Mega Man has an extended and storied online game historical past. Even Capcom thinks so.
In a latest shareholder’s assembly, the writer referred to as the collection “certainly one of Capcom’s historic franchises” and famous that it is “liked by followers.” Because the departure of collection designer Keiji Inafune, although, Mega Man’s appearances have been few and much between, with the Blue Bomber final showing in a mainline sport in 2018, and Mega Man X’s final main console outing being in 2005.
However take coronary heart, Mega Man followers. Capcom says that it is nonetheless fascinated by the way forward for the collection, and that additionally contains older favorites like Sengoku Basara and Onimusha.
“We’re contemplating the right way to strategy the manufacturing of latest entries within the collection, which requires quite a few components, together with the event of a strong idea, concepts and gameplay, and so forth,” Capcom says.
Capcom’s feedback observe the discharge of Mega Man Battle Community Legacy Assortment, which has managed to surpass 1 million items offered since its launch again in April. Capcom additionally confirmed Mega Man X Dive Offline on the recent Capcom Showcase, which is deliberate for launch on Steam, iOS, and Android.
Mega Man’s storied historical past stretches again to the times of the NES, the place it helped to determine Capcom as a significant participant on the platform. Within the years that adopted, Capcom launched many extra entries within the collection plus a bunch of spin-offs, main some to complain that there have been too many Mega Man video games.
Inafune departed Capcom in 2010, resulting in the cancellation of a number of initiatives, together with the much-anticipated Mega Man Legends 3. Since then, Mega Man has primarily been seen in retro collections and cellular titles, with the largest exception being the reasonably well-received Mega Man 11. As for Inafune, his try and recreate the magic of Mega Man with Mighty No. 9 was famously a bust.
Within the meantime, Capcom is gearing as much as launch Exoprimal, its new multiplayer sport pitting people in exosuits towards dinsaurs. Its due July 14.