Mega Man is Doomed

Whoa, whoa, easy there; I don't mean that the Mega Man franchise is doomed. But rather, a fan by the name of Cutmanmike seem to be putting together a Doom mod which emulates the look of the classic 8-bit NES titles. Check it out:

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"Megaman 8-bit Deathmatch is a new multiplayer mod that aims to puts Doom and Megaman into a blender and spew out a fun new way to blast your buddies online."

"Megaman 8-bit Deathmatch will play as if Megaman suddenly turned 3D. Everything will play as if it was being played back in 1987. Levels will use purely 8-bit textures and sprites. Megaman will jump high and take damage recoil. Weapons will behave exactly as they did back then, only from a 3d perspective. The plan is to eventually have all the levels and weapons from Megaman 1-6 (and maybe 9). Obviously some weapons will have minor changes because there are a lot of clones throughout the series."

You can find more, including a download of the game's alpha build at their official website, though it is still in its early stages and could change before the full version is released sometime in 2010. You can also learn more about the game here.

Personally, I've never been a big fan of first-person shooters, and hearing people bring up the idea of a Mega Man FPS in the same fashion they once suggested a Mega Man fighting game or a Mega Man role playing game never had the same sort of appeal to me. But I have to honestly admit, this just looks neat.

News Credit: Protodude's Rockman Corner