After Mega Man went back to his 8-bit roots with Mega Man 9, more than a number of fans had hoped that Capcom would pump out an SNES-styled Mega Man X9 in turn. That didn't happen, and considering the Blue Bomber's current "situation," I doubt that will ever happen. Thankfully, JKB Games' Mega Man X: Corrupted looks to carry on the torch.
I don't think we've posted this on Dtoid before, but chances are you might have heard of this project. Corrupted is a Flash game that has been in production since 2007. It is modeled after the SNES era of X titles, and it contains the requisite eight Maverick bosses, but it doesn't follow the standard series gameplay template. See, Corrupted is a Metroidvania, and though the ZX games on DS flirted with the open-world format, the videos of this fan game paint a far more freeform picture.
The video above, released just a few days ago, showcases a boss battle against Warfare Milodon (ought to be spelled "Mylodon") at both the normal and very hard difficulty levels. Hit the jump for more juicy videos as well as how to follow the game's progress.... read more