20-years-ago today, the first 3D Mega Man debuted on the Sony PlayStation – Mega Man Legends. It's a series that's near and dear to the hearts of many (myself included). And sure enough, to mark the occasion, these passionate fans are putting together something pretty special.
Check out this spectacular tribute art that should be official:
This piece was drawn by Mega Man super-fan Rinji, commissioned by Facebook group Get Me Off the Moon. Here's a few words about it from our pal Skybane:
"The majority of the credit goes to Rinji of Bonus Level for making the art (obviously), and to Gileum of Skull Fortress Cosplay Page for a) contributing so many great ideas during its conceptualization, and b) designing the slick new Legends 20th anniversary logo seen in the bottom-right corner of the piece. Those two folks were a phenomenal combo, and they produced a piece which exceeded my highest expectations!"
"I thought it would just be a good idea to kick off our Legends 20th-anniversary celebrations with something that really boosted the morale of our community, and reminded everyone why we're still fighting for a sequel to this series even after 17 years. To that end, I reached out to Rinji (whose Mega Man artwork had constantly amazed me in the past) through Gileum, and asked for assistance in creating an art piece that featured the Legends gang throwing one heck of a party!"
Speaking of Get Me Off the Moon, the group will be launching several campaigns throughout 2018 to honor Mega Man Legends. What's more, they have a few exclusive interviews on the burner, too. Should be interesting.
Another Legends-thing of interest today comes to us from Gileum. In the spirit of the 20th anniversary, Gileum dubbed MKO's animated Rockman DASH short. Check it out below:
Finally, here's some fun stuff from our friends overseas:
ロックマンDASH20周年おめでとう！せっかくなのでロックに帰ってきてもらいました！ #ロックマンDASH #ロックマンDASH20周年 #ロックマン30周年 pic.twitter.com/UuM2KSdAI4— だくす太 (@binelu01) December 17, 2017
Happy 20th, blue boy! Hope to see you again someday!ロックマンDASH20周年…ロックマンシリーズに初めて触れたのも一番好きなのもDASHです なんでもできるDASHの世界観が最高 今年念願の可動フィギュアも出て一緒にマチュピチュへ冒険にも行きました…大好き！！ #ロックマンDASH #ロックマンDASH20周年 pic.twitter.com/MFr6atqW6m— ヒバリ🐿️ (@hibanacs9) December 18, 2017