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Mega Man Breadcrumbs and Utter Contempt

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Earlier today, Capcom announced a new Mega Man game. Usually if Capcom announces a new Mega Man game, I'd do a proper post. But no, not for this game. It's not a proper Mega Man game.

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Instead, Capcom is releasing a Mega Man social game for iOS. Look, social games are fine. iOS games are fine, too. This could be the greatest social role-playing game iOS has ever seen. But let's face it, I do not want a social Mega Man role-playing game. You probably do not want a Mega Man social role-playing game. Nobody in his or her right mind wants a social Mega Man role-playing game.

Capcom is throwing us scraps, breadcrumbs. After the disaster that was Mega Man X for iOS and after canning Mega Man Legends 3 (and Mega Man Universe, too), Capcom seems to be scrambling. It's got the Mega Man brand, so why not make a social game?

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Rome wasn't built in a day, and for all I know, Capcom could be working on proper Mega Man game—and could be announcing that shortly. I do know that former Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune offered to finish Mega Man Legends 3 for Capcom, but the company killed the project instead. I also know that social games don't cost a lot of money to make, but can turn huge profits.

But c'mon, it's Mega Man's 25th anniversary. If you've run out of ideas, Capcom, hire this kid. Fans deserve more. Mega Man does, too.

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@Mega Man 25th Anniversary Stuff by Capcom

There will an art tribute collection book (and a competition before) just like for the SF anniversary as well and capcom will announce that most likely in September. i worked with capcom and we cross promoted our art tributes months ago, but not again. While other companys like Namco create fan art competitions with prizes like 500 dollars +games and autogrammes, capcom gives nothing but a copy of the book to the artists and thats something i wont support again.

I wonder what is up with Capcom in the last couple of years, they must be hungry for negative press or something maybe.

There will be a inofficial Mega Man 25th Anniversary Art Tribute on Game Art HQ http://fanart.game-art-hq.com by around 50 artists and myself. We try to cover all the Mega Man I Robot Masters, illustrate Boss Battles, and add all kinds of infos like trivia about the characters. We also try to emulate the oldschool NES Mega Man games art style as seen in the image above

You will maybe hear about it in Mid December.

This game however..is a farce and just another hit in the face of Mega Man fans. Only a really awesome Mega Man Collection with MM 1-9 and a museum mode or something maybe could pay tribute the series really well. 1:10000 something like that wont happen?