Mega Man Universe announced for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network

Mega Man Universe screenshot (Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network
Mega Man Universe has been announced by Capcom for release on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

The game is the latest core-entry in the popular series of the “Blue Bomber” although exact details on what this new game will entail were scant. However Capcom promises it “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.

So the key word in this press release is “creative”. I wonder what that means exactly? Will it be a LittleBigPlanet take on Mega Man, where you can create your own levels and share them with friends. Or is it a Mega Man MMO? We’ll have to wait to find out.

Here is the Mega Man Universe trailer.

The Capcom fans among you will notice that Ryu from Street Fighter and Sir Arthur from Ghosts ‘n Goblins are a part of that trailer above. What exactly this means though is anyone’s guess, but it seems to suggest you can create your own custom character or mix and match parts from different Capcom games….