It was announced on Saturday, March 3 that the fan-made Mega Man Battle Network Chrono X game will be releasing it’s long-awaited 5.0 Demo on March 18. The game serves as a spiritual successor to Capcom’s Mega Man Battle Network (Rockman.EXE in Japan) series.
In an e-mail to subscribers, the Chrono X team sent the following message:
It is with great pleasure that we bring you the trailer for MMBN Chrono X V5! We toiled away, rewrote the entire game quite a few times, but we’re finally here. You can now enjoy NetBattling against your friends in a PvP environment, and enjoy the continuation of our awesome story. The Android version will come sometime after the 18th, but the PC will be on time. That release date at the end? Guaranteed.
A comment left by the development team on their YouTube channel confirms that they are also planning a Linux release of the game as well at some point in the future.
The plot of Mega Man Battle Network Chrono X is described as follows:
It’s been a year since the Cybeasts threatened the peace of the world. Lan and his friends think life can’t be better living in a quiet, peaceful net society. Deep inside, Lan wants to relive the days of defeating net criminals and saving lives… Soon he will get his wish because a dark secret is about to threaten the earth.
Many years ago, a beast was unleashed upon the Net. This beast was eventually defeated by the duo none other than Lan and MegaMan.
A mysterious group named “Red Infinity” wants to resurrect the beast. Its members are gathering “Z Parts” from around the world. While Lan is at Sci Lab one day, a mysterious navi attacks and steals an old document from Sci Lab’s computers… What could be in this old file that Red Infinity would want? What do the “Z Parts” have to do with the beast? What did this navi steal from MegaMan, crippling him at the scene of the battle?
You can follow and connect with the developers via the following official links:
Official Demo 5.0 Trailer