From mountains of Servbot-themed merchandise to Frank West's realistic Mega Man X costume, Capcom's Dead Rising series certainly loves to pay homage to the Blue Bomber. Dead Rising: Case Zero, the forthcoming playable prologue to Dead Rising 2, looks to continue this trend.
E3 attendees Trike and Riley had a chance to play Case Zero at E3 last week, and both managed to spot a few Mega Man tributes. Trike writes, "There were two Mega Man cameos that were very noticeable. One was that the Servbot Helmets return. This time however there are many variations featuring different Servbot expressions. They are pretty funny. The other is that there is a Proto Man cardboard cut-out that is able to be used as a weapon."
Riley confirms these nods and then some. "I saw a couple Mega Man posters plastered onto the walls of the playable stage", he writes "The posters featured art from the six NES games. Also, I had a chance to speak with a Capcom rep and according to him, the MMX costume will return in DR2 and even teased the possibility of another Mega Man-themed costume."
I don't mean to sound like a Zero fanboy, but I'd love for the new costume to be Zero. You have to admit, slicing through hordes of zombies with your Z-Saber would be pretty awesome. Dead Rising: Case Zero will be made available to download some time prior to August 31st, exclusive to Xbox 360.