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E3 2001 Preshow Report: Capcom announces Mega Man Battle Network

The latest chapter of the Mega Man saga will see a US release.


Mega Man Battle Network--known as Battle Network Rockman EXE--is indeed coming to the US, Capcom confirmed today. The game is set on Earth in the year 200x, a period in which the Internet has penetrated the life of every human on the planet. As a boy named Netto, players must team up with Mega Man in order to fight Internet pirates and their computer viruses. Players will alternately assume the roles of Netto and Mega Man in both the real world and the network world in order to tackle the appropriate obstacles. The game features an RPG-like battle engine.

Mega Man Battle Network is due out in August.

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