Rockman/Megaman ZX

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  1. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    Woohoo...finally a New Megaman

    screenshots: http://megaman.retrofaction.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1136976972&archive=&start_from=&ucat=8&

    concept art: http://www.rockmanpm.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=91
     
  2. GigatronSama

    GigatronSama Mr. Insomnia Veteran

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    Yeah I read about this last night. Aparently it's being developed directly by Keiji Inafuna the creator of the megaman franchise and most recently the megaman Zero Series and will be developed by the same team as the zero series. So regardless of where the story goes it stands to be very good in terms of gameplay. I'm quite eager to play.

    Until then I have the megaman X collection to keep my megaman fix going.
     
  3. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Got mine last night, finally I can play X2 and X3 for the first time.

    I also saw this news last night, didnt care to much, waiting till there more info.
     
  4. Weremole

    Weremole Whack-a-mole Avenger

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    http://www.capcom.co.jp/rockman_zx/

    Capcoms prelim homepage for the game. =)

    Looks like the role of X is shared by Van and Elle and an undentified doctor guy/w cofeecup fills the role of Zero.

    Someone please translate.

    Y'know. This is awesome and I haven't even played Megaman since the first X game.

    But I don't think they are human. They have "fuse boxes" instead of ears it seems. Maybe some far-into-the-future human/reploid fusion. Something tells me Capcom will add anouther X or to on "Year 20XX".
     
  5. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Could these new guys be like Diggers, wearing X and Zero patterned suits, a la Megaman Legends?
    Indeed, could this series, with the "Live Metal" and stuff, be set before Legends and show how the world ended up almost completely destroyed? I know Inafune worked on Legends too, so odds are he'll tie it in some way or another.
    But, whatever. As long as it is a new and fun Megaman game, I am there.
     
  6. SpazmasterX

    SpazmasterX My turn to protect you.

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    Awwww yeaaaaah. I've been waiting for a Megaman for my DS.
     
  7. Cruellock

    Cruellock Disney Villain

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    That's what I was thinking. It looks more like Megaman Legends than the other games.

    Or was X and Zero melted down into some kind of sentinent liquid metal and now possess people ?
     
  8. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    A new Rockman Game!!!! Siiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!!!!!!!!!! A gal using an X suit? Cool! I still can play with a Zero-look a like. :rock 
    Now I have to get Nintendo DS.
     
  9. Wing alpha

    Wing alpha <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    woo Zero lives!
     
  10. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    This is awesome! I have played all the the X games, but don't consider X7, X8, or Command Mission canon, though MMZ certainly would be. This is hopefully a true continuation of that line.
     
  11. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    How can you say you played all the X games, and not consider X7 or X8 part of the series. Just because they aded Axl maybe?

    I woudl admit X7 just purely sucked, but X8 got it back on track. They are in the normal X universe.

    I can see not including Command Mission, totally differnet game setup, which I liked alot, can't wait for sequal.

    Also, there is alreayed a Megaman on DS. Megaman Battle Net 5 DS. Its got both of the GBA Battle Net games combined into one.
     
  12. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Because they didn't live up to the standards of gameplay set by previous X games (5 and 6 especially) with their uninspired level design and cheap methods of adding "challenge"? Because they seemed unfinished in terms of presentation (5 and 6 especially), and had nothing to do with Keiji "Inafking" Inafune or his style of game design? How about that they reference the Game Boy games, which have traditionally been considered apocryphal by many fans? Think of it like people who don't consider Terminator III as canon. Just my two cents.

    If Inafking is onboard, I'm all over this new game. While I'm curious about the story, and it does look like it's leading into Rockman DASH, all that stuff ultimately doesn't matter. What matters is that it's going to be a solid game in one of the best lines of video games ever, designed by the creator of that line, played on the best portable console to date. Can't beat that. :rock 
     
  13. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Yes, I agree with the stuff that flamepanther says, though that's not my main reason. X7 and X8, and also, though not as dramatically, CM, all represent a removal from the MMX storyline. Let me explain.

    MMX, Sigma turns evil, has a bunch of guys come with him. Zero is the top Maverick Hunter. X has been a noncombatant until now. He goes in, blows up some bad guys, and challenges Sigma. He fights Vile, and Zero sacrifices himself to ensure X's victory.

