Disappointed in how Capcom has treated the Mega Man franchise as of late? If so, the company’s latest announcement may come as a complete shock.
According to the Examiner, Capcom has announced it will release Street Fighter x Mega Man later this month. What’s even more startling is that the company is offering the game for free.
Although the company will make the game available through Capcom Unity, the game wasn’t developed internally. Street Fighter x Mega Man is actually the brainchild of Seow Zong Hui, a Singapore fan who also plays Street Fighter on a competitive level.
The indie game designer brought the mash-up to the folks at Capcom, who gave the software a bit of polish. In the next few days, the company will offer up the free title to those who are currently looking for a way to celebrate the video game icon’s 25th birthday.
According to Kotaku, the game is structured like a typical Mega Man offering. However, players will face a unique Street Fighter character at the end of each stage.
The embedded trailer looks like something that would have been crafted during Mega Man’s early years. If this offering is along the same lines as previous installment, then gamers should expect a challenging albeit satisfying adventure.
“Our fans have been so supportive of the 25th Anniversary efforts on Street Fighter, that we wanted to provide one last surprise and token of our appreciation,” Capcom USA’s Christian Svensson said in a statement. “This game symbolizes the passion and dedication of our fans and with the 25th Anniversary of Mega Man coming up, we felt it was our duty to bring this wonderful experience to everyone who has shared the last 25 years with us and both of these celebrated franchises.”
Street Fighter x Mega Man is currently slated to hit PC on December 17. You can find the satisfyingly retro promotional clip for the game below.