Friday, September 23, 2016

New Mobile Mega Man Game Now Due After April 2017


According to a new annual report released today, Capcom are aiming to release new mobile software based on Mega Man - in addition to Monster Hunter and Sengoku Basara - next fiscal year starting April 2017. At least four titles from these brands are currently in development from Capcom's newly reformatted mobile department. These games were previously said to launch by the end of fiscal year March 2017.

With the successful launch of these four titles, Capcom hope to achieve net sales of 4 billion yen (up 21.2% from the previous fiscal year). Only time will tell.

Source: Capcom Investor Relations

18 comments:

  1. I miss Rockman XOver

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  2. Oh man, it's been almost 4 months since I bought a Megaman port. Time for another one!

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  3. At this point, I feel less like I'm buying a Megaman game and more like I'm paying for the EXPERIENCE of buying a Megaman game.

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  4. It's a step forward, I guess. Although given the franchise's less than stellar mobile history I don't expect much.

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  5. The only thing I hope for is that it's a good game.

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  6. Capcom are 0 for 3 when it comes to Mega Man on mobile in my opinion.

    Let's see if 4th time is the charm.

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  7. Mega Man game being delayed? Welp, it's cancelled guys, etc.

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  8. What they need to do, as an idea, just...as a suggestion...is create an app that contains all of the mobile Rockman games that have been released over the years that never saw the light of day in the states or elsewhere. I've always figured that'd be a great way for everyone else to experience and own them. In addition to that, just port over Rockman GoGo. There, two games done. Paving the way for more.

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  9. At some point in my life, I talked to a friend that the 'Rockman EXE Battle Chip GP' had a mobage feel.

    With the recent merchandising from EXE series, I always thought that they might be planning a Rockman.EXE mobage. They might recycle the Battle Chip GP. Maybe not.

    Anyway, I hope they make something more enjoyable, something on the level of Fate/Grand Order would satisfy me.

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  10. Kiss goodbye to your dreams of ever seeing Mega Man X9.

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    1. Between the upcoming MMX: Corrupted and Variable Zero fan games, I don't think we'll need to worry about that too much.

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  11. rockman.exe go, you make a customized net navi (no original characters) and you walk around encounter viruses. delete them earn zenny/chips, battle with your friends/online.

    there ya go. that would be awesome.

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    1. To hell with that, doesn't EXE get unjustly blamed enough for being a Pokémon knockoff, you want to add validity to it?

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    2. At least we might possibly maybe get a halfway-decent (mobile) Megaman/Rockman game out of it.

      .........Oh, who am I kidding? Given the recent rootkit SFV fiasco, I'm not even sure CAPCOM can accomplish even that low bar set by XOver.

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  12. we havent got any rockman mobile games for the past what? many years, copying pogo and adding an originality on it wouldnt hurt the game either. rockman exe is themed for the mobile devices games like the PeT

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  13. Naruto Shinobi Collection Shippu Ranbu is an example of what Rockman Xover should have been. Instead of only 1 playable character improved with equippable cards, each card is a playable character that can be boosted with other cards (as "food" (EC) or equipments, each with a set number of equip slots). Hopefully the next mobile Mega Man game will be more like that example, with a large cast available. High rarity characters can have 8-10 slots for a variety of equipments (Special Weapons/Abilities/Forms), while the weakest ones (enemies) have only 2 slots.

    But that's only an idea for improving Xover (Xover 2?). I'd actually prefer to see a game with much better gameplay, like Mega Man Legends 3, Mega Man Universe, and Rockman Online. You made Breath of Fire 6 for mobile, so why not Rockman DASH 3 too? Wait, what the heck am I saying...!? How would their gameplay even work to begin with? I can imagine Universe (move parts from stage builder with finger) and Online (MMX mobile) with downgraded (but plz not bad like MMX mobile) 2D graphics, but Legends 3's gameplay? 5 Shima no Daibouken looked sluggish... Then again, it was years ago and games like Minecraft are fine... almost (other versions are better, specially PC)

    And (for all series) no card games or "temple runs", please. Unless it is somehow good, like an Ace Attorney game similar to Clue?

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    1. Also, hopeful Capcom won't make "temporary games", which are the worst. The game may be great, but after support is no longer available and the server is shutdown, it is no longer playable, like Rockman Xover and Rockman GoGo. That's why mobile games are the worst. Why waste your money in a game that will only be available for 1-2 years and can no longer be played? If the new games have web connection, it should not be to the whole game. An example is their Zombie Cafe, which can be played offline and only requires to be connected to the server to use a few features, like obtaining free toxin by doing tasks (seeing commercials), participating on events, and using the gacha (the last 2 only in the Japanese version). That's the main problem with mobile games, but if it's not present or only affects a small part of the game (like Wii and DS games no longer having online functions), I can deal with it.

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