Capcom promises Mega Man’s return to consoles and handhelds

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Capcom promises Mega Man’s return to consoles and handhelds

Many fans were up in arms when Capcom announced Mega Man X Over, a frankly terrible looking iOS game that, for all intensive purposes, seemed liked the only product the company was going to produce to mark the occasion of Mega Man’s big 25th anniversary. Thankfully, it seems like Capcom has new plans for the beloved boy robot.

In an interview with Nintendo Power (in their last issue, no less,) Capcom USA’s vice president Christian Svensson hinted that Mega Man may be making his grand return to dedicated gaming platforms soon:

“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.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time that Capcom has spouted some lip-service in order to placate long suffering Mega Man fans, so I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high just yet. Still, it’s nice to know that Capcom hasn’t completely abandoned the franchise yet, and at the very least, it’s comforting to know that Capcom has something in store for Mega Man’s 25th birthday besides that lame iOS game. As to what that “something” is, your guess is as good as mine: another retro-styled downloadable game in the vein of Mega Man 9 and 10? A new compilation that includes all of the old games on one disc? Perhaps even the release of Mega Man Legends 1 and 2 on PSN?… Like I said, I wouldn’t get my hopes up just yet, but at this point, I’d be happy to see my favorite robot back on a real console in any capacity.

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  1. I’d really enjoy being able to access Megaman X on the Xbox 360 now more so since the PS3 Controllers have a similar layout like the Xbox’s. I was actually content on the Xbox release of the Megaman Anniversary back in the day. Will take a lot of revamping to do however to come back to the real consoles. Continuing the Megaman X Series would be great seeing as Megaman already got its fair share in the past. Maybe Megaman X: The Elf Wars? Or games leading up to it anyways. The Megaman fanbase would appreciate anything especially new. Now that we have the technology for better 3-D animation, there shouldn’t be any clunkiness like in X7 and X8.

    Comment by OmegaNightmareZero / 14 Nov / 5:41 am
  2. Those purposes … so … intensive!!

    Comment by Jimbo J Jimson / 15 Nov / 2:38 am
  3. I stopped reading at “intensive purposes”

    Comment by Dbag / 18 Nov / 10:07 pm
  4. lol I clicked the article just to pay out on the writer for saying intensive purposes but i’d already been beaten to the punch. ;(

    Comment by Lev186211 / 18 Nov / 11:24 pm
  5. You should have gone in at least two more words. “seemed liked”

    Comment by pedant / 27 Nov / 10:14 pm
  6. Who wrote this garbage? “Intensive purposes” Do you even have editors?

    Lrn2english lols. Idiots. Your site should be ashamed.

    Comment by intensive purpose / 30 Dec / 7:45 pm

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