E3, LOS ANGELES ? May 11, 2000 ? Capcom® today announced plans to bring its legendary super hero, Mega Man to the Nintendo 64? system in Mega Man 64?. A mainstay in the video game industry for more than 13 years, Capcom?s Mega Man series has sold more than four million units in North America and attracted even more fans worldwide. Mega Man 64 is the first of the series to appear on the Nintendo 64. The game will carry an ?E? rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
Mega Man 64 puts Mega Man in incredible 3D environment and presents him with an interesting mix of action-adventure and role-playing game elements, in his most unique adventure. Mega Man fans will recognize the challenging shoot-em-up action, tons of secret items, clever puzzles and huge bosses. RPG fans will be swept away by the compelling and detailed storyline, role-playing elements, devastating weaponry and the beautifully texture-mapped graphics. Mega Man 64 is an enhanced version of the smash PlayStation hit Mega Man Legends specifically utilizing the power of the Nintendo 64 system. Mega Man 64 is is expected to release this September.
Mega Man 64?s list of enhancements include:
Analog control and rumble pack compatible
Redesigned and condensed play field for tighter gameplay
Redesigned enemy placement
?Time Attack Event? now available in multiple cities
Nintendo 64 power delivers smooth gameplay and less polygon glitches
?The release of Mega Man 64 marks Capcom?s unwavering commitment to provide maximum entertainment on all game platforms,? says Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. ?This is truly a product consumers have demanded since the introduction of the Nintendo 64 system. The game?s rich environments, true 3D gameplay and flawless control offer Nintendo 64 owners a real treat!?
In Mega Man 64, our hero is on a quest to find the famous Hidden Legacy treasure. To do this, players must master all the weapons in his extensive arsenal, wage supreme battle with treacherous enemies and face off against unbelievable 3-D bosses. Players explore immense texture-mapped environments in their search for clues, secret passageways, power-ups, weapons and other surprises. An adjustable 3D camera allows players to capture multiple viewpoints of the intense action. Intricate animation sequences tie the story together and add depth to the gameplay. Mega Man 64 presents classic Mega Man gameplay combined with next generation technology, beginning a new chapter in Capcom?s Mega Man series on the Nintendo 64 game console.