Thursday, June 3, 2010

First Rockman Online Details Surface

Korean sites Beta News and Mediot have brought forth some new details pertaining to Rockman Online. In addition to providing a few new official illustrations focusing in on Rockman X and Zero (below), both sites have confirmed the game as a 2D side scrolling action RPG with 3D graphics (comparable to that of Mega Man X8 and Maverick Hunter X). 




Further, Online is said to take place within the Rockman X universe and its world will be populated by NPCs in addition to users. Capcom is still mum on a console, however it's speculated to be a PC release due to developer NeoWiz's previous efforts on the platform. At this time, the game will remain a Korean exclusive with no Japanese or Western release planned.

More details and screenshots of Online are expected to be released in the very near future. For now, please do enjoy the new official artwork!

63 comments:

  1. FUCK YEA! It may note be X9, but it rocks!

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  2. Now THATS what I'm talking about!

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  3. MMORPG? Do not want?

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  4. If it's korean exclusive, I'm importing.

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  5. Orange saber?

    I'm really curious as to what the gameplay will be like, since it's a sidescroller. Also, do players play as originally made characters or already existing characters?

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  6. Interesting. Has there ever been a 2D MMORPG before?

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  7. @Dan1 where have you been? Maplestory, Wonderking to name two really good ones.

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  8. @Dan1

    Yep, but the only ones that come to mind are Maple Story and La Tale. And DFO, but that isn't a platformer.
    That play like most normal platformers, instead it's one big world instead of levels, and more focus on fighting than actaul platforming. And Grinding



    Lots and Lots of grinding.

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  9. Strange choice of Rockman series for an MMO.

    Would importing work? The servers would surely be Korean, wouldn't they? Not to mention the text. :P

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  10. Woohoo?

    Leary of this one.

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  11. Looks like Sigma's making a return, and Axl isn't. I'll be importing this for sure, can't wait to see how this turns out.

    @Dan: I've never played it, but i've heard Maple Story is one.

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  12. 2D sidescrolling, wouldnt it be similiar to maple story then?

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  13. There have been tons and I mean TONS of 2DMMORPGs, but I'm not so sure about a platforming one where you die falling into pits and stuff. This seems like it's got a lot of potential, though. Multiplayer MMX. Didn't everybody want that at some point?

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  14. No Axl! Yippee!

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  15. @Dan1 Maple Story >_>

    On Topic : This seems quite cool,but the fact that its a mmorpg..i can imagine the pointless grinding

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  16. @Dan1

    Maplestory is an Example. *cough*

    In the topic though, Maybe this was the game that had a short development time or no...? Argh, The speculations making my head explode...

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  17. Sigma... and no Axl?

    Speculation on Rockman Online being a prequel to X7 begins... now.

    By the way, NeoWiz, your Zero art is backwards. Kthx.

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  18. MapleStory? Hmm would love to see this game. Would prefer a sort of Battle network one online however that would get major complex

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  19. Dan1, MapleStory is a sidescrolling MMORPG and there are few others beside it, too.

    Pretty interesting, though.

    -Shadowii2

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  20. Sounds like a Mega Man X version of Maple Story.

    Hopefully it is for the PC because then it wouldn't be too hard to....acquire >__>

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  21. @ Dan1: yes, MapleStory.

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  22. @ Dan1
    Yes, actually. It's called MapleStory.

    This looks interesting, but I'm going to hold off judgement until it actually comes out.

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  23. This... is... unexpected to say the least. It really IS X related, after all, color me surprised. They really should make the title "RockMan X Online" then... Being a side-scrolling RPG, it'll probably be something similar to Maple Story. I wonder if there will be character creation? Now that would be interesting (or perhaps it's directly implied anyway, so there's no need to actually say "hey, there character creation!").

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  24. There have been 2-D MMOs before, like Maple Story.

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  25. @Dan1

    I take it you've never heard of MapleStory.

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  26. Dan1 > Maple Story. 2D Platformer MMORPG. xD

    Anyway, this news makes the game even more interesting.
    Is this about what "If they make a X game it won’t be X9." from MegaPhilX's Captivate Chronicle ?

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  27. Awesome but I dont want it to be like MMORPG. :)

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  28. There's so much I could say about this.... most of which would sound perverted and fangirl-creepy.

    o________o But, I wants eeeeeet...

    I'm curious as to how they're going to mix 2D with MMO. I first thought was PSO before the "2D" sprang up.
    Hey, I'm all for new things.

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  29. Sigma...
    And after they said Sigma was never coming back

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  30. I'm not in

    it's over for me

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  31. Hmmm, if it's not a pay MMO, warcraft wannabe, this may actually be a pretty cool game.

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  32. Maple Story comes to mind. Also,they flipped the Zero artwork...

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  33. Hmm interesting... it deserves some checking.

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  34. MaverickHunterAshJune 3, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    I can’t decide how to feel. Do I love that they’re using the X series because X gets no love any more, or do I hate that they’re using the X series since it means it’s being wasted on an MMO?

    The character art makes me so happy… and then I remember it’s for a damn Mega Man X MMO. How completely depressing. Total fail. :/

    This would be so, so amazing if it was the first-ever art revealed for Mega Man X9. So, so, so amazing. Alas.

    Oh, and Mega Man X8’s character designs were awesome. X has never looked better IMO.

    Also… no Axl (yet), Sigma’s back, and the art looks like it’s done more in the style of Maverick Hunter X. Could this be an interquel? I guess it’s just as well that it doesn’t continue the story after X8; MMOs have awful/nonexistent stories anyway, so it’d be wasted potential.

