In 2010, Mega Man fans rejoiced at the announcement of Mega Man Universe which included appearences from Capcom all stars like Ryu from Street Fighter and Arthur from Ghosts ‘n Goblins… but were subsequently disappointed at its cancelation in March of 2011. Since, there has been little news on the future of Mega Man. But that didn’t mean those fans would sit back and wait. If something was going to happen, they were going to take matters into their own hands.
This past weekend, Capcom revealed the announcement trailer of Street Fighter X Mega Man. A fan made PC title, it will be distributed from Capcom’s community site www.Capcom-Unity.com. Just in time for the conclusion of Street Fighter’s 25th anniversary and the beginning of Mega Man’s, this title will be distributed for free from Capcom.
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At New York Comic Con, we were able to get a booth tour from Capcom which got us some hands on time with three of their much anticipated titles. The first of which was the upcoming rerelease of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Back at Comic Con in San Diego, after announcing the first set of new characters being added to the game, there was a massive leak which revealed the full roster. Now, Capcom has gone official with all but a few of these characters and had them available for us to play as at the Con.
We demoed the game on a traditional controller for the XBox 360. As there was an all day tournament going on, the wait for even press to play using the fight sticks was outrageous and considering most households would use a regular controller anyway, we felt like this would give us a good idea of what to expect from the game. Focusing our teams on the newer characters, we had to learn on the fly just what kind of play styles to use with them.
Vergil was the most reminiscent of Dante from the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3 focusing on using his sword for a majority of his attacks. Firebrand from Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins ended up being surprisingly fun to play with as we didn’t really have any idea what to expect from him. Nova and Ghost Rider felt like the badasses we expected them to be but sadly Rocket Raccoon was not an option for us yet.
The most surprisingly fun character was Phoenix Wright. The best character comparison we could make was him being like Dan from Street Fighter. His attacks may look horribly wimpy as he throws paperwork at opponents but he is perfect for luring opponents into a false sense of security.
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