Darker, grittier Mega Man Online trailer brings murder, street riots and the deaths of millions

Ever since the late '80s, the phrase "darker, grittier" has been synonymous with two things. Firstly, there have been stimulating reinterpretations of existing media. Thankyou, The Dark Knight Returns. Then, there have been the works that misguidedly ground all the lightness and joy out of their predecessors in the name of adolescent sales. Damn you, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Final Fight: Streetwise

The Mega Man franchise has greatly fluctuated between light and dark over the years, the original games making up the former tone and the X and Zero sagas making up the latter. Being a mash-up of all Mega Man eras, we expected the tone of the upcoming Korean MMO Mega Man Online (MMO MMO?) to be pretty eclectic, but yikes, does this anime trailer imply very serious business indeed. It's epic, it's bleak, and it implies that the game is going to take in an apocalypse roughly every 15 minutes.

Though surprisingly, I might actually love it a bit. In fact I'm pretty sure it's incredibly badass. In I'm we're pretty sure I want it turned into a full-length movie instead of a game. Immediately. Tell me what you think.

Cheers, Kotaku.


  • axelgarcia1 - September 8, 2010 1:30 a.m.

    i would have sex with that game. i wonder how theyr gonna mash all the characters from the different series together. too bad this wont make it to the US :'(
  • elpurplemonkey - August 28, 2010 7:26 p.m.

    That did look incredibly badass, but I'd take a full-length movie over an MMO any day of the week.
  • Geminiman82 - August 27, 2010 9:58 p.m.

    I just got chills... seriously.
  • ragingearth - August 27, 2010 3:59 p.m.

    Nice. Mega Man has always had a key to my heart since I was 4 years old. I'd love to see him in an anime movie or something of that nature. Too bad just the mentioning of Mega Man makes my thumbs burn from the recent ones.
  • BlackElement17 - August 27, 2010 1:09 a.m.

    I'm guessing that since the Colonel from X4 pops up at 1:02 this is going to be the bridge from Original to X.
  • Larinah - August 26, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    Did this style remind anyone else of Megaman 8? (Maybe it's just due to the fact it was the first Megaman game I played before I got into the series >.> damn being young.) It even had that big glob guy from 8 in it, can't remember his name.
  • YuGiOhisbetterthanMagic - August 26, 2010 7:40 p.m.

    I think my Brain just exploded with awesomeness
  • purple_omlet - August 26, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    This being a movie would be pretty cool, but I want to know what the game is about.
  • slimjim441 - August 26, 2010 6:22 p.m.

    @ ThatGuyFromTV No. If it does tie up with the Mega Man Zero story somehow, then they would all be Neo Arcadian sentries based off of X's technology. Otherwise they're just generic mavericks/reploids/super-fighting-robots.
  • slimjim441 - August 26, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    I totally just gak'd in my pants. That looks totally awesome for so many reasons: Proto Man, Wily, Light, Yellow Devil, Bass (pronounced 'base' not 'bas'), Signas or Colonel (I think), Every MM1 Master Robot, Maverick making a mess of everything, Wily (or Sigma) destroying entire cities in seconds, and top it all off with classic MegaMan/X music. I think I gak'd again. @mEgAzD It might. It sure looks like it.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - August 26, 2010 5:48 p.m.

    At :47 - Are all those guys other Megamans?
  • Styrophoamicus - August 26, 2010 5:36 p.m.

    @JohnnyMaverik don't worry, I'm not much into Mega Man either. This, however, did at least pique my curiosity.
  • LordPwnge18 - August 26, 2010 5:34 p.m.

    i think that this would be pretty amazing as a movie, although im not 100% on it being a game. i hope it comes to America.
  • oufour - August 26, 2010 4:54 p.m.

    i don't think this is an MMO, i think online is referring to the robots being online, not the game. this looks like the next mega man series. kinda like X.
  • Hydrohs - August 26, 2010 3:09 p.m.

    That music was fantastic.
  • MrSuitMan - August 26, 2010 2:49 p.m.

    Heeeeell yeah.
  • GamesRadarJuniorWildlifeEditor - August 26, 2010 2:27 p.m.

    Dr. Wawee is at it again.
  • gamingfreak - August 26, 2010 2:24 p.m.

    That was fucking awesome!
  • DarkTone - August 26, 2010 1:33 p.m.

    ♪♫Im blue and cy.....DAMN!!♫♪ That was epic! It even had Yellow D....I mean Rock Monster there.
  • Cyberninja - August 26, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    is it coming to the us?

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