Mega Man Universe (Canceled)
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Capcom has decided to clear up some of the confusion surrounding the first trailer for Mega Man Universe by releasing four gameplay videos showing some of the game's many characters doing their thing.

It looks as though the Blue Bomber won't be straying too far from his 2D platforming roots though and it should still be as hard as nails, but Mega Man Universe now has a new art style, which is a little bit of a departure from the old 8-bit Mega Man that we all know and love.

Each of the videos begin with the same introduction from Mega Man creator, Keiji Inafune and has the same "Play as Ryu! [No way!]" followed by Inafune's exuberant air-punching "Your World! Megafied!" sign off, so don't worry, we haven't gone mental and published four duplicate videos. The middle bits are all (sort of) different.

Mega Man Universe has yet to be given a release window, but we'd expect to see Mr. Cannon Arm and his posse on the XBLA some time in 2011. Take a look at the first screens in the gallery too.



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Comment #1 by FireWarrior316
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:38:01 AM
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Not really that interesting, if they were gonna make a Mega Man game they should have ported Mega Man Legends.

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Comment #2 by xxXI Dave IXxx
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:41:06 AM
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Frank West!!!

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Comment #3 by akoopatroopa
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:44:42 AM
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can't wait

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Comment #4 by linktriforce007
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:47:34 AM
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Mega Man X Collection was one of the best games, hand down. That would've been a good import.

Mega Man X1 was by far one of my favorites.

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Comment #5 by akoopatroopa
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:49:12 AM
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Mega Man is the best game ever made

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Comment #6 by iNf3Rn0 Lan
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:51:01 AM
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Needs a level creation system like in Megaman Powered Up, then I'll get it.

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Comment #7 by MoldyClay87
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:53:07 AM
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@#1 - Well, it's not just a normal Megaman. It's an entirely new game with a new art style (though it's closer to Powered Up) and has different playable characters.

As we can see so far, it has Mega Man (US style), Rockman (Japan style) and Bad Box Art Megaman (US style based on the old cover). It will also have non Megaman characters from Capcom, like Ryu, and will probably have RE characters, Dead Rising, Arthur and more.

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Comment #8 by TP of Justice
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:57:22 AM
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all those trailers and not one of Ryu in action, not impressed yet

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Comment #9 by DarnedCargo
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:58:39 AM
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Not really stoked about this.

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Comment #10 by Kingbubbaho
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 12:09:53 PM
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Not a fan of megaman, but I do like Keiji Inafune. Me wants more Onimusha!

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Comment #11 by GILLHUHN
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 12:18:32 PM
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@#1 No if any mega man game needs porting it's mega man 1-8.

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Comment #12 by Cinderkin
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 12:19:01 PM
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Why is Mega-Man so lanky and I thought that Mega-Man and Rockman are the same character? Where is X and Zero? Bring on the full cast!

My World! Megafied!

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Comment #13 by Grey Delta
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 12:19:34 PM
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The difference between Megaman & Rockman is so small, whats the point?

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Comment #14 by muzykalscorpio
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 12:30:02 PM
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Eh... gimme Mega Man X Collection or something. Hell, I'll even take Mega Man X Command Mission again.

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Comment #15 by ItBeNickYo
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 12:38:38 PM
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That is the ugliest Mega Man I have ever seen.

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Comment #16 by SnowSakura
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 12:46:15 PM
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I'll take the mega man x series please

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Comment #17 by Remmetje
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 12:57:22 PM
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This is not really a style I'm liking. The new Sonic going back to 2d with 3d models is a style which I can dig, but this is just terrible. Instant failure for me.

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Comment #18 by litepink
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 01:00:22 PM
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#8. What are we missing though really? Instead of a blue blip running around, it'll be white blip running around, likely doing the same things all the other characters did.

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Comment #19 by Rodeo Legend
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 01:32:03 PM
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this seems strange to me. how about mega man 11 instead?

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Comment #20 by stumpinator2000
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 01:36:06 PM
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Classic Megaman music rock-i-fied? The songs in these trailers kicks so much ass.

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Comment #21 by stumpinator2000
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 01:38:01 PM
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And I'm downloading this the second it's released. Been playing MM since '87.

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Comment #22 by BAM60
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 02:01:55 PM
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graphics suck

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Comment #23 by UCB Disco
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 02:38:54 PM
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Why is Megaman skinny and Rockman chubby? Shouldn't it be the other way around? Americans are much fatter than Japanese.

It's true. It's science.

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Comment #24 by d00gler
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 03:04:10 PM
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I would love to ask Keiji Inafune what it's like to dedicate a 20+ year career to one character and franchise. I bet he rubs a Mega Man pillow all over his body before he goes to bed alone every night in his Abercrombie pajamas.

