Mega Man Perfect Blue is a fan-game currently in development by RRThiel and co. that not only captures the spirit of the classic series, but also aims to carve its only legacy. From its unique visual style to one banger soundtrack, Perfect Blue may just hit that mark.
According to director RRThiel, the game, which is being developed in the "Megamix Engine", will consist of eight stages: an intro stage, 4 Robot Master stages and 3 Castle stages. You can play as either Mega Man or Roll and each sibling plays differently. Mega Man plays mostly the same but he can now shoot while sliding, jump from ladders and charge all of his Special Weapons. Additionally, when Mega Man is out of Special Weapon energy, he can STILL use his Special Weapons! They'll just be a little weaker with reduced functionality.
As for Roll, she plays similar to Zero from the Mega Man Zero series but with a "streamlined" approach. She can only perform a single slash at a time but it's fast, potent and can be used while walking or dashing. Roll does not acquire Special Weapons from Robot Masters; instead, she learns different techniques like Zero.
Mega Man Perfect Blue is expected to release sometime in 2021. To keep your appetites whet until then, head to RRThiel's YouTube channel for a preview of the game's soundtrack!