Capcom’s Year of Mega Man Celebrations

By this point, you’ve no doubt heard of Capcom’s first offering in a planned year of celebrations for Mega Man’s 25th Anniversary—a PC-based Street Fighter X Mega Man game. But never fear! This isn’t the only thing on the docket for the year ahead.

Capcom USA Senior VP Christian Svensson has recently confirmed that there is an entire year of celebrations ready to go for the Blue Bomber’s quarter-century, though at this point no one’s really talking about what that means:

“I don’t know that there’s more substantial [things] for me to talk about but there’s a TON more things we have in the works, only some of which will be shared on December 17th. There’s a whole year of things that will happen… you’re only going to hear about what’s happening fairly close to the start of the celebrations at first.”

And in an interview with Destructoid, Svensson mentioned that the reaction to the Street Fighter X Mega Man game will decide what Mega Man’s ultimate future is with Capcom in the coming years:

“We’ll be using this (Street Fighter X Mega Man) as one of many means of gauging where we’re going. One of the challenges that we have is figuring out what is the path forward in terms of, you know, Mega Man has five brands: Classic, X, ZX, Battle Network/Star Force, and Legends. Some of these things are in the same ballpark as one another, and some of them are completely different. That’s part of where the, I’ll say, the disagreement comes in — a non-unified vision of where Mega Man should live on exists within our own company as well as it does in the market.”

It would appear that, finally, Capcom has Mega Man on its radar in a good way. We’re hoping that this means a more careful approach to the franchise and some brand new material that makes up for the disappointing Mega Man Xover on iOS.


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