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GSR
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(09-10-2012, 06:44 AM)
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http://www.themmnetwork.com/2012/09/...ing-to-artist/

Well, unfortunate news tonight, though probably news a lot of you were expecting. After concerns about the fate of Rockman Online after NeoWiz announced internal restructuring, the game’s lead artist Kang Dong Hwa, aka Cantio75, has admitted that the project he was on was dropped (without mentioning Online specifically) on his blog. Furthermore, he posted numerous pieces of concept artwork (such as the above) he devised for Online over the years. This also points to the game being cancelled, since it would most likely be illegal for him to post the artwork if the game were still in development.

Of course, we’ll wait for official confirmation from NeoWiz to say for certainty the game’s cancellation, but honestly, after nearly half a year with no updates, and growing concerns, this development probably shouldn’t be shocking. It is a true shame – Rockman Online was looking like a very interesting game, despite being one fans in the west may have never got to play.

We also wish the best to Mr. Kang, who says he’s currently looking for new work, and that it’s hard finding jobs that suit his specialty in science fiction imagery. At the very least, we have this additional artwork you can enjoy after the break.

Thanks to Amunshen for the information (based on a story originally from Protodude’s Rockman Corner).



More at the link.
Lupin the Third
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(09-10-2012, 06:44 AM)
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CAPCPOM(?)

Even if its cancellation isn't Capcom's fault, Mega Man remains the franchise of infinite casualties.
EmCeeGramr
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(09-10-2012, 06:45 AM)
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I totally forgot this even existed.
Het_Nkik
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(09-10-2012, 06:45 AM)
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Uh-oh, Capcom better announce some more Mega Man games before they run out of ones to cancel.
PartTimeWarrior
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(09-10-2012, 06:45 AM)
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You got: Cancelled
Lupin the Third
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(09-10-2012, 06:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by PartTimeWarrior

You got: Cancelled

Win.
Kyou
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(09-10-2012, 06:46 AM)
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the Megaman cycle

Announce game, cancel game.

...it's a pretty short cycle.
Zen
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(09-10-2012, 06:46 AM)
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Of course it was. Fuck Capcom.
VertPin
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(09-10-2012, 06:47 AM)
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You have got to be kidding me.
TruePrime
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(09-10-2012, 06:48 AM)
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Damn it, totally expected but that still sucks.

Looks like they were really building on the X time frame and they had a great look for X and really seemed to be wanting to do something with him.

Well at least I still have X Zone.
AppleMIX
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(09-10-2012, 06:48 AM)
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I think this is literally the first time I've heard of this game. Not really surprised being megaman and all.
Oni Link 666
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(09-10-2012, 06:48 AM)
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Is this a fan game? Never heard of it.
Pikma
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(09-10-2012, 06:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kyou

the Megaman cycle

Announce game, cancel game.

...it's a pretty short cycle.

don't forget it's variation:

Announce a promising prototype version, cancel it.
GrumpyAlien
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(09-10-2012, 06:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr

I totally forgot this even existed.

I never knew even knew it existed at all. First and (probably) last iv'e heard of it was this thread lol

Poor Megaman. I did just pick up Rockman 2 on PSN for my Vita so I am celebrating something, I guess.
Azure J
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(09-10-2012, 06:49 AM)
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At least those cool Megaman Generations styled OVAs they were using to promote this are still in the wild.

Originally Posted by TruePrime

Damn it, totally expected but that still sucks.

Looks like they were really building on the X time frame and they had a great look for X and really seemed to be wanting to do something with him.

Well at least I still have X Zone.

You've doomed it now.
EatinOlives
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(09-10-2012, 06:50 AM)
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Capcom's now cancelling Mega Man games that people didn't even know existed. This shit's reaching a whole new level.

How long until Capcom cancels new Mega Man games in the same press release in which they're announced?
Izick
(09-10-2012, 06:50 AM)
At least we still have Dragon Ball Online.
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(09-10-2012, 06:50 AM)
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Does this mean they have more time to work on Ghouls 'N Ghosts Online?

Wait, they made a Ghosts and Goblins Online last year? huh.
Last edited by Graphics Horse; 09-10-2012 at 06:57 AM.
TruePrime
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(09-10-2012, 06:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by AzureJericho

At least those cool Megaman Generations styled OVAs they were using to promote this are still in the wild.



You've doomed it now.

Nah to close to release. Not to mention if anyone doomed it, it would be the SRW Exceed dev team by filling up the map with grunt enemies with way to much HP.
VariantX
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(09-10-2012, 06:51 AM)
Poor blue fella just can't catch a break...
Poyunch
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(09-10-2012, 06:51 AM)
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Well if they really wanted to make an MMO, wouldn't setting it in .EXE be smarter?
Busaiku
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(09-10-2012, 06:52 AM)
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I remembered.
TruePrime
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(09-10-2012, 06:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Poyunch

Well if they really wanted to make an MMO, wouldn't setting it in .EXE be smarter?

