Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Fools: Play as Prometheus & Pandora in Newly Discovered "Chapter W"


(April fools! We tried to carry on the old "Cpapcom" tradition! This may indeed become a fan-project one day courtesy of Tomycase!)

Original story: A major new addition to Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection has been hiding under our noses this whole time. Rockman Corner reader Sidd Finch discovered a new sidequest in Mega Man ZX Advent that unlocks "Chapter W". The new campaign features a brand-new area and the ability to play as Prometheus and Pandora.

You can find all the details after the break!



To unlock "Chapter W", you must first make sure your copy of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is up to date. Next, launch Mega Man ZX Advent. Load up your save file (or start a new game) and reach the point in the game where you face off against Prometheus and Pandora.

Once you've defeated them, return to the "sibling room" in the "Mysterious Lab". Investigate the terminal beside the right capsule. Grey/Ashe will reference the existence of data that wasn't there before. You'll then receive secret disk "O08". Take the disk to the nearest Transerver to be analyzed by Master Mikhail. Once decrypted, Mikhail will explain that the disk contains a great deal of information about Prometheus and Pandora; their past and future ambitions. After this, "Chapter W" will unlock from the title screen after you've completed the game.



"Chapter W" is presented as a separate campaign from ZX Advent. It is a new story that takes place approximately three weeks after the events of ZX Advent. Prometheus and Pandora, having survived the destruction of the undersea volcano, wander the "Slumbering Lands" searching for a means to recover their energy and prolong their lives.



Taking a cue from Mega Man X8's "tag assist system", players can alternate between Prometheus and Pandora at any time. Each character has their own unique set of attacks and a powerful Giga Crush attack.



Because their bodies are so heavily damaged from the events of ZX Advent, Prometheus and Pandora's HP slowly depletes. The player is encouraged to defeat enemies as fast as possible to acquire Life Energy and maintain a steady amount of HP.

Sidd Finch nor I have yet to beat Chapter W, therefore we don't know what awaits us at the very end. A teaser for ZX3, perhaps? Who knows! This is all just too exciting!


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Happy April Fools!

Sincerely,

Protodude and Tomycase

40 comments:

  1. This really isn't funny guys.

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    1. Yeah, i feel kinda betrayed, rather than pranked.

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  2. Well played. You actually had me there.

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  3. you can't be joking about something like this! or maybe i just shouldn't be so naive. dang.

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  4. That's too detailed for a April fool's prank. It's a little much, don't you think?

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  5. I keep forgetting this damn holiday is a thing.

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  6. Whoever says love hurts will never get the same feeling I had when I read "Happy April Fool's!"

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  7. Well I feel done dirty by, now. Especially knowing that because this is a joke, those two will probably NEVER, ACTUALLY get new story. Thanks.

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  8. April fool's is like a holiday in the Megaman Comunity. I can still remember Gems like MegaMan 9 for PS2 way back in 2004, Legends DS and I think there was a joke of X.exe one year.

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  9. Okay. Yea. Really funny. This is the first thing i read when i woke up. Really appreciate getting excited for nothing. Next time maybe dont go that far for a stupid joke.

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  10. God damn it you got me good

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  11. Anyone who had an overly adverse reaction to this needs to take a chill pill. It was a pretty good well thought out prank.

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  12. Goshdarnit.

    I've always wanted to play as Prometheus, since I played ZX as a kid, and the hit me hard.

    I hate Fool's Day

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  13. This looked and sounded incredible. Morale reduced by 6 levels. Dang.

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  14. I know this is a joke but these screenshots look really good

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  15. It's not even clever or funny...Just well designed enough to make you feel bad

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  16. Who did you pay for all that pixel art and animation you sick horrid monsters.

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  17. Who did you pay for all the pixel art and animations you sick and horrid monsters.

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  18. You pricks got my hopes up. You and your fake screenshots and gifs. You absolute monsters. Fuck off.

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  19. You and your fake screenshots and gifs got me, you absolutely sick monsters. How dare you.

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  20. All the butthurt ZX fans crying give me life. This is why no one takes the MM fanbase seriously.

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    1. Hey, a lot of people had a similar reaction to the Quackshot remake (before the "pranksters" gave some context). People just feel more bad than anything when something really awesome-looking turns out to just be April Fools.

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  21. That would be cool. I imagine their gameplay would be kinda like Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin?

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  22. Thanks for getting my hopes up and ruining my day.

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  23. Jokes aside, this is a genuinely awesome proof of concept. I'd love to see something like this in the not so distant future whether it's an official game or a fan project.

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  24. Well, if anyone needed ideas for a fangame, there's a good one

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  25. KAKAKAKAKAKKAKA MEU PAU NO OUVIDOS DS VOCES AMERICANOS DE MERDAA, PAU NO CU DO CARALHO, MERECEM MORRER É CARBONIZADOS PORQUE AMERICANO NAO SABE FAZER OS OUTROS RIREM!! KAKAKAKAKAKAKA FETOS DE MERDAS 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  26. Sadly, it's unlikely that we'll get more of ZX, I'd like a new game, but after the mess that was Advent...

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  27. My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.

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  28. The moment I saw it, I was not phased. A lot of fake stuff out there, and it is April Fools. In all seriousness though, we need a ZX3, and it is safe to say that Pandora and Prometheus isn't coming back, but likely that Thomas, like Albert before him, is the new major tool being used by model W (Weil's essence inside pieces of Ragnarok). I can also imagine when he influenced Albert to reassemble him as Ouroboros, if that had went on much longer without he player destroying it, maybe Weil would have used it and/or Albert to create a new body for him and transfer his essence to that. Having your consciousness stuck in pieces of a space station or fortress especially for 200 years is not appealing. Also I can imagine it being a weird sensation, assuming there was any sensation. Also not being able to move and stuck petrified being a living hell, relying on his newfound powers of telepathy to control others to do his bidding.

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  29. DLC? The idea of a new game plus Specter Knight (or ugh, Ray) style is appealing.

    A good April fools joke makes both parties laugh, but unless it becomes reality this one just makes everyone sad.

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  30. It's funny because Megaman is a dead franchise and we're desperately picking at its bones a vain search for nourishment.

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  31. This is not friggin' funny. You played me badly there. You don't know how frickin thirsty I am for more ZX content. D:

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