This is a sad day indeed. Andriasang reports that Capcom’s official site for Mega Man Universe has revealed that the development on the project has been cancelled. The game was supposed to release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this Spring, but “various circumstances” have led to the cancellation. One could speculate that the departure of “the father of Mega Man,” Keiji Inafune, from Capcom may have been one of those circumstances, although I can’t say how involved in development he was. The game could be considered the LittleBigPlanet of Mega Man titles, allowing players to customize their characters and create their own levels.
The concept seemed too good to be true, and unfortunately it was. Mega Man Universe had been highly anticipated by fans and I’m personally a little heartbroken over this. Let’s hope for some better news for the rest of the day.