Modernize [Wed 18th May, 2022 03:45 BST]: It seems that the same website with a countdown in PolkaFantasy has now been removed.
Original story [Wed 18th May, 2022 02:15 BST]: Mega Man artist and Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafune is reportedly working on a new NFT project known simply as “Beastroid”. According to a countdown website discovered in the Japanese NFT market PolkaFantasy (thanks VGC), the legendary artist designed his first futuristic NFT collection.
“The Beastroid Vol 001 is Inafune-san’s first futuristic NFT collection with incredible utilities. As it hits Metaverse, PolkaFantasy is proud to present the official debut of its robo-revolution collection in the brand new Marketplace 2.0.”
There are even some traditions – noting how there are a undue 2,620 Beastroids (NFT translation) will be released by July.
“The first NFT revolution in the world led by the future of 2,620 Beastroids landing on Earth to save all human beings. In 20xx, humans are in danger of extinction. Hoping to survive, Paradise is the destination. A “A group led by a wealthy man named Ethan has developed a ‘Guardian V’ to protect the sites and kill anyone who tries to trespass. To retaliate, the Beastroids are the only hope for the future of humanity.”
A roadmap reveals how Beastroid owners will eventually be able to explore the “infinite possibilities” of these NFTs, and owners will have the right to “enjoy the privilege” of interacting with Inafune through various social events.
Although Keiji Inafune has a history with Capcom series like street fighter and Mega Man, in recent years, has been his troubled project on Kickstarter Mighty No. 9 which became front page. When this work was finally released, it shocked the audience. There were also performance issues and eventually “zero progress” on the ports was revealed.
Here are just some of the Beastoids that Inafune has apparently worked on – all of which draw inspiration from the Mega Man series:
It is worth mentioning the current discussion about the legality of the project and whether Inafune is actually involved, as its copyright and signatures do not appear on the site. VGC author Andy Robinson, who covered the original story, responded to this via social media:
“From what I understand, this project is not going to be announced – someone found it early on Google – so it ‘s not surprising that Inafune is not talking about it. It’ s also incredibly common for marketers to procure CVs from elsewhere. “
“It seems to be a credible market and this site has the name of Inafune and some kind of original art everywhere. Could they have decided to do all this for a scam? Sure, but why? Either way, I do not think in the absence of his copyright and his signature he does not deny it at all “
Since NFT took off, various celebrities and even video game companies like Konami have been involved. How would you feel if Keiji Inafune jumped on the NFT bandwagon? Leave a comment below.