Capcom creating Mega Man Universe

Publisher confirms downloadable PS3 and Xbox 360 game including crossovers with Street Fighter, Ghouls n' Ghosts, more.

In 2008, Capcom took its original action game mascot back to his roots with Mega Man 9 for downloadable services on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. That game succeeded in part because of its slavishly faithful take on the original franchise formula, but today, Capcom announced a new retro revival for the Blue Bomber that will apparently push the envelope a bit further. The game in question is Mega Man Universe, the title for which the publisher trademarked in April.

Mega Man Universe will see some familiar faces.

A teaser trailer for Mega Man Universe (embedded below) shows the hero blasting the minions of Dr. Wily in multiple art styles (including a 2D pixel-art version and a stop-motion animated miniature wearing the blue-and-yellow getup from the original Mega Man NES box art). Naturally, the cannon-armed cyborg assimilates the abilities of others in order to get the job done. But in addition to swiping the boomerang blade-arm of the evil robot Cut Man, Mega Man turns completely into versions of other Capcom characters, like Street Fighter's Ryu and Ghosts 'n Goblins' Arthur.

The clip suggests Mega Man Universe will contain more Capcom crossovers, as it features a dream arcade of the publisher's efforts, including 1942, 1943, Final Fight, Magic Sword, Darkstalkers, and Bionic Commando, as well as cabinets for games starring Ryu and Arthur. The teaser ends with a logo for the game and the tagline, "Your world. Megafied."

"This is something that you have never seen before, and we have included some hints into this teaser trailer," Mega Man series producer Kenji Inafune told GameSpot. "If you take a look closely, you will be able to imagine a lot of different possibilities. So try and use your imagination, and you may figure out what makes this game special."

Beyond the cryptic promises, Capcom released few details. The game will launch on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Store, and the publisher has promised it will deliver "the core experience fans want," on top of its innovations. Despite the Mega-moniker in the title, the publisher also proclaimed that "imagination is the star of the game."

No release date or pricing has yet been announced for Mega Man Universe, but more details are expected at next week's San Diego Comic-Con. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's interview with Inafune.

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yukimura82
yukimura82

Cool, but still hoping for Legends 3

ffviiifreak
ffviiifreak

Legends 3 would kick so much more arse. Also Legend 3 should have Zero in it.

BattleStarX
BattleStarX

Great... just great Capcom... It's nice to see some of these things for the ol' Blue Bomber, but I want to see Legends 3!

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

I love megaman, but capcom is just like Nintendo milking the same characters for twenty-some years.

b-sounds
b-sounds

Can't wait for this really loved Megaman 9 and 10. Though wish they put in a better ending in 10! anyway I hope it is a platformer where you can use the old school characters like Megaman and Ryu. Don't make it like Battle Network or an RPG. Keep it old school platforming. I want those arcade cabinets!!

notserbamma
notserbamma

So...capcom legends all thrown into a megaman game is what it looks like... I wonder is it ONLY gonna be old school legends...like no MMX / Zero / VJ / Dante / Samanosuke etc... Personally I always preferred the setup of the Megaman X games (1-3, maybe 4 but 5-8 sucked) cuz the DASHING and wall sliding added so much depth to the style of gameplay and dodging...much more acrobatic

Xtatic324
Xtatic324

Wow.. This is gonna be awesome.

sonicblast433
sonicblast433

And then at the end you see the box art megaman completely fail by falling to his doom. He does kinda scare me. I mean with all that yellow and purple he coulda been the Lakers mascot or something.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I really don't like like Mega Man. It's just a case of not liking almost everything about the game, nothing against personally. Am I the only one?

shadow-crow
shadow-crow

maybe it uses kinect to take a picture of yer room and you battle stuff in yer room

Arauder
Arauder

I know it's just a teaser, but I'm just not feeling it.

gamerguy456
gamerguy456

my guess is that it could be one of 2 possibilities 1. it could be some sort of crossover game possibly fighting or 2d platforming 2. it could be a small compilation package

wooooode
wooooode

@ThePowerOfHAT Dont play alot of Megaman huh? Because that is the time frame stated in all the games. In the year 20XX.

megaking_34
megaking_34

hope it would have some style instead of 8-bit like megaman 8 and 9. Those were good graphics

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Maybe it's just a bunch of Capcom games shoved into one package. That's what I'm getting so far.

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

Releasing... January 31st? That clock could certainly mean something.

Sephiroth-X
Sephiroth-X

Neat trailer. ...And for some odd reason this brought back memories of Captain N: The Game Master.

BloodHaven13
BloodHaven13

capcom give us what we want! mega man x!

laptop12
laptop12

i hate acarde game cuz its frkin hardcore, especially games from capcom

GrgSpunk
GrgSpunk

@Rev8691 They did with Megaman X Maverick Hunter a few years back, but they never went anywhere after that.

Rev8691
Rev8691

can we reboot Megaman X please?

chano7
chano7

Capcom took bad herbs and smoke it when they make the video

Raephius
Raephius

While that trailer told us ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, is it a stretch of the imagination to think "LittleBig Megaman"?

surdanis
surdanis

strange. i thought this might be a mega man mmorpg... where you could make your own android with customizable powers based on a theme but with mega man style artwork... oh well.

acerpg007
acerpg007

I'd love to have a dream like that! hahaha.. ^_^

Tauu
Tauu

The only thing missing was people running into the room playing laser tag.

Acuatico
Acuatico

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leeko_link
leeko_link

Doesn't really look like a trailer for a game to me, it feels more like a commercial on how clumsy Mega Man is lol. Anyways until this game had a better trailer I'm still in the "?" about this game.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I want a good Megaman Battle Network game. The first 5 were really good.

Melchior111
Melchior111

Great, a kid tripping on acid. But that is one hell of a trip :P

shadow_Metroid
shadow_Metroid

It looks like the people who made robot chicken made this trailer

VidGamAnonymous
VidGamAnonymous

Capcom has the potential to make this one of (if not the) its classics. Lets hope they don't pull a SEGA and make it crap

migg2
migg2

Could be an MMO where you choose your character and outfit him or her with various upgrades. Or a 2D or 3D traditional Megaman game where you choose the character and the upgrades you get from beating various bosses appear on your character. Vehicles from 194X games too! Sounds like an awesome idea! I hope it's not the MMO idea...

nparks
nparks

Maybe it'll be a Kinect/Move title where you show real objects to the camera, and Megaman morphs into other characters based on what he sees. If it's popular, sales of Capcom toys and memorabilia could go through the roof!