As Mega Man's 30th anniversary nears, let's take a look back at everything confirmed so far for 2017. After the jump, you'll find a brief description of each event with related posts.
1) New Animated Series
Man of Action Studios (Ben 10, Ultimate Spider-Man) are currently producing a new Mega Man animated series in collaboration with Dentsu Entertainment and DHX Media. The 26-episode series follows Mega Man's new alter-ego Aki Light, a school-boy robot, living in Silicon City. Traditional Mega Man friend and foes are anticipated to appear alongside new characters. The show will air on Disney XD in North America.
2) New Mobile Game
At least one new Mega Man game for mobile phones is in production with an anticipated launch any time after April 2017 (note: the game was originally planned to launch BY March '17). Unlike Rockman Xover, the title is planned to launch in multiple countries in 2017. As of this writing, no information about the game's content exists.
3) Individual Anniversary Celebrations
2017 marks Mega Man X's 25th anniversary, Mega Man Legends' 20th, and Mega Man Zero's 15th. Various products are currently in development to celebrate those series' respective milestones. Capcom are currently recruiting license partners to produce such items.
4) More Collections and Maybe Mega Man 11?
This one is up in the air but it's something certainly on Capcom's radar. Back in March, Capcom launched a survey asking fans if they'd like to see more collections (a la Legacy Collection) and a hypothetical Mega Man 11. The results of the poll remain private, but with the franchise's 30th anniversary in full-swing soon, perhaps we'll learn a little more?
5) Mega Man X in Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite
6) Merchandise, Merchandise, Merchandise
Everything that's not a video game coming in 2017 includes...
I'll try to keep this post updated with news as it comes in. For now, this is 2017. I'm cautiously optimistic about the year ahead. I don't think it's possible to please everyone, but I'm sure we'll seeing some interesting things develop over the next 12-months.