Capcom on Mega Man: “You’ve Not Seen the Last of the Blue Bomber”
Being an avid fan of Mega Man has been somewhat of an exercise in “profound disappointment” recently. The last few attempts at carrying on Little Boy Blue’s good name were all preempted by Capcom themselves: first the wishy-washy looking Mega Man Universe (an ambitious cobbling of classic Mega Man style with Little Big Planet’s notion of fully customizable levels and characters) took the axe due to quality concerns and then, much more (in)famously, the long awaited Mega Man Legends 3 was cancelled, veiled with a half-assed apology about financial concerns.
With the series’ 25th anniversary right around the corner and seemingly no heir to the Mega Man name in sight, fans obviously grew more than a little nervous, wondering just when the hell (and if the hell) we’d see another game. Cue Capcom USA’s senior VP, Chris Svensson, who promises Mega Man will come back to your handhelds and consoles…eventually. “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,” said Svensson speaking to Siliconera.
Hold your applause, though. When asked when the Blue Bomber would make a reappearance, Svensson reiterated Capcom’s “Loose Lips Cancel Games” policy. “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.”
So, in short, we can expect a brand new Mega Man game sometime between now and 2037. Shit, I’ll take that over 20XX anyday.