Always Nintendo has a new interview with Nick Yu, Mighty No. 9's producer, and director Koji Imaeda. Among topics discussed, Imaeda addresses fans concerns about the Mighty No. 9 franchise stealing the spotlight from Mega Man. Here's what he had to say:
Always Nintendo: Koji-san. Over the past year, many Mega Man fans have been scared because they feel as if the Mighty No. 9 franchise might take away Mega Man’s spotlight. Do you believe that the two franchises will be able to coexist among each of the fanbases in the future? Or will it be complete and utter chaos?
Imaeda: “I don’t think this is something you need to worry about (laugh). In fact, I was very happy to see so many fans embrace Mighty No. 9 who are also fan of Mega Man. These two franchises can coexist; I even wouldn’t count out the possibility of a crossover someday.”
While a crossover between the two proprieties would be interesting, I believe this is something we won't be seeing for quite sometime. Mega Man still needs to find its footing, mind you. The franchise has been using other properties as a crutch for the past couple years. Meanwhile, Keiji Inafune, Comcept's head honcho, isn't exactly on speaking terms with Capcom. Not yet, at least.
A few years down the road, Beck and Mega Man may share the same screen. But that true-blue crossover, I feel, will happen when several things align under the right climate. That could take time.
For more Mighty No. 9 talk, you can read the full interview at Always Nintendo.