by comcept USA, LLC
I find it funny that a lot of the designs from Inti Creates echo practically everything Mega Man. I was thinking "too Battle Network-y, too Zero series-y, too Bad Box Art-y, too Star Force-y, too X series-y,etc." (I know that doesn't make sense but whatever). Even the designing of characters encompass the feeling of having both old and new! I personally LOVE this kind of info on character origins since I always draw and love to talk about why one character looks like this, how they would've been like this, and what inspired what.
Hmm I would love to see the other designs in the game as unlocks.
I really hope you can play as Beck with all the different limbs, maybe as a "Super Sonic" esque transformation. All the people in the comments I've read have a great ideas.
I love the form that has the 6 different body parts!
Perhaps this has been said many times, I remember the Cyborg 009 references in this game...
Those prototype Beck sketches looked awesome. I like the flight mode and the helicopter blades. Will Beck have a special "Dash Boots" upgrade similar to MMX or will his transformations solely depend on how much "xel" energy is reserved? You should give him anti-gravity or a electromagnetic transformation. Great job from Kimo Kimo and Inti Creates. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for the update Mighty No. 9 Team!
The final design is great. It's not quite the classic Mega Man and not X. Beck is his own thing which echoes the past but doesn't carbon copy it.
Auugh, I just noticed the Beck design that looks like it's from the X series! Dangit, that looks awesome as hell! Then again, I'm pretty partial to the X series. Well, X1-4, anyway.
Call = Mighty No. 0, make it happen guys
Thanks for another awesome update. Really like the Beck design with a scarf though.
I'm kind of really digging the look with the scarf.
Have to say, the end result was really the best choice. I was looking at the pictures and thinking how would it be if another was the chosen one. The design choice plus the face (specially the eyes) were really well picked, congratulations!
Btw, I really liked that small Call drawing! She looks so nice!
I always thought it was strange how Mighty Nº9 had metallic limbs and 4 circles in the front and she looks so normal, even though they're both robots. This Call should be put in the voting, it will surely be a real contender, specially now that we will likely have her playable in Co-op.
woah, Mighty X, Mighty NT,Mighty command mission Mighty zero......loving it
The top right design of the first Inti Creates lineart is really striking to me. Not a good main character design but it would be amazing as another character, maybe in a future mighty no 9 title if not this one. A real rival type look. The cape sells it.
Do you see Beck's Thong? This David dude made me able to unsee it.
Maybe when Beck imagines himself as being heroic, he sees himself as the super realistic Beck version? That would be funny.
Beck looks like a combination of Churno Alpha from Pacific Rim, and something out of Mass Effect. He looks fantastic. All of the designs look excellent.
Seriously though, Beck has short, pink hair under that helmet, right? RIGHT?!
I love the designs Inti Create has come up with. Hell, I'd love to see them being use for potential Might N.9 X or Zero series down the line :D
All these designs were great! It must be difficult to have to choose just one of these. I like the current design of Beck, but that scarf design is cool too.
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I just hope that we wont have those costume DLC when the game comes out.
Please consider the scarf as an alternate costume. To me it gives Beck a renegade look w/o taking away from him being "cute".
I have to agree with the scarf. Putting it as alternative costume would be sweet. It reminds me of Megaman Command Mission, which I really liked. And man, whenever I look at this game the nostalgia of good old X days kick me in the teeth. I'm really looking forward to this. ^^
Love the exe like design!
also, you should totally consider that scarf. look great, maybe as an alternate costume?
Great Design Process :)
Can we beat the game and then unlock the scarf? It looks so good with the design. Very reminiscent of classic Kamen Rider too. Any chance of seeing some of the design sketches in a bigger quality too, or are these to be included in the art book? So much gorgeous art here, Comcept and IntiCreates have some amazing artists. Keep it up!
I appreciate getting the behind the scenes look at your game development. All you guys over at Comcept keep up the good work. Looking forward to playing the game when it's released! Cheers.
@Christopher Robert Brech
"More than anything, I crave an SNES X-style game again. Identical character proportions to stage size and view distance, same fast flow and potentially hectic game play, and still the journey of gaining strength, not just in weapon collection, but finding the capsules.Seeing the X-Style Beck already makes me dream not just of sequels to Mighty No. 9, but a second series of it with that version of Beck. I hope during gameplay, we're visited by future Beck, and that's the form he takes! xD" <------------- AMEN!!!!