    MMX2, set after the events of X1, tell of the aftermath of Sigma's death. X Hunter's are revealed to have the parts for reconstructing Zero, thus bringing back a fan favorite. In the battle with Sigma (if you retrieve Zero's parts) Zero returns to challenge Sigma again and open the way to the final battle. (in this scene Sigma refers to Zero as 'the last of the good doctor's creation's')

    MMX3, again, continuing from events in the previous games. Dr. Doppler has created a cure for Mavericks, and humans live in a state of utopia with Reploids. (btw, whenever someone refers to X as a reploid, they are wrong. Reploids are thus named because they are replicated from X's systems. X is the original) However, Dr. Doppler then goes wacko and starts doing bad stuff, and it's up to the Maverick Hunters to stop him. This game also revealed that Sigma is a computer virus, able to infect and corrupt any Reploid system.

    MMX4 continues from this. There is now a great reploid army, though when they choose to rise up in revolt, they are all labelled as Mavericks. I'm sure a few of them were maverick, but not all. In this game also some of Zero's backstory is revealed, that he was once evil and maniacal, and can kick Sigma's butt with a stick. Also he is called upon by what appears to be Dr. Wily. This agrees with a line in Megaman and Bass, where Bass says Dr. Wily is working on a new robot, a red one with long hair.

    MMX5 expounds upon this story. The Sigma Virus mutates and is able to infect humans now. Zero goes to blow up a space station and is presumed lost. X goes in to fight more robots and encounters the Zero Virus, a much more powerful version of the Sigma Virus. It is revealed that the Sigma Virus is indeed a dumbed-down version of the Zero Virus, which is basically Zero's operating system. X fights Sigma again, and Zero sacrifices himself to ensure Sigma's downfall.

    MMX6. Zero is gone, though someone has been impersonating him to cause mayhem. More maverick and otherwise disgruntled Reploids are still about, and X goes to administer ownage upon them. The real Zero returns to set the records straight. Sigma also arises, though since it's only been a few weeks since MMX5, he hasn't had time to recover. X and Zero don't go easy on him however. Zero, however, can't recover his good name, and asks to be sealed into a capsule in the hopes that when he reawakens, bad memories of him will be forgotten.

    Now, MMX7 does not continue this timeline. Zero is back, though with no explanation. Nor is there any explanation in X8, or CM.

    However, in MMZ, Zero is reawakened, some 100 years after the end of X6, thus continuing this story line.

    I know this turned into a full rundown of the entire MMX storyline, but perhaps it sheds some light on why I and many fellow MMX fans do not consider X7, X8 or CM to be canonical games.
     
  14. GigatronSama

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    To be fair even though Inafune didn't develope X6 through X8 nor did he like them from what I've heard even he considers them canon having expanded the story of the MMZ games to allow them to fit.

    If you recall originally MMZ followed MMX5 but later games in the MMZ series said that zero continued fighting alongside X eventually defeated Sigma and then started the Elf wars allowing for the rest of the X series to go on until its conclusion. Actually I think it's rather admirable. He could have just pulled an IGA and decanonized the games just because he didn't make them but instead incoroporated them into his own story.
     
  15. Crossblades

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    There's a sequel?! :huh

    Ooooh, oooh! Post info please :D 
     
  16. Da_Razorsaw

    Da_Razorsaw Highwire ownz j00

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    I doubt that Van, Elie, and the Zero kid are humans. Unless humans are suddenly growing mechanical parts where their ears are, I mean.
     
  17. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    This one is possibly one of my favorites animated sequences of ROckman X4, well this one and Iris death. :rock 
     
  18. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    DOn't actually have anything. They just said it was planned, that it.
     
  19. Wing alpha

    Wing alpha <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    I havent played anything after x6....to be fair zero proved to be a damn good sequel for the X series.Im not used to zero's new look but could have been worse.

    and I still remember the debates about weil being willy
     
  20. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    -I played the X7 and it's a good game, a little hard for me but I love it.
    -The Zero games are incredible but I couldn't play Zero4 yet.
    -And I do remember the Weil/Willy debates. That and some other crazy theories. :D 
     

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