Mega Man Universe (Canceled)
Capcom Cancels Mega Man Universe
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Capcom has ceased development on Mega Man Universe, as announced on the game's official site today. The blue bomber had been scheduled to return in spring of this year, but that will apparently no longer be the case it seems.

The post on the Mega Man Universe web page cites "various circumstances" as the reason for the game's cancellation, which seems rather vague. However, we can't imagine that the departure of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune helped the game's development going forward.

Announced last July following TGS, Mega Man Universe was to include various incarnations of Mega Man, as well as a stable of Capcom guest stars including Ryu. Players would have been able to create and share characters and stages too, as well as engaging in classic Mega Man platforming action.

[Via Andriasang]


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Comment #1 by larry69r
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:38:32 AM
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Comment #2 by Steakslave
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:43:22 AM
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I heard this was to include an HD version of MM2. Although some of the charcter models looked a bit odd, I was curious to see the end result. Here's hoping that the same doesn't happen to the recent RE annoucements.

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Comment #3 by Delta V1p3r
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:45:02 AM
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Ugh. Bummer. I was really looking forward to this as a longtime fan of the series.

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Comment #4 by wrenphilth
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:45:30 AM
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did he go ploo ploo plooo and explode into a lot of circles?

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Comment #5 by Jimmy Hapa
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:47:35 AM
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My exact response when I read the headline! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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Comment #6 by D4RKXPOW3R
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:50:17 AM
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This is terrible news...this game could have been epic (even if a little weird looking)...but at least we have Moon Diver coming in the next few weeks sometime.

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Comment #7 by Cdmaster188
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:52:05 AM
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damn that sucks sad to see a good potiental game go

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Comment #8 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:52:30 AM
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I didn't really hear much on this. I saw a cartoony image of Mega Man and was kind of turend off. Probably my favorite NES series and I've still yet to try Mega Man 9&10 due to hearing about their insane difficulty. I love me some old school but don't think I could survive the grind. Sad news tho. They need to reboot the animated Mega Man series. "The Super Fighting Robot...MEGA MAN"

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Comment #9 by menoknow 88
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:52:49 AM
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@4 yes he did but not once because you can see that he has three lives

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Comment #10 by Ooyah
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 08:04:23 AM
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#2 - No chance. RE is a cash cow, and Mega Man... is not. Not worldwide, anyway. That's always the bottom line these days, sadly.

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Comment #11 by CHICHO
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 08:04:50 AM
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this is the worst news i could have heard in a long time. mega man is the greatest platformer ever and i was so looking for to this game

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Comment #13 by MoldyClay87
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 08:32:51 AM
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Probably due to Inafune. It seems like, despite saying they parted on good terms, it doesn't seem like they did.

I'm surprised Case West even made it out. Mega Man wasn't in MvC3, this is canceled and I wouldn't be surprised if Legends 3 doesn't come stateside, honestly.

@#12 - Not sure you know what you're saying.

Game was ugly, yes, and they've been whoring him out, but none of the rest of that made sense.

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Comment #14 by grimlock444
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 08:43:46 AM
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so depressing

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Comment #15 by [Waggly Bean]
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 09:02:01 AM
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This must have been pretty far along if not finished in terms of development too!

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Comment #16 by Ephidel
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 09:04:14 AM
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Could they release the Megaman Anniversary collection now? I never played the PS1 games or the latter NES ones (5 onwards) so that's what matters most to me. Megaman games were my staple along with Castlevania for Platforming action and to see the kids bemoaning the difficulty is probably what causes cancellations like this.

Megaman was never that hard, but people still complain regardless.

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Comment #17 by Janus
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 09:06:39 AM
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As much of a Mega Man fan as I was... I cannot say I was disappointed by this news. Really, the game looked unappealing in it's "character creation" system and I had no desire to see other Capcom characters get shoehorned into the game. I do want to see some new developments with the Mega Man franchise, perhaps something more along the lines of the MMX series. But this particular game just smacked of creative design that was unfocused and appealing to only a small player segment.

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Comment #18 by basilisk26
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 09:29:37 AM
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They canceled one of the few hardcore games left, way to go capcom

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Comment #19 by Ace Attorney 86
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 09:34:09 AM
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Aw Man I was really looking forward to this! The trialer was awesome.

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Comment #20 by Epic Gamer Will
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 09:44:20 AM
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Thank god

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Comment #21 by HorsemanOfWar16
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 09:44:30 AM
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Ah well - plenty of games to keep me occupied!

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Comment #22 by ThePumpkinKing
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 09:56:02 AM
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Wow. Gutted. I'm not even a big Mega Man fan. But I was seriously looking forward to playing this. It'd really be nice to hear a *decent* (not to mention viable....) explanation for it's cancellation.

