New Details on Mega Man Creator's Xbox One Exclusive ReCore

Find out more about the game's heroes, villains, and world.

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New details have emerged online regarding ReCore, the new game from Mega Man, Onimusha, and Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune, which was one of the big surprises during Microsoft's E3 press conference.

Beyond the reveal trailer, little is known about the game. As revealed in GameSpot's stage interview with Keiji Inafune, ReCore has been in development for 14 months, so it is still in the early stages.

A new video interview published by Xbox, however, has provided some insight into the characters at the heart of the story, and the world which it is set in.

Armature Studio's game director, Mark Pacini (whose studio is working with Inafune), reveals the main character of ReCore is called Jewel, while the robot companion--who starts off as a dog--is called Mack.

The two have a special relationship as Mack finds Jewel at the start of the game, and is part of a faction trying to help you bring back humanity to the planet. A separate faction of robots, meanwhile, is trying to stop Jewel and Mack from making this happen.

"One of the big features of this game is that the scenery completely changes after a sandstorm," Inafune adds. "[This] actually affects the maps in the gameplay."

Continuing, Inafune reveals that ReCore takes place in a world populated by very few humans, which means Jewel has mostly been by herself throughout her life, with the exception of her robot companion.

"As you continue on this adventure you are going to meet other companions, as well as enemies. The game's main theme focuses on how she is going to survive in this world," adds Pacini.

He continues: "The relationship between the friendly robots in the game and the enemy robots in the game, they get more volatile and deadlier as you go underground and find these areas. That's where all the good stuff is, and that's what you're trying to explore."

Central to ReCore is the ability to remove Mack's core and transfer his consciousness to another robot.

Inafune explains: "During the fight with the robots [in the trailer] Mack was defeated, but his core remained. Mack's consciousness still remains in the core and by implanting the core into another robot ... Mack will live on in another form.

"This is a very epic story full of mystery and adventure. As I said, robots play a very important role in this adventure, and there will be many more robots that will lead to a rich experience. There will also be many other companion robots you can partner with, and each of the different robots will lead to unique adventures."

For more on ReCore, watch GameSpot's E3 interview with Keiji Inafune.

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It's robot Pokemon, I love it.

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Love the style. I was hoping to see more dynamic weather effects in next-gen games. The one good thing about BF4 is Paracel Storm, I'd love an open world survival type game with exploration and some dynamic weather effects like that, really creates the mood, even more so than just fancy detailed graphics.

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Hope they show more of this soon, sounds like a cool idea.

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Sony fanboys don't want the Xbox to have exclusives.

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Wait, 14 months of development is still the early stages? That's a substantial amount of time. I hope we see more about this game soon.

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@Tamz Oh not trying to be jerk or anything, but her name isn't spelled Jewel, its spelled Joule.

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Hopefully this is a third person game. Its a pretty exciting time in gaming right now since more devs are making sci fi games. I like fantasy but it's been done to death the last 10 years.

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@oflow: I think it is third person. I remember them saying something about it in another interview, but may be wrong.

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I enjoyed this year's E3. I'm glad that the Xbox One is finally getting some exclusives that could potentially convince me to get the system. Time to start saving up.

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@sylentmana: Finally ? Get the hell out of here.

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@wowfanboyzsmh: Yes finally. Until this point, the Xbox One had no exclusives that interested me. I opted instead to purchase other consoles with exclusives that I thought I would enjoy in order to justify the cost for myself. My statement was not intended to be an attack on Xbox users or the console itself, but was instead an expression of my excitement for the possible opportunity to expand my gaming options.

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@sylentmana: REKT like a sir.

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Ok fanboys you all need to shut the heellll up. If you don't have an Xbox there is no need for you to come in here and talk out your assess. Fanboys are not gamers. I real gamer will game on any system he can get his hands on. Its sad seeing fanboys from both sides come on here and act like your gamers. News flash. Your not. Your just pathetic miserable people. I game on all consoles and pc. Recore shows potential. Can't wait to see more.

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@streetsmarts13: I have to agree. Being a gamer isn't about loyalty to a particular company or console. It's about playing games and enjoying them across multiple platforms.

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In early stages of development; releases spring 2016.

Sounds like a 2D side-scroller.

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@blood_borne: Hey, better than the Order.

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@blood_borne: Based on every interview I've read over the past week it sounds like an open world game with a third person perspective and no where close to a 2D side scroller.

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@wowfanboyzsmh: After seeing your little fanboy posts, your username is hilarious, cuz I'm shaking my head at you...

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@wowfanboyzsmh: spoken like a true member of Xbox Live^^^^^^^

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@blood_borne:

It is pretty bad that he used a slur like that but you still come across looking worse than he does.

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@deathstream: Fanboy dogma at it's finest :)

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@blood_borne: I do believe your name gave you away.

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Sony fanboys, stop comparing ReCore to Horizon. You can't compare game-play to a CG trailer.

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@flyincloud1116: It was a CGI trailer for a game with no fixed release date.. So it was basically the same as 90% the Sony E3 2015 conference.

The other 10% WAS Horizon... which, to be fair, looks fairly good.

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@flyincloud1116: indeed. One won dozens of Best of E3 awards...

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@flyincloud1116: Horizon looked to me very similar to Gears of War "control-sheme"-wise.
The only "oh!" i felt was when i saw when the character hit the beast with a rope and shot the other end of the rope to the ground.

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@sladakrobot: I have no idea where on earth you'd get a Gears of War control scheme vibe from Horizon, but not surprised you aren't interested in a PS4 game...

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@sladakrobot said:

@flyincloud1116: Horizon looked to me very similar to Gears of War "control-sheme"-wise.

The only "oh!" i felt was when i saw when the character hit the beast with a rope and shot the other end of the rope to the ground.

Which is why I'm buying ReCore and Horizon, both separate exclusive games but Horizon has robot dinosaurs.

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Didn't that e3 trailer say creators of metroid prime too, hopefully they helping him make the game.

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I'm liking the concept as well as the talented guys attached to this project. I would like to see gameplay before getting too excited though.

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