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The Games You Haven’t Played Bonus! – “Megaman ZX Prequel”



Exciting news for Megaman and fan game fans here today. In the first “Games You Haven’t Played” bonus entry, I bring news of an upcoming English and Japanese translation of the fan game Megaman ZX Prequel. A Chinese fan made project, Megaman ZX Prequel is a Windows native game set 200 years before the original ZX. It’s been out and highly regarded since July, but now there is a fully translated version alongside an updated build on the way. Production began about 2 weeks ago according to this forum post (in Japanese).  Check out the game in the video below.

You can play the game right now in Chinese. I’ve read there are some issues with the game running on the latest version of Windows 10 though. I’m sure the update will address this. You can get through the game with minor difficulty despite the language barrier, but you will miss out on the plot obviously.

If Capcom refuses to make Megaman games for the modern day, the fans will. I’m looking forward to checking this one out!


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  1. christian

    December 6, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    It may be a translation error but it’s impossible for the game to take place 200 years before the original ZX, since the gap between the zero series and ZX is only 100 years, and the biometals were created after Zero 4, and the game itself says it takes place during 24XX
    we know the X series takes place in 21XX and the zero series happens over 100 years after that, there isn’t an exact date but there only window of time is between 22XX at the earliest and 23XX since we need another 100 years to pass before ZX begins, considering we meet characters like Giro and Prairie in the prequel, I think this game takes place just a couple of years before the original (I would say 10 years at most)

  2. christian

    December 6, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    update to my last comment, the official forum states that it has been over 200 years after the fall of neo arcadia, not that it’s 200 years before ZX
    so, that would place it in the correct time frame, 200 years after zero (22XX) -> at the same era of ZX(24XX)


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