Following up on our initial report of Rockman Online (referred to as “Mega Man Online” in the English translation of Capcom’s Investor Relations report), this image was submitted by TMMN user RockMaster, and apparently it’s been making the rounds at various Korean news sites. Unfortunately I picked up my degree in Japanese, not Korean, and while I hear the two have a lot of similarities, it’s a major barrier in doing my own research.
Some things seem to check out, with what little I can investigate. NeoWiz and Capcom are listed, and are obviously the creators of the game. “Pmang” is NeoWiz’s online casual game portal. However, some things still bug me. The image has no logo or other write-up, the Capcom copyright date is in 2007, and no sites outside of Korea have reported on this picture (until this one I suppose).
There is also some commentary with the picture from NeoWiz, which I’ve translated as best I can with machine translated. It appears to read: “NeoWiz is scheduled to develop the game using their experience and know-how from popular games like FIFA Online and Battlefield Online and optimize those qualities to best develop a Rockman Online for online platforms. ‘We will do our best to release a game that has value not just in this country, but on an international level, thanks to the cooperation of two companies.’ a spokesman for NeoWiz says.” It also seems Rockman Online is a tentative name for now.
This is appearing to look legit, though, and is mostly marked as a rumor for my own lack of Korean understanding. We will continue to look for more sources and info here at TMMN. RockMaster provided a number of sources himself, which we will list below. Thank you, RockMaster.
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