Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 are easily the strongest pair of entries to come from the Mega Man franchise in a long time. That's why it baffles (and even pains) some fans that these games are not readily available to play on PC/Steam or current-generation home consoles. The demand is there, but are these hypothetical ports even on Capcom's radar? A representative from the Inti Creates - makers of Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 - brings us the lowdown.
This is the answer I recently received in regards to the possibility of getting Mega Man 9/10 on current platforms:
"In order to do something like that [port Mega Man 9/10], the folks at Capcom would have to be the ones to make it happen.
While it true we developed the games, we do not own the rights to those games, and thus could never do such a thing unless Capcom wanted it to happen. On a personal level, I think that would be great, but unfortunately it's not up to me, hehe."
As the case with any Capcom-published title, availability falls entirely within Capcom's jurisdiction. Ultimately, Capcom themselves have the final say if these games will make the jump from the seventh console generation to the eighth and onward. So for something like this to happen - actual ports - you'll have to raise your voice and hope Capcom hears. Take heart the developers behind these amazing games are entirely on our side.
Speak up on Twitter, Facebook, Capcom Unity, and the comments below. A little excitement could go a long way.