As you guys likely know, I’ve been pretty worried for a while here that we wouldn’t see anything significant for Mega Man’s 25th anniversary (December 17, 2012). In fact, this seems to be the general feeling that most of the fan community has had lately. Yet, today I saw a nifty post over at Protodude’s Rockman Corner that, upon reading, was quite shocking: Apparently, Capcom is releasing a free PC game on December 17 for all fans around the world to enjoy.
What kind of PC game, you ask?
Titled “Street Fighter X Mega Man,” this game is an 8-bit styled Mega Man game that pits the titular hero against characters from the Street Fighter series. Sound familiar? Well, this project saw its origins in a fan game that was being developed by Seow Zong Hui (Sonic88 on Youtube), but when Seow approached Christian Svensson at EVO 2012 to show him the project, Svensson decided to get others involved and take what was originally meant to be a fan-game and give it the official Capcom seal of approval.
That’s a damn good feather in Seow’s cap, if you ask me.
The game, which is due out on December 17, will celebrate both Mega Man and Street Fighter‘s 25th anniversaries and will be free for all fans to download and enjoy!