Free patch draws a new challenger to Street Fighter X Mega Man

SFxMM Akuma

Last Friday, Capcom issued a statement on the official Capcom Unity blog announcing the release of a patch for the genuinely free to play downloadable PC game Street Fighter X Mega Man. This would be that unexpected bit of fan service that Capcom released in December; a game that pits Capcom’s plucky Mega Man against a series of bosses who just so happen to be the iconic virtual pugilists of Capcom’s Street Fighter games. It’s a neat concept by itself, and the game has proven a hit among fans, but its developers aren’t content to rest on their laurels. That new patch we mentioned isn’t just a collection of bug fixes, it also brings with it new gameplay content.

Specifically, Street Fighter X Mega Man v2 includes one additional boss battle not found in its previous version. We don’t want to spoil the surprise of which Street Fighter character has been added to the Street Fighter X Mega Man roster, but we will offer a few hints. That header image of Akuma? That’s got nothing to do with it. Nor does the trailer embedded below this text. This character is one of the original bosses of Street Fighter 2, and according to franchise lore he hails from Thailand. If you still can’t figure it out, Eventhubs has a full explanation of who this fighter is and how to throw down against him in Street Fighter X Mega Man.

As for the rest of the patch’s contents, have a look at the full list courtesy Capcom Unity:

  • Confirmation prompt before exiting (ESC) or resetting (F12) the game
  • E Tank glitch and various other bugs fixed
  • Improved controller support (Game defaults to keyboard on launch; make sure controller is plugged in prior to opening the file, then go into Options menu and set keys)
  • Take screenshots using F9
  • M Bison buffed a bit (This place shall become your grave!)
As with the original release of Street Fighter X Mega Man, this latest iteration of the game will set you back zero dollars. Simply visit Capcom Unity’s official Mega Man section and click the most blatant, obvious splash advertisement on the page. It’s right near the top, so you can’t miss it.

 

Now that it’s been established that Street Fighter X Mega Man is an ongoing project for Capcom, we wonder who else might join the roster at some point down the road. It’s probably too early to hope for really esoteric faces from Street Fighters III and IV, but we could totally see characters from the Street Fighter Alpha series popping up as bosses. We don’t necessarily want the entire roster of Alpha 3 Max added to Street Fighter X Mega Man, but can any of you honestly say that a battle against a pixelated R. Mika wouldn’t be totally awesome and at least a little bit worryingly sexy?

Gaming

Report: Nintendo will release two new Switch models in 2019

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo will unveil two new Switch models at E3 in June and release them later this year. One of the models will target hardcore gamers, while the other will be budget friendly.
Gaming

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.
Gaming

From fatalities to new characters, here's what we know about Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 releases April 23 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Here is everything we know about NetherRealm's latest fighting game, including its characters.
Gaming

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.
Gaming

Here are the best items a Shinobi should buy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a brutally challenging game that requires persistent focus and a lot close calls with death. You can make things a bit easier on yourself with by purchasing important items from vendors.
Gaming

Here’s everything you need to know about MLB The Show 19

MLB The Show 19 launches on PlayStation 4 on March 26. If you're interested in finding out what's new in the latest iteration of the annual baseball sim, we've got all the details, from new gameplay mechanics to Road to the Show changes.
Gaming

Newegg slashes prices on PS4 accessories and AAA games like Anthem

Newegg is currently offering big savings on a number of games for PS4 and Xbox One, including Anthem, Metro Exodus, The Division 2, and Kingdom Hearts 3. Accessories including headsets are also on sale.
Gaming

Apple Arcade might be the new game subscription service worth signing up for

Apple Arcade will launch this fall bringing a new game-subscription service with cross-platform support for iOS, Mac, and Apple TV. At launch, the service will feature more than 100 exclusive games, with more added to the service regularly.
Gaming

Fortnite World Cup kicks off April 13 with $1 million in weekly prizes

The Fortnite World Cup kicks off on April 13 with the start of Online Opens for solo play. $1 million in weekly prizes will be awarded during the Online Open Finals, so get practicing!
Gaming

These Xbox One exclusives are the definition of quality over quantity

Xbox One has a prestigious collection of handpicked titles that you can't play on other consoles. Here are the latest and greatest Xbox One exclusives, including some that are also available on PC
Gaming

PlayStation’s first State of Play event includes Iron Man VR announcement

Sony held the first PlayStation State of Play video presentation on March 25 and it featured the announcement of Iron Man VR for PlayStation VR. The game is scheduled to arrive this year.
Virtual Reality

HTC’s stand-alone Vive Focus Plus will be out in April, and it won’t be cheap

The HTC Vive Focus Plus is set to release on April 15 to commercial businesses and developers. The stand-alone headset features the "six degrees of freedom" system, and includes hazard-tracking protection.
Deals

These big, beautiful BenQ gaming monitors are on sale on Amazon right now

All gamers know that a good monitor is just as important as PC hardware to fully enjoy what today's games have to offer. BenQ makes some of the best (including some of our favorites), and three top-rated BenQ gaming monitors are on sale on…
Product Review

At $1,900, the Lenovo Legion Y740 is a powerful but affordable gaming machine

The successor to the Legion Y730, the 15-inch Legion Y740 now packs in the power of an RTX 2070 Max-Q series graphics card inside. Alongside an attractive looking design, it has everything a gamer would need to enjoy all the latest hit…