Despite the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 for 3DS, Capcom has moved to reassure fans that it's not all over for Mega Man. Indeed Christian Svensson, the company's senior VP, has insisted that Mega Man remains a key franchise for the company.
What's more, he told Game Informer that Capcom is thinking about the future of Mega Man and will make an official statement in the future.
"Mega Man is a key brand for Capcom and will remain so," said Svensson. "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."
Yet Svensson is willing to accept that the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 disappointed a lot of fans who will be eager to see what happens next.
"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.
"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."
The lastw e saw of Mega Man was in Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge, a Game Boy title, that was re-released through the 3DS eShop.
Are you looking forward to seeing what happens with Mega Man next?
[ Source: Game Informer ]