Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rockman Xover Announced, Social RPG for iOS (Updated)

Well, here's your new game...





Information is few and far between, but here's the initial lowdown from the game's official site:

  • It's called Rockman Xover (pronounced "crossover").
  • The game promises to bring together many heroes and villains from different series.
  • The game is described as a social RPG currently in development to commemorate the franchise's 25th anniversary.
  • It's for iOS 4.0 and above (iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod Touch gen 3 and above).
  • Autumn 2012 release in Japan.
  • UPDATE: Western release confirmed.

Xover's story goes a little something like this: various Rockmen have been confined in a gap between space and time at the hands of Dr. Wily, Sigma, and other villains. In opposition, Dr. Light and Dr. Cossack develop a new robot to fight back. This robot, a production model, is scattered all over the world. It possesses infinite capacity to transform thanks to its power source, "battle memory."

Building up their very own Rockman (using the new robot as a template), players will cooperate together to thwart evil and restore everlasting peace. And that's the game, basically.
 
The addition of an "AutoPlay" button suggests Xover could take a more "casual" approach to the standard Rockman formula. For less experienced players, this feature could turn things over to cruise control. Of course that's unconfirmed right now. Just speculation.

Naturally, further details are expected. We'll be keeping an ear out. Stay tuned!

Source: Rockman Xover Official Site, Famitsu App

119 comments:

  1. Well, that's completely underwhelming...

    Sadder still the fact that my tablets run Android.

    Have fun Apple Mega Man fans!

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  2. Remember the rumors awhile ago (and I do mean awhile ago) about "Scramble Battle"....

    ....cause this seems a ton like that.....

    (only problem of course is that I do not own a smartphone)

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  3. Damn Apple and their monopoly on the smartphone market! Why the platform exclusivity?

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  4. Yeah, no... cell phone games don't count as actual Mega Man games. This isn't anything new or anything to be taken as a genuine offering. These things have been crapped out for at least what is nearing a decade. They only stand out because of the hiatus.

    My advice to this comments section: DEEP BREATHS.

    It's likely not even made by Capcom staff. They outsource these things to smaller companies with zero resources. It is in essence a licensed title like the DOS games. Perspective, my friends. This is NOT their initial offering for the 25th anniversary.

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  5. Yuck, pillow shading. Shoddy!

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  6. Social... mobile... RPG.

    Well screw that.

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  7. New megaman in the background?

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  8. Hey, at least it's somethi- *shot*

    No, but seriously, it's not -that- bad.. At least it's a big crossover.

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  9. I feel sick, they can't put a small team in Japan to do this game for 3DS?, really?, it has to be on iOS and with reused sprits from the Mega Man X iOS game.


    It's time to kill Mega Man for good, Capcom behaviour toward Mega Man is a true shame.

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  10. "Rockman X Over?" Is this a sad hidden message?

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  11. Ok, so. I have a translator built into my Firefox, so... gonna translate text for you gais...

    The character at the top, apparently the main character of this game (does anybody else notice his sprites are mostly re-made X sprites from SNES titles?)

    Anyway, he's the new playable character, and here's the text, roughly translated...

    "Where all of the Rockman world world was crossover

    Our hero Rockman, such as σ and. Wylie Dr,
    Had been confined in the gap between successive space-time by the hands of the bad guys!

    . Cossacks and Dr. Wright Dr, for this crisis
    To jointly develop a new robot.
    The robot, the world, yet mass-produced
    Use the "Battle memory" scattered,
    Has infinite possibilities that can strengthen itself.

    Players will fight evil in this world as its new robots.
    Rockman of your own to make and keep peace in the world with friends!"

    So basically, re-translated into conversational English..

    Rock has been stuck in the time-space gap by Dr. Wily.

    New Robot guy (top character) is a new character made by Dr. Light and Dr. Cossack to get Rock back and beat the bad guys.

    Yay play with friends.

    So, my guess is, new guy goes back and forth through time, meets the other Mega Mans, and gets powers or they join his party somehow, eventually save Rock to fix time so all the other MM timelines happen.

    Annnnd it's for Ipod Touch.

    Capcom, I am disappoint. 1 for just a cheap sprite-mod off of X games from 15+ years ago, 2 for only iOS. I do not own a damn 400 dollar phone nor a 300 dollar MP3 player..... how the hell am I supposed to play this.

