A wealth of Capcom-related trademarks recently went live in Japan,
each corresponding to a dormant or legacy IP. There's one for Dino Crisis
, Power Stone
and even Darkstalkers
, to name a few. In terms of Mega Man
, Capcom actually filed four individual trademarks:
While nothing has been officially announced, I think the gears in our heads are collective turning to the same thought. With the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
due in February, it's only naturally for us to wonder what "Legacy Collection" will come next. This could very well be our first breadcrumb... if that.
The Rockman & Forte
trademark is less clear. Beyond the Wii U Virtual Console port, Rockman & Forte
has been mostly "forgotten", absent from both Mega Man Legacy Collection 1
. Who knows what the deal is here.
Indeed, the existence of new trademarks for Rockman DASH
and Rockman & Forte
carry heavy implications. Capcom have a large interest in older titles and "awakening dormant intellectual properties,"
after all. This could all very well relate to that line of business. There's also the idea that Capcom are merely renewing old trademarks for protection (which is relatively routine every few years or so). While I don't disagree with that notion, it's interesting that of the many, MANY Mega Man
titles not renewed we
have two that are related to one another (DASH
) and one for a game
that hasn't been re-released in several years (Rockman & Forte
Of course, while it's fun to entertain thoughts of what *could be*, it's best to keep your expectations in check until something a bit concrete surfaces.
We'll keep you posted.