Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Capcom SVP Comments On Mega Man News

Much to the chagrin of fans, Capcom had nothing to show in regards to new Mega Man games at this year's Captivate press event. Granted, few Mega Man games have ever been announced at past Captivate conferences, so expectations were relatively rational from the get-go. However, many were hoping Capcom would use the event to finally detail their plans for the franchise's 25th anniversary.

Alas, nothing was said.

Following this morning's stream of announcements, Capcom Unity forum member Jimb0 sought assurance and asked when fans could expect some Mega Man news in light of the new fiscal year. Capcom’s Senior Vice-President of Planning and Business Development Christian Svensson quickly followed up with a response: "Likely to be a while still... these things take time."

Of course, this isn't too hard to believe. We already have been waiting quite a while, mind you. The good news is Capcom is trying to think of something to do with Mega Man, at the very least, though whether anything will pan out before December 17, 2012 remains to be seen.

In the meantime, all we can do is continue to wait and hope that something worthwhile comes to fruition.

Source: Ask Capcom


  1. crapcom.

    No one asked for LP3. Everyone asked for mml3.

  2. @Anon 1
    You think all those people who bought LP1 and LP2 don't want LP3?
    Legends 3 fans were very vocal, but money talks louder than anything.

  3. @April 10, 2012 5:37pm Anonymous:


    Lost Planet 2 sold more than 1.5 million. It deserved it sequel.

    It's comments like this that are causing other Capcom fans and gamers overall look at us, shake their heads, and call us immature.

    DO NOT hate on the other Capcom franchises. That DOES NOT help our cause nor Megaman.

    Demanding is good yes. But bashing other games from that company that others did want is not good. We want supporters not haters.

  4. I'm a lost planet fan (also a different anon)

    I hated lost planet 2 on it's own merits.

    I'm not going to pretend lost planet 2 wasn't garbage just because I want to "help our cause".

    It was a terrible monster hunter wannabe, and it did not deserve a sequel, because no matter how much it sold, the game was terrible.

    even if Legends 3 happened, I'd still be against LP3 happening.

  5. Eh, let 'em take their time. Figure it out, rather than pull another Starforce, ZXA, or Megaman We-Can't-Release-It-'Cause-It-Doesn't-Make-Sense.

  6. I just hope they'll finish Mega Man Legends 3.
    They said that MML3 would be the last episode in the series. I don't mind that if they finish it. Battle Network had an ending, Zero had an ending. I think Starforce and ZX had endings too, right? Why can't Legends have one?
    While we're at it, X deserves an ending too. Even if with one episode, just end the series, Capcom!

  7. With or without an official statement from Capcom, it only takes logical thinking to realize the likelyhood of a MegaMan game this year is near 0.

    Games take months, years to complete. Capcom was working on Legends 3 and Universe LONG before they were presented last year. THOSE were the games that could have been considered for the 25th anniversary. It's basically impossible for them to develop a new game between the cancellation of those games and December.

    Sven's previous comments about "continuing to noodle" what the anniversary plans should be - ON the year of the anniversary - are pretty lame. It only makes it more obvious they don't have anything, and almost certainly won't by end of the year.

    I'd advise the fanbase to set their expectations.

  8. I realize that big budget games take years to make, but small budget game only takes months. For instance Mega Man 2 was made in only three or four months, on peoples SPARE TIME. Mega Man 7 was created in three months. Three months! They could make a Mega Man 11 in four or five months, in 2.5D and it could be really good, just like 2 and 7 where. If they gave a fuck.

  9. I honestly didn't really expect to hear much about Mega Man at Captivate. With Dragon's Dogma on the horizon (which is a massive undertaking) and the equally important Resident Evil 6, I think it's fair to assume that they have their hands full. I'm excited for both of these games. Lost Planet 3 seems neat.

    Now if E3 comes and goes without so much as a mention about Mega Man, I'll be a little miffed. I'm hoping we'll have something at least announced by then (even if there isn't anything to show yet). I'm very happy with the onslaught of awesome Mega Man merchandise, and I have quite a few to pick up yet. I think if Capcom needed a "filler" Mega Man game to bridge the gap and ease some tension until they can decide how to take the series forward, they can always do some kind of compilation product. Preferably an X Collection with X7, X8, and Command Mission in it, or maybe a Battle Network/Star Force Collection for 3DS.

  10. As much as I'd hate to say it as a gaming franchise Mega Man is dead it's just merchandise now. Sven's been saying the same vague comments for nearly a year now nothings going to happen it's over.

  11. They can produce another Lost Planet game, yet can't get on the ball with creating something new with Mega Man? Come ON, now.

    If they got on it, they could easily finish Legends 3 by his official anniversary time. Last I read, the game was very far along.

    I swear though, if NOTHING is released for the anniversary, they can just go straight to hell as far as I'm concerned. I won't waste my time and hope even worrying about it anymore. Piss on it.

    Oh, and for the record. It is NOT the fans that give Mega Man a bad name. Not the fans at all. So, whoever says that mess can stuff it. Capcom started it. Plain and simple.

  12. Makes sense, but sad news indeed.

    When you think about it, the last major console game Mega Man had was like...what, Mega Man X8 for PS2? That came out in 2004/2005!

    I hope Capcom really reevaluates what they're going to do with Mega Man. As one of their biggest brands, unless they want him as their own "Mickey Mouse", they can't just limit Mega Man to safe digital and handheld release. Mega Man isn't relevant anymore because, quite honestly, the formula that was "not broken" has been so overused that people just don't care anymore. Seriously, it's 2012 and they still don't have a co-op Mega Man game? (excluding Power series)

    The worst part is that KI is out of the picture: If there was any hope for MM, he would have made sure it's done right. From here on, we'll just have to see. Though I guess this year will be nothing.

  13. Christian Svensson, coverer of asses.

  14. Why do people listen do Svensson anyway? Not attacking the guy, but he never has anything relevant to say, ever.

  15. @April 10, 2012 7:02 PM Anon: But can you guarantee the other 1.5 million didn't like it? Or the fact that the number doesn't include Steam numbers? OR the fact that if 3 is done right then it will easily get those numbers again and more?

    Also, Starforce, and ZX in my opinion, were junk yet they received sequels. Yes, I liked SF, but even I can admit it didn't deserve TWO sequels. Yet there were a very small minority who did want it, and did get it. Same with ZX for which I do not want another sequel.

    And do you know how they view us for views like that? Selfish whiners. Do not argue any other franchise. The franchises have earned their reason to stay around, we have no right to say they don't.

  16. They could release the prototype version that they obviously had completed and never released... but I doubt we'll get any MM games for the next 2-3 years except for cameos in games like that new fighting game.

  17. @MegaMac

    Amir did said that it was the fans' fault that MegaMan is dying and he's blaming them for crap they didn't do.

    I honestly belived it's not the fanbases' fault that MegaMan is on life support.


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