Return of the king
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Mega Man in action. 2010’s retro revival Mega Man 10 was the last time the Blue Bomber received a new release, with Capcom being seemingly hesitant to give the character a spotlight after the very public departure of Keiji Inafune, the iconic designer of the robotic hero. Since the...
It's good to have you back, old friend
In the aftermath of the dramatic departure of Keiji Inafune from Capcom back in 2010, it seemed that he had taken Mega Man with him. Capcom cancelled all existing projects and relegated the Blue Bomber to a footnote in the broader company portfolio. There was hope that the spirit would live on in Inafune’s...
One of Capcom’s most anticipated upcoming releases for the Switch is that of Mega Man 11, the latest entry in the Blue Bomber’s long legacy. Given the cult status of the character, it stands to reason that many fans will want to have a physical copy of the game to display right alongside their shiny new amiibo when the game (and...
The first game in the series to use real world sounds
The Mega Man franchise is iconic for many reasons, one of which is the chiptune soundtrack that accompanies each game. Though there have been highs and lows with the different soundtracks, they’ve all captured that mechanical, synthesized sound, and it’s expected that the upcoming Mega Man 11...
Better than 8 bit spritework?
Capcom took the industry by surprise with its announcement of Mega Man 11, the continuation of the classic run ‘n’ gun series. Though it appears that it will adhere quite closely to the beloved template that all its predecessors used, the new art style has divided opinion with its 2.5D style. It’ll still be quite...
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