We often like to point out when companies crush fan-made projects under a barrage of cease-and-desist letters and threats of punitive court actions, but Capcom has taken a different and positive tact for the fan-made mash-up game Street Fighter X Mega Man. The game pits the Blue Bomber against the stars of the popular Street Fighter series of fighting games, and as Mega Man beats the snot out of the likes of Blanka, Ryu, and Rose, he gains their special powers to use against other folks in the Street Fighter universe.
The game is the brainchild of Singapore "superfan" Seow Zong Hui, who got in touch with Capcom's Christian Svensson during the EVO 2012 event. There he showed him an early prototype of the game running on his laptop. Svensson later shared the idea with other at Capcom. After playing the game "to death" they decided to work with Seow Zong Hui to build something to be part of the Mega Man 25th Anniversary celebration.
The game also features an 8-bit soundtrack from A_Rival, which combines tunes from the Street Fighter and Mega Man games.
But the best news of all? Capcom is giving the game away on PC platforms for free on Dec. 17 on the Capcom Unity Blog. All you have to do is go there on Dec. 17.
Source: Capcom Unity Blog