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Mega Man X: Command Mission
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Japanese cover and promo art.

Mega Man X: Command Mission, known as Rockman X Command Mission (ロックマンXコマンドミッション?) in Japan, is the second-to-last game in the Mega Man X series to be released. It was released on both the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo GameCube and is primarily RPG-style in nature. It is considered an unrelated spin-off (side story), set outside of the main storyline.[1] Chronologically, it is currently the last game in the series, taking place sometime in the twenty-third century (22XX time period).

Story

In the year 22XX AD, a mysterious mineral known as Force Metal was extracted from the fragments of a meteor that landed in the Pacific Ocean. Technology based on the metal revolutionized the field of Reploid Engineering.

The government built Giga City, an artificial island, near the meteor site for the explicit purpose of mining and smelting of Force Metal. Everything seemed to go well until a band of renegade Reploids armed themselves and launched a rebellion on the island. They banished all humans from the island, and demanded that the government recognize Giga City as an independent Reploid state.

Its leader, Epsilon, was branded a Maverick by the government, who dispatched a Maverick Hunter team to Giga City to liberate the island from Epsilon's grasp.

As X, Zero, and Shadow travel to the Lagrano Ruins, a collapsed pillar separates them. X must then fight his way to a place where he and Zero are reunited. Upon reaching Epsilon's destination, Shadow betrays the team, Epsilon's Cadre appears and knocks Zero away. X has no choice but to escape and gather up a team to assist in defeating the minions of the Rebellion army.[2]

Main characters

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Playable characters:

Non-playable characters:

Bosses

Rebellion Army

Rebellion Cadres

Far East HQ

Secret Bosses

Locations

069 - Glass Passageway

Concept art of the Gaudile Laboratory.

See also

Gallery

Cover Art

Screenshots

Video

Rockman X: Command Mission commercial
Rockman X Command Mission Commercial00:15

Rockman X Command Mission Commercial

Trivia

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X in an early version of the game.

  • Redips's name was misspelled as "Rideps" in the instruction manual. However, this was likely intentional to avoid any chances of those who read the manual would notice the play in his name.
  • In an early version of the game, X had his usual blue armor with bright colors instead of the new exclusive armor from the final version.
  • This is the only game of the Mega Man X series without Sigma. However, Sigma's last English voice actor Dave Pettitt performs the role of Epsilon in this game.
  • While not the first in the franchise to be a role-playing game (MegaMan Battle Network being action-RPG), Command Mission was the first (and only) RPG in the X series and in the robot continuity altogether (as the Battle Network/Star Force series is set in an entirely separate timeline).
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Unused Command Mission Mega Man and Cut Man concept art.

  • The background music used during Lagrano Ruins (where Epsilon and other Rebellion members were created) is a remix of the theme used during one of Axl's cutscenes in Mega Man X7 when he reveals to Zero the reason he left Red Alert is his A-Trans copy ability.
  • This is the only game in the X series (so far) that does not feature X's Variable Weapon System. On a related note, Zero's techniques aren't learned normally by defeating bosses.
    • Ironically the closest to the Variable Weapon System is Axl's Transformation attack, which let's Axl use boss abilites even though in past games Axl couldn't transform into bosses.
  • Concept art for the game suggests that Mega Man and Cut Man were possibly planned to appear in the game, however they were removed, or left out of the overall game for unknown reasons.
  • This is also the only game in the Mega Man X series (so far) that does not feature any Light Capsules, thus making this game the only one in the series to lack Dr. Light.

External links

References

  1. Original text:
    ロックマンXコマンドミッション
    S級イレギュラーハンターが
    集結!!ロックマンX
    アナザーストーリー
    エックス、ゼロ、アクセルと 「ロックマンX」シリーズの主人公3名が登場するシリーズ初のRPG、それが「ロックマンX コマンドミッション」。元がアクションゲームの 「ロックマンX」シリーズとあって、RPGとしてはかなりテンポのよい戦闘が特徴だ。またストーリーはシリーズとの関連性はないものの、多くのデモシーンで盛り上がる。やり込み要素やサブイベントも充実で、長く遊びたい人にピッタリだ。
    Translation:
    X, Zero, Axl, the three protagonists of the Rockman X series appear in the series first RPG, this is Rockman X Command Mission. The Rockman X series origins and exists as an action game series, as an RPG a good fight tempo is considerably characteristic. Besides, the story isn't related with the series even though it is exciting in many demo scenes. It also contains elements and complete sub-events, precisely for those that wish to play a long time.
    The Mega Man Network - Compendium of Rockman X on Command Mission, "Another Story", July, 11 2007. Retrieved on 2010-October 19.
  2. Mega Man X Command Mission instruction booklet and Sky Room data


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