|Release date:||11 February 2005|
The Blue Bomber and his cybernetic friends return for more high-speed action, as they attempt to destroy another army of Reploid menaces.
Capcom's most enduring star Megaman and his two faithful allies Zero and Axl return in a brand new adventure that promises the deepest, most feature-packed outing for the Blue Bomber yet!
Our heroic trio's latest enemy is Sigma, an evil cyborg bent on destroying the entire human race. Having already ravaged much of Earth, Sigma has now corrupted the advanced robot Reploids created by the survivors to help them rebuild their homes and its down to Megaman X and his two allies to take them out and save humanity.
Megaman X8 offers much greater freedom than its predecessors did, not only allowing you to complete the game's 12 stages in any order you like, but also as often as you like. Defeating Reploids in each area will build our heroes' skills, increasing your chances of making it all the through to Sigma.
Each stage offers plenty of gameplay variety, from traditional side-scrolling platform action, to 3D 'depth-scrolling' areas and even vehicle-based missions. To encourage you to return to completed levels, "intermission" sub-quests offer up new objectives in previously-cleared stages.
- Classic Megaman gameplay - earn new weapons from defeated bosses
- Double hero system - pick the two heroes best equipped for each stage
- Find metal points to boost Megaman's powers - locate them all to unlock Black Zero!
- Multiple story endings and hidden items