Capcom creating Mega Man Universe

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

187 Comments

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.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 187 comments about this story
187 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for reeree746
reeree746

A single "YAY!!!" will suffice.

Avatar image for xNinjaKingx
xNinjaKingx

man we really do love the 80s lol karate kid, the A team, new mega man game like commercial dam Stephen Colbert was right O_o

Avatar image for Blue-Sky
Blue-Sky

Capcom keeping it old school.

Avatar image for linkyshinks
linkyshinks

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

Avatar image for louie_cloud
louie_cloud

i love rockman! but capcom where is our megaman legends 3? =(

Avatar image for CRS98
CRS98

The stop-motion reminds me of Titan Maximum.

Avatar image for killlo
killlo

not that this is a bad thing :)

Avatar image for killlo
killlo

Capcoms littlebigplanet version thats what I think

Avatar image for TexasAnMGrad2K
TexasAnMGrad2K

@mission76 I am wondering the same thing!

Avatar image for Bozanimal
Bozanimal

Ghosts 'n Goblins was one of the most horrifically difficult games ever made. I loved it, but never ever again will it take my quarters!

Avatar image for mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Sounds nice on paper.

Avatar image for XanderZane
XanderZane

Looks like Megaman will have some company in this game. From the looks of it, you'll be able to utilize other Capcom characters in this game to help you get through the levels. It appears that each level with have a different art style to it. That's what I got from the trailer anyways. I think they are using "Universe" because the game will include characters from the Capcom universe. It's definitely not an MMO. Even though a MegaMan action RPG would be interesting.

Avatar image for Vin_LAURiA
Vin_LAURiA

I like the looks of this a lot. @StJimmy15 That's exactly what the Battle Network games are...

Avatar image for mission76
mission76

Hey I like Mega Man as much as the next person..but what the hell did I just watch?

Avatar image for Soniel1
Soniel1

what the heck is this? lol oh well wish they woud do power up2 or maverick hunter 2 :(

Avatar image for Megadautilus
Megadautilus

Little Big Megaman.

Avatar image for hobotech64
hobotech64

That looks...original I guess. Boxart Megaman ftw.

Avatar image for StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@kaizerkakai yep, thats exactly what i was expecting... I really wish they'd do something with the art style of the tv show. With the chips and battle system, that could be the next pokemon.

Avatar image for scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

I love Megaman, but it's too friggin hard! This looks cool though, I can't wait to see what they have in store for us.

Avatar image for kaizerkakai
kaizerkakai

was anyone else expecting a mmo with the name "megaman universe?"

Avatar image for Whitewind617
Whitewind617

I'm...confused. If this trailer had come out in April, I never would have believed what I just saw.

Avatar image for cherrybomb257
cherrybomb257

The more Makaimura, the better.

Avatar image for freedom01
freedom01

for me rather than the 80's style megaman, I want more of the Megaman Legends series that came out on the PS. The legends series was very fun.

Moderator
Avatar image for mandmsrock
mandmsrock

drool

Avatar image for CyleM
CyleM

Yes!!!!

Avatar image for SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

VERY kinky stuff here. Looking forward to it. As an 80's kid, this gives me a rush of nostalgia as that trailer screamed classic Capcom.

Avatar image for lamprey263
lamprey263

interesting, this'll serve Megaman fans passions but I am guessing this is probably something that won't feed long term revenues, which Capcom needs a big bump of

Avatar image for spazzx625
spazzx625

That trailer is the most 80's thing I've ever seen...

Avatar image for Ock78
Ock78

I will keep this on my radar. Can't wait to hear more info

Avatar image for hotgamer
hotgamer

More 8bit crap? Give us Megaman X9 or Megaman legend 3 already.

Avatar image for pari1
pari1

holy molly

Avatar image for Narroo
Narroo

It's like an old game commercial from the 80's or 90's, transposed to 2010... Anyways, I wonder what kind of game it's going to be.

Avatar image for taxonomic
taxonomic

This video is lame. No gameplay, just a weird claymation advertisement? Well, at least they poked fun at the MM1 box art. I still have all my old carts and that cover art is just atrocious.

Avatar image for DaViD_99
DaViD_99

January 31? Looks interesting I guess.

Avatar image for DaViD_99
DaViD_99

WAT

Avatar image for mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

okokk after looking at that... stupid funny! when can we buy this?!?!?!!

Avatar image for mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

this better be humorous, and not chock full of insanely hard levels like mega man 10!