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New Mega Man Universe screens reveal build-a-Mega-Man workshop, level editor

Friday, 10th September 2010 11:38 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Look, Ryu, don’t take this the wrong way, but Mega Man wants your legs.

No! No! Not like that. Yeesh! That’d be just plain weird – not to mention awkward. See, he just wants to saw them off you and glue them to himself, is all.

Capcom’s detailed Mega Man Universe’s character customization system, which allows you to craft a self-made Mega Man by cherry picking parts from the blue bomber’s – and Capcom in general’s – storied past. Depending on what sort of parts you choose for your Frankenstein monster of a Capcom history lesson, you’ll be able to wield different abilities. So yeah, Ryu plus Mega Man? Totally possible.

As if stamping your total lack of design sense onto a tiny robot wasn’t enough, the game also features a full level editor, complete with online sharing for those of you who think the world needs to see your perfect – and totally original – replica of stage 1-1 from Mario.

So basically, it’s Capcom’s take on LittleBigPlanet. Yeah, graphically, it’s not the prettiest girl at the prom, but we can still definitely get behind this. Plus, this totally validates our grade school hobby of drawing videogame levels and horrendously impractical cartoon robots instead of paying attention during class. See, Mom and Dad? Our youthful game obsession totally paid off… er, by improving our abilities at one select game.

Click over to Joystiq for screens of Mega Man Universe’s suit of customization tools in action.

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  1. mington

    I know, i know, lets make a game just like little big planet, but retro (that’ll be our hook). Then we can release a never ending slew of DLC bits

    #1 4 years ago
  2. mington

    Seriously though, these days i only have a finite amount of time for gaming, i don’t want to be creating levels

    Bangi-o DS failed for me because the whole game was geared around creating your own levels (really looking forward to the original coming to XBLA)

    Don’t get me wrong, I had my jolly’s in the half life level creator back in the day, and creating your own levels can be really rewarding, but…

    I don’t think this one will appeal to the mass market, its ten years too late

    #2 4 years ago