Mega Man is a classic gaming IP that has numerous incarnations and sub-series. They all offered something different to the table and made things quite interesting for the franchise as a whole. So, having a cartoon that is trying to do its own thing with the IP should be expected, not a shocker.
Press Release Follows: “Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX Media have struck a global deal to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for the new Mega Man animated series which was originally announced last summer. Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex, Big Hero 6) is executive producing the series that’s based on the classic video game franchise.”
One interesting thing about this news is that Mega Man has a different name compared to other incarnations (Aki instead of Rock or Mega) and that he has a dual life; he is a normal boy in school but he puts on his ‘Mega Man’ armor when he has to fight. Considering Man of Action’s past work, this could function a bit like Ben 10. He also worked on a show called ‘Generator Rex’ and that has a lot of influences from the Mega Man series. So there is reason to be excited about his new show.
The cartoon is set to release in 2017 in time for the series anniversary and we will cover more as the story develops.
Street Fighter V is releasing its extra fighters as DLC post launch for the past few months such as Alex but a new fighter joins the ring; Ibuki comes to Street Fighter V!
This character is a fan requested one after her appearance in Super Street Fighter IV, so her returning to SFV is nice to see. More characters are coming to the game after her, so we will cover them when they are announced.
Update: Capcom Japan announced that Ibuki will be releasing alongside the story mode in June’s big update, rather than sometime in May. This comes to light for Capcom Japan and NeoGaf Member Ryce.
Classic NESplatformer DuckTales will be making its return to modern consoles, thanks to Capcom and Contra 4 developer WayForward Technologies. I’m a cynical old man, and as a result there are very few developers whose games I will always buy sight unseen.
Christian Svensson, Capcom’sCorporate Officer and Senior Vice-President, has revealed via the Capcom Unity forums that he has suggested to Capcom that they should create an Ace Attorney Collection for the Nintendo 3DS. Unfortunately, this is something he has been asking for the past few years with no solid response.
Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Capcom’s fairly massive Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection have been temporarily discounted over at Capcom’s official shop, meaning that either version of the 15 disc box set can be had for the princely sum of $100.
Street Fighter X Mega Man is getting a physical release, sort of, in the best possible container. Next week, Capcom will start selling the 8GB Mega Buster USB drive, a flash drive shaped like Mega Man’s weaponized right arm.
Capcom got a little sneaky yesterday, slipping an all-new “Ghostbusters” game into the App Store for iPhone and iPad. The game will have you building your own team of Ghostbusters, from the ground up as you capture pesky ghouls throughout the city.
After dancing around the rumors for a while, Capcom finally announced that Resident Evil Revelations for the 3DS is being ported to PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC. As inconspicuous as a gushing head wound is PS Vita‘s total absence from the list of platforms..