Capcom's blue bomber Mega Man might not be the most popular video game mascot nowadays, but he's still got a full-time gig. In more recent years we've seen the release of Mega Man 11, multiple Mega Man collections and last year he even got a new animated show called Mega Man: Fully Charged.
With a lot of the classic Mega Man games being revived at the moment, like the delayed Zero/ZX Legacy Collection, it has got fans wondering if there might ever be a new entry released in the Mega Man Battle Network series (also known in Japan as Rockman.EXE).
During an interview with Tokyo TV recently, this exact question was asked to the Capcom developers Masakazu Eguchi and Kazuhiro Tsuchiya. Here's what they had to say (thanks for the translation, Rockman Corner):
Tsuchiya: Each series has its own fans, and I’ve heard a lot of voices asking for sequels. There’s no rule that says “we’re not going to make any sequels of this game”. However, we're are proud of Rockman EXE being top contents back in the day, and shallow ideas aren’t the answer to the avid voices. To make a sequel, we’d need careful ideas and preparations, the trends of the age, and whether the market is ripe for it… We need all of these factors to be perfectly on our side
Eguchi: There are some parts that were due to coincidences, but since we’re being told that “you predicted the future”, these games did satisfy expectations. Overcoming those components is no easy task. We must overcome our imagination as we meet up with the expectations. If conditions for us to be so confident happen, then there might be a chance
So, the good news is they are at least open to the idea of more games in this particular Mega Man series. That doesn't mean they'll necessarily churn out a sequel just to satisfy "avid" voices.
How about yourself, though? Would you like to see more of these games? Have you played the previous entries in this series? Comment down below.