Just as nothing can truly replace Mega Man, nothing can truly replace Mega Man Battle Network in the hearts and minds of those who followed along with the adventures of Lan and MegaMan.EXE as they battled the forces of the World Three.
That said, if you enjoyed the gameplay of the series and are looking for something new, it seems that the games may have inspired some folks over at Angry Hangar Games to put their own spin on the idea with a new title called Grid Masters, whose core concepts look more than a little familiar.
For what it's worth, the game has already been greenlit on Steam with a target of hitting Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux platforms as they aim to provide 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 death matches for up to four players either locally or online.
Grid Masters takes place on the planet Orikos, where vast alliances, held together by bonds of convenience rather than loyalty, constantly struggle for power and influence. Nations work anonymously to sabotage both friends and enemies, while giant company blocs, called Megacorps, hover around these nations like scavengers, controlling commerce and wielding enormous power under the leadership of a mysterious council, the Directorate.
The animosity among the different nations and the Megacorps is at its strongest on the Grid. Every year, the great powers of the Orikos send their finest warrior to compete in order to prove their power. The winner’s host gains influence and notoriety, while the victor is awarded fame and fortune. The losers pay briefly with their lives before the Respawners throw them back into the fray. Who will be this year’s champion?
Grid Masters is influenced by Megaman Battle Network and Super Smash Brothers.
For even more information and updates, you can check out their website here.
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