MegaMan 2, MegaMan X, and MegaMan X3 were my favourite games growing up (alongside Super Metroid and Top Gear 3000). MegaMan made me love video games, and X captured my imagination with it's upgrades and sped-up gameplay
As a child I even thought MegaMan was the NES mascot before, obviously, learning the truth.
More than anything, I crave an SNES X-style game again. Identical character proportions to stage size and view distance, same fast flow and potentially hectic game play, and still the journey of gaining strength, not just in weapon collection, but finding the capsules.
Seeing the X-Style Beck already makes me dream not just of sequels to Mighty No. 9, but a second series of it with that version of Beck. I hope during gameplay, we're visited by future Beck, and that's the form he takes! xD
PS: Can't PS4 and XB-One editions come several months or a year after the initial release when the game has a chance to gauge popularity on PS3 / 360? PS4 and XB-One are most like the PC, so porting a PC version to them shouldn't take as much development time. I would rather that stretch goal removed, bumped up just a bit higher if necessary, and dedicated to handhelds.
I can't describe how much I would love to have a 3D version playing on my 3DS XL.
I´m glad you changed the eyes. The other eyes look scary. Maybe you could use them for an evil Becker enemy.
Pd. The scarf makes him look more heroic. You should add it.
Seeing all the different Megaman-esque Becks are totally awesome, but my favorite one has to be the multicolored battle ready Beck !!!
Haha you can easily see what inspirations some of those sketches were from, a lot of Megaman X, Zero, Megaman .EXE, Megaman Dragonforce, Megaman Dash. In any case, I love the orange scarf one (though he looks a lot like a generic hero) if you guys could somehow make Beck look more unique with that orange scarf and less like X, I think it would be just amazing.
Ball transformation pretty cool, the others are kind of generic, love the shield robot as well.
All of the designs look pretty pimpin' (I really want that scarf to make it in somehow). The crazy Megazord looking Beck's my favorite though. Kudos to the Morph Ball with a cannon transformation as well.
I love seeing GR in the mix.
Good, the Beck character art dropped on my birthday. Still wish I could see how the little guy moves in game or if its possible for him to get back into some of these suits as challenge rewards.
Well, you guys nailed it about trying to achieve "cute" because Beck totally is! I love that realistic Beck too, hahah!
I love all this concept art. The Astronaut/Space suit motif and changing arm weapons reminds me of Kamen Rider Fourze, which is awesome. I also REALLY want the scarf back in the game.
Is it weird that I think the realistic Beck looks kind of hunky? Because to me he looks kind of hunky. I want to date that robot, is what I'm saying.
OMG! I love that metal texture!!!
It's let our Beck more vivid, and make me love him.
How a cute boy.
In fact,I love astro boy, too.
Pay my respects to Tezuka Osamu !
By the way,when I look that Beck and No.1, It's make me think about Axl and Red in Megaman X7.
phase 5 top right the one with the sword and cape AWESOME i love all these concepts really i think they are all amazing!
I don't know if it's just me but all the Beck's sketch's are looking amazing. it would be awesome if they could use some of these as alternate costumes and Beck with a plasma sword could be like having 2 character to play since the gameplay would be different.
@Camilo Arturo I was really glad to read your comment. I agree with you and have been thinking about posting a similar comment. Beck looks good, but he doesn't look great. I'm not excited when I see him. There are some design elements that just don't make sense. I feel like his design is more complicated then necessary. The scarf would be cool on a new Protoman type character. The basic Beck form should be as simple as possible, but a more powerful looking upgraded Beck will be a welcome sight.
I really liked the scarf, would love to see some fanart with it!
I spot a potential Zero on Phase 5 designs!!!!
Realistic Beck needs to be on a western style box art or poster XD
The designs by Inti Creates are more human-like body types. I like their designs cause it reminds me of Megaman Zero which had cool designs of characters, but the final one that has more of Inafune's touch.
I'm interested in the xel concept - looks like some sort modular robotics (think of the microcons in TF revenge of the fallen) looking forward for the next update!
Each process is so interesting to see. Being a Mighty Becker is awesome because of that =D The final Beck deign suits to project so well. I would love to see beck change his "smirk" to a "smile" or other types of emotions, I do like the angry look (just the face) of the design where Beck's hands are a drill, rocket and feet for roller-blades. Cheers ^-^
While I love the final design for Beck, and in the end the final call is up to the people at Comcept, what would be REALLY cool is if there was some way for people to vote on their favorite designs. For Beck and all of the Might No.s, there's been some awesome artwork, and I don't think I'm alone in saying that I would have gone with different designs. Is this something that you have considered Comcept?