On December 17th, the classic series and the X series celebrated their 35th and 29th anniversaries respectively. Although Capcom didn't provide any announcement, we were treated to commemorative artwork shared on Twitter by some of the franchise's most well-known official artists.
Check 'em out after the break!
First we have Hitoshi Ogino, one of the talents behind the Rockman ZX and Rockman ZXA manga. The first piece he shared celebrates every Rockman series with Dr. Light, Dr. Wily and Dr. Cossack playing Rock-Paper-Scissors. A clean version of the piece can be found here.
Next, Ogino shared a "westernized" version with the infamous Mega Man from the North American box art of the first game.
Hitsohi Ariga shared a piece with Mega Man, Ice Man and Cut Man front and center and some stage enemies in the background. You can see the drawing process unfold here.
Yoshihiro Iwamoto, the author behind the Rockman X manga adaptation (and designer of Mega Man & Bass' Ground Man and Magic Man) shared the above piece to commemorate the Rockman X series 29th anniversary.