After Mega Man 11, Capcom is starting to treat the Blue Bomber once more, even a decade after the main person, Keiji Inafune, has left Capcom and the franchise he supervised.
Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 have put together the ten main games in the series, followed by the eight main titles of the X series in Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2. (Both lack a few games, and the handheld games still don’t seem to be getting a modernised version.) Now, the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is being made for modern platforms. Despite all these collections, Capcom did not forget to work on something new, which hopefully won’t get cancelled like Mega Man Legends 3 eight years ago on the Nintendo 3DS.
Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, the series’ producer, told 4Gamer, a Japanese publication (which was translated by DualShockers that something is in development, but he didn’t explicitly say that it would be Mega Man 12: „There are a lot of titles I personally want to work on, but to tell the truth the next game to be developed has already been decided on, I’d just like to keep the specific details hidden for the moment. Please wait until we make an announcement. I think that there’s no such thing as a spin-off in the series, every saga is the main series on its own. When speaking of the brand, there will always be people who think of “X”, as well as people who think of “EXE” [he means the Mega Man Battle Network series in the West, which was mostly on the GBA, with minor excursions to the GameCube and the DS – the ed.], and I think that’s why each one’s concept of what the franchise is changing depending on the generation. For that reason, we don’t want to deny any series of its future,” Tsuchiya said.
We’ll see eventually. Perhaps it could be a next-gen title.