Capcom's Christian Svensson took to the company's forums once again to address the lack of classic NES Mega Man games on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in North America. His response is short and to the point:
That's... actually the response I wasn't anticipating.
Usually, Capcom has pointed out they have no jurisdiction over Virtual Console releases. That's Nintendo's territory. But perhaps there's some implication here these titles are being planned to release at a specific time? Maybe closer to the actual 25th anniversary? Sounds likely, but I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.
Source: Ask Capcom