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LORE -- Mega Man Franchise Lore in a Minute!

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Thanks for watching Lore! William Strife recounts the tale of Mega Man's rise, fall, and resurrection!

Written by Phil

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Animated by Jeremey Chinshue:


In 1987, Keiji Inafune joined Capcom as a graphic designer on Street Fighter but to make a push into the home console market, the company needed a new mascot to rally around. Inafune was pulled from Street Fighter and appointed as the lead artist on a new Famicom project they called "Rockman."

Because the team was so small, Inafune designed Rockman's characters, enemies, logos, and even instruction booklet. Rockman, or to Western audiences, Mega Man, sold adequately despite the revolting boxart but not well enough to warrant a sequel. Capcom eventually relented but held the sequel hostage by forcing Inafune and his team to first complete Professional Baseball Murder Mystery and Legendary Wings. Mega Man 2 finally released in Japan in '88, and the U.S. in '89, and was met with universal praise, compelling Capcom to line up yearly installments.

Under Inafune's direction, the Mega Man franchise prospered throughout the early 90's thanks in part to the Mega Man X series, but its popularity began to wane in the 32-bit era. With Mega Man on life support and no corporate ladders left to climb, Inafune left Capcom in 2010 to begin anew by forming his own company, Comcept. Now with support of his fans and tons of Kickstarter money, The Father of Mega Man vows to resurrect the spirit of the Blue Bomber as Beck in the Mighty No 9.

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