Capcom’s pretty much given Mega-man fans a kick to the teeth of late. Not only was the admittedly odd and mostly rubbish looking Mega Man Universe canned, but they also – and this is much more crucial – went and canned the highly anticipated Mega Man Legends 3 – largely because at the time the 3DS wasn’t selling. Then they even went and refused series creator Keiji Inafune’s help completing the project.
It’s surprising that there are any Mega Man fans left, really. Capcom wants to rebuild that particular burned bridge.
"Mega Man is a key brand for Capcom and will remain so," Capcom’s Christian Svensson told Game Informer "I don’t have any products we’ve announced publicly that I can point to and say ‘see, I told you’ but there are ‘top men’ within Capcom thinking about the future of the brand and where it’s going. We will have official announcements in due course," he said.
"Unfortunately there are times that we have to make decisions that don’t make sense to the community and the fallout, while understandable, is regrettable. Our relationships with fans are extremely important and I know we’ve got some that are disenfranchised right now," he said.
Svensson admits that it’s going to take a long time and a lot of effort to win back those unhappy fans.
"Unfortunately, in this situation, there is no panacea. It’s going to take time to rebuild those bridges. Product cycles are long and it’ll be a little while until fans can see the light at the end of the tunnel. And the last thing I want to do is prematurely announce something in the name of sating the fans that gets cancelled or redirected later, thereby creating an even larger wound. I can only ask for people’s patience."
It’s been quite a while sine the Blue Bomber’s been relevant, but at least they have TOP MEN on it, right?
Last Updated: December 9, 2011