The Mega Man cartoon set to broadcast on Cartoon Network sometime this year recently received some new promotional artwork, as well as a new summary on DHX’s website. [Thanks, @IMissBionix on Twitter!]
The new promotion artwork shows off Mega Man’s look for the cartoon, as well as redesigns of classic bosses such as Fire Man and Ice Man from Mega Man on NES. DHX’s website also gives the following summary of the show:
“Aki Light is a regular, upbeat, robot schoolboy. He lives in the futuristic world of Silicon City, co-inhabited by robots and humans. But this robot boy has a secret… Deep within his programming lies protocols that can transform him into the powerful hero, Mega Man! When the villainous Sgt. Night and his evil team of Robot Masters emerge with ill-intentions, Mega Man dedicates himself to protecting the citizens of Silicon City. Equipped with his Mega Buster arm cannon and the ability to absorb the powers of his opponents, he bravely battles the wickedest of villains. In this brand new series inspired by the iconic Mega Man video game, comical, action-packed adventures abound as we follow the journey of Aki Light and his alter-ego, Mega Man, as he strives to balance life as an ordinary robot boy AND an amazing superhero.”
From the description, it seems that series villain Dr. Wily will not be appearing, instead replaced by Sgt. Night. Furthermore, the original Robot Masters appear to have been created by Sgt. Night, instead of by Dr. Light.