Thursday, October 17, 2019

Exclusive: Mega Man and Roll's Lost Sisters From Mega Man Universe


Our Mega Man Universe postmortem project continues with a look at two never-before-seen characters. My sources could not recall the official names for these girls, but one thing is absolutely certain: they were intended to be Mega Man and Roll's sisters for Mega Man Universe. We'll call them "Glasses" and "Met" for now.


The three Light sisters


Roll, Met and Glasses served as curators for Mega Man Universe's three key modes. Roll oversaw character creation and customization (as depicted in old trailers and screenshots). Met oversaw "Construction Mode", guiding players through the ebbs and flows of building stages from scratch. And Glasses supervised "Network Mode" where players could upload and share their stages all over the world.

According to my sources, Met was "a little aloof but extraordinarily passionate in her craft". Construction and engineering were her forte, thanks in no small part to her Mettaur-based brain (reflected in her appearance). Glasses, meanwhile, was described as a "walking, talking internet modem". When speaking to the player, her dialog was "direct, formal and calculated". She would occasionally break character to reveal a penchant for candy and sweets. And yes; she does indeed have a tail. It's an antenna.

Neither Met nor Glasses appeared in Mega Man Universe's heavily Mega Man 2-inspired "story mode", apparently. Their appearance – at least up until the game's cancellation – was limited to their respective game modes. It remains to be seen if the developers intended to augment them into Mega Man 2's storyline. The groundwork for their personalities was there, though. Met and Glasses certainly would have made this would-be Mega Man 2 "remake" a lot more notable. At least now, almost ten-years-later, we can appreciate and honor them. 

More Mega Man Universe discovers are coming soon! In the meantime, check out the game's entire official soundtrack and some unreleased Robot Master artwork here!

25 comments:

  1. This family is huge looking the other robot masters that Dr. Light built.

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  2. How interesting. I'm surprised they are sisters and not "sisters" in name only. Like really close friends, ya know?

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  3. Obvious Layer and Palette references with added creep factor

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  4. … … …
    I don't like them.
    … but, I bet they would've grown on me, given the chance. For example, I didn't like Mina, Mary O's replacement, in Super Mario Maker 2, at first. But, after seeing her interactions with Yamamura, she grew on me.

    Eh, I guess they're a'right. I guess~

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  5. Seeing as Rock and Roll were named after a music genre of the same name, would Met and Glasses be named after construction and networks.

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  6. In the trailers Wily was the guide for stage construction. So he would be replaced by "Met Woman"? Her hair kinda resembles Wily's...

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  7. Obviously those are Ice Woman, Cut Woman, and Guts Woman.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA That's hilarious!

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    2. Now that you mention it, it sure fits very well !

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  8. I know it fits the style, but they look a bit... Unfinished?

    Like, on one hand the "Net" has some highlights on her left side (see the legs and face , but if you see "Met"'s hair, it looks more like a doodle than official game art.

    Still, Capcom dropped the ball spectacularly on this one. They had their own "Super Mario maker" half a decade before Nintendo released theirs.

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  9. Glad this was lost!

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  10. Not into either of them...

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  11. I hope they make something similar to Mega Man Universe in the future, considering the success of Super Mario Maker. Maybe with the art style of Mega Man 11, with similar elements from Super Mario Maker and the level creator from Mega Man: Powered Up, a game similar to Mega Man Universe could be made in the future.

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  12. Wow I wish this game was actually released.

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  13. I'm really sorry, but they look horrible. XD

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    1. I think the main problem with MMU was the artstyle. i have seen a couple of Fan reinterpretation of theses two on twitter (yeah, already), and suddenly they looked kinda good.

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    2. I was never wild about the art style from the moment I saw it. Can't really explain why, though.

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  14. It reminds me to Palette and Layer, and Roll is close to Alia.

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    1. Yes, they where probably going for something like that.

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  15. If they are the sister of Rock, Roll, and Blues, maybe they where named something like Jazz and Soul or Pop, or Funk.
    I can the the glasses one being named Jazz.

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  16. Left is cute, but the right looks horrible. The big lips and lack of eyebrows really creeps me out.

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  17. They look like the ugly faces the girls make in Asobi Asobase LOLOLOLOL

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