It's been a little while since we last checked in with Maverick Hunter X: Giga Mission. The fan-game, spearheaded by Ácido Cinza, tightly grabbed the attention of the community with its flashy Mega Man Xtreme-inspired visuals, fast-paced gameplay and colorful original characters.
However, development has faced significant challenges in the face of the pandemic. While the dev team continue to grapple with that, Ácido and co. completed a Giga Mission comic called "The Last Day of Sigma."
Read on for details!
Apparently #4thofJuly being Sigma day seems a little forgotten in 2021. Just as well because here's what we've been working on for the past month:— Maverick Hunter X: Giga Mission EX (@gigamissionx) July 4, 2021
The Last Day of Sigma.
(Featuring @VRHyoumaru's art)
1/7#MegaMan #ロックマンX pic.twitter.com/uqptHpK0W2
Originally conceived as a prologue to the game, the comic is a self-contained story charting the demise of, well, Sigma. It's a poignant, imaginative take on how a final confrontation between age-old adversaries could play out.
You can read The Last Day of Sigma from this Twitter thread. The final portion includes a closing message from Ácido regarding the status of the game itself. I wouldn't skimp on it; it's pretty important.
Finally, if you enjoyed The Last Day of Sigma, do consider throwing your support to the artist, VRHyoumaru via ko-fi. He's been having a rough go and could really use some "coffee". Anyone who pitches in gets access to a watermark-free PDF of the comic, clean pages and creator commentary!
We at Rockman Corner wish the Giga Mission EX team well in their future endeavors!