Well, to all of you who have been wondering about what's next for Mega Man games, here is perhaps the answer. Capcom has announced "Rockman Xover" (cross over), a social RPG, for iOS 4.0 and above. Few details are available so far, but the game promises to being together the heroes and villains across each Mega Man series. The story goes as follows:
It's a world where all the worlds of Rockman have crossed over. The gulf of space-time has been closed thanks to the efforts of Dr. Wily, Sigma and other villains to Rockman and co.! Dr Light and Dr. Cossack work together in creating a new robot to oppose this crisis. A production model, this robot uses "battle memory" that has been scattered over the world, and possesses infinite potential to transform and increase his power. The player battles evil as this new type robot. Create your own Rockman, and battle with others to protect peace!
To speak on iOS compatibility, it will run on iPhone 3GS/4/4S, and iPod Touch models beyond generation 3. It is playable on iPad, but the game is not designed for the iPad's resolution (probably meaning it will be pixelated on the iPad, like Mega Man X originally was).
The game will release in Japan Autumn of this year. Other details, such as the price and how the game plays, are yet to be heard. We'll keep you posted!
UPDATE: We reached out for word from Capcom, and although a lot of the crew is currently visiting the land of chocolate, Brelston was able to get back to me and confirm that Rockman Xover is indeed planned to release in North America and Europe. The specific date and other details are coming down the road.
While I’m editing, I also want to take a moment to mention that, yeah, I’m sure this isn’t the Mega Man title a lot of you were hoping for, but I think it’s wrong to have such a charged reaction over it while so little is known. I’m not going to offer hope that it will turn out to be some amazing thing – it’s a social app for mobile devices. Its purpose is to be a simply made game, and I think it’s safe to say it’s not meant to satisfy the appetite of hardcore Mega Man fans. Nevertheless, try to reserve your judgment for when we know more, and don’t assume that this is the end all be all of Mega Man now.