Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mega Man At E3 2011 (Updated: Nothing!)

Capcom's lips are sealed tight for the time being in terms of what they'll show off at E3 next week, but when it comes to the Blue Bomber, it isn't too hard to figure out. To help you keep your expectations in check, I've laid out the probable titles we might hear from next week, June 6-9. Fair word of warning: this year's looking a bit bare.


Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version: This one's a no brainer. With Prototype Version delayed past the eShop's June 6 launch, there's very little doubt the title won't show up at E3 in some shape or form. The chances of a showroom floor demo hinge on whether or not Capcom managed to up the game's quality since word of the delay hit the web. If it isn't playable, however, the least we can expect is a couple new trailers and satisfying amount of new screenshots. Ideally, E3 presents a grand opportunity to announce Prototype Version's new release date. The probability of that announcement, too, hinges on how far along the game has progressed since the delay.


Mega Man 2 3D: Nintendo are planning a hefty amount of content to entice 3DS owners into accessing the eShop, with one the major players being the advent of 3D Classics. As the name implies, the is a lineup of classic games enhanced in 3D (e.g Excitebike 3D) featuring layered stereoscopic visuals.  Mega Man 2 3D is supposedly in the works, according to a statement made by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime at last year's E3. We've yet to hear from the title since then, but considering the eShop is launching on the same day as Nintendo's press conference, there's a chance future 3D Classic titles will be discussed during the meeting in some capacity.


Rumored 25th Anniversary Project: Rumor has it Capcom will unveil a brand new Mega Man game at the show to commemorate the franchise's upcoming 25th anniversary. Although specifics were not divulged behind the nature of the project, the general consensus among fans indicates it could be anything from Mega Man 11 to a new Mega Man X. Unfortunately, we've very little factual evidence to support this rumor, nor have I heard even a whisper from my big source. I advise you to not get your hopes set too high on this one -- there just isn't enough credence.


"Super" Marvel Vs. Capcom 3:  Capcom's eerie silence towards MvC3 downloadable content has spawned countless rumors of a forthcoming Super Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. Similar to Super Street Fighter IV, "Super" MvC3 will boast an updated roaster, chock full of characters not included in the original game. An incarnation of Mega Man will supposedly be fully playable this time, amidst a batch of other Mega Man series characters. The prospect of an updated MvC3 seems plausible, although like our 25th ann. project, there isn't much to go by.


E3 coverage begins as early as Monday, June 6. I will not be in attendance this year, though I intend to closely watch many blogs and sources for news. Should you need to get in contact with me, shoot me a line: rockman20xx AT yahooDOTcom.

UPDATE: E3 has come and gone, and we've no Mega Man news to report from the show. Oh well. There's always next year!

29 comments:

  1. Hmm...

    If the rumored MegaMan Anniversary project is true then, then we might get either MegaMan Battle Network Anniversary collection since we all know how popular that series is, or a brand new MegaMan series.

    Plus, Mavrel VS Capcom 3 is getting a Super version like Super Street Fighter 4? Not that I'm a big fan of fighting games, the controls for fighting games are too fricking hard save for Smash Bros series which has easy controls. I wonder what kind of Incarnation of MegaMan we will be seeing? Star Force MegaMan and Battle Network MegaMan may have been ruled out, so we might get Classic, X or Legends MegaMan.

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  2. Has Dash 3 gotten enough publicity, beyond the Devroom, for the "Big Announcement" not to be Dash 3?
    We're a Megaman community, so we've known about this for ages, but what about the "press" and the general public?

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  3. Lupinko actually has hinted at the existence of a Super Marvel VS Capcom 3.

    He even hinted at some point during mid-April that it is exactly what it is called (said something like 'Super Marvel VS Capcom 3? Seriously, Capcom?'), but deleted that tweet soon afterwards (probably because CapCops are likely out in full force looking for his source by now).

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  4. Well, it's good to hear that something Mega Man-related is actually going to show up at this year's E3, unlike last year. All but one of the things listed sound promising. At this point, I don't think I even need to explain which one I'm talking about.

