In the year 20XX, the first annual Robot Masters Tournament is held to test the ingenuity of the world's greatest robotics engineers. Mega Man, sent to ensure that peace prevails during the tournament, arrives only to find that the most dangerous and nefarious eight robot masters have been hijacked and reprogrammed by tournament host Mr. X, who deploys his new robot minions to relay his dastardly message of destruction and launch him into infamy. Can Mega Man defeat the eight robot masters? Is he capable of bringing peace back upon a shattered world? Who is the mysterious Mr. X? And will there ever be a Mega Man 7?