If you’ve ever wondered what a Mega Man game would look like played out as a first person shooter, then wonder no more.
Capcom was working on a Mega Man first person shooter which was going by the codename Maverick Hunter. The game was a gritty reboot of the series and even had the blessing of Keiji Inafune himself. The game was being developed by some of the talent behind Metroid Prime at Armature Studios. Prime’s influence is apparent in the gameplay videos which have emerged.
The game would have been based on the Mega Man X mythology which in itself was darker and more mature than vanilla Mega Man. The series’ signature arm cannon and dashing abilities would have been transplanted into the first person shooter world as would have the platforming elements.
The game was playable at one point but cancelled alongside the other Mega Man games Capcom had in the works. Polygon have the exclusive with more videos and information about the game. We’ve included one below.