Capcom Releases Details of Mega Man ZX for Nintendo DS

We’ve seen the screenshots and artworks for Mega Man ZX, now, just in time for E3, Capcom reveals the details of the game, which is set a hundred years after battles between humans and Reploids (robots). 

When peace is finally restored, the two groups establish various cooperative nations within the “Inner” area of the universe. However, independently evolved robots known as Mavericks inhabit the undeveloped “Outer” section, making it a “danger zone”. As the Mavericks begin wreaking havoc, a group called the Serpent Company scours the Outer universe to provide energy to and protect the Inner population. The Serpent Company, in an excursion to the Outer region, has discovered relics of ancient technologies in the ruins. These relics, called Biometals, are living, conscious materials, with records of information and weapon data from history housed within.

In Mega Man ZX, players assume the role of either a human male character named Vent or his female counterpart, Aile, who are employees of the Girouette Express, a courier service that takes jobs transporting anything to anywhere. On a job accompanying their boss, Girouette, to transport a package containing Model X and Model Z Biometals, they are attacked by a mysterious group of Mavericks who seeks to take the material for themselves. During the scuffle, the Model X Biometal is absorbed into the main character, causing a transformation into Model X form while the Model Z Biometal fuses with Girouette. Facing innumerable enemies, Girouette lends his newfound power to his employee and the two substances combine to form Model ZX. With powerful abilities at their disposal, they must discover who the menacing enemies are and what they are ultimately after.

Mega Man ZX includes the following features:

  • Two playable characters – Vent (male), Aile (female)
  • First time ever in the Mega Man series where the main playable character is female
  • Vent is bigger and more powerful while Aile is smaller and more agile
  • Each character has their own specific cut scenes
  • Biometal is the key – in order to gain the best transformation possible, strategically attack bosses without damaging its Biometals, otherwise its effects may become downgraded and must be repaired to regain its full potential
  • Transformations offer a range of different abilities
  • In human form, speak with townspeople and perform basic movements like walking and jumping
  • Model X form, drawing upon the Biometal data of Mega Man X, features a long range buster shot, basic actions, dashing and wall kicks
  • Model ZX form also includes the abilities of Model ZÂ’s Z-Saber for short range attacks in addition to the Model X abilities
  • Biometal allows transformation into additional Model X types with distinct abilities – Model HX, Model LX and more
  • Expanding environment – unlock additional areas of the map by using different Model X formsÂ’ powers
  • Real time info system – engages both screens of the DS system
  • Not only do different Model X types offer powerful abilities for players as they battle on the top screenÂ’s “real world,” they can also trigger helpful Cyber Elves that display useful information on the bottom “Biometal screen” counterpart utilizing special abilities of Biometals
  • While the main action happens on top, beneficial data ranging from an enemyÂ’s weak point, locations of hidden items and more are displayed on the bottom
  • The type of data displayed is different with each Model type
  • Overdrive invoke system – utilizing the Biometal Gauge, power up for a limited time to unleash devastating attacks; however once depleted, players revert to human form
  • Regenerating bosses – based on certain conditions, a boss that had been defeated will reappear again, allowing multiple opportunities to gain items from the repeated battles
  • Missions and Quests– progress the story by completing main missions while optional quests scattered throughout the map offer valuable information and items

Mega Man ZX is scheduled to be released across North America in Q3 2006.

We’ve seen the screenshots and artworks for Mega Man ZX, now, just in time for E3, Capcom reveals the details of the game, which is set a hundred years after battles between humans and Reploids (robots). 

When peace is finally restored, the two groups establish various cooperative nations within the “Inner” area of the universe. However, independently evolved robots known as Mavericks inhabit the undeveloped “Outer” section, making it a “danger zone”. As the Mavericks begin wreaking havoc, a group called the Serpent Company scours the Outer universe to provide energy to and protect the Inner population. The Serpent Company, in an excursion to the Outer region, has discovered relics of ancient technologies in the ruins. These relics, called Biometals, are living, conscious materials, with records of information and weapon data from history housed within.

In Mega Man ZX, players assume the role of either a human male character named Vent or his female counterpart, Aile, who are employees of the Girouette Express, a courier service that takes jobs transporting anything to anywhere. On a job accompanying their boss, Girouette, to transport a package containing Model X and Model Z Biometals, they are attacked by a mysterious group of Mavericks who seeks to take the material for themselves. During the scuffle, the Model X Biometal is absorbed into the main character, causing a transformation into Model X form while the Model Z Biometal fuses with Girouette. Facing innumerable enemies, Girouette lends his newfound power to his employee and the two substances combine to form Model ZX. With powerful abilities at their disposal, they must discover who the menacing enemies are and what they are ultimately after.

Mega Man ZX includes the following features:

  • Two playable characters – Vent (male), Aile (female)
  • First time ever in the Mega Man series where the main playable character is female
  • Vent is bigger and more powerful while Aile is smaller and more agile
  • Each character has their own specific cut scenes
  • Biometal is the key – in order to gain the best transformation possible, strategically attack bosses without damaging its Biometals, otherwise its effects may become downgraded and must be repaired to regain its full potential
  • Transformations offer a range of different abilities
  • In human form, speak with townspeople and perform basic movements like walking and jumping
  • Model X form, drawing upon the Biometal data of Mega Man X, features a long range buster shot, basic actions, dashing and wall kicks
  • Model ZX form also includes the abilities of Model ZÂ’s Z-Saber for short range attacks in addition to the Model X abilities
  • Biometal allows transformation into additional Model X types with distinct abilities – Model HX, Model LX and more
  • Expanding environment – unlock additional areas of the map by using different Model X formsÂ’ powers
  • Real time info system – engages both screens of the DS system
  • Not only do different Model X types offer powerful abilities for players as they battle on the top screenÂ’s “real world,” they can also trigger helpful Cyber Elves that display useful information on the bottom “Biometal screen” counterpart utilizing special abilities of Biometals
  • While the main action happens on top, beneficial data ranging from an enemyÂ’s weak point, locations of hidden items and more are displayed on the bottom
  • The type of data displayed is different with each Model type
  • Overdrive invoke system – utilizing the Biometal Gauge, power up for a limited time to unleash devastating attacks; however once depleted, players revert to human form
  • Regenerating bosses – based on certain conditions, a boss that had been defeated will reappear again, allowing multiple opportunities to gain items from the repeated battles
  • Missions and Quests– progress the story by completing main missions while optional quests scattered throughout the map offer valuable information and items

Mega Man ZX is scheduled to be released across North America in Q3 2006.

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