31 October 2016
Two-player title based on Capcom video game series is latest in four-year-old tactical card game franchise
Pixel Tactics creator Level 99 has teamed up with UFS publisher Jasco Games to bring its tactical card game to the world of Mega Man.
Level 99’s D. Brad Talton Jr. announced that Mega Man Pixel Tactics has been in development for nearly two years, and that the game would be coming to Kickstarter. At the time of writing, the campaign isn’t live.
Inspired by retro video games, Pixel Tactics launched back in 2012 and has since been reimagined in nine standalone spin-offs and a number of expansions.
Games of Pixel Tactics take about half an hour to play, with players forming decks of 25 cards headed up by a leader card. Opponents exchange attacks and activate powers, with support cards providing buffs. Games go until a leader is defeated, normally after three to five rounds.
The Mega Man version will be a standalone version and will similarly support matches between two players.
Included in the ‘blue’ base set, which will cost $20 during the crowdfunding campaign, are 28 characters from the first three games in Capcom’s sidescrolling series, including Mega Man, Dr. Wily, Roll and the various ‘Man’ antagonists of the games, such as Fire Man, Elec Man, Air Man and Flash Man.
A separate ‘red’ box, also costing $20, will focus on 28 characters from Mega Man 4 to 6, such as Dr Cossack, Star Man, Proto Man, Auto, Metall and Crystal Man.
A combined bundle with both base games will be priced at $35. Higher pledge levels will include accessories such as a playmat and collector’s tins.
Jasco was also responsible for Mega Man: The Board Game, which launched earlier this year after raising nearly half a million dollars on Kickstarter back in 2014.