Well, that was a pretty quick turnaround!
Capcom must have been happy with the reaction to their “Project Battle” previews, because the game — now retitled “TEPPEN” — is now available for you to download for free on iOS (Version 10.0 or later) and Android devices (6.0 or later) via the Google Play store.
Now, for those of you who weren’t completely frightened away by the game’s unique redesign of Mega Man X, read on for more info.
Here are the basics, via the App Store’s description:
There’s only one way to Rise to the Top – playing TEPPEN!
TEPPEN is the Ultimate Card Battle game where units you command operate in real time, featuring dynamic action with over-the-top attacks blowing up your screen.
With astonishing graphics and a cutting-edge battle system, TEPPEN is the card game to end all other card games!
Command popular Heroes (characters) from Monster Hunter, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and other series in All-Star action from Capcom's finest!
Eight iconic Capcom Heroes have been bound by fate, and must battle through the Land of Illusion to find the truth. Journey with them across an inventive story mode that seamlessly melds Capcom’s universes.
Solo Play, where you can enjoy each Hero’s story.
Ranked Matches (Versus), where rankings are updated each month.
Grand Prix (Versus), where you can participate in limited-time elimination battles
...and so much more!
With TEPPEN’s quick-paced battles, you could take part in the fight for your life wherever you are, whenever you want, and not miss a beat.
Get hooked on killer card action as you expertly wield Heroes, Unit Cards, and Action Cards!
Overwhelm your opponent with Hero Arts (Special Moves) and gain control of the battlefield in epic real-time battles!
Take advantage of Active Response (turn-based battles) and keep your opponent on their toes!
Battle with your favorite Heroes from a variety of legendary game series!
◆Quantity AND Quality
Not only are many of your favorite Heroes here, they all look amazing with eye-catching artwork and gorgeous animation!
◆Game Series and Heroes
Street Fighter Series: Ryu, Chun-Li
Monster Hunter Series: Rathalos, Nergigante
Mega Man X Series: X
Darkstalkers Series: Morrigan Aensland
Devil May Cry Series: Dante
Resident Evil Series: Albert Wesker
More to be added later...
◆Take on the World
Unlock Heroes in Story Mode, then try them out in Free Matches! Once you're ready, contend with other players around the world in Ranked Matches and vie for dominance!
There is also much, much more to be found on the now-launched official website. The FAQ notes that this is a free-to-play game which offers paid items through the “hard currency” of Jewels, which can be obtained through gameplay or via purchase.
If you’re interested in what basic Mega Man X cards are available, how to get them, and more, Reploid21XX has a handy guide on Rockman Corner, where they’ve also provided a summary of the story thus far for X (handy if card games aren’t your thing, but Mega Man X stories are).
As a side note, while this game seems to be a go for the United States and Canada, I’m not sure what the status is in the App and Google Play stores throughout the rest of the world.
Thanks to Roberto for the tip!