Remember that old Japanese commercial I featured last year? You know, the one featuring a guy in a Mega Man X costume riding a bicycle for no inexplicable reason? Turns out the costumed characters starred in a second commercial, one just as if not more bizarre than the first. This time, X and crew are attempting to solve a murder. The victim? The PlayStation 2 console itself.
Apparently, these zany commercials were part of a cross-promotion with Mega Man X7, Ape Escape, Monster Rancher 4, Bomberman, and Jikkyō Powerful Pro Baseball 10 that aired during the summer of 2003. There's supposed to be a couple more ads featuring the costume-clad heroes, but they've yet to surface online. I can't even begin to imagine just how bizarre the must be. Hopefully we'll see them one day!
UPDATE: According to a reader, these commercials are actually a spoof on a famous Japanese detective show whose opening theme is used in these commercials. Click here to see the original!