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  12. Well, time to drive a F**KING STAKE INTO MY HEAD.

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  13. Well.

    I'm glad to finally have SOME kind of something coming to us, that's for sure.

    I can alrady see all the "omg cheap port/remake/mod/blahblahblah".

    It sure does look like they are really grasping at straws though, I have to admit. I'll glady pick it up, but... well, an iOS game is really just kind of a morsel being tossed to a few of us, isn't it?

    Obviously being built on the frame of Mega Man X even. I'd sure like a console release of some sort though, something that everyone can stand behind.

    For the first time, I honestly feel on the fence about whether I'm excited to see a new game that I see coming.

    I just hope you guys, yeah you, donrt just piss and moan about it. Lets be constructive.

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  14. Seems pretty rad. Can't wait to play it!

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  15. A new era of Rockman for the new era of gaming?

    Hopeful.

    Don't like whatever that Mega Man in the screenshots is though.

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  16. Cant wait when they will announce the new game...

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  17. Ummm. I don't know what to think of this. I like the idea, but the fact that it seems to be a quick mobile cash in...

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  18. As much as I want new stuff, I was never a fan of crossovers. It seems to... dirty universes. Or something.

    But oh well, I'm happy it's something!

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  19. It's just gonna get canceled in a month or two anyway, so w/e.

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  20. well it looks like mega man is over... sad day.

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  21. I think we need to hit Capcom with a rolled up newspaper or spray them in the face with a water bottle or something. No! Bad Capcom!

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  22. I miss you, Mega Man.
    I miss you and the time when you had actual games.

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  23. I hope, it's not "Rockman online"'s Neowiz problem.....

    Need the true Rockman.O.

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  24. @August 15, 2012 10:24 PM Anon

    The game has the 25th anniversary emblem slapped right on the website this likely IS the anniversary announcement no matter how "out sourced" it is.

    Capcom proper can't bothered to do anything.

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  25. I'm sorry, but what the hell.
    Social RPG? IOS?
    Okay.

    >Rockman O-ver
    Oh you Capcom, oh you.
    >Autoplay
    I...
    >These nonexistent stages
    >Fur collar
    I'm sorry, what the hell is this?

    And please don't anyone dare start the "See? Mega Man fans can't be pleased!" with this shovelware.

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  26. Crap. I think I just had a mind-blow moment.... Guys, follow me here...

    So, the new character that well, let's be honest. He lots a ton like X, doesn't he? Especially X in his X1 armor.

    Check that translated text I offered again.. check this one part.

    "Has infinite possibilities that can strengthen itself." (in reference to the new character that was mass-produced/made by Light and Cossack yada yada.)

    Infinite possibilities... AKA Limitless Potential.

    And it's set in classic's timeline at first.

    THIS MAY BE THE GAME THAT BRIDGES X AND CLASSIC GAIS!!

    Mind = blown / whoa didn't see that coming if that's the case, but that's just me hypothesizing at this point, so take it with a grain of salt. (Plus I don't give Capcom that much credit to think of that much golden plotline.)

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  27. Goddammit Capcom. I never asked for this.

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  28. why not make this for 3ds and vita instead? the game will probably get cancelled anyway, I mean take a look at how much capcom has cancelled over the years.

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  29. *checks calendar*
    Oh god. It's not April Fools'. Oh my god, this is a bad dream. Tell me this is a nightmare and I'll wake up from it.

    Naturally, the extension is to make anything "social" an RPG, because it's easier to hook consumers on their progress. Stack that on top of some healthy Megaman X gameplay, and yeah, that sounds like fun. As evil as that might be.
    Don't see how it's evil? Imagine if The World Ends With You were a Facebook game. Yeah, evil.

    But, the execution on this is so poor, I really don't even know where to begin. And I can't tell whether or not X2 is going to be out for the iOS by the way this is. I mean, Giga Crush? A CLEAR derivative of the X2 armor? This "Megaman" is a horrid mishmash of every series, you can point out every series in the standing sprite (the fur collar is not unprecedented, see MMVGB). But this is just...
    And it doesn't even make sense for Dr. Light to create a robot that has BN/SF/ZX design elements. You could get away with Classic/X/Zero, but this?
    iOS only? Ouch, though?
    The spritework isn't even that good. I can get 10 year old kids from DeviantArt to make equal or way better sprites.

