It’s no secret that the Mega Man series has been something of a dormant franchise for almost a decade now. For the longest time it appeared as though Capcom had forgotten that it even owned the Blue Bomber, though it seems as though that might not be the case anymore.
Within the last couple days, various press outlets have been receiving a rather interesting little package. Within is a card from none other than Capcom itself with the following:
Celebrate the Blue Bomber’s big 30th with us. Watch live on December 4th!
You won’t want to miss it.
What: Mega Man 30th Anniversary livestream
When: December 4, 2017 — 11:00am – 12:00pm PST
There’s no word yet as to what Capcom intends to do with this livestream, but after years of silence for the Mega Man franchise it’s certainly something worth tuning into. The date also gels well with something Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya teased in September about how Mega Man’s 30th anniversary will be worth keeping in mind.
The original Mega Man launched for the Nintendo Entertainment System all the way back on December 17, 1987 and has since spawned no less than nine sequels, several spin-off series, a successful line of comics, merchandise, and has been regularly referenced in most of Capcom’s games.
However, the Mega Man franchise hasn’t had a proper installment since 2008. Since then, the franchise has only seen ports, cameos in other games, or even spiritual successors. Just no proper Mega Man game. Though given Capcom’s sudden interest in addressing the Blue Bomber again, it isn’t unthinkable that the franchise may be getting some love again at long last. Only way to find out is to tune in on 11:00 A.M. Pacific Standard Time