Mega Man X2 (stylized as MEGA MAN X²), known as Rockman X2 (ロックマンX2) in Japan, is a video game developed by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The game was released in Japan on December 16, 1994, and in North America and PAL regions in 1995. It is the direct sequel to Mega Man X, released one year prior. Mega Man X2 takes place in the near future in which humans try to peacefully coexist with intelligent robots called “Reploids”, with some of the Reploids going “Maverick” and threatening daily life. The plot follows the android protagonist X, a “Maverick Hunter” who has saved humanity from the evil Sigma six months earlier. A trio of Mavericks calling themselves the “X-Hunters” has arisen, intent on destroying X by luring him with bodyparts of his comrade Zero, who died in the conflict with Sigma’s right hand robot named Vile.
Mega Man X2 features much of the same action-platforming elements as the first installment of the series, following the traditional gameplay of the original Mega Man series. The player is tasked with completing a series of stages by destroying enemies, gaining various power-ups, and winning the special weapon of each stage’s boss. Like the first Mega Man X, this game lets the player dash, scale walls, and obtain access to special abilities via optional pieces of armor. Mega Man X2 is graphically similar to its predecessor as well, but Capcom included the Cx4 in-cartridge enhancement chip to allow for some 3D wireframe effects. The development team was instructed to utilize this technology as much as possible when working on the game.
Mega Man X2 is set in an ambiguous year during the 22nd century (“21XX”) in which the world is populated both by humans and mechanical beings known as “Reploids” (replicant androids). The mass-produced Reploids are based on a complex, humanoid robot dubbed X who was discovered by the archaeologist Dr. Cain in laboratory ruins many months earlier. Created with human-level intelligence and free will, some Reploids have a tendency towards destructive, criminal activity and are subsequently dubbed “Mavericks” by the government. A military force called the “Maverick Hunters” is formed to halt or prevent such activity.
The events of the first Mega Man X game entail the hunter X’s fight to stop Sigma, a Maverick overlord bent on the destruction of humanity. X prevails in his mission, but at the cost of his partner Zero’s life. Six months following the incident, X becomes the head of the Maverick Hunters. X tracks a “manufactured Maverick” bearing Sigma’s emblem to a Reploid factory, where he launches a full assault. However, despite Sigma’s apparent death and X’s recent efforts, the Maverick rebellion continues. Three powerful Mavericks—Serges, Agile, and Violen—form a group called the “X-Hunters” and gain control of the North Pole.
In the time between Sigma’s demise and the trio’s sudden uprising, Serges has collected the deceased Zero’s bodyparts. After the factory mission, X is assigned to seek and exterminate eight Maverick leaders on a large continent directly south of the North Pole. The X-Hunters contact the Maverick Hunters shortly thereafter and taunt them with Zero’s body. The X-Hunters drift among the eight Maverick locations and attempt to lure X out, each one promising the protagonist a piece of Zero if he can defeat them.
Mega Man X2
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
December 16, 1994
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