Capcom creating Mega Man Universe

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

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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.
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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elozl

Great!

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madsnakehhh

What the hell did i just saw....

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contentxcontext

just a guess

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contentxcontext

megaman universe = "game room" with a twist.

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VirtualTofu

So, now we get human Mega Man with pistol, robot Mega Man with pistol, robot Mega Man with arm cannon, X, Legends MM, Battle Network, Protoman, Bass, Zero, Advance Zero, Ryu, Ken, Captain Commando, Bionic Commando, Arthur, Haggar, Scorpio, Chris Redfield, and the rest of the Capcom library? Or just retro characters?

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X-7

I really liked Megaman Legends. That was a fun game.

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GunBladeHero

Damn, why can`t they make a modern Megaman for crying out loud! I`m a big fan of the series but Capcom is taking this kinda far, they should release one with updated graphics not 8 bit anymore!

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Firzenion

trailer made me lol pretty hard. :P

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CrossLegion

Here's to hoping that Rival Schools' Batsu (or Kyosuke, even) makes an appearance. Rival Schools needs more love, too.

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BangaaPride

That didn't really tell us anything except...Ryu and Arthur may be involved for some reason. And I vote Minibosses do the soundtrack like the ascended fan work of SFHD Remix.

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katamari

Love it!!!!

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HappyBB

The blue and yellow Megaman looks kind of funny. Hard to imagine him as the langendary hero.

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supershyguy65

Strangest. Trailer. EVER.

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MidbackMan

or Marvel vs Capcom 3. Hurry up with that.

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MidbackMan

Captain N: The Game, please.

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Cephrien

-Err. I ment Megaman Legends 3 GIVE US MEGAMAN LEGENDS 3 ALREADY.

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strayfies

This looks like a pepsi commercial from 1988. And yet... And yet, I'm interested.

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OrianaDorta

what about Mega Man X?

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enix165

Where's the gameplay? o_o

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elbert_b_23

the wii is getting screwed over again by capcom how awesome

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King9999

@amaan4ever: Leon's not old-school enough. :P

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swamptick

I am excited beyond the capacity for rational thought.

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BasilVZero

Sounds like a kingdom hearts like game (except not as dramatic or epic wise). Like a collection of super heroes/characters from all capcom series mashed into one storyline thats what I meant. Looks promising, no surprise they would call it "Megaman Universe" although "Capcom Universe" would make more sense. Understandable why they called it Megaman Universe since afterall Megaman is considered as Capcom's main mascot (i.e. similar to how Mario spin off games include other characters from other nintendo series).

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amaan4ever

so are we going to play in a kids room lol.and where the hell is Leon he's a Capcom mascot too right?

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Jaxith

Nice. You've gotta give Capcom credit for pushing the retro theme. The teaser had just the right amount of retro era cheese.

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AIthalus

... I hate teasers.

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nejijr

Awsome trailer haha whats up with capcom and the dolls first Tatsunoko vs. Capcom now megaman ha anyways this still awsome can't wait for it

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-Fromage-

The trailer sure is interesting.

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Kezman118

The trailer reminded me of Robot Chicken for some reason.

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Olsenz

pass

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X-RS

that sounds like fun :) i laso cant wait to hear what ono's new game is. and its not a "darkstalkers sequel" fyi. could be remake. guess well know at comic con. yep capcom is makin sure there isnt another luke warm reception.

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Gelugon_baat

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TrueIori

so what is this like Capcom version of Konami Wai Wai World ?

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nyckospickos

Yeah, transforming Megaman with a Metroidvania genre would be awesome!

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ropumar

that sounds cool

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berto64

ok it looks cool but whats the buzz about it

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Spaction3

This does look pretty cool. I look forward to this.

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GameBeaten

Awesome teaser trailer.

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Marky360

looks like someone at capcom was playing a lot of super mario crossover and got an idea of there own.

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Keiner

First thought that comes to mind is a brawler...but then again I don't know what the hell is going on. But the trailer is so very 90's it hurts..It hurts so good. This is awesome. I love the 90's style of the trailer but I wish it was leading to something... Right now the trailer just leaves me with questions.

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zzamaro

sounds good and all but I'm dissapointed no new legends or x series :( besides, looks like this generation, megaman will have only DL games, i miss the days when i had my mega-cartdriges: mega man x, mmx2 and discs, mm legends 1 and 2 and mmx4, x5...even if X7 and X8 were bad games

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Versus3

What f*** was that!? And the gameplay?

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chopperlink

Hell Yeah I'm getting this!!

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Flint247

The trailer was good.

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dkpunk

*sigh* this makes me want a new Ghost and Goblins/Maximo game.

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willauqs

i might be more excited if i weren't already playing this for free and with a much more familiar cast that capcoms. << LINK REMOVED >>

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g1rldraco7

looks cool. Hope they'll use Jon talbain from darkstalkers this time.

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Double_Wide

I hope these aren't the graphics. This article nor the video was very clear on what this game actually is. I'm not completely thrilled about gaining other Capcom characters' powers...seems kinda lame and unoriginal.

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solidine

Not sure exactly what's going on with this. It's a cool trailer, but it won't replace my desire for a Mega Man Legends 3.