HeatMan over at The Mega Man Network has a new piece about the evolving design of everyone's favorite gravity-defying, out-of-shape, middle-aged company mascot. He takes a look at the various early designs, as shown in the Street Fighter X Capcom artbook (now available in Japan). Among them are some decidedly less obese variations, as well as some that remain closer to the Blue Bomber's original color palette. It's hard to believe that Mega Man's creator, Keiji Inafune gave this inclusion his blessing before leaving the company. Or, was it simply his final act of trolling on his way out the door?
Either way, take a look at a few examples after the break, or head to the Mega Man Network for the full story!