Here's something a little bit interesting. A scant three weeks ago, Capcom filed a trademark for "Mega Man" in the US. What could this Mega Man thing be? What do they have up their sleeve? Of course, in all seriousness, it's not that they never had "Mega Man" trademarked before. It's common to make multiple trademarks depending on the type of product. This particular trademark covers the following:
Providing computer games to others that may be accessed via the Internet; Providing non-downloadable Internet games to others; Providing electronic games for mobile phones and smart phones via the Internet; Providing images, motion pictures, video games, music videos and music via the Internet; Providing images, motion pictures, video games, music videos and music through communication via mobile phones and smart phones; Electronic publishing services, namely online publication of the text and graphic works of others featuring computer and video games and strategies thereof, not downloadable; Providing on-line non-downloadable newsletters in the field of computer games and video games; Providing on-line non-downloadable electronic publications and documentation, namely articles and reports featuring computer game strategy and video game strategy; [...]
And it just goes on. While I'd just be taking a shot in the dark, I suspect this trademark was filed for the eventual release of Rockman Xover in the west. If you can bother to read through all of that mumbo-jumbo, a lot of it is aimed at delivering games, entertainment and other media via smartphones, mobile devices and the internet. On the other hand, I do find the entries of "Motion picture theater services;" and "Production and distribution of motion pictures in the form of films, video tapes and optical disks;" to be very intriguing.
I'm not going to say this is a hint at some jaw dropping thing to come. With the 25th anniversary on the horizon, Capcom may just be safeguarding the trademark for potential projects down the road. But to those of you saying Capcom isn't doing anything for Mega Man, better eat your toast! We got a trademark!