We've said it once, and we'll say it again: this year has not been good for Mega Man. His most recent outing — Mega Man Xover — didn't sit too well with fans, and he is sorely missing from the 3DS eShop, (though Capcom is working to rectify this).

However, in a recent interview with Nintendo Power (via Siliconera), Capcom USA senior vice-president, Chrsitian Svensson, was asked about the future of Mega Man. Here's what he had to say:

I can say with certainty that you’ve not seen the last of the Blue Bomber on consoles and handhelds, and, with luck, we’ll be celebrating his 50th anniversary, including all of the games you’re going to enjoy over the next 25 years. That said, an issue we’ve had in the past has been talking about games and announcing them before we’re certain they’re going to come out, which unfortunately has lead to profound disappointment for many fans. So for now, I’m going to have to stay mum about any details.

Mega Man's 25th anniversary is just around the corner, and while Capcom has told fans to keep their expectations in check, we can only hope for some news of the Blue Bomber's whereabouts. Fingers crossed for a 3DS compilation.

[source siliconera.com]