For Lead Game Designer Peter Sjöstrand and Lead Programmer Edgar Cebolledo, the road towards the release of Mega Man 2.5D has been a long eight years. Today, that work sees fruition for many eager fans who are in the process of downloading it for free.
According to the team’s website, the Mega Man 2.5D began as an animated proof of concept and later turned into a full-blown game after their audience’s response was so positive.
As far as how this game may differ from other Mega Man titles (besides not in any way being recognized by Capcom), the team has added a couple of unique elements.
“There are mainly two things that set Mega Man 2.5D apart from most other Mega Man games. The first is the co-op mode, where two players team up to take on Dr. Wily. The other is the use of camera perspective changes which is featured a lot in the single-player mode of the game.”
It should also be noted that the two-player cooperative mode mentioned on the game’s website is local co-op. Still, the team says they are not opposed to possibly incorporating network play down the road. Additionally, although the game is only available on PC today, the team is interested in potentially bringing it to consoles.
Capcom has yet to comment on the game’s release.