|Middle Aged Hero!|
|Debut||Mega Man (1987 North American box art)|
- "This is... my destiny!"
- —Mega Man
Mega Man is one of Capcom's mascots.
This version of Mega Man, known colloquially as Bad Box Art Mega Man, is based on the North American box art of the very first Mega Man game (1987). This horribly drawn box art contains virtually nothing that can be found in the actual game. Mega Man himself resembles a middle-aged man rather than a boy, his costume is colored yellow and blue instead of being entirely blue, and he is holding a handgun instead of his arm cannon.
Over the years, the cover art has become infamous in the gaming community, and has been considered one of the worst game covers of all time. As a joke, on January 26 2012, he was confirmed to appear as a playable guest character in Street Fighter X Tekken.
Known as a Digger, a person who digs up relics from the past for research. He is a hot-tempered man, but has a strong sense of justice and is also very polite. His weak point is that he is easily rattled when backed into a corner. He is always running around in a hurry due to the demands of his partner Roll, and this time he's been asked to travel to Antarctica to retrieve a mysterious box.
|Thunder Beam||+ (air only)|
- Keiji Inafune suggested this character.
- Unlike most incarnations of Mega Man, who are known in Japan as Rockman, this Mega Man conserves his American name for the Japanese audiences, probably to reflect that he originated from the American box art.
- He does, however, have a Japanese voice actor.
- When using Mega Man's Cross Assault, the Mega Man 2 title theme starts playing.
- Mega Man can be fought as a boss in Arcade Mode after certain requirements are met, and his special theme song is a remix of Cut Man's stage theme from the first Mega Man game.
- This marks the first time the 'Bad Box Art' version of Mega Man has been playable in a video game. Though he was also set to be playable in Mega Man Universe prior to that game's cancellation.