Times certainly are a changin': Mega Man gets a social game on iOS

Rockman Xover
Rockman Xover

Mega Man is to Capcom what Mario is to Nintendo. He's the company's most prolific character, and achieved mascot status long before his 25th anniversary. But you don't see Mario getting a social game anytime soon. That's what Capcom went and did with Rockman Xover, a social RPG set to release on iOS in Japan this fall with plans to hit North America and Europe.

Perhaps we're speaking too soon (along with the rest of the video games press), but even we--a social games news outlet--are put off by the words "social" and "RPG" put together to describe a Mega Man game. Even a back-to-basics Mega Man with social features would suffice, if "social" is what Capcom is hung up on. Here's the gist of Rockman Xover, as translated by Mega Man Network:

It's a world where all the worlds of Rockman have crossed over. The gulf of space-time has been closed thanks to the efforts of Dr. Wily, Sigma and other villains to Rockman and co.! Dr Light and Dr. Cossack work together in creating a new robot to oppose this crisis. A production model, this robot uses "battle memory" that has been scattered over the world, and possesses infinite potential to transform and increase his power. The player battles evil as this new type robot. Create your own Rockman, and battle with others to protect peace!

It's tough to get excited about a social RPG in the Mega Man universe, but it's also tough to instantly write it off entirely without knowing much about it aside from a few screen shots and this teaser. Consider our lasers not charged until further notice.

[Via Kotaku]

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