    I tried not to complain for one paragraph, to make sense of this all, but there's none to be had.

    Folks, at this point, I'm hoping the 25th is a send-off. I literally cannot cope with this.

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  30. ROCKMAN OVER.

    Hmmm... you trying to send us a message CRAPCOM?

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  31. Capcom won't kill the franchise, the fans will.

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  32. Also, I don't know if anyone noticed this but the logo and webpage use recolored elements from past webpages... getting lazy there huh CAPCOM?

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  33. various Rockmen have been confined in a gap between space and time

    Capcom just...bite me.

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  34. Eh, could be alright. But, I can't get it because I can't run iOS on any computer I have. Bummer.

    Still, I'm hoping they release another game, or at least this on other systems. Legends 3 had a vocal minority rooting for it. But this is every series at stake, man. The idea could work, just not on iOS. Eugh, I can just imagine a nasty touch-D-pad with no tactile feedback whatsoever. I'm shuddering.

    But a release on another system or possibly even another game couldn't hurt.

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  35. What have you done to my childhood hero, Capcom...

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  36. Sheesh, I think that this is the first time I've wanted to create a petition to not bring something over.

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  37. Concept sounds cool on paper, but me no have any iOS to play it on AND the screens look butt-ugleh. :\

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  38. While the idea is alright and the new character looks cool enough...just...why iOS? Why this shitty X remake engine? Where in the world is the honest effort?

    To be fair, I suppose this is a cool little portable side game, but if THIS is ALL they have to offer this year for the 25th, I would sincerely hope they bury the Rockman/MegaMan property. I know that sounds harsh. I'm still holding out though.

    Don't shit in my cut, Capcom.

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  39. I--I wanna be excited about this, but...it's bringing back awful memories of MMX1-iOS. And I'm not sure if the new guy is really a character in his own right, what with multiple copies of him being strewn all over the world.

    I can only hope that, despite first impressions, this game won't be half-assed.

    (And to anyone who has or has will snap at the fans for not liking it--is it to much to ask that Capcom not phone things in?)

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  40. I see Rockman, X, Ryuusei, Zero v3, EXE, Model-Z (?), Trigger, and in the back? Rockman Xover.

    Is this the "crossover game" we were promised so long ago? It's not what I was expecting, but it looks interesting enough. I can't say I like the fact they're mixing sprite styles like this, but the enhanced sprites, aside from Xover, look neat.

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  41. Well, here's our Rockman Online!

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  42. Any you guys complained about Mega Man Universe...

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  43. Oh, and @August 15, 2012 11:51 PM Anon: The fans won't "destroy" anything. Capcom has already demonstrated that they give precisely zero shits about what their customers/fans think; we could complain all day, here or at Unity, and see no change. Unfortunately.

    (And I'm not just talking about MM; see DmC)

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  44. That looks like art *I* would draw. Crap!

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  45. You can thank the sales of the Megaman X iOS port for this crappy excuse of a game. This just shows how far Capcom has lost touch with its fanbase. Is this seriously what these "top men" have been working on all this time?

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  46. Ok.....exactly...what am I looking at?? Is this what X fans have been fighting for?? geez...i better take a nap, i feel tired after watching this.

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  47. ..............

    You're still dead to me, Capcom.

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  48. You're still dead to me, Capcom.

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  49. *Takes deep breaths*

    Well,I don't have an Iphone,or an Ipod,not even an last generation cell phone...

    ...yeah,I'll pass on this one for obvious reasons.

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  50. RADIX @August 16, 2012 12:48 AM, if you fans would AT LEAST be more considerate over the situation, then, I would say that Capcom is making a bad move. However, how do I feel when NOT EVEN the Fanbase is trying to be positive?
    You all sound down, like the franchise is already dead and even though this is NOTHING new(See 2004-08 era), you still sound like this is the end. So, if anything, just bite the bullet, don't buy any Mega Man games from now on, kill the franchise. The faster this franchise gets forgotten, the better, because it saddens me that we can't go over a few years without Mega Mana nd without tasteless Capcom jokes.

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  51. Im so done with Capcom. They are stupid assholes.