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Comment #25 by SuperWoody64
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 03:22:55 PM
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I'm sure they'll make this uncredibly hard like 9 and 10 were.

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Comment #26 by Salsa di Omega
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 03:24:40 PM
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He's created a lot more successful franchises than just Mega Man (Onimusha, Lost Planet, Dead Rising), and it's not like he does every single spinoff or series, that's on Capcom. They made twice as many X games as he wanted, for example.

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Comment #27 by mjc0961
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 03:53:02 PM
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I'm loving that art style. It's still got that nice 8-bit feel to it where it's enemies, characters, and scenery you know and love, but it's also new and fresh looking at the same time.

Also Bad Box Art Mega Man is the new greatest Mega Man character ever. Sorry green biker dude, your time is over.

So when can I play this? Please tell me Capcom.

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Comment #28 by FireWarrior316
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 04:35:24 PM
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I still don't favor the style for this game. It might be good but its not my style. I rather buy a game that will last more then a couple hours.

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Comment #29 by Wyllow77
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 06:41:42 PM
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I can't wait for Mega Man to be available! One of my all-time favorite games growing up. The new artwork is kickin!

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Comment #30 by MrFresh
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 06:52:27 PM
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I agree with #1 bring mege man legend! everyone been asking for another one for years now, this game also looks lame. I don't like the whole retro thing didn't care for the last two arcade games... Bring a full retail megaman game jeez! Mega-man legend 3 with full beautiful cel-shade graphics open-world! 3rd person shooter with platformer bits! and maybe muiltplayer mode were you can pick your favorite character, everyone has there own special skill and weapons..

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Comment #31 by II REVS II
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 06:55:08 PM
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Quite shit looking IMO TBH.

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Comment #32 by French_Kid
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 10:13:32 PM
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cant wait to see more of this

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Comment #33 by Silent Bebop
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:38:42 PM
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I do love me some mega man, and the game play looks oldschooltastic, but the new character design looks a little uh strange. Maybe it's just me but he kinda has the Ken Doll bulge going on.

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Comment #34 by Floodgates
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 02:37:08 AM
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When did megaman get bigger and lanky? Lol still not impressed but I enjoyed the megaman series so I will pick it up anyways for old time sake..

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Comment #35 by Jmashed
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 03:28:50 AM
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Those backgrounds are lame, Megaman looks horrible, and playing as anyone but Megaman means it's not Megaman, it turns it into Megaman & Friends in Meganman's universe. Why not have him fight Ryu then have a costume based off the character once you defeat him? I'll pass on this, seems like they're pushing for sales on these reboot series by making them feel all 'classic' and shit (Mario, Sonic, Megaman,and any other 2D platformer from the '80s you can think of. I loved these series and they're a HUGE part of my childhood but I'd like to keep them that way). Now give me some original god damn content Capcom, I'm tired of these lame ass sequels. The format works, but the game series need a change, this is why Little Big Planet is doing so damn well.

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Comment #36 by DJSeth227
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 09:46:27 AM
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Keiji Inafune
is a cam whore

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Comment #37 by S q u e e t l e
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 10:29:32 AM
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I don't like this new style. I feel much like when I saw first gameplay footage of New Super Mario Brothers for the Wii console. Maybe I'm stuck in the past but I'll always love the 8-16 bit style of gaming. It would be cool if the Megaman devs made a hybrid 8 bit megaman but not this shit. =)

Still love the M-Man

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Comment #38 by Mea Onus
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 12:37:06 PM
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Damn this game looks horrible. Good thing I suppose as it'll just be that much easier to pass on when it comes out. I get the whole lets make more money by cashing in on old franchises play, but does it have to be so damn blatant?

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Comment #39 by Betruger
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 01:12:03 PM
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@#1 Yes, mega man legends was the best!!

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Comment #40 by JPX Brutality
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 01:28:35 PM
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To everyone saying this looks horrible..... you do know this is going to be an XBLA game right? You're gonna pay $10 bucks not $60

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Comment #41 by traaped_under_ice
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 10:09:50 PM
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Comment #42 by DazWan
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 10:17:39 PM
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Everyone should enjoy the fact that we are getting ANY new Mega Man game. The updated graphics and added options are welcome as well. I mean, the fact that there is a save system at all is enough to make me grateful. Back in the days of Mega Man 3 a mofo like me would be writing down a 15 character long red and blue dot password to start where I left off. If you lost that paper, well....Sucka Fool !!!

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Comment #43 by The Hateocracy
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 09:38:17 AM
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