Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Epic Games Wants to Know if You Want Mega Man in Fortnite

I'll level with you -- I don't play Fortnite. I tried it a few times. Eh. It wasn't for me. But I won't deny how important it is for a lot of people. Maybe you, even! That's why, dear Rockman Corner reader, you might find this particular bit of news interesting.

Reportedly, Epic Games have e-mailed a survey to select Fortnite players asking which video game franchises they'd like to see crossovers with. These include Resident Evil, Ratchet and Clank, Super Mario and even... Mega Man! Nice.

The full list includes a LOT of heavy-hitters so it stands to reason that the Blue Bombers faces some competition. Granted, Capcom already has a foot in the proverbial Fortnite door with Street Fighter. That may bode well for our boy. Maybe.

All in all, though, there's no guarantee that these characters will make it into the game. The survey is primarily being used to gauge interest in the direction future crossovers will take. Video game franchises? Movie characters? Comic book heroes and so on? Only time will tell. You can find more info from the sources below.

Source: Game Informer via ResetEra

39 comments:

  1. i would hope megaman does win. I dont play fortnight but it will show capcom theres a demand out there even with young fortnight players.

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  2. Fortnite's character models have to conform to a certain rig and hitbox size/shape, everything shares a lot of basic animations, so Classic Megaman wouldn't work without stretching him out quite a bit. But Legends, X, Zero, maybe even EXE would probably work fine. I'd probably guess X and Zero as a bundle, with the saber as a pickaxe replacer.

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    1. Is it funny that I thought similarly to that before this post?

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  3. I don’t play Fortnite but I think Bad Box Art Mega Man would be perfect for this. He already uses a gun so there you go.

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  4. well, I'd love for Epic Games to get some mega man in the Epic game store at least

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  5. I wouldn't be totally against this. Although, it would be nice if we could see some representation from the X, Zero or ZX series instead of the Classic series.

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    1. Yeah, who wants free publicity anyway? Certainly not Mega Man, which totally doesn't need it.

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    2. @Anonymous
      This but unironically.

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  7. Yo no juego fortnite pero hay algo que pueda hacer?

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  8. NOPE!

    I used to be an Epic Games fan (not a Fortnite player, but I love Unreal, Jazz Jackrabbit, Shadow Complex, Paragon, etc.), and I was initially OK with the idea of the Epic Game Store. However, after EGS started using anti-consumer exclusivity tactics and Tim Sweeney started this lawsuit frenzy demanding free store hosting/advertising for Fortnite, I totally soured on Epic Games in general. So I have NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER seeing Mega Man in ANY Epic product/storefront. Same goes for everyone else in that character list.

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    1. I don't think I ever liked Epic Games, but I really loved Epic Megagames. They were my jam, back in the 90s! And ah, Tim Sweeney… From such humble beginnings. Who thought the guy who made ZZT and Jill of the Jungle would end up being an egomaniacal, greedy businessman, just like all the rest?

      Also, I really hope Jazz Jackrabbit never makes it into Fortnite (not including that box art poster). The day I see an Eva Earlong costume in that game is the day I know everything is over.

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  9. This is honestly what I feared when I saw CAPCOM got a collaboration with Epic Games to put Street Fighter in Fortnite. It looked out of place to me at first, but then I thought of the slim probability that Mega Man might be next.

    If Mega Man becomes the highly voted candidate, then I would see something like the X series to take part of this due to how CAPCOM's focus seems to be on Rockman X DiVE for the time being and how the models would work due to their heights and art style (Due to Lexa from the last season, I see this possible).

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  10. Sigh, yeah... I mean, I don't even play Fortnite but I'm such a sucker for MM crossovers I would redownload it.

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  11. I mean... I absolutely detest Epic Games, with all their shady practices, lack of account security, and absolutely not caring how hypocritical they are with the whole "we care about giving gamers a choice where they play" then snatching up as many exclusive deals as they can. But... if there ever is a place to drum up some excitement for the Mega Man franchise, I suppose it is where all the youths are.

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  12. this would be really good for the franchise, if we can get a wave of people interested in the games, that's great! Hope any of the mega mans get in!

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  13. Oh hell no, this is not how Mega Man should come back!

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    1. @Protodude
      April 24, 1998. Or maybe October 21, 1999. I never really decided~

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    2. About half an hour ago. Took Rush for a walk. Should be back any minute.

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    3. Between the release of MM10 and around the time they canned Legends 3 and him coming back in 2018 with MM11. almost a 10 year hiatus. The only new thing we got that was legit and canon was MM11 in the past 10 years. Collections aren't new material and dive does not count.

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  14. I didn't like Fortnite either but I just wanna see Mega Man in more things. The more eyes on our blue boy, the better!

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  15. Why not? I have no interest in Fortnite (or theses type of online multiplayer games in general), but that would advertise Mega Man to a lot of peoples. Including a lots of kids.

    If they do add a Mega Man character (and nothing is less certain at the moment since it's just a hypothetical question), i guess the X series characters would be picked due to their proportions and the fact it's one of the most popular MM series. Though Volnutt would fit the artstyle.

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  16. If it is decidex by vote, i don't Mega Man winning. It's a Classic franchise, sure, but i think right now it is not as recognizable by the average guy as RE or Street Fighter.
    I don't see Nintendo letting them include Mario.
    Not that i particularly care, i don't have fortnite so it would'nt affect me.

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  17. if they wont add another mega man character i smash than just put it in fortnite, they wont even give us megamn legends 3

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    1. Thoses are 3 things that have nothing that so coppletely have nothing to do with each other that i wonder how you where even able to make such a conclusion.
      Smash:That depends on Nintendo, not Epic, not Capcom (though, of course, Nintendo would have to receive their permission to add a new MM character). While there is no hard and fast rule about what they add or don't add in Smash, there are a variety of reasons that could explains not adding a new MM character. It has exactly 0 relation to Fortnite.
      Legend 3, or any other MM game for that Matter, it depends on Capcom's plans. And while crossover appearances would help promote the franchise, whether or not they make a new game does'nt depend on it.
      Finally, Epic game adding something in Fortnite just means they get the rights to do so from the owner. Regardless of said owner (Capcom in this exemple) other plans about the serie, and especially regardless of what another company (Nintendo here) not related to them include in their game.

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  18. Absolutely not.

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  19. Of course!!, it would be very good for the franchise and I would like to be X in fortnite XD

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  20. If they do put it in I dont want to see x or classic in it. X and zero especially have more appearances the. The original counterpart and as cool as it would be to have classic get some love and maybe see protoman dancing I want the obscure characters to get in like zx, starforce, and legends. Assuming it gets in of course. Itll probably be re with its recent resurgence.

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  21. I might actually download the game if Megaman wins...

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  22. Please no... please just no.

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