In a Game Informer interview with the Mega Man 11 development team, Capcom had some interesting answers to five burning questions about the franchise's future. Here's a couple excerpts you might be interested in:
Can We Expect A Mega Man 12?
Sequels are usually dependent on the success of the game that came before them, so the fate of a Mega Man 12 will largely depend on the success of Mega Man 11. However, Capcom is hoping that Mega Man will come back in a big way.
Kazuhiro Tsuchiya: This is definitely not just a trial balloon, we’re definitely not experimenting. We don’t even have the bandwidth to experiment. This is all about pouring everything we have and everything we know into one project and making it happen. We’re using our prior experience and knowledge to strengthen ourselves and reach the next level. From the start of the project I’ve been saying, ‘Mega Man 11 needs to be a true resurrection of the franchise.’ I really want this title to be something that veterans can pick up and say, ‘Yes, Mega Man is finally back.’”
What about The Mega Man X And Legends Series?
Obviously, Capcom isn’t ready to announce any new games outside of Mega Man 11, but if this game does well it could lead to a revival across the brand. In fact, we specifically asked members of the team if they were interested in also working on any of Mega Man’s other side franchises.
Koji Oda: “I’m one of those people who thinks that actions speak louder than words. I could say all kinds of things, but at the end of the day, I’d like fans to see that we’re taking it seriously by starting to resurrect the brand in the way that we are and to continue to prove ourselves moving forward. I love reading survey data. It’s a great pastime, and I’m well aware that there is a voice out there that wants something new for games like Mega Man Legends and Battle Network.”
It really sounds like Capcom are going all in on Mega Man 11. They know they have high expectations to meet. At the end of the day, though, money talks. The fans will have to snag Mega Man 11 when it launches in late 2018. The future depends on it!
Head to Game Informer for the complete interview.
"Obviously, Capcom isn’t ready to announce any new games outside of Mega Man 11, but if this game does well it could lead to a revival across the brand. "ReplyDelete
Translation: we have a hostage on the moon, so you better buy our new game and give it positive reviews if you want to see your Volnutt friend ever again. Not that I wasn't planning on doing it already, as I'm kinda enjoying what I saw from MM11 so far. Still, food for thought.
I don't see why that would be a surprise? Obviously, if a new game in one of the two best selling parts of the series (original and X) doesn't sell, why would they bother with Legends, which had lower sells when Mega Man was still releasing tons of games at a time? Fanbases can be quite vocal, bit that doesn't translate into money, and the smart thing for Capcom to do in such a case, as a company, is to simply continue licensing out the property for merchandise, as it costs them next to nothing in comparisons to games that may or may not sell and instead puts the risks on the companies actually making the merchandise instead? It's win-win for Capcom there...Delete
they can't (nor shouldn't) make games perpetually if they don't sell. cold fact of life.Delete
Shockingly, companies generally do need to see return on their initial investments before committing to further investments. That's not "food for thought", it's normal operating procedures.Delete
Hey! Don't hate on Megaman Legends ! Its one of the best games of Megaman! Classic, X, and Legends are the best series....and beside you won't be hating on Legends when they decided to make it open world like the Arkham series or Spiderman games. Oh wait that's right you'll just play side scrolling games with awesome backrounds and music, while we play legends on an open world basis !Delete
I hear that the franchise is used to be Capcom's biggest brands until PS2 era.....ReplyDelete
Some of my friends who have never even played Mega Man are interested in buying Mega Man 11. This revival might be a great time to introduce new people to the series so Capcom will be persuaded to make more new games. I can't wait until the return of the beloved Blue Bomber!ReplyDelete
Same here. if peoples outside of us do buy this game, this might go well.Delete
No more Battle Network please it got a full closed ending, make games for the ones that didn’t, and stop asking for Zero games he’s dead let him rest in peaceReplyDelete
Zero's not dead, the devs even went out of their way to say as much, and nobody is asking for another Zero game or at least not to any serious degree in large numbers, you seem like you are just false fagging a nonissue.Delete
Also people who do want a Battle Network sequel don't want one to continue the story, they want one to continue the gameplay, as the story was generally shallow and could be easily expanded upon. Most Battle Network fans with any sense want another Battle Network so that it could expand upon it's highly unique game design that no other game can offer an alternative to and other various unique properties of the series.
