Would Capcom Consider a Mega Man Movie?

by PreacherDudeRox Well, not yet actually. In fact, he's currently fighting with TV Man.

You see, it's not "a confirmation in the slightest," it's more like something to write down and to keep in mind. Recently, there's been some talk on the Ask Capcom forums about the possibility of a theatrical Mega Man film (essentially, Mega Man is fighting Movie Man, too). With some of Capcom's biggest IP already making the transition to the silver screen, it's only natural to wonder what might become of the Blue Bomber.

Capcom Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Christian Svensson, has actually stepped in to provide some insight:

"I'd think a TV format would work better myself. In any event, our licensing teams are in constant discussions with movie studios and tv production houses all over the world about such topics but nothing for me to report on that front."

I understand that it's not an actual announcement, but it gives us hope that one day, we might be watching Mega Man every Saturday morning on some TV station. You see, Mega Man has been on TV several times (most successful time, probably being the NT Warrior TV series), so it's clear that Mega Man would make a great TV character for kids. It's not a terrible idea for Capcom to win our hearts back with some good "super fighting" action, whatever the series may be.

I actually wouldn't mind seeing a Classic series, Legends series, or even an X series-based TV show; Classic being the most widely recognized, Legends probably being the best suited (I feel like the Legends already has an excellent story to begin with), and X being my personal choice (since I've always wanted to see a modern, re-done version of the Iris death scene, haha).

So, what do you guys think? Would you like to see it happen? Do you think it's possible? Does this have anything to do with Hitoshi Ariga saying he's working on a new Mega Man proje- Wait, never mind. Forget I said that. But seriously, what Mega Man series would be the best suited for a TV series and why? Remember to comment right here on TMMN, or if you'd like, tell us on Facebook. We just want to hear from you.

Source: Protodude's Rockman Corner

Game Center CX Vs. Rockman: The End of Arino!?

arinomanAs I've mentioned before, Game Center CX is one of my favorite television shows about games. Starring Shin'ya Arino, a Japanese comedic personality, who does various game related segments such as talking to game developers and visiting game centers. But the most popular segment, which became the focus of the show, is Arino's Challenge, which involves Arino clearing a set goal in an old game, usually clearing the game and seeing its ending. While the show appears meagerly produced, its main draw, which I believe sets it apart from so much other gaming related programming today, is that it prominently features the responses of Arino, the player. He shows the sudden and impassioned joy and despair one feels while playing a game, especially a fun game. Arino constantly comes up against difficult struggles, which the show presents in a tight-rope walking, "will he make it?" style. This is what I think is so great about gaming, the fun of playing, and those sudden moments of not knowing if you're going to make it. Phew, rather than describing more, feel free to learn more about the show on Wikipedia. Anyway, challenging numerous "retro games" in the show's six year run so far, Arino has of course had his hand with Mega Man (Rockman, of course). He faced Mega Man 2 in the second season, the original Mega Man in the seventh season, and Mega Man 3 in the latest 11th season. Today I would like to share his challenges against Mega Man 2 and 3 with you (unfortunately footage of the original Mega Man is not currently online, that I've found). The episodes are purely in Japanese, so they may not be fun to follow along if you can't understand anything, but I think you still feel a very strong understanding with Arino's trials. Furthermore, TV-Nihon is working on subbing season 2, so the Mega Man 2 episode should be out before long (not to mention, you can always go on YouTube and see subbed episodes for other classic games). Anyway, without further ado.

Mega Man 2: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Mega Man 3 (a challenge so great, it takes two episodes!): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Incidentally I also want to mention, Game Center CX has spawned two DS games, the first of which has been localized in the west as Retro Game Challenge. If you don't have it already I highly recommend it!

Much thanks to Auto for cluing me in on the videos.