Capcom reveals the first original DS game for the Blue Bomber.
Following its debut in a Japanese magazine this week, Rockman ZX now has its own official website (in Japanese). Rockman is the Japanese name for the character known elsewhere as Mega Man, and this is his first original game for Nintendo DS.
The website doesn't have much information yet, but it does show that ZX will be a completely new sub-franchise with updated characters and major new gameplay elements. There are two playable characters, Z and X (which appear to be based on Zero and Mega Man X, respectively), but each one is available in both male and female versions, a first for the series.
Rockman ZX is an action game, as opposed to the RPG sub-series, EXE or Battle Network. The only new gameplay element announced so far is Live Metal, which seems to involve finding pieces of metal throughout the game and using them to transform the characters. It is not yet clear how this feature would be different from the upgrade modules and acquired weapons found in other Rockman games.
The game's website should have more information and screenshots soon, so we'll keep you informed as the game is more fully revealed. No plans for release outside Japan have been announced, but historically, nearly all Rockman games are released worldwide.
Josh Daugherty contributed to this report.