Capcom: "Mega Man is Still a Very Important Brand to Us"

During a recent video session of Ask Capcom, Senior Vice President Christian Svensson provided the following answer to one question that has been on many a Blue Bomber fan's mind: "Is Mega Man dead?" “Oh, absolutely not," he responded. "The frustrating thing for me is I have nothing I can hold up and say, ‘Oh, here’s this other Mega Man thing’. Absolutely, we have other things… Mega Man is a very important brand to Capcom. We get questions [like] ‘Are you guys trying to kill the brand?’"

“No, absolutely not," he continues. "It will continue to be a very important brand for us. I wish I had something I could hold and display for you that that’s the case, but I don’t right now. But super, super important to us; I do want to express that.”

So while this is very similar to what we have heard before on the matter, Svensson's words almost sound as though the company is already at work on another Mega Man project, but are simply not able to show anything yet. Perhaps that is for the best, considering how other recent projects shown early in (or at the start of) development turned out. In other words, maybe it's better we don't know until it's a sure thing.

And speaking of that recent controversy-igniting incident, Svensson had this to offer on the matter of Mega Man Legends 3's cancellation:

“The decision was not made lightly. Certainly, we knew there would be a lot of upset people and in spite of that, we still had to make that decision. That doesn’t mean we don’t care about you at all. I unfortunately can’t get into the details of it, but it was not a decision that was made lightly and I can tell you that no one is happy about that decision, but it was a decision that had to be made.”

One could still argue (and many do) that since we were supposed to be able to "see into the development process" with the Mega Man Legends 3 Project that we should have some sort of insight into why the decision was made, lightly or not. As it is, with no details to go on, it seems likely we can count on the fight to continue for the next part of MegaMan Volnutt's saga to continue.

Source: Siliconera, via GoNintendo