2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. Now, admittedly, the 25th Anniversary was a tad rubbish for those of us that like to play games - Capcom released figurines, USB sticks and tissue dispensers, but the only game we got was a free fan-game on PC. Oh, Capcom...

Will 2017 finally bring the series back? We can only hope so, but Capcom has decided to start the Anniversary build-up remarkably early by announcing that there'll be a new Mega Man cartoon that year. The creative force behind it will be Man Of Action Entertainment, which is credited with creating and working on franchises such as Ben 10 and Big Hero 6.

Of course, Mega Man had a TV show back in the '90s, back when the mascot also had multiple iconic games to promote the brand. We're intrigued to see how the 26 episode run will come together, but even more interested to see whether it'll be just one part of Anniversary celebrations that could include - whisper it - a game or two.

Time will tell, but in the meantime you can warm up with the intro to the previous series below.

All together now - Super Fighting Robot... MEGA MAN!

[via capcom-unity.com]