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  52. I can play this if i have a Ipad....but it looks so weird and ugly lol....i hope it's not an expensive game....captroll us.
    I think, this game can be ok for Wii for....10$ ?.......The graphisms are really....like MMU, worse !
    I would want test this game....anyways, it can be interesting (or not) XD

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  53. First New Dante in PlayyStation All-Stars, then this. Capcom's been rolling high at their trolling this week.

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  54. And the worst part is...
    Capcom will use this as another argument the series just doesn't sell that great anymore.

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  55. You guys were bitching about how we need less merchandise and more games?

    ...

    Oh wait, it appears your all bitching about this new game because it's for iOS.

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  56. Looks completely shit to a degree I want to punch my cat in the face..
    WHY?!

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  57. Why do I even bother looking up Megaman news anymore, the franchise is dead.

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  58. What a joke. What was Capcom thinking?

    How about putting games on a fucking console?

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  59. First new megaman game in years and I don't own the platform it comes out for.

    At least its a game Capcom could have skipped over the anniversary with no game at all and beside they said we wouldn't hear about anything about the 25th anniversary until november time so there could be more to come

    Also is there any comfimation that this is coming to the USA or europe?

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  60. Oh crap! I just realized there is no D-Pad.

    Most likely this will be a actual rpg, where you just move from battle to battle fighting enemies using basic commands. Shoot, charge etc. You'll probably have to rely on facebook friends or something to get new powerups access to new areas. Hench the Social description.

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  61. Well, it's a good thing that Capcom is still trying. I just wish they pulled their heads out of the sand.

    Want to know what would probably save MegaMan now, if it won't be Legends 3? MegaMan Universe.

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  62. I like how some people have decided they hate it already from three screenshots and the fact it's on a mobile platform.

    Personally, I don't have a problem with it other than the fact it's iOS only. Show us Android users some love!

    It might be fun if you can customize your character from a selection of parts

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  63. Ok. Ok, ok, ok.

    First off, I just wanna say that I’m very glad about a new Mega Man game. And all the more that it’s a crossover, and includes a brand new Mega Man character. That’s way cool. The new character just excites me.

    However…. iOS?! REALLY CAPCOM?! I MEAN, WE BEG YOU TO GIVE US GAMES, AND THE ONE TIME YOU DO, YOU MAKE IT FOR iOS?! SERIOUSLY? WHY NOT THE 3DS?! I mean, I can see how you wouldn’t make a console game; every Mega Man game since MML2 has been handheld games. BUT WHY NOT THE 3DS?! It’s got a user base now as compared to when MML3 was being developed. Or the VIta?!

    iOS is great, but it’s not for gaming. SERIOUSLY. FUUUUUUUUDGEBALLS AND NUTCRACKERS.

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  64. Interesting. I will keep my eyes on this one but I rather they release new games for Wii U or 3DS, sighing.

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  65. This is the reason why the Megaman series and Capcome isn't treated seriously anymore. I've seen a few fan-made games that will be better than this iOS crap and on par, if not better, than the original games.

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  66. The sprite reminds me of Balmung.

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  67. I wouldn't be as upset if it wasn't for the fact that I hated the controls in Megaman X for the iOS. Plus the fact that because the controls were so bad they had to make the game easier.

    The worst part is, if this doesn't sell, Megaman will be in even more trouble when they cite this failure as a sign the series is worthless.

    It just looks like Capcom is trying to jump on the bandwagon of social games to get casual gamers into the series; which makes since... But its the more hardcore audience that will tell their friends to buy the games!

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  68. There's no pleasing half these people. All I ever see is "Protodude, where's the game news. Capcom, why no new game news?" Then game news comes. (Granted yeah, it is sloppy IOS) Then people are like: "what,New game? That's stupid." I bet even if this game was on 3DS people would still whine.

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  69. I can ignore this as easily as every other mobile Mega Man game.

    Stop clamoring for it people, Capcom isn't going to be putting out any more games you want. Holding out for it will only prolong your agony.

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  70. This is just kinda a very, VERY cheap version of that rockman online game..Or am I crazy to think so?

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  71. *sigh* Two steps forward but two GIANT steps back.


    + A mass crossover of every Mega Man series. A concept I've been anticipating for a while.

