Nowadays, it seems that cancelled Mega Man games are a fairly common occurrence, resulting in a significant lack of new games for the Blue Bomber. Most notably was the FPS experiment – called Maverick Hunter – revealed back in 2013, which would have been made by several developers that had previously worked on Metroid Prime. Now, it seems that another project has come to light, though this one didn't make it very far into production.
A game artist named Gonzalo Ordoñez recently spoke at Game Dev Santiago, where he revealed art of a Mega Man project he worked on back in 2010. The project initially aimed to reimagine Mega Man in a "Pixar" style, then it shifted gears and they decided to go in a direction more in line with "Iron Man". Though the timeframe in which this was being worked on aligns with that of Maverick Hunter, the two projects were evidently unrelated. Here's what Ordoñez had to say, as translated by Rockman Corner:
Maybe this (canceled) project was the one that hurt me the most. A Mega Man game, that we were just working on at the time, but I don't know what happened that. Somehow the game remained "in limbo"(as just an idea).
Our initial plan was to introduce some kind of project similar to the "Pixar" style, but that opinion was not very well received and then it became more of an "Iron Man" concept. You know, it was the time in which the superhero theme was quite popular, thus from the "Pixar" version, it became the "Iron Man" version.
The game never went past the concept, and well, it stayed as (…) where the character appeared as a much more (...)
What do you think? Would this game have been a good idea? When do you think Capcom will make another new Mega Man game? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Waiting for a new MegaMan like...
Wow. Putting the "MAN" in Mega Man. I need to fan myself.
I hope we don't get more collection game packs I just want a new game.
At this point, I'd even take a rather half-baked Mega Man 11, I just want the series to live on.
That concept Megaman would make a great figure variant at least, and I have seen concepts made into figures befote
@0upshroom7 unused concepts
Sit down 'round the fire and let me tell you a tale about the proud and legendary Mega Man who was felled by his creator and doomed to servitude within the mobile platforms...
The Mega Man Legends 3 cancellation still hurts...
Naw, both directions seem to be uninspired, just attempts to capitalize on what the then "in" thing is and force it on Mega Man in a way to make him relevant. I'm thinking you're likely to end up with more genuine innovation when you cook up a killer idea and then mix the Mega Man theme into it.
I don't know what's worst, waiting for Capcom to make a new Mega Man console game or for Inafune to release Mighty No. 9. At this point it's best to just play Mighty Gunvolt and pretends that it's a Mega Man / Mighty No.9 game.
@IceClimbers My thoughts exactly. I dont think Crapcom can ever make up for that for me. It cut way too deeply.
@retro_player_22 Ha, at this rate, we'll get another Mega Man game before Mighty No. 9 comes out.
What a sad age to be a Megaman fan...
Reminds me of the Bomberman Act Zero school of design. Sakurai nailed what a 3D Mega man should look like.
Can it really be cancelled if development never started?
he looks like someone from casshern.
Now what the heck are we supposed to make of that?
Depressing times being a Mega Man fan. To think the series was once the mascot of Capcom and today is regulated to the dog house.
Capcom should work with Nintendo on doing another Megaman game.
Just star up mega man Legends 3 for 3DS and PS vita and start on a new mega man 3D open world game for PS4,Xbox one and NX.
Oh, for God's sake...
@TheRealThanos Dude, my thoughts exactly. I was like "That doesn't make ANY sense!"
If it wasn't anything like MM 9 or 10 I'm not interested
@TheRealThanos I guess those were the beeps for naughty words. Like too much water on IGN
@Dave24 I have a pretty vivid imagination, and from my own vocabulary, I can't think of any swears or naughty words that would fit in such a way that this quote would make any kind of sense, so I don't think that it's bad words, just a fumbled quote...
Check out 20XX it's on steam and very good!
Still have fond memories of Battle Network. Really sad about the direction Capcom seems to be heading in for MegaMan.
I think people need to cut Capcom a little slack on the whole "no new mega man" games thing. We have literally about 50 Mega Man games to choose from already, if not more. The creative well has run dry. It's not about Capcom hating Mega Man, it's about simply not having any idea on what to do with the character.
That said I have no clue why they keep canceling things related to Mega Man. While I have no doubt that the well is dry, I do wonder why they're scrapping so many games.
The concept art looks good though. It's what I imagine a 3D X would look like during the Neo Arcadia era.
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