Back in 1987, Keiji Inafune was a university graduate in Japan doing what all recent graduates do: looking for a decent-paying job. The young illustrator was hired by Capcom and wound up being tasked with creating a new character, Rockman. The diminutive blue hero debuted on the original Nintendo Entertainment System and became an iconic juggernaut for the publisher, one that has managed to evolve over two full decades.
Inafune-san has also undergone a similar evolution. In his time with the company, he has gone from lowly graphic designer to Capcom’s global head of production. However, despite his new position, Inafune still finds time to tend to creative pursuits. GameSpot recently spoke with Inafune-san about an all new entry in the series, Mega Man Universe.