    + A game that's not a remake or port.

    - Only available on iOS devices. Why not just make it for the 3DS? It'll control a lot better and you could probably add more features considering the 3DS is designed specifically for games.

    - Looking at the screenshots, the level designs look very flat and boring. Considering this is MEGA MAN, a franchise well known for its great level design, there's simply no excuse for this.

    Capcom, so far you've disappointed me once again. Let's see if you can do any better next time.

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  72. Perhaps this is a good thing. In a way, mobile gaming is the future. Tablets and smartphones, especially the ones that appertain to Apple easily out sale Nintendo products. Capcom might just be making this game to appease Megaman fans that possess the products mentioned above. This could be part of a transition to a new future for megaman.

    Having said that, Capcom cannot rush it and so they WILL release a new game directed towards those who would prefer Nintendo products.

    If this is not done, fans WILL be affronted and Capcom would have failed abysmally insofar as its consumers of the Megaman franchise are concerned.

    We should also remember the old adage: Patience is a virtue.

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  73. Perhaps this is a good thing. In a way, mobile gaming is the future. Tablets and smartphones, especially the ones that appertain to Apple easily out sale Nintendo products. Capcom might just be making this game to appease Megaman fans that possess the products mentioned above. This could be part of a transition to a new future for megaman.

    Having said that, Capcom cannot rush it and so they WILL release a new game directed towards those who would prefer Nintendo products.

    If this is not done, fans WILL be affronted and Capcom would have failed abysmally insofar as its consumers of the Megaman franchise are concerned.

    We should also remember the old adage: Patience is a virtue.

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  74. Perhaps this is a good thing. In a way, mobile gaming is the future. Tablets and smartphones, especially the ones that appertain to Apple easily out sale Nintendo products. Capcom might just be making this game to appease Megaman fans that possess the products mentioned above. This could be part of a transition to a new future for megaman.

    Having said that, Capcom cannot rush it and so they WILL release a new game directed towards those who would prefer Nintendo products.

    If this is not done, fans WILL be affronted and Capcom would have failed abysmally insofar as its consumers of the Megaman franchise are concerned.

    We should also remember the old adage: Patience is a virtue.

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  75. iOS?! Really Capcom?! Oooh boy, and I thought releasing Megaman: Powered Up and Maverick Hunter X on the PSP was a retarded, boneheaded move. But this... wow. You just shot yourself in the foot with a .50 Caliber Barret with that move. Nice going dumbfucks. You won't be getting a ton of money from your hardcore fans now.

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  76. CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!! CAPCOM IS TROLLING MEGAMAN FANS FOR 25TH 25th ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAMAN/ROCKMAN!!!

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  77. Ugh, why does it have to be for the iPhone series? I'd like to play it, honestly. Can't the release it for the 3DS as a pay to download or something?

    I actually like the new character, but not his sprites.

    I'm curious as to what the other MegaMen will look like since it appears to be in X's style.

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  78. Looks like Sonic's bad luck has moved on to Mega Man...

    -Sonic Generations. 'nuff said.

    -Mega Man Universe is destroyed in a big bang. (STFU about the graphics being bad, it's like comparing Link with Toon Link. Now if it was actually BAD like the CD-i Zelda games...)

    -Mega Man Leg-ends 3 ends in a bad dash.

    -No playable Mega Man in MvC3, except for a bad costume (Zero's, not Frank's). And if a lawyer fits, how a super fighting robot/Reploid/Humanoid/Carbon/Navi/alien doesn't? Didn't MvC1-2, TvC and a Onimusha had a Mega Man? Ya could at least give Zero his own series' appearance like SvC to represents it, and make X-series Zero his costume. It's called Mega Man X for a reason...

    -I don't mind BBAMM in SFxT, but placing it here anyway because many people do.

    -Now "Mega Man X-is-over"?

    The concept looks promising, but can't really say much about the game right now as there are few details (I'm talking about the game, not the bland WIP graphics). Got mixed feelings for it, most similar to how many people feel about Mega Man Universe and Operate Shooting Star... I hope it isn't the only game for the 25th anniversary, or that it is released for an actual game system like 3DS, PS3, Wii (U/Ware), ...

