While Mega Man has already made his way to iOS, most of the ports and renditions of previous NES games left a lot to be desired for gamers. Capcom is still giving it the old college try though, and new plans have been announced: Mega Man Xover is being developed for iOS. This time, it’s no port.
The game, being made to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary (damn, I’m old), will be a social role-playing game set in a Xover (pronounced Crossover) world, where gamers get to build their own Mega Man, and then team up with friends to fight the regular Mega Man villans.
The Mega Man heroes have been locked away in a separate dimension by such fiendish villains as Dr. Wily and Sigma. Dr. Light and Dr. Cossack jointly develop a new robot to deal with this dangerous situation. This mass production robot makes use of Battle Memory scattered around the world to build up its capabilities.
Mega Man is a lot like Zelda and Mario for me. It brings me right back to my childhood. It always will. I really, really hope that Capcom manages to outdo their previous Mega Man iOS attempts and manages to knock this one out of the park. I could use a good Mega Man game — I’m starting to feel old again.