Posted By Austin Yorski about 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Capcom hasn’t completely given up on our beloved Blue Bomber, but they have made some unpopular choices with the brand as of late. Whether it was the cancelled Mega Man Legends 3 or the new iOS game, fans have let the Japanese publisher hear their displeasure. Interestingly, Capcom USA’s Senior Vice-President, Christian Svensson, recently shed some light on his personal qualms with the direction the franchise had been heading.
In response to a forum poster asking if Capcom could just reboot the whole Mega Man series, Svensson said, “I (and probably I alone so please don’t ascribe said belief to “Capcom”) think one of the problems MM has had as a brand is that we’ve had too many competing splinter sub-brands within it. I’m not sure starting yet another is the way to get the franchise as a whole back on track more than creating greater brand confusion but we’ll take it under advisement.”
Honestly, I find myself agreeing with that core sentiment. Between X, Legends, Battle Network, Zero, ZX, Star Force, and sundry other one-offs, Mega Man is a name that has attracted a ridiculous amount of clutter. A reboot could certainly add more confusion to the mind of the average consumer, so it’s understandable why Capcom would prefer to build on the established brands. However, I’d rather see them burn the whole thing down and start over than leave the poor guy to rust.
What do you think about the idea of a Mega Man reboot? As a fan, how do you want the Capcom to handle the future of one of their most valuable IPs? Do you have any hope of a surprise announcement for the 25th Anniversary Celebration? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.