The state of the Mega Man franchise was becoming hazy for the time being, and the X games were expected to close at X5 in 2000 and then X6 in 2001. Another Mega Man series had a huge opening for new projects, as the X games continued to plug in on PlayStation consoles. It appeared as though the Mega Man series had a significant effect on the game.
When Mega Man Battle Network was announced in August 2000, it would become a Game Boy Advance launch title in Japan on March 21st, 2001, and a North American release would follow the same year. It was intended to broaden the game''s focus, while also launching a new focus on the Mega Man franchise for the next five years. Though the first Mega Man Battle Network was rocky around the edges, its ideas were fantastic, and fans were impressed with a unique series that went on to inspire its own RPGs
The Mega Man Battle Network was given a brand new experience.
The Mega Man Battle Network games feature a set of action-RPGs that combine classic dungeon fighting with a 6-by-3 grid. Players and enemies may move in real time, using different attacks to damage each other and affect the tiles themselves. Later games had similar gaming content with the Hideo Kojima GBA series Boktai, which was unveiled in the English release.
The fact that Mega Man Battle Network was positioned to rival Pokemon was no idle threat. Right from the start, the Battle Network series was equipped with competitive multiplayer. Players could bet chips on fights, and trade them. A few installments in, the series also copied the mainline Pokemon titles'' two-version versions. There were even spin-off games for this Mega Man side series, some of which never made it out of Japan.
Battle Network Reinvented the Mega Man World
The Mega Man Battle Network was a smash success, and although its experimental gameplay played a big part, its world and characters might have been even more important. In this timeline, Dr. Light, who is instead known as Dr. Tadashi Hikari, developed an advanced form of the internet, and began forming a whole dimension within cyberspace, where living programs can be discovered. Some of these are viruses, but others are owned by human operators who use them to perform various digital functions.
Almost every classic Mega Man character, along with a few Mega Man X characters, has been redesigned and inserted somewhere in this series, despite huge fan feedback. MegaMan.EXE and Lan Hikari are just the tip of the iceberg. These designs have been received huge support from fans, and they also have contributed to the excellent art design of the entire series. Battle Networks has been largely restored, although fans would prefer only to see the next Legacy Collection tackle the Mega Man Battle Network games.