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.