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Mega Man creator releases free-to-play side-scroller, 'J.J. Rockets,' in Japan

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Inafune is back

J.J. Rockets
J.J. Rockets

J.J. Rockets puts you in the shoes of the President of the United States, who likes to battle mutants.

Mega Man creator, Keiji Inafune, released a free-to-play, side-scrolling game on Android today, titled J.J. Rockets. The premise? You play as the President of the United States, who has a knack for dispatching giant mutants.

Unfortunately for those in other territories, J.J. Rockets is currently only available in Japan.

The game, which bears a resemblance to Inafune's 2D Mega Man outings, as well as his other sider-scroller, Viewtiful Joe, requires a Japanese Mobage account to play. While it is currently only available on Android, the game's developer, Marvelous AQL, has announced that an iOS version is also on the way. No word yet on whether J.J. Rockets is destined for an international release, however.

Since his departure from Capcom in 2010, Inafune has shown a preference for portable game development. In addition to J.J. Rockets, he is also working on a Vita release, Soul Sacrifice, and a 3DS release, Kaio: King of Pirates.