‘Street Fighter X Mega Man’ Available Now; ‘Mega Man’ 1-6 Coming To 3DS eShop

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Happy 25th Anniversary, Mega Man! Today is the day, and in honor of the occasion, Capcom has released Street Fighter X Mega Man as a free PC download. Publicly unveiled just over a week ago, the game features an all-new set of Street Fighter-inspired levels for Mega Man to fight through, each culminating in a boss battle against one of Street Fighter’s legendary combatants.

The release of Street Fighter X Mega Man is just the first event in what promises to be a year long celebration of the Blue Bomber, and it certainly kicks things off with a bang! To keep the Silver Anniversary festivities chugging along, Capcom has announced that the first six Mega Man games are all coming to the 3DS eShop, with the original Mega Man set to debut next week.

It’s been a rough road for Mega Man these past few years. After both Mega Man Legends 3 and Mega Man Universe were unceremoniously canned (following Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune’s departure from Capcom), fans began to fear that Capcom had turned its figurative back on the character for good.

It’s fitting, then, that Street Fighter X Mega Man is the game that returns Mega Man to the spotlight. What started as a fan-made project, headed up by lead designer Seow Zong Hui, eventually gained Capcom’s full support, as detailed in the video at the top of this page. The end result is a collaboration between Capcom and Hui, with an excellent, appropriately 8-bit soundtrack by A_Rival that mashes-up classic Mega Man and Street Fighter tunes.

Street Fighter X Mega Man Released

By all appearances, the project is a huge success. Capcom’s servers have been absolutely slammed since the game became available earlier this morning. At just 33.8 MB, Street Fighter X Mega Man is comparatively small file, but demand for the game means it may take a bit longer than normal to download (Capcom is advising players to “be patient”). You can download the game for yourself directly from Capcom Unity’s Mega Man Page.

Based on my own brief hands-on time with Street Fighter X Mega Man, I can report that it is every bit as challenging as the original NES Mega Man games (and that you’ll want to play with a controller if at all possible). 3DS owners who have forgotten just how tough those games can be (or who never played them in the first place) may want to check out the eShop next week. On December 27th, the very first Mega Man will be made available for purchase. Naturally enough, Mega Man 2 follows, though it won’t arrive until February 7, 2013. Look for the rest of the six original Mega Man games to be released at “regular intervals throughout 2013,” according to Capcom Unity.

Ranters, have you downloaded Street Fighter X Mega Man? What do you think of it? Now that the Blue Bomber is officially back in action, how would you like to see Capcom handle future Mega Man games? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Street Fighter X Mega Man is available now as a free PC download directly from Capcom Unity’s Mega Man Page.

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TAGS: 3DS, Capcom, eShop, Mega Man, PC, Street Fighter, Street Fighter X Mega Man

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  1. I have to say I’m pretty disappointed in this game. It has a surprisingly large lack of platforming, the bosses don’t really have patterns (sometimes Ryu will spam the Hurricane Kick ad infinitum), and the sprites and backgrounds feel rushed at times. It’s also pretty weird that the boss rush is the hardest part of the game. (Seriously, the final boss is a joke)

    The concepts are really neat here, but the execution is way off.

    As for the 3DS Eshop announcement, all I can say is that it’s about time. I’m actually really looking forward to being able to play the games with proper controls on my 3DS.

    I can only hope that more announcements come soon because the kickoff for this anniversary is pretty weak. But, hey, at least it’s better than the Metroid anniversary.

    • it was made by like 2 guys, what do you expect. it’s the heart they made the game with that counts imo. until capcom get off their a**es and realise that there is a somewhat big and demanding megaman fanbase, we wont be getting a decent megaman game >:(

  2. I am disappointed that Game Rant has released an article with inaccurate information. Capcom did not release this game nor did they have any hand in making it. It is a completely fan made piece of material. They did not give anything to anyone for said 25th anniversary.

    Capcom has abandoned the Megaman series, and hope does is not in sight.

    I would greatly appreciate it if Game Rant would edit or remove the article to reflect reality.

    • From the Capcom-issued press release announcing the availability of Street Fighter X Mega Man: “Street Fighter X Mega Man was created and developed by Singapore native Seow Zong Hui (aka “Sonic”) with direction and support provided by Capcom.”

      As to your assertion that Capcom “did not release this game,” Street Fighter X Mega Man is available exclusively from the Capcom Unity website, which is owned and maintained by Capcom. Who would you say released the game?

  3. I was mistaken with what I said about released. What I meant to point out was that the article title implied that Capcom had made the game themselves.

  4. ***I meant what GR had posted in the caption for the FB picture where the link was.

    • I apologize if you feel that the caption misrepresented the post or the game, but I respectfully disagree.

      You’re referring to this: “It’s Mega Man’s 25th Anniversary, and Capcom’s got a gift for all the Blue Bomber’s fans.” Given that the game isn’t even named, I’m not sure how the caption implies that Capcom developed Street Fighter X Mega Man. As for it being a gift… well, the game is free, and you get it from Capcom.

  5. Wish they would put Megaman X series on the eShop..

    • lol i wish they did too, but there is always the collection for ps2

  6. I just wished they released this game on 3ds, psn and w/e the hell that xbox one is called :P (I’m on a ps3)

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