Back in August, Capcom revealed Mega Man Xover, a game for iOS that was meant to celebrate the Blue Bomber’s 25th anniversary; meanwhile, Street Fighter‘s 25th anniversary was celebrated with a special collection of games. Now, the two franchises are being brought into one game with Street Fighter X Mega Man.
Street Fighter X Mega Man is a 2D action platformer similar in style to the 8-bit Mega Man games: players will traverse levels, fight bosses, and obtain new weapons to fight with. However, as the game is also a crossover with Capcom’s Street Fighter series of fighting games, each of the game’s eight bosses are lifted out of the Street Fighter character roster, featuring such characters as Ryu, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, and Blanka. The weapons obtained from each boss are also new to the Mega Man series, with each one being based off of its respective boss’ fighting style.
SFxMM‘s development is being headed by Seow Zong Hui, a professional Street Fighter player who has worked on the game with Capcom Unity for over five months. Meanwhile, the game’s soundtrack has been scored by hip hop artist A_Rival, who has taken songs from previous Mega Man games and mixed them with Street Fighter‘s soundtrack. The game is being created to celebrate the 25th anniversaries of both Mega Man and Street Fighter.
Street Fighter X Mega Man will be released on December 17, 2012 for PC. The game will be available for free exclusively via Capcom Unity’s website.
Source: Capcom Unity