Also people could ask for remastered Zero games even if he was dead. Basically people could ask for whatever they want. Live and let live.Delete
It wouldn't hurt a canonical light novel explaining how the biometals were created. Even if it is cryptic (or I don't know, a ZX3 which tells that story to some extent).Delete
I know that the Battle Network history is closed, but i dont care, i just want a new battle network,I never cared about the history of those games,I did not know English when I played it, and this never stopped me,i just know that i like to kill virus and get chipsDelete
I'd be down for a new Battle Network game, be it with playing as Patch and Jr. or hell, give us remakes of Phantom and Legend of Network.Delete
I'd be fine with BN remakes, as long as they're actual remakes and not like OSS. New BN could work if they decide to make the main character Patch. At least, I think that would work...Delete
Capcom translation: "If Mega Man 11 doesn't sell unrealistically in the five million range, we'll take that as a confirmation from fans that people really don't want more Mega Man after all."ReplyDelete
no one ever asked that much sell. basically it's more "if it manage to sell not only among MM fan, but also gather some interest from others, it's good".Delete
Anon 2: Seriously, do you know what a joke is?Delete
I'll probably pick it up for two different consoles, so I'm doing my part!ReplyDelete
Good man. Triple dip for me; Switch, PS4, and PC. And I'll be sure to snag whatever collector's edition there may be. hahaDelete
I know that the Battle Network history is closed, but i dont care, i just want a new battle network,I never cared about the history of those games,I did not know English when I played it, and this never stopped me,i just know that i like to kill virus and get chipsReplyDelete
Yeah, same for me but i think We have to be patient....Delete
Classic and X will be certainly a priority now and they won't make so much games like in the past. I just hope MM11 will sell enough...
I don't care about the story, they can still make games like the story of EXE4.5, storyline beside and canon game but at least, we have some fangames like MMBN Chrono X and MMBN3D! :)
We can do it, but i hope they don't wait 5 millions games sold for a 2D game even in no-pixel style.... :xReplyDelete
I gurantee you MM11 does not need to move 5 million units to profit. It's mid-tier budget.Delete
When is Megaman X's anniversary? I'm sure new MMX game will coming soon...!ReplyDelete
I doubt we'll have to wait for MMX anniversary to get a new one. If MM11 does well, MMX9 could easily follow.Delete
I'm not a fan of the Battle Network series, or the Legends series, so I hope Capcom puts it's energy into other titles. The only series that I liked has been the original, X, and Zero series.
X's 25th Anniversary is next year. As is Legends' 20th and Zero's 15th.Delete
release it first, then we'll talkReplyDelete
I'll buy one for me, and two for friends who need to try Megaman.ReplyDelete
I'll also talk about it around me, the more peoples hear about it, the better. too many games don't sell as well as they could just because not enough people are aware of it to begin with. we have to spread the news outside of the MegaMan Fandom. (and by we, i mean both Capcom and the fans).
On a side note, we have a habit of being snarky and sometime even pessimistic, but seriousely now one must admit that Capcom is doing a effort.
Even the porting of Legacy Collection to every consoles is there just to ensure that people who would'nt want to play the 11th because they have not played others games before have the occasion to play them.
You said everything, let's be positive and share the word! If not, it could go bad!Delete
I will buy it for sure!
Let's say, more we will support each game who will be released, to show to capcom we like all the series, more all the series will be back, more people will be happy. Let's do what we can!ReplyDelete
Im still miffed about megaman legends 3 being canceled when it only had bugs remaining and some story that needed completed. The fans were promised a megaman legends 3 installment. Capcom kept canceling the installments, ontop of LITERALLY and RARELY ever advertising for the legends series over its entire duration when it came out (1 and 2 i dont recall EVER seeing advertising more than 5x tops in the entire time the legends 1 & 2 were released). Lack of advertising is part to blame. Add in every demand capcom made for getting fans motivated to show their support for the Legends series, capcom kept adding new "demands" to prove the interest. Continually abusing their fan basis. Is this going to be the same?ReplyDelete
ZX3. Please make ZX3. That would make me a very, very happy man.ReplyDelete