First look at Mega Man Universe in action

[Update: Don’t like the look of Mega Man in the above video? It looks like 1UP and GameSpot also got their hands on exclusive Mega Man Universe trailers. They’re all kind of the same, but not really… they each feature a different looking Mega Man. Can you spot the difference and figure out which Mega Man is from which series of games?

Thanks to the beautiful Russ Frushtick from MTV Multiplayer for the heads up.]

You know that weird-ass (and totally awesome) Mega Man Universe trailer Capcom revealed awhile back? Yeah, that didn’t tell us too much about the game. With this latest trailer, Capcom’s Keiji Inafune hopes to shed some light on what we can expect. It’s mostly successfully, but questions remain.

The gameplay in the trailer shows what appears to be a 2D-style platform/action game in the vain of classic Mega Man titles, but rendered with 3D graphics. Mega Man himself has a longer, slinkier look, but his abilities appear intact. The trailer ends with another tease, confirming that players will also be able to play as Street Fighter’s Ryu.

“Your world,” shouts Inafune in Japanese. “Megafied!”

Okay then. Mega Man Universe will be making some sort of appearance at PAX this weekend, so we hope to get more information soon. What do you think of what you’ve seen so far (including the fact that Inafune is wearing an Abercrombie and Fitch shirt)?

Nick Chester