    When it comes to Mega Man, Capcom is so lazy nowadays they either prefer to cancel a game or quickly throw a cash-in. And for a phone... Leave small stuff like Rockman Poker for the phones and big ones like this for consoles or actual game portables, OK?

    But that's just me. I'm sure many people will be willing to buy it. At least the ones with iOS...

    Well, at least Capcom is making Rockman Online and Project x Zone... Oh wait, those are only licensed by Capcom, they aren't actually BY Capcom. (I don't like Strategy RPGs like Namco x Capcom anyway, but for the genre, I can see it is a great game, and so will be PxZ). Capcom, why U so disappointing in the last years? Besides Inafune, how much your staff changed? New Top Men?

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  79. You know what I find ridiculous. Legends 3 didn't meet any supposed criteria yet THIS did?

    C'mon...

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  80. I saw update and got excited. I thought it was going to get cancelled already.

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  81. Awesome, a new Mega Man game for Capcom to delay and then subsequently cancel.

    I can't wait.

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  82. Wonder what the "Skip" on the boss battle screenie is for? Can you skip boss fights?

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  83. I'd just like to point out that Trigger/Volnutt is the smallest Megaman in that image. Model-Z only appeared in one game (ZXA) and has more of a presence.

    Anyways, bitch bitch moan moan, but seriously, I don't own an iProduct capable of playing this (IF it even gets released over here). Guess I'll just fire up MegaMari or Minus Infinity again.

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  84. Why do I have a feeling that this doesn't end well if they release this game on december? At all.

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  85. *facepalm*

    Why are they releasing this for the smartphone only? They are not as common as Androids, so not as many people are going to download it. Also, the entire storyline just sounds like a giant clusterf*** of ridiculousness. I don't like it.

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  86. This is not going to be well for all of us. It's like a nightmare... with this iOS? What about the console, not that phone pad, whatever it is! We want a Mega Man game on our console, so we will buy!

    But this? WHY?!?!? WHHHHYYYYY!?!??!

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  87. This looks like a very automatic game. Not interesting at all.

    Why can't they just make actual Megaman games?

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  88. Well... At least I have an Ipod.

    Ah well, it seems fun, I'll give it a shot.

    Still doesn't looks as good as Legends 3 or Universe though.

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  89. Oh look, it's Mega Pluto Gate Man ZX and it's coming on to the worst possible platform for gaming.

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  90. Your friendly neighborhood metool X-OVER.August 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    [voice=generic ritzy high class anime chick] OH HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOH [/voice]

    Masterfull work, Capcom. No really, great job. You see that the fans ask for a new classic/X/Legends game, you see the cries for a crossover type game and fuck, you even see the small minority that ask for a new Rock/Mega man sub-series and decide to please them and piss them off all at the same time.

    By making it for iOS only and not any other platform (Do not give me any bunk about how it couldn't work on 3DS or the Vita. Nothing in the screenshots indicates that it couldn't.)

    Forum trolls of the world, take note. THIS is how you mess with the fans.

    (On a related note, woo Cossack! That has to count for somthing, right?)

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  91. "This looks like a very automatic game. Not interesting at all.

    Why can't they just make actual Megaman games?"

    Because requires effort.

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  92. @TheDiaport
    Megaman Universe is going to save the franchise? HA!

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  93. I no longer want to live on this planet!

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  94. I just noticed that Storm Eagle's sprite here is much better than in X1-iOS. So I guess that's something?

    (The speedlines are still pitiful)

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  95. Im sorry for my language in this...but megaman, my childhood and adulthood better not end up on being a piece of shit on the iphone or what ever crap they have now and have it become trash...just no...

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  96. Fantasy Empress RolinaAugust 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    This concept actually sounds interesting - a custom made megaman based on the powers and abilities of all the different incarnations? Where your Megaman is different than everyone else's? I'd have really been interested in seeing where this was going if it wasn't for the fact that it's on the iOS.

    Megaman games just don't really have a place on phone gaming - their control schemes just can't dish out what you'd need as a megaman game.

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  97. The Oblivious PrattlerAugust 16, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Hate to be pessimistic, but we know where this is going.

    - This is not the game we wanted.

    - Because it's not the game we wanted, it probably won't sell well.

    - If it doesn't sell well, Capcom won't blame the game. They'll blame us for not supporting MegaMan anymore.

