Latest Mega Man 2.5D Beta Adds New Single Player and Co-Op Stages
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
The Blue Bomber owes much to fans
Last year we directed your attention to the Mega Man 2.5D fan project, yet another game dedicated to the Capcom mascot in the absence of official alternatives. Its rather smart twist is in the name, as it plays with perspective and camera angles to give the traditional 2D play more depth.
It also brought Mega Man and Proto Man together for local co-op play, and the first beta release for PC used that mechanic within a recreation of Shadow Man's stage in Mega Man 3. That NES title is also the subject of the latest beta release, with a Snake Man stage having been added. That's available in local co-op, but a notable new feature in the new build is the option to play both stages in single player, while Shadow Blade and Search Snake special weapons have also been added.
You can download the latest beta and learn all about the game on the official website; there's also a new trailer below, so let us know what you think.