A trademark application filed last week by Capcom for Mega Man Universe could indicate big things in store for everyone's favorite blue bomber.
IS Capcom working on a massively-multiplayer Mega Man title? It sounds unlikely, but that's the first thought that comes to mind when seeing the name Mega Man Universe. The trademark application, discovered by Siliconera, was filed on April 21, and applies to:
Computer game software; Computer games in the form of cartridges, cassettes, discs or tapes; Video game cartridges; Video game machines for use with television receivers; Downloadable game software; Downloadable computer games; Downloadable game program for playing on mobile phones; Downloadable game software for playing on mobile phones; Screen saver software and wallpaper software; Downloadable screen saver software and wallpaper software for mobile phones; Downloadable graphics and music via a global computer network; Downloadable graphics, music and ring tones for mobile phones
That's trademark application speak for 'something, something, video game.'
As Siliconera points out, the trademark filing arrives shortly after Capcom's Seth Killian teased a new Mega Man project during an upcoming episode of Destructoid's weekly podcast.
It's good. I don't want to say nobody has seen it coming. Somebody may have seen it coming. But it excited me and when I heard about the project, I was like, 'Holy crap. That's rad.' I actually haven't seen anything that's going on with the project right now but the idea was exciting.
We've reached out to Capcom for comment on the trademark application, and will update the story should the company respond.
Update: Capcom does not respond to rumors or speculation.