Needless to say, I'll be keeping tabs on this.
Source: Capcom | takaNakayama