Mega Man’s 25th anniversary is next year, and the hero’s most loyal fans are expecting something suitably weighty from Capcom to celebrate – but the publisher has warned not to get too excited about an expected December announce.
“In December ‘some but not all’ plans for the coming year of celebrations will be shared. There are many moving parts and not everything will be done and final come December,” senior vice president Christian Svensson wrote on Capcom Unity.
“No one has promised a game or even an announcement of one at that time. Please do keep expectations in check.”
Forumites continued to complain about the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 and Universe, as well as the recent lack of major releases under the franchise’s banner, with Svensson returning in a later post to explain further.
“In the past, we’ve tried to be extremely open about Mega Man. Unfortunately for a variety of reasons (not the fans’ fault, twas ours) that didn’t work out terribly well. Being open about things before we’re absolutely positive of the plans getting executed given the heightened sensitivity about the topic is the order of the day at this point,” he said of Capcom’s silence on the franchise’s future.
“You’ll have to take me at my word unfortunately. I, personally, am fighting very hard for Mega Man. I’m sorry it has taken as long as it has.”
“Plans changed once Universe and Legends were halted. That’s the other issue – plans change ALL the time. So while we have things planned out, they move, they shift and unfortunately, sometimes they get cancelled as was the case with Legends and Universe.
“So sharing plans, that aren’t as firm as concrete in the current environment doesn’t strike anyone as a good idea. Could you imagine the blow up if we announced another Mega Man title and cancelled it? I can and I don’t think anyone would appreciate it.”