announced, and the winning names for the game's two human NPCs are Deneb and Phoebe by Rockman Corner contributor Amunshen. Congratulations!
Amunshen's reward is an all access pass to Rockman Online's upcoming closed beta test. And because she's such a swell fellow, Amunshen will provide us with all sorts of inside info and reports about the beta. Hopefully, non-disclosure agreements won't be a problem, so keep those fingers crossed for some real in-depth coverage.
But I digress! So, what's in a name? Well, according to The Mega Man Network, Deneb's name hails from the character's high admiration of Reploid commander Signas. "This was derived from the fact that Signas sounds a lot like (and may be named after) Cygnus, a mythical swan that a constellation is named for, " writes TMMN's Heat Man. "Deneb is the brightest star in Cygnus, hence the name." Phoebe, meanwhile, holds no significant origin. However, the name more or less reflects the character's cute characteristics; a convergence of brightness and purity.
Again, another congratulations to Amunshen. We'll be keeping you posted with new Rockman Online beta information as it becomes available.