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Mega Man Battle Network Now on Nintendo eShop

I saw this on Twitter today:

Nintendo goes on to call it "A futuristic cyber adventure starring Mega Man! In a future where everyone owns a personal exploration terminal--PET for short--convenience is at your fingertips. With PETs, humankind is connected to a network that allows instant communication and handling of every day needs. But with the latest upgrades, network viruses have also flourished."

Now, I can't help but look at this and be slightly bothered by this... When I think of getting a new Mega Man I think of getting something like this:

But instead I get this?

Have any of you played this style of Mega Man? Am I over reacting? Let me know what you think.

7 comments
Allicrombie
Allicrombie moderator moderator

why the heck isn't this on 3ds?

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Yeah the Megaman NT Warrior design is one of my favorites. I can understand how confusing it is to see this version.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

one of my fav games on gba

SolidTy
SolidTy

I was never a big fan of Mega Man Battle Network for the GBA, but I do own a couple. They were okay, but nothing could replace the Blue-Bomber as I'd come to know him from the previous NES days.

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I'm going to continue my comment since I have a bit more to say on Mega Man.


This Battle Network series is an old series now as Capcom had made six sequels as well as spin offs. This universe is strange as it's a separate continuity where networking technology advanced instead of robotics. It wasn't my cup of tea, but they sort of slapped Mega Man as the character instead of creating a new IP, probably to pick up some sales as new IPs can be considered a risk. Here's the metascore of that first game from 2001: http://www.metacritic.com/game/game-boy-advance/mega-man-battle-network (79/100).


Unfortunately, Capcom lost a lot of internal talent which included Keiji Inafune. Luckily, Mr. Inafune has crowd funded/ kick-started a new Megaman type game now that he's free from Capcom. Check out "Mighty No. 9" when that releases. http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml


As far as Capcom, they were one of my faves, but they have lost amazing people from Hideki Kamiya (Devil May Cry, Okami, RE2, Viewtiful Joe, etc), Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil 1, REmake, RE4, Dino Crisis, etc), and of course Keiji Inafune (Mega man, Onimusha, Dead Rising, etc). Capcom lost more than that, many of them found at Platinum who gave us Bayonetta, Wonderful 101, Metal Gear Rising, et cetera.


These days Capcom seems to rely on western developers to pump out their games like the current Dead Rising sequels and poorly recieved Bionic Commando. Still, I long for the old Capcom, who gave the world classics like Mega Man.


turtlethetaffer
turtlethetaffer

I'm pretty sure Capcom has given up on Mega Man and are just milking him for all he's worth now. When was the last time they even released a new one? Mega Man 10?

Elk
Elk

@Allicrombie It's a GBA game, it bloody should be on the 3DS but Nintendo didn't like the experience given when the 3DS switches to GBA mode, so they opted to put it only on the WiiU. A real bummer