I’ve always been a fan of the Mega Man games, right back to the early days on the NES. Not that I was any good at the originals, the fiendishly hard level design and the near up stoppable robots always got the better of me. I faired better in the x series but then they were easier the play than Mega Man 1-6 (that was until you got to the final stage).
I think the reason I enjoy the game so much (even though I wasn’t particularly good) was because it tapped directly into my love of all things Sci Fi. They had it all futuristic settings, robots upgradeable weapons and in the X series upgradable Mega Man. One part that played a crucial part in Mega Man’s popularity over the years was the presentation, because if you think about it Mega Man’s inviting and playful look is at odds to it’s rock hard difficulty. To celebrate the art of both the Mega Man and Mega Man X Capcom and Udon have teamed up once again to produce the complete works for both series.
Arriving Fall 2009, the Mega Man goodness begins with Mega Man: Official Complete Works. This 200 page book showcases 20 years of artwork from the classic and most well-known version of the hero, covering the core Mega Man games as well as little-known spinoffs and even rarer Japan-only titles. Fans will enjoy loads of designs of all their favorite characters like Proto Man, Dr. Wily, Roll, Rush, Bass & Treble and, of course, piles of evil robot bosses! Also within are never before seen rough sketches, rare promo artwork, and commentary from Capcom creators.
Shipping a few months later is Mega Man X: Official Complete Works. This artbook focuses on the original Mega Man’s successor, Mega Man X, who’s unique style and fast paced adventures have made him nearly as popular as his classic counterpart. Here fans will get to see all the dynamic designs of characters like heroes Zero & Axl, deadly villains Sigma & Vile, and all the wild robotic animal men who love to cause trouble for X and his crew!
Also this fall from UDON comes new Mega Man manga brought to you straight from Japan! Initial titles will focus on the adventures of the original Mega Man and also Mega Man ZX, the latest addition to the core Mega Man universe. More details on these and other titles will be coming soon.
For more info visit Udon
Via The Megaman Network