Update: Slag everything but the statue for the next two paragraphs-- Joystiq clarifies that apparently "Capcom has clarified Elston's comments, saying that a new Mega Man game has not been confirmed. The company is having "ongoing discussions about Mega Man," but it "won't announce anything until something is ready." Well, it was nice for the under hours that it lasted. Original Story: Those who believed have had their faith rewarded. Those who said it would never happen are eating crow. And whether it will be any good or not remains to be seen.
No clue was given that what would be announced by Capcom at PAX East would be anything but the usual sort of game announcements we're used to-- something new in the fighting realm, or perhaps something difficult to distinguish from so much else of what's on the market. But at the convention's World of Capcom panel, Capcom Unity community manager Brett Elston not only revealed a new light-up Mega Man statue (seen at right) to commemorate the Blue Bomber's 25th anniversary, but revealed that a new Mega Man game is indeed in the works... though they aren't quite ready to officially announce it just yet.
In other news, Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5 come to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on April 25th and May 16th, respectively. Plus, on an unrelated note, there is a remastered version of Disney's DuckTales for the NES coming, complete with the cartoon's original voices.