Capcom hit it hard this week with new Mega Man news. Not only are Mega Man fans getting a new game, but PC players are also getting Mega Man 11, with 8 other titles confirmed with our favourite blue bomber. It turns out that the conquering of Mega Man is not yet done, because this adorable little dude is crashing the action-RPG Monster Hunter: World party too!
So how does Mega Man work exactly in the world of Monster Hunter? Simple - he assumes the role of the beloved companions; the Palico. It is a little hilarious though to see a 3D version of a classic 2D character among the stunning backdrop of the incredibly detailed Monster Hunter: World. But to be fair, it's Mega Man - Capcom doesn't have to explain anything at all.
Familiar weapons from the Mega Man franchise will also be featured through inspiration, including the Charge Blade, Great Sword, Gunlance, and more seen in the video above. The gameplay footage above is absolutely gorgeous and absolutely should not be missed - but in case you're just here for the blue man, go ahead and fast forward to the 2:40 mark of the video.
For now, Monster Hunter: World is slated for a January 26th release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a PC release slated for an unknown time.
More about the game:
"Monster Hunter: World puts you in a living, breathing ecosystem as a hunter that seeks and slays ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles that unfold across the vast ever-changing terrain. Venture on quests alone or cooperatively with up to three hunters via online drop-in multiplayer.
As a hunter of monsters, your adventure brings you to an uncharted continent where you’ll face off with a variety of deadly predators, each more fearsome than the next. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to your advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present."