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New preview pages for the UDON X Capcom: Sketchbook Alpha released

Seems sketchy

The 48-page UDON X Capcom Sketchbook Alpha gathers over 10 years of convention sketches, rough drafts, original line art, and character designs produced by the UDON crew and friends Capcom. There are also unused DLC costume concepts from Street Fighter IV, a peek at the artwork and designs of the upcoming Street Fighter Origins: Sagat comics series, and more!

While we wait for the June 15th, 2020 release, we can check out a few more sample pages from inside the book. Hit up the embed above to sift through some of the sketches included. If you like what you see, you can snag a preorder here.

Mega Man: Fully Charged getting a limited comic series

The blue bomber heads back to comics

Boom Studios has announced that they're currently working on a limited comic series for Mega Man, entitled Mega Man: Fully Charged. Based on the animated series of the same name, Mega Man: Fully Charged is being handled by A.J. Marchisello, Marcus Rinehart,and Stefano Simeone.

This will be a six-part series will go beyond what the TV show offered, featuring a storyline where Dr. Light has been captured by Dr. Wily, which will lead to details on Mega Man’s real past and the human/robot war.

Mega Man: Fully Charged #1 is set to release both physically and digitally in August 2020. Check out the gallery below for cover art and artwork samples.

Kotobukiya releasing Mega Man X Rising Fire Version model kit

So hot!

Kotobukiya is continuing their line of Mega Man X model kits with a Mega Man X Rising Fire Ver. This 1/12th scale figure is the fourth in the series, and the design is inspired by Mega Man X4. The kit will include special effect parts to create a fiery Ryuenjin, which is a skill you learn after defeating Magma Dragoon. There's no release date for this model kit at this time.

One-Punch Man artist shares a Mega Man tribute

One-Buster Man

Manga artist Yusuke Murata is well-known as the artist behind One-Punch Man's manga adaptation. His work with that series has spread the world over, but today he's sharing something a bit different. It looks like Murata is quite the fan of Mega Man, as he shared his take on the character in the sketch seen above. There's definitely a little bit of One-Punch Man style at play here, making for a Mega Man that looks particularly bad-ass.

Capcom shares updated sales totals for their franchises

Millions upon millions of units moved

Capcom recently reported their latest financial results, and with that came an updated list of total sales for franchises. You can check out that list below.

Resident Evil - 98 million units
Monster Hunter - 63 million units
Street Fighter - 44 million units
Mega Man - 36 million
Devil May Cry - 22 million
Dead Rising - 13 million

The Mega Man Special Band performs Dr. Wily Stage 1 from Mega Man 2 to promote stay-at-home efforts

A Mega tribute!

Not that long ago, Capcom was putting on Mega Man concerts in Japan to celebrate the series' music. While those concerts have been put on hold due to the pandemic, Capcom is more than happy to work on a special performance from home.

The Mega Man Special Band gathered virtually to record a special version of the Dr. Wily Stage 1 theme from Mega Man 2, which you can see above. The band put this together in order to entertain those who are staying at home to help flatten the curve of the pandemic.

Funko reveals a series of Monster Hunter Stories Pop! figurines

Well that's surprising!

Capcom didn't have much success with the original release of Monster Hunter Stories on the 3DS. The game didn't exactly light up the sales charts, and the accompanying anime in Japan was short-lived. With that said, the game recently saw a bit of attention in Japan as it released for mobile devices, and now fans around the world will be able to enjoy a new bit of merchandise.

Funko has revealed a series of 4 Monster Hunter Stories Pop! figurines. The lineup includes Lute & Navirou, Ratha, Avinia, and Frostfang. As of right now, no release date or pricing information is available for these figurines.

Jeremy Parish takes a look back at Mega Man Legends

I've been taking a different approach to video production while we're all hunkered down for the pandemic. Some people cope with booze or by binge-watching; I cope by making videos about games I love. Case in point: Mega Man Legends for PlayStation, which is well outside the scope of Video Works... but I'm let it kite along in the slipstream of the recent NES Mega Man retrospective. It's an incredible game—a personal favorite. So, please: Just roll with it.

UDON X Capcom: Sketchbook Alpha announced

All-new, never-before-seen art!

The 48-page UDON X Capcom Sketchbook Alpha gathers over 10 years of convention sketches, rough drafts, original line art, and character designs produced by the UDON crew and friends of the studio! Also included are unused DLC costume concepts from Street Fighter IV, a peek at the artwork and designs of the upcoming Street Fighter Origins: Sagat comics series, and more!

Some pieces are pencil art, some markers, some digital, but all show the energy and skill that goes into raw artwork.

This 2-cover set features cover artwork by Omar Dogan. CVR A "Chun-LI" connects with CVR B "Morrigan" to form one image of both fighting femmes locked in the ultimate form of competition - video games!

Both variants features virgin flip covers, showcasing the same artwork on the back cover, with no logo or text elements.

This special sketchbook is available exclusively through UDON's online shop, and can't be found anywhere else!

UDON X Capcom Sketchbook Alpha

- 48 pages
- comic book format (6.5x10.25")
- no ad pages, it's 100% artwork!

There are four different options for the UDON X Capcom: Sketchbook Alpha on Udon's website. You can get the A cover, B cover, a blank cover, or an A + B combined option. Check out all the versions available here.

Shinsekai: Into the Depths "Developer Diary" #2 released

An even deeper dive

Shinsekai: Into the Depths developers Pete Fabiano and Shuichi Kawata take a deep dive into the game’s art direction in our 2nd Developer Diary. Capcom’s latest original title Shinsekai: Into the Depths is available now on Switch.

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