All classic 8-bit Mega Man titles are coming to mobile in 2017
posted by Milen Y. / Dec 16, 2016, 8:55 AM
Legendary Japanese video game developer Capcom announced that next year will see the release of all classic Mega Man titles on mobile. All of the Blue Bomber's iconic NES adventures will land on both iOS and Android in Japan in 2017. The press release makes no mention of the games coming to the West, but we'd say there's a big chance this happens sometime following the Japanese release.
Mega Man is one of the most recognizable video game characters and has starred in over 100 titles. The first six games in the series, the ones that are launching on mobile next year, first came out on the Nintendo Entertainment System between 1987 and 1993. The first six titles starring the Blue Bomber are notorious for their unforgiving difficulty but are fondly remembered by gamers for their innovative for the time non-linear game design, tight controls and awesome action-packed gameplay.
From the single screenshot accompanying Capcom's press release (featured above), it seems that the games will retain their original 4:3 aspect ratio and use the free space on the screen for the virtual d-pad and buttons. It seems like Capcom won't be changing anything visual- and gameplay-wise and releasing the games as they were over 20 years ago. We're just hoping the notorious sprite flickering will be eliminated.
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Why? These companies can't make new stuff, so they have to re-release the crap we grew up on? I already have emulators. If its going to be the same game. I have it free now, why would I buy it? Same graphics, same game play? Why not make the game better? Can't think of something new?
posted on Dec 16, 2016, 10:20 AM 1
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As long as it is not "Mega Man Run"...
posted on Dec 16, 2016, 11:39 AM 1
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