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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.

[via siliconera.com, joystiq.com]

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KnightRider666

#3

KnightRider666 said:

Screw the merchandise, give us Mega Man 11 on all platforms including portables! Also give us Mega Man 9 & 10 on the 3DS eshop!

shinokami

#5

shinokami said:

I hope this "Ongoing discussion" topic includes the words sell and Inafune together

Romeo

#6

Romeo said:

merchandise?
who cares.....

yawn...
do something with all these amazing franchises you've got capcom, sigh...
and no... only releasing mega man 3 in NA without any mention of a european release date isn't helping these franchises + it only upsets your customers/"fans"

and resident evil 6... really? wtf is that...
just release your previous Mega Man games on the nintendo eshop (3ds) in all regions at the same time and develop a new Mega Man game (we have been waiting long enough)
oh and cancelling every damn mega man game in development is not helping, get your act together, this is annoying

Romeo

#8

Romeo said:

Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil -> holy **** .... amazing franchises
ace attorney, monster hunter = great franchises
okami publisher...

yet for some reason they refuse to do something useful with these franchises (except monster hunter appearantly)

instead of just making a good amount of money... how about understanding your own franchises and their value, hiring some people who actually have a clue about this whole business and benefit from that?
just give us what we want already.. you'll make more money and less unhappy customers

it really hurts to see them "destroy" these epic franchisest
bunch of stubborn fools

Banjogeek

#9

Banjogeek said:

@Romeo Well Monster Hunter makes them alot of money in Japan it never got as big as a following in America/Europe.The thing with Capcom is all they care about is money and not what makes there coumser happy like Megaman.I mean really Capcom is still using a Megaman colors for there logo and they haven't released a true Megaman game since Megaman !0.

WaveWarlock

#10

WaveWarlock said:

"they've been selling faster than Quick Man on rollerskates"

Looks like somebody has been digging into my magical bag of Vocab' tricks. :*
Anyways, DuckTales, Dungeon & Dragons with Chip n' Dale possibly being next in line if DT sells well, and whatever they have planned next for Mega Man has definitly got me happy. Because quite frankly, Resident Evil at this point is trash(Sorry, even Revelations wasn't all that. Thank goody they're rebooting the series and going back to true survival horror .), couldn't care less for Lost Planet, Okami, Monster Hunter, Devil Mary Cry and yes, even Street Fighter. III easily beats IV imo.

Outside of Ducktales & the Resident Evil Reboot....At this point i want to see a new Gargoyles Quest sequal and Mega Man 11. Fire Brand is severely underrated! A Power Stone 3 would be could of neat as well.

Romeo

#11

Romeo said:

well i have a copy of resident evil revelations next to me and i plan on playing it the moment i finish kid icarus: uprising and when my circle pad pro xl arrives here

quite excited for this game, it's supposed to be pretty good
but after resident evil 4 (or rather revelations) the RE games sucked
so i'm also glad they're talking about rebooting the franchise, just like crystal dynamics did with tomb raider
(well.... they're returning to their roots and Tomb Raider 2013 was something completely new.. but you get the idea)
quite excited.

Void

#12

Void said:

"Ok, so we've narrowed it down to two options for the next Megaman game, either a freemium iPhone/Android pinball game, or we make his name Rockman and have him star in a Guitar Hero/Rock Band style game that won't use music from any of our games, oh yeah, and either way, we are going to update his design to make him more trendy, right?"

BATRA

#13

BATRA said:

i like to see the game if its true i like to see lost planet 3 for the wii u but who nose its capcom?

FOURSIDE_BOY

#17

FOURSIDE_BOY said:

I think capcom is too proud to use megaman since keiji inafune left the company in 2010, here's the proof: a) marvel vs capcom 3 came out in 2011, TONS OF CAPCOM CHARACTERS were in the game EXCEPT for Rockman, their most important character besides Ryu b) Once Inafune announced he was leaving, they canceled legends 3 immediately (not that is a bad thing for me since I hate legends, network, star force and xz, that just ISN'T megaman), even though he wanted capcom to allow him to finish it before leaving c) The last true megaman game we had was megaman 10, when Inafune was still in Capcom, I don't count megaman x street fighter because that was entirely fan made and I doubt it will appear on a console soon.

There you go, I really don't think we will see a new megaman game for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG TIME, rockman is dead to capcom since inafune left, PERIOD.

Meaty-cheeky

#19

Meaty-cheeky said:

@FOURSIDE_BOY it's sad that CAPCOM is treating it own franchise like crap and deciding what to do with Mega-Man. I have an idea for you CAPCOM just restart the Maga-Man legends 3 project, since the game was like 50% complete already. But hey what do I know I'm just a gamer that's willing to buy such a game : /

(Maybe they hate money???)

GN0LAUM

#20

GN0LAUM said:

If Capcom keeps developing HD project of retro favourites, I wonder what the odds will be that they will want to outsource HD remakes of games in the Mega Man franchise. Would anyone want that? I know the remake of Mega Man 1 didn't do all that well on PSP.

