Just to be on the safe side, we’ll treat this as a rumor for now. Supposedly, a series of early conceptual sketches/storyboards for Rockman DASH 3's animated cutscenes surfaced earlier today on 4chan, originating from an undisclosed source. From that fact alone, legitimacy is immediately pitted into question... but, man, do they ever look convincing.
They look official, that's for sure. However, without a proper source, it's difficult to determine legitimacy. I'm afraid without additional evidence, we can only speculate for the time being. It's your call: official materials, or the product of a talented fan?
As previously reported, Prototype Version will contain storyboard stills before each playable mission. Capcom did not indicate if they intend to fully animate the stills for Rockman DASH 3 itself, however. Nevertheless, the prospect of animated cutscenes certainly seems exciting. I've always felt the series would make for an interesting anime -- its visual style alone is practically begging for it.
Hopefully, we'll have an update on this soon. In the meantime, take what you see with a of grain salt. Thanks for the tip, Joesph!
UPDATE: I've recieved confirmation that the images are not official. They are by Pixiv artist and Japanese Devroomer Kobun #206. Interestingly, the artist actually intends to make some sort of DASH 3-related animation.
Official, no, but you've gotta give the guy props for making these look extremely legit. Masterful work right there! Thanks for the update, Heat Man!