2011 has been a bit of a bitter pill for fans of Mega Man games to swallow, from the Blue Bomber getting the cold shoulder in two versions of Marvel vs. Capcom to the cancellation of two high-profile games in Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends 3. This has left many with a growing sense of skepticism and diminishing faith towards Capcom as they have stated that Mega Man still means a lot to them, but have had little else to show for it beyond comics and other licensed merchandise and a Korean-exclusive Multiplayer Online RPG. However, this may be poised to change... maybe.
At a recent Capcom Fight Club event, GameZone's Vito Gesualdi spoke to Capcom Special Adviser and longtime MMN friend Seth Killian, who was asked about the potential inclusion of characters in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. These questions culminated in whether or not we could "finally get MegaMan off the moon by including him in the popular fighting game.
"We tried," Seth replied. "It didn't work out."
As one could take that to mean that they tried to include him in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, or as a reference to the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, Seth elaborated that "We have eaten a giant plate of unhappiness on this one," adding that "Mega Man is very, very close to my heart."
Pressed further for something-- anything-- to say about Mega Man, Seth relented a little, and said "Hang in there, we may have some Mega Man news....Maybe".
GameZone notes that "You could just tell the whole Mega Man thing was eating away at him, and he wanted to share something," before speculating that perhaps public outcry has led them to consider restarting the Mega Man Legends 3 Project, or perhaps even turning it over to Keiji Inafune's company, Comcept, to develop after even more outcry at their refusal to allow him further participation prior to canceling.
Of course, it's all speculation right now... well, almost. The only thing it seems we can be certain of is that Capcom is indeed trying to think of something to do with Mega Man, at the very least, though whether that pans out and we see an official announcement remains to be seen. However, something tells us that after the meltdown of Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends 3, Capcom won't be saying anything until they are good and ready.
As for us? All we can do is simply wait and hope that whatever they are doing reaches that point.
For the full interview, check out the video below. Thanks to "Rockman" for the tip!