New Mega Man Game In Development Says Capcom [UPDATE]


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.”


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.