Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch or MM8BDM to the development community, recently launched its latest free update, featuring new content from Mega Man 8.
MM8BDM is a mod that allows players to get into the Mega Man universe with a first-person perspective, something the original games never did. The mod preserves the classic pixelated-look but adds in controls appropriate to the first-person shooter genre. MM8BDM comes with both a single-player campaign and a multiplayer mode full of various game modes and customizations.
With nearly a year between releases, back in October, the development team behind this Mega Man mod announced that the newest version, featuring Mega Man 8 elements, would release shortly. After some last minute tweaking that lasted almost two months, Version 3 of MM8BDM released last Friday.
Version 3 features new maps, weapons, and skins found in the original Mega Man 8. This adds in with the previous versions which included content from Mega Man 1-7, and now Mega Man 8. Future versions are planned to include content from Mega Man 9 and 10, though no release dates have been announced.
As well as the new content from Mega Man 8, Version 3 comes with a number of tweaks and weapon balances, all of which can be read in the official MM8BDM forums.
Visit the official website for the MM8BDM mod where you can download the game for free. The website boasts forums and a development blog which offers an inside look at the development of the MM8BDM mod.