Atari isn’t the only gaming institution celebrating anniversaries
this year. Capcom
is commemorating 25 years of both Mega Man and Street Fighter, two of the most beloved gaming franchises from the 1990s, by delivering a free crossover game for the PC
that combines the Mega Man universe with Street Fighter characters as bosses.Indeed, you can defeat the likes of Ryu, Chun-Li, M. Bison, Dhalsim, Blanka, and three others, assume their powers, and use them to defeat the next guy.
“Street Fighter X Mega Man” will be an 8-bit
game with an 8-bit soundtrack, the latter of which was composed using mashups of classic Mega Man and Street fighter music. Even cooler, the bosses will actually behave similarly to their respective characters in Street Fighter. (Don’t get too close to Blanka. And yes, Dhalsim does the stretchy limb thing.)
The new game was the brainchild of a superfan from Singapore by the name
of Seow Zong Hui, who pitched the concept to Capcom this summer at EVO
2012, so that’s the guy you have to thank for all the nostalgic
time-wasting you’ll be doing starting December 17th when you can
download Street Fighter X Mega Man from Capcom.
Check out the trailer below: