The latest chapter in the long-running series goes all lovely and cel-shaded for PS2, taking plucky hero 'X' into the third dimension...
Back of Case - PS2 (US):
Fans of the Mega Man series, until recently, had yet to experience the delights of the Blue Bomber in anything other than side-scrolling 2D. But now, thanks to some technical wizardry at Capcom, you can run, jump and shoot stuff as the man himself, all in glorious 3D. And in this, the seventh outing for Mega Man, you have a choice of characters. You can choose to take on the guise of the eponymous hero 'X', play as his rival Zero or step nimbly into the shoes of newcomer Axl.
In Mega Man's latest adventure, the Red Alert Syndicate (a reploid crime organisation) has been steadily amassing power and terrorising the populace, and it's up to X and co. to put a stop to their fiendish schemes. There's just one glitch though; the Blue Bomber is out of the crime fighting circuit and in hiding somewhere, leaving Zero to clean up the mean streets without him. Never fear though, it wouldn't be a Mega Man game if the guy himself didn't figure, and it isn't long before he's coaxed out of retirement and back into action.
Once the (somewhat flimsy) plot is out of the way, it's business as usual, with X heading up the team with his trusty arm cannon, which you can charge up for a more powerful shot. Zero weilds his standard laser sword and, in addition to an arm cannon, Axl has the ability to transform into various enemies by acquiring their robotic DNA. So, the basic premise is to get tooled up, take out the bad guys and complete various missions. And when you're not fighting robots with souped-up weaponry, you'll be tasked with saving reploids wandering about the shop. Rescue enough and you'll be rewarded for your efforts.
- Play as new character Axl, a reploid with the unique ability to steal enemies' DNA and morph into them
- Switch between X, Zero and Axl, and Utilise characters' skills for different situations
- Complete missions and earn rewards
Contributed by DreinIX (9425) on Apr 14, 2008.
AXL, A New Hero Is Born!
Mega Man X, his courageous pal Zero and new playable hero Axl propel this all-new 3D Mega Man action-adventure into the future. Follow our heroes as they battle monster machines and huge bosses in fully interactive, vast worlds to combat the Red Alert Syndicate. A unique mix of traditional 2D and new 3D perspectives bring all the action to life. Mega Man X7... The Future is now!
NEW IN MEGA MAN X7!
- Multiple game styles in one: gameplay and camera angles adapt to each stage.
- Execute the new change combo attack by switching characters at any time.
- Introducing a mysterious new hero.
Contributed by Freeman (16323) on May 26, 2006.
The classic Megaman franchise explodes onto the PS2 for the first time with this all-new adventure for the famous blue bomber. Starring Megaman and his trusty pal, Zero, Megaman X7 takes players into a full 3-D environment where different elements from previous installments come together to create the ultimate Megaman mission. It also introduces a new character called Axl, with a mysterious and unique ability. Players can form a team comprising a combination of two heroes from the cast in the new Double Hero System.
- New Double Hero system--select 2 of the games 3 playable characters
- Switch between characters
- Transforming gameplay perspectives
- Auto lock-on system
- Mysterious new character, Axl
Contributed by Evilhead (1037) on Nov 27, 2005.