    - If they blame us for not supporting MegaMan, they'll stop making games. Period.

    In short, we're doomed. This could be the end of the Blue Bomber.

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  98. Well, it's safe to say that the majority of the fanbase is against Capcom trying anything different, even if it's a terrible approach like the iOS. If it's off to a good start, it might become something bigger. That would be one reason I'd look forward for a game that's as "absurd" as this one.

    But the majority of the fanbase would most definitly disagree and just look at Capcom with too much hate because of their "loyalty" to the franchise.

    I'm still looking forward to how this turns out anyway.

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  99. So... tiny version of Rockman Online, essentially? That's what it made me think of.

    Well, to those who can play it, have fun. I can't sadly. I'm just gonna go ignore whatever complaining is going on here.

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  100. Capcom, way to go. Just keep trolling Mega Man fans. I'll never understand you, but I guess that's the point of trolling. But let me ask you.
    http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/business/salesdata.html
    Take a look at your own website. Which one of those franchises overwhelmingly has the most number of titles? Let's see... 12, 13, 75... 129! Which series has that many games? THE MEGA MAN SERIES! You try and tell me that Mega Man hasn't been one of your most popular franchises since 1987! Continually coming out with quality titles ever since (well, at least until recent years). What happened to your love for the Blue Bomber and his fans. For being "important" to you, you sure as heck don't show it! -_-

    Ranting aside, I just can't believe that Capcom would do this to us. Are they really just leaving Mega Man to the casual, average iPhone teen who has probably never played a Mega Man game?

    Capcom quote: "One of Capcom's many popular franchises, "Mega Man", which was first released in 1987, has seen numerous popular sequels and a plethora of merchandise which has established it as one of the premier franchises in all of video games." I wonder if they feel that sentiment anymore.

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  101. Capcom finally gives us a MegaMan game and you lot have the nerve to complain? Seriously?
    Personally, I think this looks quite interesting! And it's getting a Western release! Sweet!

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  102. @Tayo: And let me give you the business perspective on the number of games turned out.

    Compare the total number of games Megaman and Street Fighter sold (mainly because it's very similar)

    Take that number and divide it by the number of games released.

    Suddenly the reason Street Fighter is getting the attention has become clear.

    Now shall we list other series that are still in use with a better game to units sold average?

    Ace Attorney, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Lost Planet, Dead Rising, Devil May Cry. AKA everything Capcom is currently focusing on.

    Don't use evidence that can be turned on ye Tayo -_-. Leave any financial data out unless you know how much is going into development for these games.

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  103. Somebody kills me, Mega Man fans! Capcom has tortured me too much when I saw that new game for iOS. Please? Hang me up? Throw me into the lava? Anything? *sobbing*

    PLEASE!!!!! I BEGGED YOU!!!!

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  104. First new Dante in PSAS (Playstation All Star).

    Then this Mega man X over for iOS?

    What have they become?

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  105. Intresting concept, absolutely terrible choice of platform.

    How many people in the entire Rockman fanbase actually play games on smartphones?

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  106. Megaman X Corrupted fangame looks 1000 times better than this

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  107. Come on, guys. Really. I've been coming here awhile, and while I do agree that I would love to have a new Megaman game on an actual system other than an ipad/iphone/ipod, it's going to be okay. Yes, it has the anniversary logo, but that doesn't mean that this is IT. Keep up the griping and complaining, then yeah, whatever game they had in mind or thought about putting out is sure to bite the dust. I get a little frustrated with all the negativity, though I do understand a lot of it, just be patient. I'm 30 yrs old and have been a lifelong fan of Megaman most of my life, and have played and beaten every single game and loved (most) of them all. I've waited as long if not longer than a lot of you for a new Legends game, yes I was disappointed, and yes, I was angry, but we gotta stay optimistic here. Encourage the people at Capcom, let 'em know what they do RIGHT, and they might just turn an ear more often. The reps obviously come on this site, and they have more power than what you think! If I was said rep, and all I saw was griping and whining and F*** YOU CRAPCOM, I don't think I'd be wanting to make any games either! Look, this isn't the game I exactly wanted either, but sure as heck I'm gonna buy it and play it anyways, why? Because I'm a fan now and forever. Capcom, if you're reading this, thank you for giving us something. But if you're reading this know that we very much look forward to a future game on a console or handheld. Thank you for your work and consideration and many of us look forward to doing business with you.

