Release Date: 11/12/2009
Version: Japan - NTR-P-B6XJ
Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star, is an upcoming Mega Man action role-playing video game to be published and developed by Capcom for the Nintendo DS handheld video game console. It was revealed at the 2009 World Hobby Fair in Japan and is tentatively slated to release in Japan in 2009.
The game is a revival of the Mega Man Battle Network series (which concluded with the release of the sixth title in 2005), and is also a crossover with the Mega Man Star Force series, set in the future.
- In January 2009, monthly Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic held their annual Mega Man boss design content. However, unlike previous contests, it was unknown what upcoming Mega Man title the winning boss would appear in, nor was it revealed even after the winner was announced as Clock Genius in the April 2009 issue.
- At the 2009 World Hobby Fair convention in Japan, the new Mega Man title was finally unveiled as a cross-over between the Battle Network and Star Force series. There was early speculation that the title may not just be a crossover, but also a remake of a previous Battle Network title. This speculation is mostly fueled by a comment made in an interview with series producer Takeshi Horinouchi
- Horinouchi later confirmed the speculation with the launch of the official teaser website announcing that the game is an enhanced remake of the first Battle Network title. However, it has not yet been confirmed how elements from the Star Force series are going to come into play
- Additional details were shown in the September issue of CoroCoro Comic along with the first screens.
- The game is set in the Battle Network setting (specifically the first Battle Network title), but both MegaMan EXE and Geo Stelar (as MegaMan) appear together. It is unknown if both are playable, as the player is shown controlling Geo in all of the screens. Harp Note also makes an appearance, so other Star Force characters may also appear.
- A new NetNavi named Clockman was revealed, presumed to be the result of the aforementioned Clock Genius submission, and has also traveled back in time from the Star Force period. No details about the battle system were revealed, but many of the field maps seem to be taken directly from the first Battle Network title (graphics and layout), and a map system (similar to the one in Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DS) has also been added.