‘MEGA’ FRANCHISE MOVES TO PLAYSTATION
SUNNYVALE, Calif. October 14,
2003 — Capcom® today debuts its Mega Man™
franchise on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system with the release of
Mega Man X7. The Mega Man series of
products has sold more than 17 million units worldwide and this year celebrates
its 15th anniversary with a whole host of activities and promotions.
This blockbuster franchise is the continuing adventure of Mega Man and his quest
to rid the world of evil. Mega Man X7
stars Mega Man and his trusted friend, Zero, and takes players into a full 3-D
environment where different traits from the series come together to deliver an
all-encompassing sequel. Mega Man X7
is rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and
is now available at retailers across North America.
Mega Man X7 3
boasts the following features:
– Switch between your main and sub characters at any time to effectively defeat
enemies and progress through the game.
– Depending on the area, the
player will experience the game in different perspectives. This can
range from a traditional 2D scrolling title to 1/4 overhead view similar to
popular strategy based games. Players will also experience many boss battles
set in a 3D action perspective similar to that of Capcom’s acclaimed
Mega Man Legends series. Traditional 2D
stages are not only made into full 3D polygons but it also adds dimensional
twists to the gameplay.
– Players can quickly lock onto an
enemy within attack range. They can also change targets and aim at an enemy’s
New Character named “Axl”
Axl will have a unique ability unlike any other and add more strategic
elements to the game.
Capcom will honor Mega Man’s 15th
anniversary with a massive yearlong campaign of consumer promotions and
corporate partners. In addition, Capcom will release six new titles to the
franchise in 2003 that include Mega Man &
Bass, Mega Man Battle Network 3: White
and Blue versions
and Mega Man Zero 2
for the Game BoyAdvance;
Mega Man Network Transmission for the
and Mega Man X7
for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system.
Capcom Entertainment, headquartered
in Sunnyvale, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom, Co., Ltd. of
Japan. A leading force in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment
industry, Capcom’s legacy spans more than 22 years of entertaining video
gamers. Capcom develops, markets, and distributes home video games for the
PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo
GameCube™ and Xbox™ game consoles, Game Boy® Advance and Game Boy® Color
Systems, personal computers, and coin-operated games. Worldwide recognizable
product lines include the Resident Evil,
Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire,
series. World headquarters in Osaka, Japan, the company also has offices in
Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Sunnyvale, California. The company is publicly
traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange code number 9697.
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