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Comment #23 by Rodeo Legend
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 10:23:15 AM
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oh I wanted this game. oh well, I guess I save my money then

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Comment #24 by ViNyLek
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 10:42:41 AM
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That sucks, still not a big loss for me personally. I just hope they did it to concentrate more on recent RE announce remakes:-)

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Comment #25 by davhuit
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 10:54:57 AM
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Capcom sucks. It was the only title that I waited from them.
They're too busy creating expensives crap dlcs.

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Comment #26 by Xiong Gou
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 11:09:39 AM
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Capcom needs a reboot in the company itself or something, some new blood or someone with some vision! They have so many good franchises to capitalize on but all their ideas are stale..... We need a new MegaMan Legends for the nextgen consoles, and Resident Evil needs to go back to being a survival horror, not an action game! They have good stuff to work with but they aren't using it, and what about an Onimusha reboot! I'd love that!

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Comment #27 by tobiasdennis
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 11:18:42 AM
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i bet the main circumstance was that the game was SHIT

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Comment #28 by mjc0961
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 11:20:53 AM
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What?! This fucking sucks! :(

Although it's no wonder that Inafune wanted the fuck out of there. They can't even get a simple game out because one guy left the company? Are the rest of Capcom's employees poo-slinging chimps or something?

Way to fail, Capcom.

"I wouldn't be surprised if Legends 3 doesn't come stateside, honestly."
Okay you stop that. We had damn well better get Legends 3 after all this time.

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Comment #29 by THC BLUNTED
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 12:00:07 PM
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Give me mega man X or give me death!

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Comment #30 by RunDMC
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 12:17:21 PM
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Capcom is going downhill really fast...

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Comment #31 by linktriforce007
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 12:58:26 PM
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@8 Yeah, this is news to me too. Maybe I wasn't paying attention? I remember way back when they had Mega Man X Collection for the GCN.... now that'd be a good 360 title. =)

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Comment #32 by xtkbilly
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 01:05:49 PM
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Well, I hope MM:Legends is still planning to come out.

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Comment #33 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 01:08:48 PM
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@ 31 - I LOVED the X series. Treble and Bass were such pristine additions and they didn't utilize Mega Mans absorbing abilities. I do miss the glory days of 1-3 but I would totally pick up a full X series.

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Comment #34 by FatalFlaw810
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 01:09:41 PM
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Well that sucks..I hope they don't cancel Mega Man Legends 3 on 3DS...I know they discussed it but i hope it doesn't becom true like this game did.

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Comment #35 by Rastaman20
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 02:25:24 PM
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wow fuckin gay they need to remake MegaMan Legends & MML2 lol

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Comment #36 by tigersrule
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 02:25:32 PM
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@29 *bang*

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Comment #37 by WREQUIEM
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 02:26:23 PM
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Comment #38 by iNf3Rn0 Lan
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 02:32:36 PM
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I'm REALLY disappointed. This game looked a lot like Mega Man Powered Up, which is the only Mega Man I've really liked.

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Comment #39 by rhooper12
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 02:53:33 PM
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Mega Man X none of this rubbish

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Comment #40 by Riphade 1
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 02:58:58 PM
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(Insert Pac-Man Dying Theme Here)

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Comment #41 by Dungeon00X
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 03:23:59 PM
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Damn that Earthquake and that Tsunami, if neither happened we wouldn't be in this mess.

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Comment #42 by sicsonic
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 04:15:06 PM
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WTF Capcom????????????????????? That's it, I'm never buying another Capcom game. EVER. I'm dead serious, f*ck that. This pisses me off.

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Comment #43 by linktriforce007
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 04:17:54 PM
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@33 Treble and Bass? They must've been in X3, cause in X1 and X2, I never recalled fighting anyone other than Wily and Sigma...

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Comment #44 by CHICHO
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 06:18:56 PM
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Bass and Treble are characters from the original megaman games. They were never in the mmx series

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Comment #45 by Ravenhood
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 10:44:55 PM
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I must admit, the art style was a bit off-putting, but it was still Mega Man, so I was still looking forward to at least trying it.
And after all that hype, too; the awesome trailer, the announcement by Inafune... hope we can get another 2D MM side-scroller to replace it in the near future.

As well as MM Legends 3. That would be nice. =

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Comment #46 by Balamatrix
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 11:35:12 PM
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Comment #47 by In Flames
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 02:56:29 AM
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april fools?

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Comment #48 by Flibbity Floid
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 07:56:28 AM
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@ 43 - I can't remember which you fight one of them but I think you're right on X3 only they were playable characters. Again, haven't touched the series (standard or X) in quite some time but would totally take the reboot.

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Comment #49 by Auburok
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 01:07:11 PM
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Sort of disappointed. I wanted to see what sort of levels players would have made with the level creator. Oh well.

@43 and @48

CHICHO is correct; Bass and Treble are only in the original Mega Man universe. They were introduced in Mega Man 7, and Bass and Treble sort of climaxed in importance with "Megaman and Bass" (Rockman and Forte in Japan) for SNES (Japan) and GBA (Elsewhere).

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Comment #50 by Pixo
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 07:14:23 PM
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