Inafune's New Mega Man

As we're all no doubt aware by now, Capcom Head of Research & Development and Online Business, to say nothing of the Man behind Mega Man, Keiji Inafune, seems to have become quite fed-up with the Japanese gaming industry. Recently, he's even been seen hanging out with Halo developer Bungie Studios to pick up a few pointers on game development. People have wondered what this might mean for Mega Man, a rather distinctly Japanese property and style of video game. And that's where we come in.

Our crack covert team of MMN cyber-ninjas have managed to infiltrate Capcom of Japan's headquarters while everyone was away at the Tokyo Game Show and rummage around through Inafune's desk, and you won't believe what they have found. What follows are what appear to be concepts for the next generation installments of Mega Man:

We're not sure which series these would belong to; it's possible that they could be part of an all-new series as well. It certainly wouldn't be the first time.

What's more, the names given to the files, "masterrockman" and "masterzero," would seem to indicate that the two are a part of the main timeline, perhaps something leading in to the Legends/DASH series.

Unfortunately, no other information could be retrieved at the time, as the CCTMMNCNs had to make a hasty exit before the janitor caught them and called security. Nonetheless, we now have an idea of what to expect from the future of Mega Man and what the fruits of Inafune's visit to Bungie have brought to bear.

One thing I think we can count on, however, is seeing this series surface in the West. After all, it was practically tailor-made to us and what we like.

The above is entirely satire. For the love of anything, please don't take this seriously.