Capcom Having "Ongoing Discussions About Mega Man"
Posted by Andy Green
No new game, but plenty of merchandise on the way
Capcom revealed a few things during its 'World of Capcom' panel at PAX East. For a start there were the announcements of DuckTales: Remastered and Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, which will both be coming to the Wii U eShop this summer.
But it wasn't all about ducks and dragons, Mega Man was given a mention too, albeit there was no confirmation of any new game. According to Joystiq, Capcom is having "ongoing discussions about Mega Man" but it won't be announcing anything until something is actually in the works.
The panel did however reveal a few more things that would be happening in the coming months to celebrate the Blue Bomber's 25th anniversary. For example, Capcom will bring some more pieces of Mega Man merchandise that will be made available this year. There will be a new limited edition collectable figurine, which will be released at San Diego Comic-Con, and a new figure depicting both Mega Man and Mega Man X together will be coming to the Capcom store to celebrate X's forthcoming anniversary.
As some of you may be aware, there are some Mega Man Buster USB sticks available in the US Capcom store, apparently they've been selling faster than Quick Man on rollerskates.
The localisation of a new series of Japanese art books was also announced, including Mega Man R20+. According to Capcom they will be available in the second half of 2013. There's also a crossover with Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comics, starting with Mega Man #24 next month, and as if that wasn't enough there will also be digital soundtracks on the way for fans to download.
As we know Mega Man 4 and 5 will be coming to the 3DS Virtual Console in the first half of 2013 and Capcom gave some concrete dates for their releases: Mega Man 4 is down for release on 25th April and Mega Man 5 is scheduled for 16th May. Mega Man 6 will also be released in June. It's not clear whether Europe will get the games on these dates so we've reached out to Capcom for more information.
What are your thoughts on all this Mega Man news? Would you like to see a new game in the series? Let us know by blasting a comment below.