It’s time for another game of Good News, Bad News; Good news: Capcom’s making a new original Mega Man title that’ll be out in Japan this fall! Bad news: It’s an iOS-exclusive social RPG!
…has the sting gone away yet? Don’t worry, there’s pictures at the end of the article.
Just in time to celebrate his 25th anniversary, Capcom announced the production of Mega Man Xover (cross-over, get it?) on their Japanese home page. Along with the revelation comes a basic synopsis of the story, translated courtesy of The Mega Man Network: “It’s a world where all the worlds of Rockman have crossed over. The gulf of space-time has been closed thanks to the efforts of Dr. Wily, Sigma, and other villains to Rockman and co.! Dr Light and Dr. Cossack work together in creating a new robot to oppose this crisis. A production model, this robot uses ‘battle memory’ that has been scattered over the world, and possesses infinite potential to transform and increase his power. The player battles evil as this new type robot. Create your own Rockman, and battle with others to protect peace!”
The prospect of character customization mixed with platforming action sounds interesting, but there’s a lot about the accompanying screens that do a good job of killing any of the hype we might have started to build: Amateurish Flash-quality graphics? An AutoPlay button? Skippable boss fights? We know it’s an iOS game and all, but come on guys.