If you’re a fan of classic franchises you’re probably very familiar with collections, compilations and remakes being released as part of a given series’ anniversary. Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, Namco Museum, Super Mario Bros., Kirby, Rayman and Resident Evil are all franchises that have received anniversary packages. Have you noticed anything else about the aforementioned games? Yes, most of them are Capcom properties. Therefore, it would only be natural for the Japanese-based company to release a new game as part of Mega Man’s 25th anniversary, right?
On December 17th Mega Man turns 25. The last game that has been part of the main series was Mega Man 10 which came out for the WiiWare, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade platforms back on March 2010. Since Capcom hasn’t stated anything about the whole anniversary situation, fans have been asking a lot of questions on the Capcom-Unity forums.
The most overt response was one from Christian Svensson, Capcom senior vice-president who said that the company will in fact celebrate the 25th anniversary, but not necessarily with the release of a new title. Here’s the official response:
“In December “some but not all” plans for the coming year of celebrations will be shared. There are many moving parts and not everything will be done and final come December. No one has promised a game or even an announcement of one at that time. Please do keep expectations in check.”
The only Mega Man project that we know of is Mega Man Xover (wait for it…) an iOS social RPG. I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who feels like both Mega Man and avid fans of the franchise deserve better.
Source: Capcom-Unity Forums