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  5. i would love to see an updated mega man classic collection for modern systems... if for no other reason than to have achievements in 1-6.
    25th anniversary seems as good a time as any.

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  6. Super Marvel VS Capcom 3 = MvC3 with downloadable content available from beginning?

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  7. Professor MegamanJune 4, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    A 25th anniversary project? If it has nothing to do with the REAL MegaMan, then it's not much of an anniversary, is it?

    Then again, maybe they'll be unveiling a makeover for MegaMan to suit Capcom's PS3/360-friendly corporate mentality. If you thought Mega looked bad on the NES cover of MM1, wait till you see him get the Bomberman: Act Zero treatment.

    I'm not hyped for MegaMan 2 3D, now... if Capcom wanted to publish MegaMan 2.5D, then they'd have me on the hook.

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  8. Downlable content for super marvel vs capcom 3? I really hope it's the star force megaman.

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  9. Mega Man 2 3D!!!!! *Faints*

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  10. Sweet this is, Megaman 2 3D like the exitebike, if you've seen the trailer its kind of nice, wish they could do that in 9 an 10? think of the how the 3DS will boost lolz....

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  11. Remember they mention that they can make tatsunoko vs capcom in 3DS, if they can or did it, theres twice the fun two Megaman Dash in one console yay.....:)

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  12. Im not starting a flame here but... Remember they mention that they can make tatsunoko vs capcom in 3DS, if they can or did it, theres twice the fun two Megaman Dash in one console yay.....:)

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  13. Ugh... more MM2.. -_-


    The other stuff looks interesting, though I really hope MvC3 doesn't get a "Super" version, and just gives out a lot of new updates. There hasn't even been any new alt-costumes for the rest of the damn cast.

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  14. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5BQSQQRZ

    Megaman X message tone. Enjoy

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  15. I prefer to have TvC2 and/or MvC4 as an actual sequel over Super MvC3 as an update to MvC3.

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  16. After what HeroManX said, I wouldn't mind a Battle Network Collection...

    But then I realized that I suck badly at Battle Network. :/

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  17. "Mega Man Super Collection" with over 30 MM games and tons of extras? (and no cuts like MMXC)

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  18. mega man should have been in mvc3 from the start.

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  19. Good news! It turns out that MegaMan Legends 3 Prototype will be at E3 this year, I just checked the site at Gamespot and everything. I could be wrong though.

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  20. Nothing at GameSpot. Link?

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  21. According to Capcom's live feed plan, there will not be ANYTHING Mega Man related at E3. I am very dissapointed Capcom.

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  22. @turianx9: That doesn't necessarily mean Marvel vs Capcom 3 stuff is ruled out, nor a Tatsunoko vs Capcom sequel. It just means the franchise itself won't have any of its own games.

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  23. Then again, when was the last time any new Mega Man game was announced at E3?

    (Okay, maybe we were at least expecting some info on Legends 3.)

    Point being, I think we have to wait until TGS. Which is like three months from now.

    Although the Rockman Unity twitter is going crazy about something at the moment, something on the 3DS shop that doesn't seem to be related to Legends 3. Could be something that we already knew about and that I'm forgetting, though.

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  24. @Alilatias:

    He's going bonkers for Rockman World on the eShop. Japan only for the time being.

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  25. I kinda want Battle Network Collection for DS, plz. Just so I can get experience over with already. XD

    I just want something that I can play, damnit!!

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  26. Well, we didn't get a Super MvC3.

    We got a new Super Smash Bros. instead.

    HYPE TRAIN GO GO

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  27. Well E3 is almost over and still haven't heard anything Rockman related.

    Maybe Capcom has given up on him.

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  28. I sure hope we hear something, but knowing Capcom, they'll wait to make any major Mega Man announcements until Comicon or Tokyo Game Show. They very rarely announce anything MM related at E3 anymore.

    Still hoping for MVC3 news. I would like to see X finally get in, given he WON EVERY VOTE in both Japan and the US... T_T

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  29. I think they are coming up with a game that the megaman from battle network and megaman from starforce are working together

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