Sega And Capcom Are Crossing Over In Archie’s ‘Worlds Unite’
If you've been following Archie's adventure comics, then you might remember that a good chunk of 2013 was taken up with "Worlds Collide," a massive crossover between Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man. If you missed it, then trust me, it was a pretty big deal --- so big, in fact, that it seems like Archie, Sonic and Capcom have decided to follow it up with an even bigger crossover: "Worlds Unite," a full-on mash-up of Sega and Capcom characters, set to launch in May, finally bring us one step closer to my dream of Jughead showing up in a Street Fighter game.
What? We're actually getting Archie vs. Predator, do you really think that couldn't happen?
The crossover is set to launch on Free Comic Book Day (May 2) in a Mega Man/Sonic flip book written by Ian Flynn with art for the Sonic half by Adam Bryce Thomas, and for the Mega Man half by Patrick Spaziante, Jonathan Hill, Powree, Ryan Jampole and Jamal Peppers, and then continuing in the pages of the monthly Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Boom and Sonic Universe comics. As for who's going to be showing up, they're drawing from a pretty impressive roster of games:
- Sonic the Hedgehog (of course)
- Alex Kidd
- Golden Axe
- Billy Hatcher
- Panzer Dragoon
- Skies of Arcadia
- Mega Man (of course)
- Mega Man X
- Street Fighter
- Ghosts 'n' Goblins
- Monster Hunter
- Viewtiful Joe
I'll admit to being a little disappointed that Phoenix Wright didn't make the list, but considering that he snuck into an issue of Mega Man already as Dr. Wily's defense attorney...
... I'm willing to forgive it and just embrace the possibilities. Surely, if nothing else, we're going to get Arthur from Ghosts 'n' Goblins and the dwarf from Golden Axe comparing different techniques for walking right and killing monsters with medieval weaponry, right? Right.