Art Juice: The Mega Man

[Every week (until I get bored), Art Juice takes a recent videogame story and provides an unremittingly artistic slant, telling us a little something about ourselves in the process … whether we want to know the truth or not!]

As soon as I heard that “Crap American Box Art” Mega Man was coming to Street Fighter x Tekken, I was overjoyed. It is the greatest thing a videogame company has ever done for its fans — ever. Unfortunately, some people are always going to look a gift horse in the mouth. 

Hardcore fans apparently hate the design for the character that will be in Street Fighter x Tekken, but it’s really not that bad! All it needs is a little tweaking, something to bridge the gap between the old Mega Man of yesteryear and the sleek, asskicking Mega Man of today. Naturally, it’s up to award-winning artist Jim Sterling to resolve the issue. 

So it is that I give you — The Mega Man. This is the definitive design for Capcom’s iconic hero. Hopefully they use it!

Jim Sterling