Street Fighter X Mega Man Announced!

With the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament grand finals taking place in San Francisco today, Capcom have just made a special announcement and revealed Street Fighter X Mega Man, a new 8-Bit style Mega Man game that will also feature the cast of Street Fighter!

Street Fighter X Mega Man will have the Blue Bomber taking on various characters from across the many Street Fighter games including Ryu, Dhalsim, Rose, Rolento & Urien amongst others. Once you have defeated each character, you will then gain access to new weapons based off their abilities. The game will also have an 8-Bit style soundtrack provided by A_Rival and will feature music combining themes from both franchises mixed together.

Street Fighter X Mega Man will be released as a FREE downloadable game for the PC and will be available from Capcom Unity on December 17th (the 18th for us Aussies), which also happens to be the 25th birthday of none other than Mega Man himself. What a great way to celebrate!

In the meantime, check out how this project came to be and also the reveal trailer below. Brace yourselves as two of Capcom’s biggest franchises get ready to go head to head!

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Best of all, this is a true collaboration between Capcom and its fans. Singapore superfan Seow Zong Hui (maybe you’ve seen his Dhalsim skills?) approached our own Christian Svensson back at EVO 2012 with the skeleton of SFxMM running on a laptop. Seeing the potential and serendipitous opportunity, Sven shared it with GregaMan and I a week later. We evaluated (aka played to death) it and said uh yeah, this is pretty damn cool. Then it all started coming together. Further details will come out via interviews and whatnot, but the big takeaway is that we can ring in the 25th anniversary of one of gaming’s most beloved characters with high spirits. I’m kind of beside myself, having been involved with daily build tests and feedback to Zong Hui (who was of course amazing the whole way through). It really is a dream come true for me, as a lifelong Mega-fan. I’ve literally dreamed of this day!