Rockman Jump!s On Stage

Capcom and Rockman Unity‘s Takekuni Uchida recently announced that there will be a Rockman stage show at Jump Festa ’16 from around 1:10 to 1:40 pm on December 20th to promote the Rockman Classics Collection. Kazuhiro Tsuhiya, said on Capcom Unity to be a Producer for Mega Man Legacy Collection (although I didn’t see his name in the MMLC credits, so perhaps he’s more involved with the Japan side of things), will be at the event as well.

Tsuchiya is probably most famous for his role as Producer on 2012’s Asura’s Wrath, which was a 3D beat-em up, a shooter-on-wheels, a quicktime event ballet, and a season’s worth of action-driven religious-themed DBZ-styled space opera anime all melted down into one. That’s not to say he had no previous interaction with Rockman however, since he actually did some debugging work for Rockman 5 and was credited under “TSUCCHIE” as a Programmer in Rockman 7. He’s also contributed as a Capcom-side content Supervisor to several popular cross-over games, including Project X Zone and Super Smash Bros for 3DS/WiiU, both of which featured Rockman characters. As a matter of fact, even Asura featured a quick, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Rockman cameo towards the very end of the DLC. You actually have to pause the cinematic stills of the epilogue and pan the screen around to the right to catch it!

Rockman cameo from Asura's Wrath.

Rockman cameo from Asura’s Wrath.

The stage event will probably consist of an interview/presentation with Ucchy, and some promo video or possibly live gameplay. With any luck will be recorded and uploaded to the vast internet, just in case any interesting tidbits happen to come out of it. While I’m asking for things, I also hope they bring out some of those classic Rockman stage costumes from the 90s, if it’s not too much trouble.

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