New Mega Man Game In Development Says Capcom [UPDATE]

By Ishaan . March 22, 2013 . 9:55am

Update: Siliconera had its own reporter at Capcom’s panel at PAX East, and he just sent in his report, clarifying that Capcom stated they are “working behind the scenes,” but aren’t ready to announce anything. You can read the full story here.


Original story: Capcom are developing a new Mega Man game but they aren’t ready to officially announce it just yet, Capcom community manager Brett Elston said at the ongoing Penny Arcade Expo, according to a Joystiq report.


While that’s happening, Capcom are bringing the previous Mega Man games to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Mega Man 4 will be released on April 25th and Mega Man 5 on May 16th.


This is the first time Capcom have right out said that there’s a new Mega Man game in the works. Late last year, Capcom USA’s Senior Vice-President, Christian Svensson, stated: “I can say with certainty that you’ve not seen the last of the Blue Bomber on consoles and handhelds, and, with luck, we’ll be celebrating his 50th anniversary, including all of the games you’re going to enjoy over the next 25 years.”


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  • Setsuna ♥

    A new Megaman game ? I’ll wait until its revealed and in my hands before I believe it

  • Leon_Tekashi

    After what capcom pulled with mega man so far, give us proof first before we believe it.

  • Cephrien

    In b4 another cheap 8-bit rehash.

    • heartless141

      at this stage, if they put as much efforts in as MM9 then i’d have no problem. mm10 was waay too rushed.

      • Derek E Nay

        mm10 was rushed? I wouldn’t know, I refuse to play mm10 till I beat mm9… which I could never do lol ^.^

        • Urien (仙人をリンク)

          You could never beat MM9? Sounds like a classic MM to me, XD

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      I really hope isn’t another of those…

  • XypherCode

    All I want is for them to revive Legends 3

    • Happy Gamer

      Yea I really hope so. as much as some people disliked ZX series, I honestly enjoyed it alot (the first one only…for some reason I really disliked the 2nd game). I really like the formula for the Z/ZX series. I’d be happy to see a fully fledged 8bit megaman again. However, would be nice to make a more “complex” version of it. Sorta like megaman 7 with tons of rush adaptors etc. but it’ll be in 8 bit.

      But honestly, I just want any “good” megaman :(

      • XypherCode

        I really liked the Z/ZX series. Sequels for it would be cool. But I hope they still continue with the X series. The only spin-off series I didn’t particularly enjoy was Battle Network and Star Force.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Here here

  • Capcom announced it was working on a new Mega— aaaaannd it’s gone!

    • Thank you for the hardiest of laughs this morning. Also, the soul crushing sadness.

    • Here we go with more sh*t again as they disrespect Mega Man’s creator a fourth time…

      • ShinStar

        Don’t forget the fans too.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    Hopefully they don’t cancel….

    They have my money, I have all mega man x, zx, zero, and legends games, and intended only downloading all the classics on my 3ds. Hopefully theput legends 3 bback into development, and finally bring X9 (its axel cliffhanger deservesto be answered ). Or hopefully they bring the elf wars into play, or even better, ZX3

  • heartless141

    i want something along the line of Megaman Zero. but… all hopes are lost, and i’m expecting megaman 11.

    • I really hope not. 9 was, “Aw, Capcom really cares.” 10 was, “Oh…okay Capcom, we get it.” They were games that weren’t really necessary, but it was appreciated.

      Then of course they slapped us in the face with the two cancelled games.


      • heartless141

        i loved 9. some efforts was putting into level and weapon design. unlike 10 =/

    • Go2hell66

      yes a new megaman zero, new battle network or new megaman X would hit the spot right about now

  • AuraGuyChris

    They didn’t say what platform.
    Oh no, another iPhone game!

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…

  • DuskSharkEX

    Here’s hoping it’s Megaman ZX 3….or Legends 3 being revived (though I’m feeling delusional about that one).

  • Hello Legends 3.
    …Goodbye Legends 3. ._.

  • $36598391

    Bet it’s going to be another 8bit game like 9 and 10
    They need to make something Megaman that links the original series to Megaman X or do remakes of the first two Breath of Fire games

  • Prinnydoom

    Hmmm approaching this news with trepidation. Been burned more than once.

  • Go2hell66

    Whatever you do DONT CANCEL IT!

  • Shadowman

    Well let just hope they want kill this one.

    But I still want Legend 3 back.

  • The Watcher

    i swear to god if is another old looking megaman game…

  • Mister_Nep

    Please be a continuation of one of the ones that don’t have an ending. Specially, ZX or X.


    Overseas outsourced, now with a gritty film like narrative involving a broken, balding middle aged Mega Man tearing down hordes of Hollywood style Willy henchmen in an desperate drunken attempt to save his kidnapped and abused girlfriend Roll. Featuring industry standard third person cover based shooter enhanced with post HD caliber graphics adorned by liberal use of drab bile yellows and defecation browns, in addition to a general overdose of bump mapping and unnecessary reflective surfaces.

    Powered by Diarrheal Engine.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      grow up please.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Please stop coming here just to leave ‘poopy posts’. Warned.

  • benhofb

    It’d be really nice if the could work on a licensing deal with the Mega Man X Street Fighter guy so they could bring that to consoles and handhelds. Other than that, a Mega Man Legends 3 revival would be just swell.

  • Raoni Marques

    X 9 or ZX 3, please!

  • HerosLight

    If its not Mega Man X9,

    Then No Thanks.

  • neo_firenze

    If they’re putting the previous games on 3DS, I’d like to also see the PSN versions of Rockman 5 (already out in Japan) and Rockman 6! 1-4 already out, let’s not lose steam now.