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  35. Hot damn, this looks awesome

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  36. Seen this coming a mile away...yet I did not gasp?

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  37. Did it really take like 30 people to say "Maple Story" for him to get it...? >.>

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  38. Korean? Not Japanese? I don't like the sounds of this...it's essentially a fan-game, it seems, and I don't think anything in it can be taken as canon.

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  39. @MaverickHunterAsh:

    I see where you're coming from, but think of it this way: What if it still turns out to be something extraordinarily good, despite being an MMO? For example, I'm not a huge fan of the RPG genre in general, and yet I thorougly enjoyed all the Mario RPGs that have ever been released. There's a chance that Capcom may end up doing something that'll blow people out of the water, even those who don't like MMOs.

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  40. Megaman Online and Megaman Universe are different games or the same? (i hope different)

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  41. X fanbase. Previously somewhat united, now almost completely split apart by this game for various reasons.

    Be happy you guys are even getting an X game in the first place.

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  42. @mike:

    Uh, it isn't a fan game. CAPCOM and NeoWiz are producing this. It doesn't matter if it's Japanese or not, it's official and canon.

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  43. Well, what do you know?

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  44. A Korean MMO? I can't help but imagine Gunbound and Maplestory having a little blue lovechild.

    It'll be interesting if the signup process is easy or 2ch gets their hands on this. Either way we'll be seeing screenshots and niconico videos probably the day of release.

    Wish it wasn't an mmo though, I don't have time for grindan with my job these days.

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  45. Just what I expected, the X game that is not X9 that Inafune Mentioned, perhaps it will be announced at the Hobby Fair.. or not....

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  46. The hobby fair game is more than likely to be a new hobby style rockman, nothing to do with X.

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  47. Also, I forgot to mention Monster Hunter is techinally a mmorpg (Frontier noted) and it is far from grindy in the sense of level caps. If MMO is platform heavy, I think it will be more skill emphasised then anything else. I just can't imagine shooting a boss for a hour striaght. But, that's just me.

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  48. Too bad it isn't for the Battle Network/EXE series, now that's something I really want to play as an MMO.

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  49. They have to release this in Japan and/or the West. A whole lot of way more obscure Korean MMOs have been getting Japanese and Western releases lately. They'd be crazy not to release this one abroad, given the huge potential of a well-established property such as Mega Man. I'd be willing to bet that this is the "Mega Man Universe" we've heard about.

    As for the general concept of a Mega Man MMO, I'm just going to keep an open mind. It's too early to talk doom and gloom yet, since we know next to nothing about the actual gameplay. Who knows, maybe Capcom will make more MMX games if this one really takes off.

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  50. True to my word, I have soiled myself with joy.

    BRING IT STATESIDE NAO!!11 *has an epileptic fit*

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  51. I'm not sure it will be only X series game.
    Capcom & Neowiz games will introduce more characters(not only X and Zero).
    They have plan to release screenshots of the game soon.
    I have half of concern, and half of expectation.

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  52. Well, that's exciting! I'd play an online Rockman X MMORPG, sure! Now I have two potential future MMOs to look forward to: Dragon Ball Online and this. ^_^

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  53. MEGAMAN X for MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! plz

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  54. ..................
    This is alot to take in I dont know what to think.....I feel its best to wait and see for furter details guys before we get all hyped up.

    Also any of the Mega Man series can have MMO's..ANY ANIME OR VIDEO GAME SERIES CAN HAVE MMO'S..Naruto, Bleach, Pokemon, and even Street Fighter.

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  55. *squeeeeeeeeeees in fangirl joy* ^_______________^ It's a new X game! After 5 YEARSSSSSSS of waiting, FINALLY, a new X game!!

    At last Anon above me: YES PLZ. X FOR MVC3!!!!!!!! Oh god.

    Anyway. I think this is kinda like the CM2 we X fans whom enjoyed said game have been waiting for, kinda-sorta. I expect you can find me attempting to hump X's NPC as soon as release day comes along, unless they some how make him playable. O_o;

    ...Which will be weird. I really am not sure how this one will play out, but I'm imagining I'll be making an original character somehow and doing missions, yet X and Zero are obviously main characters? Color me stumped on that one. Do you make an OC and do missions WITH a compy-controlled X and Zero? Or do they just berate me for dying against a boss? Give out missions? etc? What?

    And, WTF, where's Axl, why is Sigma back, wtf again.

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  56. Whats with those people using "WTF" and "F***" ? What an immature people. DISGUSTING!

    You can delete it and do not want to put it in the post but you are not being honest. Those swearing are not necessarily and immature, really. GROW UP!

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  57. I find it funny how everyone is mentioning MapleStory. From the text that mentions 3D, why has no one commented Grand Chase yet?

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  58. My only beef is ... why does the artwork look like that especially after the pretty epic one they posted before these? Hope they get better artists, that Zero is pretty bad.

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  59. @MegaMac: I think Maple Story is the first thing that pops into people's heads when they think "sidescrolling MMORPG". Grand Chase does sound like a better comparison, though.

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  60. >__> Oh wow. I might actually have to start playing MMOs. Gah. Gah. Gah. Damnit. I was trying to remain as a Korean who doesn't play MMOs.

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  61. It may or may not be worth mentioning that the standalone art greatly resembles the style the EXE artists used, esoecially around the eyes.

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  62. wheres the download?

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