They were able to work in two of the more beloved franchise in this way, plus it wasn't a typical MMO so this likely would have worked just as well if not better then .EXE.
Karsticles
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(09-10-2012, 06:58 AM)
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I just assumed it was canceled.

Originally Posted by PartTimeWarrior

You got: Cancelled

I'm a bitter fan, and I laughed.
Cameron122
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(09-10-2012, 06:59 AM)
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"Grandfather, what was Megaman?"

"A dream." The Grandfather wept.
Parallax
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(09-10-2012, 07:00 AM)
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Damnit cacpcom.
Zee-Row
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(09-10-2012, 07:01 AM)
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Mega Man never catches a break no matter what.
wwm0nkey
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(09-10-2012, 07:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Poyunch

Well if they really wanted to make an MMO, wouldn't setting it in .EXE be smarter?

Really would love a Battle Network MMO or HD re-releases (skipping 4 and 5 though)
Gospel
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(09-10-2012, 07:03 AM)
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Surprise!
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(09-10-2012, 07:03 AM)
what a surprise
shaowebb
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(09-10-2012, 07:04 AM)
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This game, for those who don't remember it, was supposed to bridge the gap between Mega Man and Mega Man X. It looked like it was going to cover the Cataclysm. Forever lost.
Kiryu
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(09-10-2012, 07:04 AM)
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Japanese/Capcom doesn't like Megaman game = confirmed
TDLink
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(09-10-2012, 07:05 AM)
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A Megaman game cancelled? At this point it seems to be the norm.
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(09-10-2012, 07:05 AM)

Originally Posted by shaowebb

This game, for those who don't remember it, was supposed to bridge the gap between Mega Man and Mega Man X. It looked like it was going to cover the Cataclysm. Forever lost.

...No it wasn't.
Ermac
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(09-10-2012, 07:05 AM)
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is this the same thing as mega man universe?
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(09-10-2012, 07:06 AM)

Originally Posted by Ermac

is this the same thing as mega man universe?

Mega Man Universe was that XBLA/PSN stage builder game with bad boxart Mega Man and Ryu.
EatinOlives
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(09-10-2012, 07:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ermac

is this the same thing as mega man universe?

Nope, that's a different one.

EDIT: Beaten unlike a modern Mega Man game.
Busaiku
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(09-10-2012, 07:08 AM)
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Mega Man Universe was canceled long ago.
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(09-10-2012, 07:08 AM)

Originally Posted by Busaiku

Mega Man Universe was canceled long ago.

And it was the first one to go! :(

It looks really ugly though, but still...
shaowebb
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(09-10-2012, 07:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by qq more

...No it wasn't.

Thats what this looked like to me.
Aaron Strife
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(09-10-2012, 07:09 AM)
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A Mega Man game canceled?

Truly the harbinger of the apocalypse.
LukasTaves
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(09-10-2012, 07:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by PartTimeWarrior

You got: Cancelled

Originally Posted by Kyou

the Megaman cycle

Announce game, cancel game.

...it's a pretty short cycle.

I know I shouldn't, but that made me laugh pretty hard.
wwm0nkey
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(09-10-2012, 07:10 AM)
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If the game is canned can we at least get this as an animated movie? Please?
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(09-10-2012, 07:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ermac

is this the same thing as mega man universe?

Nope. Two different things. But that's long been cancelled.
Karsticles
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(09-10-2012, 07:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by shaowebb

Thats what this looked like to me.

Oh my. I forgot about this. Why didn't you let me forget shao?
Amagon
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(09-10-2012, 07:12 AM)
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I thought this game was canceled already.

thetrin
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(09-10-2012, 07:12 AM)
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This was the Korean F2P MMO right? That was a weird fucking concept.
Professor Beef
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(09-10-2012, 07:13 AM)
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All I can do is laugh. This shit isn't even shocking anymore.
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(09-10-2012, 07:13 AM)

Originally Posted by shaowebb

Thats what this looked like to me.

But it's really not though. IIRC, the game actually takes place after Mega Man X. And there's reploids copies of X, Zero and whatnot.

...yeah, I don't get it either but it screamed excuse plot for the MMO game.
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(09-10-2012, 07:14 AM)
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Zero please stay away from Capcom, let's live together in a world where new MegaMan games exist.

Takao, there's no world with new MegaMan games. It's only a fantasy.

Yes, I know but I wanted to believe it. I wanted to live in a world where new MegaMan games exist.

Takao.

Ugh

Takao, Takao, Takao! Takao .... AAAAHHh ugh, no this isn't happening. There's no reason for me to go on

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