So, OK, time continues to pass and we still don't have a new and official Mega Man game to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise. We have soundtracks, USB sticks, plushies and tissue dispensers, but no game. Such is life.
Thankfully Mega Man fans often fill the void, and we've seen some fan games already this year. The latest has the potential to be the most intriguing of all, as a PC beta has now been made available for Mega Man 2.5D; yes, PC is the place to go for new Mega Man. It's the work of Peter Sjöstrand and the one stage on offer is a recreation of Shadow Man's stage in Mega Man 3; it's co-op only at this stage. The plan is to add plenty more content in the future, and Sjöstrand has setup a poll on the same page where you can download the game, asking gamers to decide what stage should be added next.
So it's co-op Mega Man with a rather neat graphical approach, that's also free. The fans triumph again.