RS Links: Mega Man 9 – Removed Character!

RS Links: Mega Man 9 – Removed Character!

Another one of the RS Links updates, this time about a removed character from the new Megaman 9: Robert  Seddon linked us to Kotaku, where they wrote that: “According to Capcom PR dude Tim Ng, there were going to be two female robot villains – but the second girl was scrapped because the developers didn’t want fans to feel like the series was changing too much.” Now, i wonder if there was already a sprite for the second woman, or it was just a concept.. mmhh..

In an interview on GameSpot with Capcom producer Hironobu Takeshita, we can read more info about the removed character:

GS: Are there any robot masters that didn’t make the cut that you can share with us?

HT: I don’t mean to evade your question, but there is one boss we’d love to introduce to the fans in this occasion. His name is Fake Man. He appears on the special stage available in downloadable content. He also makes a small appearance in the main content. This is a big hint! Some of you might have already gotten it by just telling you this. The special stage will be very challenging for most of you, and you may not be able to see him often. Don’t be discouraged. He is waiting for you, to battle you!

[…]

He is just a Honey Bee Robot. Isn’t that way too simple? He was originally to be Honey Woman–a woman robot–but through many redesigning stages, the Honey Bee Robot became a man, and Splash Woman became the first and only woman in the series so far.


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3 thoughts on “RS Links: Mega Man 9 – Removed Character!

  1. Kiddo

    Probably related to this is something stated in the Nov. 2008 Nintendo Power issue with “Grand Theft Auto Chinatown” on the cover. Page 28 starts the section called “Cross the Boss”

    “Hornet Man was originally going to be a female character Honey Woman, but after long consideration, the woman boss status was awarded to Splash Woman instead.” – Yoshitaka Hakateyama, character designer.

    This quote implies however that only one or the other would’ve made it into the final.

  2. FlipTroopa

    I actually read in Nintendo Power just this past month that the second female Robot Master was meant to be Hornet Woman. However, when they realized the novelty would be wasted if they had TWO that were female, they turned the character into Hornet Man. Maybe that explains a few things about why Hornet Man is a fairly simplistic looking boss?

  3. monokoma Post author

    Thank you for the infos Kiddo and Fliptroopa! :) It’s nice to know that the developers are so “open” talking about the removed girl, maybe they will even show her in the future?

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