I just received a super hot e-mail from my friend Jon Gibson at i am 8-Bit. Here is the first ever reveal of Mega Man Universe, a top secret game that’s been in the works at Capcom for a while, which will be coming out on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network later this year. The folks at i am 8-Bit were given the honor of the game’s teaser trailer which you can see below. Enjoy!
Mega Man Universe Teaser Trailer!
Here’s the official e-mail:
For the last four months, we’ve been secretly toiling away in our super secret ‘Secret Workshop’ working on an incredibly secret project.
Point is, it’s been rather secret… until now.
Today, GameSpot made the announcement for Capcom’s Mega Man Universe, a brand spankin’ new franchise in the brand’s lore, featuring an interview with the Blue Bomber’s creator, the legendary Keiji Inafune.
We had the privelage and honor of concepting, producing, and obsessing over every detail of the game’s teaser trailer, which you can check out by clicking here.
Seriously, there are A LOT of hidden fanboy odes to be found EVERYWHERE in this spot. Some you can see, some you can hear… but that’s all I’m gonna say.
It took a little over four months from start to finish to complete, with 50+ crew members working some rather sleepless nights.
Of special note was our awesome creative relationship with Buddy System Studios, who brought all the wonderful stop-motion characters in the trailer to life.
Yes, those are fully sculpted, maticulously detailed physical beings animating on screen. It’s a method rarely employed these days, with CG having a strangehold on the industry.
But we felt their was no other way to go but with the most tangible thing possible, and Buddy System did it up proper. They are radical!
For me personally, this was a childhood fantasy wholly, truly, and pretty magically realized.
Mega Man has always been amongst the all-time top characters on my running list of “Awesome Fictional Characters to Invite to a House Party and/or Hang Out With on the Weekend!”
(Yet, to this day, I still can’t beat Mega Man 9.)
Hope ya’ll enjoy it!
Jon M. Gibson
i am 8-bit Productions
Mega Man Universe
Here’s the press release straight from Capcom. Thanks guys!
Full press release:
SAN MATEO, Calif. — July 16, 2010 — Capcom Entertainment, Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Mega Man Universe™ is coming to Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and PlayStation®Store. Mega Man Universe, the latest entry in Capcom’s long-running Mega Man® series, will be a revolutionary take on the seminal classic, setting course for a new chapter in classic gaming.
Mega Man games are beloved by fans all over the world. Since their debut in 1987, Mega Man has remained a videogame icon, having starred in more than 140 titles over the last 22 years. The connection he’s made with pop culture at large has extended beyond games and into cartoons, toys, clothing, comics, kid’s meals, and more. Part of that popularity is driven by the series’ ability to evolve over time yet consistently retain the addictive gameplay experience that sets Mega Man games apart.
For the next chapter in this legacy of excellence, Capcom aims to deliver the most creative Mega Man experience yet. In Mega Man Universe, imagination is the star of the game.
“We are thrilled to finally be able to announce Mega Man Universe,” said Kenji Inafune, Head of Research and Development Management for Capcom Entertainment. “This game will break the mold and challenge the conventional wisdom of what a Mega Man game can be. When fans finally get to see it, I believe they’ll envision their most far-out Mega Man dreams coming true.”
Inafune is committed to helping craft a Mega Man experience that meets the highest expectations of Capcom fans. Most recently Mega Man® 10 echoed this fact when its classic design and compelling gameplay made it one of the most sought after digital downloads of the year. Gamers can expect Mega Man Universe to bring the core experience fans want while delivering on the promise of innovation that Capcom is known for. Its official: classic gaming will never be same again.
Mega Man blasting some baddies in Mega Man Universe.