1. It's not the big surprise. It has been explicitly stated as a "springboard" into the anniversary celebrations, and that more announcements are due December 17th.
2. It is not a ROM hack.
3. The game being made by an independent developer with funding from Capcom is no different than other games that were "out-sourced." (The Mega Man Zero series, Mega Man 9, and Mega Man 10 were developed by Inti-Creates, not Capcom.) The only difference here is it was basically out-sourced to a single guy instead of an outside company.
4. It's free. Just download it to show support and move on.
News flash. You can download this type of stuff EVERYWHERE. The only thing they're "giving" is some attention to one that they think will keep the fans off their back.
Actually, no. Some members of Capcom-Unity helped work on it, too. Also, they got an actual chiptune composer to work on the music to give it an authentic 8-bit sounding style (the early build from 3 years ago was using crappy GXSCC). You really shouldn't be belittling the efforts of everyone involved in this when you obviously don't even know jack **** about it. Furthormore, Christian Svensson said this could come out on other platforms later on, and if that DOES happen, that's something else to go against your "lol anyone can do that" mentality.
You really shouldn't have "Inafking" as a username. Your negativity against the good efforts of people that are actually trying to save Mega Man makes your using that name for yourself a complete mismatch.
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