Mega Man celebrates his 25th anniversary on 17 December. Yes, it has been 25 years since the blue bot took on Dr Wily in the NES platformer and Capcom are planning to mark the occasion with a whole year of celebrations.
It all begins next week with the release of Street Fighter X Mega Man on PC on 17 but according to Capcom's Christian Svensson, there is a lot more for Mega Man fans to get excited about in the next year.
Svensson, Senior Vice-President at Capcom, posted this message on the Capcom Unity forum: "I don't know that there's [anything] more substantial for me to talk about but there's a TON more things we have in the works, only some of which will be shared on December 17th. There's a whole year of things that will happen... you're only going to hear about what's happening fairly close to the start of the celebrations at first."
Virtual Console re-releases aside, Mega Man hasn't been seen on a Nintendo platform since Mega Man 10 which was released as a downloadable game via the Wii Shopping Channel. Mega Man Legends 3 was announced for 3DS back in 2010 but was cancelled a year later.
Would you like Mega Man to return to a Nintendo console?