Mega Man is one of those characters that conjures two opposing emotions at the same time. Just seeing the blue helmeted hero takes any gamer familiar with the property back to a time when games were of a simpler nature — where games were more about precision and timing then explosions and multiplayer. But then, when you remember how difficult those games were, you begin to hate that little jumping devil. No matter whether you feel either, both, or none of those emotions, Mega Man Universe plans to take all you would expect from a Mega Man game and give it a little bit extra.
We have already told you that gamers we will have the option of inhabiting many different iterations of Mega Man from years past as well as some Capcom friends for good measure. Now comes word that Mega Man Universe will allow players to ignore that old blue bomber to make a new improved Mega Man to use for your playthrough. It might not be as much customization as you will probably receive from the upcoming Mega Man MMO but depending on what properties you bestow upon your Mega Man will decide how he will play through the game.
The other new addition to the game is the ability to create and share your very own Mega Man stage. Now you can be the devilish force inflicting pain upon your friends as they try to time their jumps perfectly. Mega Man Universe is taking the Little Big Planet motto and tries to apply it to a more established property. I certainly can’t wait to try out what evils the community will put me through.
While both of these features are not necessarily original in any respect, they seem like a perfect fit for a Mega Man game. One of the qualities that you expect from a Mega Man game are the crazy villains like Wood Man and Snake Man so it is a no-brainer that gamers are finally able to create their own. Still no word on the basics of the game though but you can expect some news at this month’s Tokyo Game Show.
What do you think of these new Mega Man Universe features? What type of Mega Man character would you create? Let us know in the comments below.
Mega Man Universe currently has no release date but will be available for XBLA and the PSN.
Source: Capcom Unity