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Keiji Inafune's got some things to say, and the folks at PAX will be streaming it live. The presentation begins at 4:30 PM Pacific time, 7:30 PM Eastern (and 8:30 AM here in Japan). While Inafune is no longer with Capcom, he is bound to have some interesting stuff to say in regards to his past work and Mega Man. And who knows... he may also have news that readers here could find interesting as well. The only way to know for sure is to watch the stream!
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This weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo, there will be a series of concerts starting at 8:30pm on Friday night featuring Bit Brigade, Mega Ran, and The Protomen. Better still, attending affords you the opportunity to get free Mega Man goodies from the fine folks at Capcom Unity.
Community Manager Brett Elston notes on his blog "I sent the good folks at PAX/Reed Expo a heaping pile of inflatable Mega Busters and Mega Man 25th anniversary pins to be handed out for the mega festivities. Simply be there (probably early!) and you could walk away one or both of these collector's items! Don the Mega Buster and PUMP YER FIST to 'The Will of One!'"
As an aside, we're pretty sure that the Super Mega Man figure shown with the pin above isn't being given away, but is there to simply give an idea of scale. Then again, how many of you reading this actually have that figure to know how big it is to begin with? But we digress.
What's more, a limited few will get to go home with this beautiful blue bad boy in its E Tank packaging:
"With so many folks attending PAX - and the all-Mega-Man concert lineup," Brelston notes, "make sure you get there before show starts at 8:30!"
"And for those who couldn't make it to SDCC or PAX, or buy the statute when it was on the Capcom Store," he adds, "don't worry - I've secured some for Unity too! More on that after PAX..."
A few days ago, we reported that Keiji Inafune will be making an appearance at his own panel and signing event at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle later this month, and we have been invited to an interview with "The Father of Mega Man." We will be joining Mark MacDonald of 8-4 Ltd., Tony Ponce of Destructoid, Ryan "Phreak" King from 100,000 Strong for Mega Man Legends 3, and others for interviews with Inafune following his panel. While the other outlets may focus on his frequent criticism of the modern game industry or his appearance in a dating sim, we will be focusing on–- what else? -–the Blue Bomber.
The TMMN staff as a whole are coming up with questions for this interview, but since this is such a rare opportunity, we wanted to get some questions from our readers. We have a limited time to ask our questions and some topics may simply be off-limits for official comment, but it never hurts to ask. So submit your questions as a response to this story and we will consider their inclusion in our interview at the end of the month!
Mega Man fans who are attending the Penny Arcade Expo from August 30th to September 2nd are in for a special treat, as none other than Keiji Inafune will be in attendance! Those hoping to see the man who many hail as the "Father of Mega Man" will have the opportunity to do so on Saturday, August 31st from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the Kraken Theater. The event's description is as follows:
Keiji Inafune: From 8-bit to Next-Gen, and Beyond
Celebrated as the “father of Mega Man,” but branded as an outspoken critic of the Japanese game industry, ex-Capcom honcho Keiji Inafune’s frank talk, controversial opinions, and – most of all – his games have made many fans (and maybe a few enemies) on both sides of the Pacific. Join us for an informal chat through Inafune’s 25 year career: where console gaming began, how it’s changed over the years, and what’s coming next – both for the industry and for Inafune himself.
For those who are not able to attend, worry not, for the panel will also be viewable via livestream. Stay tuned, as we'll provide more information on that as it becomes available.
Capcom has finally announced some of the items they will be selling at their booth at this year's Penny Arcade Expo (PAX). Though there are only two Mega Man items (both of which are keychains) listed currently, there is a rather vague listing of other types of things that will be available that could very well be related to the Blue Bomber. Specifically, we have the Servbot keychain (pictured on the right) as well as keychains featuring other Capcom favorites including Mega Man himself, Chun Li, and Viewtiful Joe.
Items from other franchises include a Devil May Cry 4 sword, a Dark Void figure, SF20: The Art of Street Fighter, Monster Hunter plushies and chopsticks, and an Ace Attorney bookmark set.
Capcom also mentions that they will have various games, collectible figures, t-shirts, messenger bags, books, jewelry, and game soundtracks, though that's as specific as they chose to be.
PAX takes place September 4th-6th in Seattle, WA. Is anybody in the Mega Man Network community going to be in attendance? If so, you just might run into me. I'll be there all three days.
News Credit: Capcom Unity Blog