#20's Fan Blog, updated upon the whims of a madman. Sunday, 30 August 2015 - 18:41

Welcome, Capcom-ites!

Heading for Famitsu's column "Capcom-san Irasshai".

Heading for Famitsu’s column
Capcom-san Irasshai. (“Capcom, Welcome!”)

During the early PS2 era, Capcom would have a bi-weekly (or so) one-page feature in Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu Playstation with this header image. Sometimes the background color would change, but the picture would remain the same. The art features famous faces from many late ’90s Capcom franchises, including many characters from the Rockman series like classic Rockman (with oddly shaped front solar panel almost resembling X’s helmet), Roll Caskett, Data, and a bunch of Kobuns. This particular column I took the scan from was actually about Rockman X5, and the text explains how it had been 3 years since the last main title release in the X series. You can see the rest of the page below.

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Just a thought.

Rockman DASH dev team publicity photo from 1997.

Rockman DASH team publicity photo from 1997.
Top row (from left): Kazushi Ito, Miki Kijima, Keiji Inafune, Yoshinori Kawano. Bottom row: Yuuji Ishihara, Tomoyuki Kawakami, Masaru Ijuuin.

Keiji Inafune, 2000.

Keiji Inafune in Dengeki, 2000.

Keiji Inafune, 2000.

Keiji Inafune in Dengeki, 2000.

Inafune in EGM, 2000.

Keiji Inafune in EGM, 2000.

Keiji Inafune in CFC, 2000.

Keiji Inafune in CFC, 2000.

Keiji Inafune, 2009.

Keiji Inafune signs Servbot mugs, 2009.

Keiji Inafune, 2012.

Keiji Inafune supporting Legends 3 revival, 2012.

Keiji Inafune, 2015.

Keiji Inafune announcing Red Ash, 2015.

They want to make a special kind of game. There’s 5 more days to help.

Retro Six

Mega Man 5 US ad appearing in EGM #43 February 1993.

Mega Man 5 US ad appearing in
EGM #43 February 1993.
(Wait, I thought this was about Six?)

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a Retromags post, so today for your viewing pleasure let’s all gawk at old gaming mag pages from some recently archived Electronic Gaming Monthly issues.

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Heavenly Idols

Sera and Yuna performing as HEAVEN STARS. Art by Hideki Ishikawa.

Sera and Yuna perform as HEAVEN ★ STARS.
Art by Hideki Ishikawa.

Today’s pic comes from the Rockman DASH 3: The Prologue (8-bit ver.) Original Soundtrack. Hideki Ishikawa was brought on as a freelance artist to design this image for the insert. In case you didn’t know there happens to be a contest where you can win your own physical copy of the soundtrack going on right now. All one needs to do is show support for #ReviveMML3 on Twitter. Now that Sony’s taking on funding lost causes, there’s an actual chance it could make a difference.

Additional image & translation stuff below.

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Seeing Red

A Red Ash reaction reaction post.

There are the embers of a fire that's gone out, but I can still feel the heat on my skin.

There are the embers of a fire that’s gone out,
but I can still feel the heat on my skin.
This mess we’re in…

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A Day For Sigma

Last Saturday was the Day of Sigma (Japanese version), and once again I kind of forgot all about it. Oh well! I’m sure Sigma isn’t losing any sleep over it. He doesn’t care if some puny meatbag humans don’t remember what day it’s on…

The Killing Moon

….Um. I mean, he’d probably prefer we all go eat some powdered bleach or whatever…

Sigma By Moonlight

…anyway, it’s not like he’s the type to hold a grudge or anything…


Okay, OKAY! Let’s do a Sigma post.

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Meet the Casketts!

While I’m caught up in the spirit of Legends, let’s look at some more of 2011’s projects I got too sad and grump to carry on with back then. Presenting pages 24 and 25 of the Rockman Dash Daibouken Guide!

castle caskett

Full pages and translation ahead!

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Red Dash. (All the good puns are used?)

Some last few weeks, huh? Good things and bad things and just plain unsure things, but more Mega Man related things happening recently than what feels like in years. That’s my perception anyway.

Speaking of false perception, I first laid eyes on Red Ash right after waking up. And in my confused daze, and from watching the video without sound, my first thought was that “Red” was an androgynous or tomboyish female. I mean, look at those hips. It just reminded me a bit of Dresden Kodak’s Kimiko I suppose. Plus the Japanese subtitle, 機鎧城カルカノンの魔女 “Kiganjou Karukanon no Majo” which basically means “the witch of Mech-Armor Castle Calcannon(?)” so I just said “okay, I guess maybe Red is the witch? Certainly wearing mech-armor anyway. That’s different, and rather cool.” But then I watched it again with sound and of course I was just plain wrong, and a little disappointed (but then I remembered Re-Core, so no worries). The witch and the castle are probably to do with the job being referred to. Just another adventure for our small group of heroes… Or perhaps they are would-be villain-ish anti-heroes?

And yes, they are all visually clear stand-ins of Legends characters, and it’s no surprise. This teaser was literally spelling out the theme of this project right away. What it isn’t telling us though is whether this is to be a game, a movie, an anime series, or a bit of each. The mystery here isn’t whether this is a Legends spiritual successor, but what it is at all. This is an anime convention, and Studio 4°C has done all manner of projects, and you know, so does Inafune. I must admit, I do want to see what this is all about.


Didn’t think they’d forget Zero, did you?

Q-ban Zero

This is my last round of Q-bans, so enjoy!

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First Look At A New Legacy

I finally got around to watching the E3 streams (day 1, 2, and 3) of Mega Man Legacy Collection, and wouldn’t you know it I felt compelled to write down a huge block of text just based on watching those 3 hours of footage starring game producer Rey Jimenez, Digital Elipse game preservationist Frank Cifaldi, and Capcom press representatives Brett Elston and Greg Moore. Remember that all the following things are based on an unfinished version of the game, so things can (and hopefully some will) change in the final. Get ready for some nitpicky commentary!

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