Capcom On Strider And Mega Man X9, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Coming To PSN

By Ishaan . May 10, 2011 . 4:37pm

Last week’s “Ask Capcom” video podcast also touched upon other Capcom franchises such as Mega Man X and Strider. Here’s what the latest is on both fronts, from Capcom USA’s Christian Svensson and Seth Killian:


Sven: Where’s Mega Man X9? Umm…


Seth: Could be on the moon with [Mega Man]…


Sven: It could be. Right now, the focus is on Legends 3. We’ll see what the future holds for Mega Man, but that’s where our… The eggs are in that basket at the moment.


With regard to Strider:


Sven: Strider IP has value. There’s no question about it; you know, it’s a classic. Unfortunately, there’s nothing happening with it right now, but we’ll see what the future holds.


Seth: Yeah, he’s got a lot of chit-chat, Strider.


The two also revealed that Street Fighter Alpha 3 is headed to the PlayStation Network in the future as a PSOne Classic title.

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  • I would settle for a Strider 2 PSOne Classic rerelease if nothing else. Although, I must admit, I wouldnt mind a new Strider combining the old play style with some SFIV style graphics.

  • Kris

    I know it sounds strange, but I don’t really want X9 all that much. Don’t get me wrong, I love the X series, but I feel like that series was narratively over after X5. However, a new X game with HD visuals along the lines of Hard Corps uprising would be hard for me to say no to! I’d pay $60 for something like that! (and then just ignore the story)

    • That’s only if Megaman X9 has promising challange/co-op missions (LIKE IT SHOULD HAVE IN MMX8 BTW). Whether that happens or not, until then….

      *puts on sunglasses*

      Deal with it.

    • agreed. I enjoyed the earlier X games and replayed it a million times and not even once to the ps2 X series.

    • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

      Well, yeah, Inafune intended X5 to be the last of the series, and then they had to push their luck. I think the gameplay was still solid with 6, though. But 7 and 8 kind of disappointed me. I think it was because Axl. I didn’t care for him too much

      • PrinceHeir

        yes :D

        Megaman X6 is probably the best X game ever. love the music, art, armor, even the annoying enemies iv’e enjoy them all :P

        but yeah X5 takes the cake for the story but still X6 story is actually good.


        if only they just took his DNA(which it did happen) but Zero didn’t revived until the Zero series. that would have made sense for me.

        as for new Strider, i just hope Kouichi “Isuke” Yotsui would be a part of it as well. just like Inafune, without them the games wouldn’t be the same.

  • HD Strider and HD MMX9 a’la Hard Corps: Uprising would be equivalent to TAKE MY MONEY CAPCOM! haha

    (I like the stories of both too, on top of the sweet gameplay XD; )

    Also, kinda sucks that their answers were very PC and evasive lol But a standard tactic when it comes to questions like that, alas XD

    • Better start giving Arc System Works some ideas and take MMX9 for themselves, or Capcom will start half-assing it. ^^

    • z_merquise

      Seeing how Sayuri (the samurai-girl) play in Hard Corps, I do wish that Arc Sys develop a new Strider game if Capcom cannot do it in-house.

      It would be exciting to see Hiryu and his enemies in high-def 2D sprites, Arc Sys-style!

      • PrinceHeir

        well you could play Moon Diver while waiting :D

        also finally Alpha 3 on PSN. always wanted to play that game

        • z_merquise

          I tried the demo of Moon Diver. Sadly, I didn’t like it which is too bad because I really like the game’s concept and the character designs.

          Hard Corps, however, is really a worthy of purchase and it’s a blast to play either in single-player or co-op with my big bro. The only thing I hated for the game was the paid DLC characters (which I think was better as unlockables). I purchased the first 2 of them anyway.

          Still, I vote for Arc Sys to develop the new 2D Strider game if there would be one.

          • Guest

            me too; for some reason I didn’t like it either

          • PrinceHeir

            yeah i kinda felt the games attack effects felt kinda week. will finish it while waiting for PSN to come up :D

            yeah love Hard Corps, playing it with my brother. im always frustrated that he keeps eating my lives and when i die i don’t have any left for me to revive. kinda wish it was unlockable too. :(

            yes, Strider game with Moto Kikaku and Arc System Works with Yusuke. would love that to happen ^^

    • YsyDoesIt

      Right with you. I’d even be happy with HD revisits to the early X titles.

  • I got a little excite when I read MMX9 but then I remembered the failure that was x7 and x8…

    • Aww, I enjoyed X8 :D

    • IceRomancer

      X8 wasnt all that bad :P
      But yeh I think everyone can agree X7 was gawd awful

    • +1 for X8 love! Twas a good game, and the 2.5D really lent itself well! I wouldn’t mind an X9, though I’d hope Capcom would do something HD with it. I’m tired of what feels like a gimmick with selling Megaman 9 and 10 through the ‘retro’ graphics. =

  • maxchain

    I can’t tell whether he’s snuffing the idea of an X9 or if he’s referencing X8 on purpose.

  • papuruka

    “The focus is on Legends 3 at the moment,” huh?

    Looks like the deal about Legends 3 not being made if there aren’t enough people buying the demo is just scare tactics.

  • CAN WE PLEASE GET SFA3 ON XBLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    They shoulda done like SNK did with KoF 94: make a PSP version and an online MP PS3 version for [email protected]

  • quick way to make money!

    fans ask for Strider 3.
    Now capcom will release strider 1 & 2 and make 3 so people who just got introduced to Strider 1/2 on psn will get strider 3

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