    See? Not so hard guys.

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  108. Honestly, at least rate, any game from the franchise is acceptable. I'm glad we even have a game coming out. It probably won't be great, but we'll have to see how it turns out.

    Mega Man is, in a way, the new Sonic in terms of drama. Hopefully, a Smash Bros. appearance along with some new games occur that can slowly turn this around, but I feel as the next few years or so is going to be painful times for the fan base.

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  109. "How many people in the entire Rockman fanbase actually play games on smartphones?"

    At least one. I play games on my Droid 3 all the time. More than my PC or home consoles, since it's easy to whip out the phone and play for a few minutes while waiting in line. Heck, I even bought DosBOX for Android and play old PC games on it. I've gotten World of Xeen, Dungeon Master, Ultima Underworld and Warcraft 2 working on it, and they actually run better than on my old computer back in the day.

    Capcom has their own mobile brand for quite awhile. It's called Beeline, and their games are actually pretty cool. Most are the 'free download, pay real money for items and upgrades' though. I've been playing their Smurfs' Village game since December. Don't laugh, it's really fun.

    Smartphone games are here to stay. I wouldn't be surprised if the handheld market shrinks drastically or disappears entirely after the 3DS/Vita generation.

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  110. Eh... Like someone said already, the idea of a crossover between all the Mega Man subseries sounds like a pretty good idea on paper, but at the same time, I just can't bring myself to get excited for it, with one reason being that I don't normally deal with cell phone, iPad games, and whatnot.

    Since this is most likely something that's completely different from what's supposedly going to be announced in December, then I'll hold off on ripping this apart. If the "true" anniversary game turns out to be garbage, then I won't hesitate to slam it like I've done to that piece of crap, Mega Man Universe.

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  111. new megaman game anounced,
    aaaaaaaand it's gone.

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  112. Meanwhile in Capcom H.Q.:

    - Guys... guys! One of the most successful franchises that we have for the last 25 years has anniversary. We gotta do something for all the players who played all these years and kept having faith on us.
    - Not now, Elliot. I play angry birds.
    - Mobile phone game it is, then.

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  113. Rockman Xover?
    More like, Rockman Is Over.

    P.S. Rockman Online ripoff anyone?

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  114. Why do all of you a have problem with games that are made for smartphones? They aren't that bad. Not owning an iproduct doesn't mean you can condemn games that are introduced to them. In fact not many people brought the 3DS/Vita. Apple products on the other hand are incredibly successful. This is probably not going to be the official 25th anniversary game and most of us probably realize that. So it is not ok to insult a game just cause you might not play it. We should send a message peacefully and with dignity if we must.

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  115. I would genuinely be willing to give this a chance, if it were on some sort of conventional gaming device (i.e. 3DS, Wii U, or some other console). It's not that I have anything against smartphones per se--I actually do have an iPhone 4.

    But after 20+ years of playing with a traditional control scheme, I can't adjust to the style of play on a phone or computer. And I'm sure that will ruin the experience of this game utterly for me.

    It does seem like Capcom's given up on Mega Man by not making any more games for game-specific devices.

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  116. From reading most of the comments, it looks like fans would actually be okay with the game. Some of the complaining is a little out of hand, but the most legitimate complaint, is one I can whole-heartedly agree with:

    Why did they choose the worst possible platform to release this game on? This alienates most of Capcom's fans right on the spot. I don't have an iPhone, or an iPad, and can't afford one, either. And, I know I'm not alone. I might have supported this(I like the plot, and the new Mega Man), but there's no way I can, now.

    Capcom just basically charged-shot itself in the foot. Totally wasted this game's potential.

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  117. Literally, the only redeeming thing I can say about this is that it's better than nothing. Seriously, that's all that can really be said about this concept. Could it work better in action? Maybe. But right now, this looks exactly like a bad Newgrounds game I played years ago, only with touch controls.

    If it plays like the Mario and Luigi series I'd be a lot happier (at a game I cant get cuz I dont have an iOS compatible anything), but otherwise right now this is just a newgrounds fanmade flash game that we're being charged for, for the 25th Anniversary. Such a shame.

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