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Submitted by Gekko 494d ago | news

Capcom Discusses the Future of Mega Man

The darkest hour is just before the dawn. For Mega Man fans, that darkness came over the past three years, as one of the most iconic and recognizable characters in gaming history has been on ice, with two cancelled projects and seemingly no further interest from its publisher.

Like many things in the video game industry, appearances can be deceiving. According to one of its key executives, Capcom's inactivity with Mega Man wasn't driven by vendetta, but by a struggle to determine the franchise's future. "After the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 and Universe, there was a cooling down period where even discussing the prospect of a Mega Man title was difficult," admits Christian Svensson, Senior Vice President of Capcom USA. "The wounds were still fresh for us (just as they were for fans). We’re at a point now where it’s not as painful and constructive discussions are happening again." (3DS, Capcom, Christian Svensson, Mega Man, Mega Man Legends 3, PC, Street Fighter X Mega Man)

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wishingW3L  +   494d ago
in a nutshell: Megaman has no future.

SFxMM exists because a fan is making it for free.
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CarlosX360  +   494d ago
Mega Man does have a future if you read the article throughly. C'mon people, stop trolling. Christ. It's getting old already.
dark-hollow  +   494d ago
The "nes megaman1's mega man" character in SFXT and the Xover game on the iOS are the last nails in the coffin.

Capcom are the ones who troll megaman fans.
Hicken  +   494d ago
Who's trolling? Capcom?

They've spent YEARS trolling the Megaman fanbase, including his SFxT appearance. Why should anybody believe anything they have to say on the subject? Games that were all but ready were canceled.

And it's not been JUST with Megaman that Capcom has been less than upfront with fans.

So who's trolling who?
League_of_Draven  +   494d ago
Wouldn't MMxSF exist because Mega Man DOES have a future? After all, if it was something fan made then Capcom could always shut it down. Them not doing that shows that they still want Mega Man around.
ninjahunter  +   494d ago
T_T but megaman legends was sooo good.
kingPoS  +   494d ago
It's like I'm being c**k blocked by red-tape. I know MegaMan Legends 1+2 is "technically" possible on PSN. That's why it's all the more torturous to know it's being held back by litigation hell.
BlaqMagiq24  +   494d ago
At least they're talking about trying to do something with the franchise. It's a start but it'll take a lot to win back their fans.
josephayal  +   494d ago
Mega man is dead
PS3gamer4life  +   494d ago
Megaman x10
Griffin4871  +   494d ago
Wanna try X9 first?
-GametimeUK-  +   494d ago
Unfortunately, I don't see room for Megaman in today's industry. This has nothing to do with the quality of the games, but people in general are just so fixated on high end blockbuster titles that everything else seems to get wrote off.

However, I do think Megaman would really thrive off the power of digital distribution. I hope to see some digital MM games in the future with high rez character models. It would be amazing.
iNMyFiN4LH0uR  +   494d ago
I think there is room for a reboot, something along the lines of Metroid Prime gameplay mechanics with the setting/atmoshphere of TRON and the light nature of Ratchet and Clank or JAK.
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ZeekQuattro  +   494d ago
Mega Man is dead as we know it. Keiji Inafune one of Mega Man's original creators doesn't even work for Capcom anymore. Capcom might revamp Mega Man but it will not be the same without him. Besides Capcom has been burying Mega Man the last few years between canceling several Mega Man games to leaving him out of the the last Marvel vs Capcom outing. Giving Zero a Mega Man X palette swap was laughable.
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Enigma_2099  +   494d ago
Just moving on to the next franchise to milk, I see. Are you going to at least do this one in house?
DomceM  +   494d ago
megaman yes ! id pay for this version... im surprised its free? imo the retro look and games were 100% better than the crap that was made later.

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