Capcom: Mega Man will return

Publisher's senior vice president promises Blue Bomber will return to consoles and portables, won't share more details.

In the past two years, Capcom has canceled Mega Man Legends 3 and Mega Man Universe, but that doesn't mean the publisher is giving up on the Blue Bomber. In a Nintendo Power interview (via Rockman Corner), Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson promised Mega Man will return.

"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," Svensson said.

However, Capcom is not going to rush to announce any new Mega Man projects before the time is appropriate.

"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," he added. "So for now, I'm going to have to stay mum about any details."

The most recent entry in the series was Mega Man 10, which released in 2010 for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and WiiWare.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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DIGN
DIGN

Bring Megaman X back and keep it 2D, that is all.

Spartan_1004
Spartan_1004

Here's hoping they localize Project X Zone. If any of you haven't heard of it, look it up on here. Mega man and Zero are in it. Not a Mega man game but I'll take what I can get.

jacksamuk
jacksamuk

Get back the old guys that created Mega Man, the entire Staff. And just do it all over again, with the old ingredients. Good story, good 2D  sidescroll game and that is it.  Period. 

tgwolf
tgwolf

I CERTAINLY HOPE SO! Anyone that doesn't clearly doesn't know a good game when they see it. Mega man will never get old, my video game collection is a testament.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Should make Mega Man RPG or something different like that this time

or HD 2D game would be nice

Saketume
Saketume

I'd rather have Power Stone 3.

But then again maybe it's better if they don't touch that. They'd just ruin it and make me sad.

stonefang
stonefang

I grew up playing mega man, but would like a reboot or maybe a different play style. I think that would be cool.

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

Half of the Robot Master will be on disc DLC, every alt-mode like Time Trial, Infinite Run will be DLC and the true End will also be a DLC.  The also make it a 3d game with QTE to beat each robot-master or normal robot in the level. You will also have studpid Acheivements/Trophies where you have to find stupid shits that give nothing in the game.

 

All those DLC will be annonced a year before the game will be release and the first robot-master DLC ( you know to complete the half that is locked on the disc ) will be avalaible day one and also an pre-order deal.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

please capcom, make the original X return, Sigma and Zero from megaman X1-X6, PLEASE

Crystal_McGhee
Crystal_McGhee

Finally Capcom is doing something right for a change...And this better be true too! :P Oh Mega- Man how I've missed you! T_T #BringBackMegaMan

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

yeah we heard these before in fact 3 megaman games were cancel ( Well i dont know if  Rockman Online was but i think it did if not is korean ONLY)

 

Megaman legends 3 CANCEL 

Megaman Universe...meh but yet cancel

 

so go fuck yourself Crapcom i dont believe you u has brought us just SHIT. Resident evil ORCC, Resident evil 6, Asuras FQTE wrath. The only good one was Revelations.

Halloll
Halloll

heard this Megaman will return before, last time they said it it was a crappy iOS game, and the time before it was a crappy character in Tekken vs SF. even if they do bring back Megaman its not gonna be the same as before. you caused yourself to bleed too much talent Capcom and I'm just about to turn my back on you.

Dradeeus
Dradeeus

Megaman! Now including 6 robot bosses, plus 2 DLC robot bosses.

saucex4
saucex4

Depending on what they do, I may forget all the anti-consumerism of the past years if this release is done right. It's about damn time.

juboner
juboner

capcom is just simply not the same company as they where in the beginning (streetfighter2) 

MadcatMK6
MadcatMK6

All I want is Mega Man Battle Network: Operation Star Force localized!

fredwv
fredwv

Mega Man the movie.  Make it happen!

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

Megaman x for the Snes is one of the greatest side scrollers of all time. it's also my favorite game ever. Capcom needs to recapture what made that game great and if they do, they will have a winner on their hands.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Megaman pisses me off.

 

Why? Because Megaman (X specifically) Is AWESOME...

 

But they keep doing it in a really lame way.

 

I still hope it will be done right someday, but only time will tell.

Dnaisinmybody
Dnaisinmybody

Good. It's not like they can survive without Megaman anyways. Now localize Ex-Troopers! 

OrNiGhTZ
OrNiGhTZ

Well capcom ..wouldn't really put it past you guys to actually deliver a solid mega man tittle..but you bastards have been a total letdown these past few years..annd don't really see that ever changing

decoy1978
decoy1978

I played the first Mega Man for the NES decades ago as a kid. I faithfully played it up till MM 4 and then played a few of the X series. It just wasn't the same once it went to PS2 and then you had the top down Mega Man, the battle card, etc... I'm glad they went retro with 9 and 10. I love the old difficulty back in the day. 

 

I hope that if and when Mega Man 11 returns they do release it as a next gen but keep the feel of its old predecessors. There is still so much you can do with 2D!

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

As a crappy knock of an old over milked franchise... I have no faith in Crapcom.

 

Take metroid prime add in a full FPS option and you have megaman core mechanics in a nutshell.......

Solace427
Solace427

Show me a game and I will believe your words.

 

Until then I remain skeptical but you do have my attention.

BattleStarX
BattleStarX

Bah, I'm not gonna believe it until they put the hard-copy in my hands, filthy lying capcom.

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

it has been years since mega man legends 2 wounder when will they pull there heads out of there rears and make 3.

SirApathetic005
SirApathetic005

Megaman X: Blue Maverick Hunter Returns!

 

On-disc DLC: Zero Returns Too!

 

He will return, but he will leave again very fast imo...

 

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Megaman... Capcom forgot what made the blue bomber a hit, it was megaman 1-5 the best games on the series. X was good but not that good, Since X2 the series was on downhill. 9 & 10 was a good try to bring on the old days of glory of megaman.I specially love Megaman 3 and 5.

toddx77
toddx77

Please do not make it a straight up TPS with tons of quick time events lol.

DarthLod
DarthLod

"face palm" And the DLC will be on the disk too....

FIXMANFOXMAN
FIXMANFOXMAN

guys plez stop hating capcom we all know that they make alot of amazing games but there problem is the greedy marketing 

onixevil
onixevil

I hope it without DLC's .

tgwolf
tgwolf

 @GH05T-666 Also, Battle Network games are pretty stinking good. Not that we couldn't use another Legends...

alrepairs
alrepairs

 @CRAPCOM1926 Are you really that low, to have a username based off meme from 2012?

 

You're so new it disgusts me.

mechag2
mechag2

 @juboner Indeed, and that breaks my heart. :/

 

Same goes for LucasArts (I mean prior to Disney's purchase), they just weren't the same company they used to be, either. :(

shadow_Metroid
shadow_Metroid

 @fredwv NO! DO NOT MAKE THAT HAPPEN!!!

 

Do you have any idea how horrible that movie would be?

alrepairs
alrepairs

 @VenkmanPHD Then it isn't "Megaman" that pisses you off, lol.

 

Example:  Sonic is godlike (Based off genesis and cartoon series).  The n00b developers in charge of the poor guy after the original Sega founder left, are the who piss me off.

Franco438
Franco438

 @Solace427 PLEASE DONT! Megaman = sidescrolling game. I still miss the good old metroid, and hate that nintendo went fps.

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

 @AngelCage-2 Fuck you. Megaman Classic, X, Zero Legends and BN ( star force wasnt good enough only SF 2 and 3 are good and the pvp was cool but the characters were meh) were great.

 

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

 @FIXMANFOXMAN Thats one reason why we HATE IT we wont stop hating crapcom, they continue to do more and more shit games, the only good franchise they havent fuck off is Monster hunter.