Always fun to take a look at games from the developmental stages. Here's an magazine clipping from an old issue of GameFan, touting Capcom's 1996 releases. The featured picture is from Mega Man 8's opening stage, and man does it look different! Even much more lush and vibrant looking than Mega Man 8's already pastel rainbow style. It also appears the stage was partially flooded in development. All in all, it looks more interesting than the stage we ultimately got, but maybe that's just because it's different.
Thanks to VG Nostalgia for the scan!