Rockman Xover May Not Come to North America

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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Rockman Xover Screenshot 1

I’m assuming most of you reading this know about the whole Rockman Xover kerfuffle that happened several months ago. For those that don’t know, Rockman Xover is a mobile game by Capcom that has its main character automatically running, with the only controls being “jump” and “shoot.” This game was billed by Capcom as part of the franchise’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Mega Man fans got fed up with this. So fed up, in fact, that some made a flash-based version of the game to show how little effort was put into it. Capcom seemed to take notice—or, at least Capcom USA’s Senior Vice-President Christian Sven did. He went to a Capcom Unity thread regarding whether or not Rockman Xover will be released internationally.

“Based upon the largely negative feedback from MM fans, I’ve requested that we place any Americas release on hold for the time being. We will revisit at a later date.”

So there you have it. For once, fan outcry was loud enough to actually stop a game from being localized internationally. Keep in mind that this game is only part of a year-long celebration of the franchise, so the Blue Bomber’s fortunes may improve. We can only hope, anyways.


About Kyle Emch

Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.

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  • Nah, Capcom is determined to give the finger to Megaman fans.

    • I agree. Capcom is going to kick us in the balls again. Just wait for it.

    • TwinTails

      I thought people said this game was an insult to Megaman fans everywhere.

    • At least this game isn’t as bad as Final Fantasy: All the Bravest. Talk about an insult to fans. >_>

  • Syb3rStrife

    Maybe if the fans would stop whining and bitching about every little detail we’d finally see some new MM games. Every time a new game is announced all I hear is bitching about something “Ugh this has passwords?! Why!?” “Ew 16-bit? I wanted 8-bit!” “All you do is jump and shoot?! Lame!” “ER MER GERD I WANT LEGENDS 3 NAO NOT THIS STUPID SHIT!”

    I mean seriously, this is all I ever hear anymore and people are blaming Capcom? I’m not standing up for Capcom, In fact I think they are indeed dealing with this situation very poorly, but seriously, with that kind of immature attitude can you really blame them for not putting out more games? This right here is a prime example that they ARE listening to the fans of this franchise! This is why Legends 3 was cancelled. They fear not being able to please the fans. They don’t want to see MM die but the fans sure as hell aren’t helping the case.

    • Liking Megaman doesn’t mean we should have to support cynical shovel-ware cash grab crap like this.

  • multibottler0cket

    Tough crowd. This only hurts the chances of getting anything else.

  • And nothing of value was lost.

  • Vinicius

    Bye-bye useless abomination.

  • awesome, an “autoplay” button ><!

  • goose

    i’ve pretty much given up on capcom games now. releasing dlc as a separate game, on-disc dlc, and this shovelware bullshit. only thing worth waiting for is monster hunter.

  • Wow. Capcom made a good decision for once.

  • Bakuryukun

    I’m pretty okay with this. Now if only All the Bravest could have had the same fate.

  • Burn

    It’s not like iOS needs anymore crappy games; they’re doing fine enough on their own as it is.