LegatoSkyheart

#21

LegatoSkyheart said:

I don't think there's anything Capcom can do to bring back up their rep with Megaman.
The Scars from the Legends 3 and Megaman Universe cancellations are deep.

Gorlokk

#22

Gorlokk said:

I don't want merchandise, I just want a new game that is at least decent.

CrazyOtto

#26

CrazyOtto said:

Before MML3 got cancelled, I was hoping to see a Mega Man "PSP Remaster" compilation for PS3 and PS Vita containing Mega Man Maverick Huinter X, Mega Man Powered Up, Mega Man Legends, and Mega Man Legends 2. That's not going to happen now. I know there was the Mega Man Dual Pack but that was announced after the MML3 cancellation and PSP was already dead outside of Japan by then.

FOURSIDE_BOY

#27

FOURSIDE_BOY said:

@Meaty-cheeky Indeed it is sad, they just keep promising megaman will get attention but they keep shoving him aside, despite megaman alongside street fighter being their most important franchise.

@LegatoSkyheart To me the ultimate spit in the face as a megaman fan was the decision of not including him in marvel vs capcom 3 and instead we got crimson viper, one of the sh*ttiest characters I've ever seen in a street fighter game.

ouroborous

#29

ouroborous said:

wonder if they will ever get around to MegaMan 9 & 10 for 3DS. not that i dont love me some oldschool megaman but something newer would be really nice too.

ThreadShadow

#31

ThreadShadow said:

Probably trying to figure out how to continue Mega Man without acknowledging Inafune in any way.

Dpishere

#33

Dpishere said:

Capcom seems to be considering what the fans actually want nowadays. Bring Okami 3 to Wii U and I will be one very happy camper.

Dpullam

#34

Dpullam said:

@Dpishere I'd have to agree with you. I am pretty satisfied with the games they have released as of late. As for Okami 3... Yes.

FluttershyGuy

#35

FluttershyGuy said:

What is there to discuss? Does Capcom think people would be so upset about all these cancellations and shabby treatment of the Blue Bomber if nobody cared about Mega Man anymore? I'd think that fact alone would prove to them that Mega Man is still a money maker for them. Does Capcom no longer like money?

SammyOfMobius

#36

SammyOfMobius said:

You shouldn't need a discussion to know you need to make another Mega Man game without cancelling it Capcom. You promised your fans games like Mega Man Legends 3, Mega Man Universe, and so on and never delivered, and gave your fans a careless 25th birthday for Mega Man by releasing another Mega Man fan's work and claiming it yours and porting a game I'm sure we've all played before to 3DS (Mega Man 1). C'mon Capcom. Mega Man is, or at least was once, your key franchise. Prove to us you care.

Einherjar

#38

Einherjar said:

They should really outsource or outright sell the franchise to someone who knows what to do with it. MegaMan Classic needs a bridge towards the X series, The X series needs an ending and so does Legends. There is enough room to fit in a game or two. Give it to INTIcreates, Platinum or even back to inafune.
No more MegaMan games is like Nintendo without Mario Platformers.
I love what capcom did with Monster Hunter 3U, its simply a fanservice package, and the upcomming remakes / HD collections are really nice too, but what they are doing to the franchise that made the company known (among Street Fighter and Resident Evil) is absurd.

FOURSIDE_BOY

#40

FOURSIDE_BOY said:

@Residentsteven No offense but megaman is more important than re, since both megaman and ryu are capcom's mascots (alongside captain commando but he isn't that well-known); also re stopped being a horror survival franchise to venture itself to being another fps on the shelves.

Cirno

#41

Cirno said:

X9 please and a good one at that. Then I would forgive all of your wrongdoings.

Osc-Sync

#42

Osc-Sync said:

Capcom really need to step their game up. Over the past couple of years, the only games I've liked from them (not including their Vs. Capcom and Project X Zone) have been; Mega Man 9 & 10 and Super Street Fighter IV.

I'm just a video game player and know nothing about the financial side of things, but I reckon Capcom needs to continue making Monster Hunter, as it sells well in Japan and use that money to make a new Mega Man game. Or simply, give the franchise to another company, just for a game, or possibly forever. However, I doubt they would do that, they know how well Mega Man merch sells for them, plus he's (almost) always a playable character in the Vs. series.

Speaking of which, isn't Mega Man the most popular character for the next Smash Bros. game? If they allowed him, that would "revive" the franchise. Just look at Kid Icarus.

Cyb3Rnite

#43

Cyb3Rnite said:

I want X9. Or a new BN/SF. I loved those spin off games that everyone else hates.

DarkKirby

#44

DarkKirby said:

Capcom Having "Ongoing Discussions About how to get people to stop asking about Mega Man".

Unless they release Fairy Leviathan or Tron Bonne merchandise I'm not interested.

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