Capcom VP says there is too many Mega Man "Sub-Brands" for a Reboot
Editor's Note: The only way a Mega Man reboot would work is if all of the sub-series were discontinued and removed from the continuity but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
If you were hoping for Mega Man to go back to his roots then you'll be disappointed, beacause according to a VP at Capcom, a reboot of the franchise is very unlikely.
In a recent "ask Capcom" community forum post titled- "How about a Reboot to the MM Legend franchise into a new entry in the MM franchise" Capcom USA vice president Christian Svensson weighed in and discussed why he thinks a Reboot of Mega Man's beginnigs wouldn't work...
As of now there are 7 Sub-series in the Mega Man franchise which are: the orginal Mega Man games, Mega Man X, Zero, Battle Network, ZX and Star Force. However, only 6 of these franchises have produced a game in this console genoration.
With all of these series it's a nightmare for fans to keep track of them all, but for Capcom their problem is that they haven't seen any substantial profit from these games. And according to a majority of sources, a Mega Man game hasn't sold over a million copies in almost a decade.
As for Mega Man 9 and 10, Capcom said that they were "pleased" with how both games preformed. Although they never released the sales numbers for either game, Capcom did go on to say that MM9 is the best selling game on the Wiiware service.
So, what do you think g1s? Is Capcom making the right move? or are they giving the middle finger to the fans once again? Let me know in the comments!
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While I do agree that there are too many sub-brands, there are many MegaMan fans, including myself that would love to see a new 16-bit X game.
Do Megaman X in HD sprite style and I think Capcom would get enough out of it to at least not lose any money on it. So pretty low risk and to be quite honest that's worst case scenario in my opinion. I think a lot of people are yearning for a decent Megaman X
Was it just me or did they not say anything about MML?
they shoulda just kept it simple and stuck with original mega man and MMX. Zero, ZX (and trust me, I loved the hell out of ZX personally), and ESPECIALLY Star Force were over-kill. Volnut should have been more popular than it actually was (but at the time of its release there was too much competition when 3D gaming was really starting to find itself for that game to stand out), and battle network was a cute idea so I can't knock it much. Plus they made TOO many games for these subseries. But that's capcom, milk the hell out of a franchise till it's dead (*cough* street fighter and resident evil) and unfortunately mega man was the first to go..
yeah, but most jrpg fans rather play anything else but not this. this one is as bad as the sonic the hedgehog rpgs
I agree with ya. Although Battle Network was a good time killer and had adecent story if you could get into it.
I think what they're trying to say is, "Well we lost Inafune so we don't know how to continue Megaman"
What a load of horse crock Capcom is trying to pass on us... In Fact Capcom doesn't want to make a sequel, reboot, or a spinoff sell the whole franchise to someone else who would.
i'm still pretty sure that MML3 could have work if it were a launch title with the 3DS
not true. JRPG fans like myself enjoy Battle Network and Star Force. Its all a matter of taste.
Mr. Svensson has a point: Megaman has spawned countless spinter sub-brands within itself, and this isn't counting the non-canon games, either. There's nothing wrong with this, of course; many successful franchises have branched off into many sub-genres, regardless of the medium. That being said, this isn't a good enough reason to leave the Megaman franchise as is. Contrary to what Capcom -no, what Mr. Svensson- may think, Megaman has a lot of potential left in it. The fact that people have reacted so vehemently at, let's be honest, what amounts to a series of poorly-timed and ill-advised announcements should've clued you in at how much love the fans and the gaming community have for the Blue Bomber.
This is a very critical moment for Capcom. No matter what choice they make now, they've already lost. It's only a matter of time before we see them lose money, fans, or both over this and future decisions regarding Megaman's ultimate fate as a franchise.
just get rid of them all and keep the original, x, legends, and maybe zero. everyone hates the other ones, they suck a lot.
I never though the large number of sub series was a problem, since most take place in the same timeline and are kinda phuedo sequels to each other anyway.Honestly megaman X was a natural progression from the original series,megaman zero was a great extension of X and ZX was decent upgrade from zero(same for battle network and star force). If anything the the main problem was that capcom kept on trying to milk each individual series, long after they had reached their maximum potential. If they had kept each series to around 3 or 4 entries, instead of forcing most series to 6-8 entries, than the megaman brand would be stronger.By making so many unneeded sequels(often even after starting the next series), they diluted the impact of each game, and made each series more repetitive as a whole(not that i don't still love them).In my opinion i actually think a reboot(in the one of the main timelines), would actually be a good idea, since you could explore different gameplay styles, and avoid having to deal with all the backstories the other series have already accumulated.
So what I got out of that is "We stopped making Megaman because we won't make a shit ton of money off of it." How's that, am I in the ball park?
Just give us a good Megaman Game for us to play, i mean i played all the good megaman games while im waiting for a good NEW Megaman Game
Oh yeah than you guys should stop making Remakes of Street Fighter or Any Fighting Games over and over again, because i count that as a Sub brand of a game (i mean why can't you just make a new better game by putting your efforts in to it, oh wait capcom, i forgot, they don't like to put effort and only wants to make money, except for very few games that is)