    As for the new game, I dunno… I’m really not that surprised that something’s coming, feels like it’s been an inevitability for a while now. Real question is just what the game will look like. 2D/3D, “retro style” or now, portables or console, retail or downloadable… Many, many questions.

  • DesmaX

    Don’t get hyped… don’t get hyped… don’t get hyped…

    … dammit

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      and your hyped

  • Nitraion


    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      We are close to April’s Fool…

      • Ricewarrior

        lol, that would’ve been the biggest dick move by Capcom if they used this for an April fools joke.

  • PABLO Rapetti Perez

    My dream: Megaman X continuation that tells about the ELF wars before Megaman Zero.

    • XypherCode

      That would be epic! :)

    • Belphybear

      So you mean Megaman Zero Zero?

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Man…I just hope it’s a new X, or a whole new series entirely that actually looks like it should be for this gen. Megaman 9/10 were a huge disappointment :(

  • This is basically the embodyment of “no hope” mode (RE6). Gratulations to Capcom for taking that cake. But then again we all know since portal “the cake is a lie” anyway. xD

  • サレム

    Command Mission 2 please.

  • XypherCode

    A Mega Man Y wouldn’t be a bad idea. XD

  • zweii

    Capcom just canceled another Megaman.

  • Ni

    X9 please, or ZX3.

  • Peace Legacy

    Given how back in 2012, there was a news that said Capcom trademark/registered the term MegaMan again even though they already did. Since the exact same thing happened to DmC, and what resulted from it was a reboot, I think it is safe to say that the next MegaMan game is going to be a reboot of some kind as well (doesn’t have to be a reboot like DmC did though, so we can still have some hope in that)

  • MML3 was like 30% done why not start and finish with that?

  • Luna Kazemaru

    joystiq dropped the ball there is no new megaman confirmed so yeah not capcoms fault this time

  • Ben Green

    i hated Z/ZX and Star Force. i want a new Megaman X or a sequel to Command Mission

  • ZEROthefirst

    New X, ZX or Legends 3. I hope this won’t be MM11 (not saying I hate the original MM games, but I’m not big on the last 2 games Capcom popped out).

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    My hype is at zero capcom likes messing with Megaman telling him that he will be in a new game then can it .

  • Brandonmkii

    I just hope it’s not an X game. I’d be okay with a crossover ala Sonic Generations though, I suppose.

  • Will Jay

    My guesses

    – Battle Network 7 (“Let’s see if we can get the ol’ money printer going again.”)
    – Mega Man 11 (“Let’s make a quick cash-in and pretend we still care.”)
    – X9 (“Let’s see if we can make the whole Mega Man 9 and 10 thing work again, but with X.”)
    – ZX3 (“Hey, people like sidescrollers, right? And didn’t it end on a cliffhanger? Let’s go with that.”)
    – New Mega Man series (“Fuck it, let’s just make a new game.”)
    – New western developed Mega Man series (“Well, Capcom Japan wants Mega Man dead, and us at Capcom USA are the only ones who still care. Let’s try and get SOMEONE to help keep this series alive.”)

    I’m not going to be excited even remotely until we’re actually shown something.

    • Well I found this entertaining because it sounds like something I would say.

    • Sylveria

      Gritty reboot where Mega Man is the result of some twisted military, world domination plan by Obama and Dr. Light to take over the world with cyborg super soldiers.

    • Testsubject909

      X9 would be nice since X8 ends on a cliffhanger of sort.

  • V. Dokk.

    I’ve got a terrible fear of it being something like a social game or stuff like that…

    • J_Joestar


  • Can it be a Inti Creates retail Mega Man game please?

    • Anime10121

      How I miss Inti Creates Megaman games, Zero and ZX were badass!

  • Romangelo

    Go back to 2D like X4 X5 X6 and the series will make a comeback.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      X8 gave us back the 2D

      • Romangelo

        Yes, but it has 3D models and maps.

        • LynxAmali

          It worked really well.

          I preferred the 2.5D over the strict 2D to be honest.

  • MZXA3

    • Anime10121

      Unfortunately we’ll get that as soon as Legends 3 releases, i.e. never :(

  • Please be a NONE 8 Bit Game, i mean i love them but i would really like a 16 or 32 or even 64 Bit X Game

  • kaizin

    hmm I can hope just this once that capcom does not change their mind on this been wanting to play a new megaman game for awhile >.<

  • anthony apduhan

    Anymore updates or problems on Project X Zone(where the only game Megaman X and the Real Dante are included) and it’s confirmed localization? Were still waiting for that game…

  • Testsubject909

    So… I did a quick check, I don’t think anyone mentioned it.

    No love for Megaman Universe?

  • Kalis Konig

    Better not be another 8-bit title!!!!

  • Isaac Newton

    Just bring MEGA MAN LEGEND 3
    Why does Capcom had to be so stingy!
    Breaking News(Lies): It’s being Develop by Ninja Theory expect Mega Man personality to be bitchy LULZ!!!!!!

  • Phil

    They already scrapped several MM games. Why even bother…

  • Anime10121

    Then what’s the point of saying you’re working on a game then? Wasn’t capcom in their own words saying how stupid it was to announce legends 3 and universe before they knew they were going to release?

    Capcom DOES NOT LEARN :(

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      Sad thing is that Legends 3 already had new voice actors willing to work, a demo and a script. The budget? No idea. Even Inafune had his heart broken.

  • isfuturebright

    I would dig a more action megaman. Kinda like Ninja Gaiden. Add some open world and some equip system, changing busters and armors and stuff. I would totally dig that.

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