"I can say with certainty that you've not seen the last of the Blue Bomber."
by Luke Karmali NOVEMBER 14, 2012
After fans were told not to expect a new game in the Mega Man series to coincide with the franchise's 25th anniversary this year, many were worried that this signalled Capcom had no plans to expand upon the series any further. Thankfully, in a new interview the company has revealed this isn't the case.
I can say with certainty that you've not seen the last of the Blue Bomber on consoles and handhelds.
Speaking with Nintendo Power (via Siliconera), Capcom USA senior vice president Christian Svensson explained that we'd be seeing a lot more of the Blue Bomber in future on both handhelds and, interestingly, consoles too.
He explained, "I can say with certainty that you've not seen the last of the Blue Bomber on consoles and handhelds, and, with luck, we'll be celebrating his 50th anniversary, including all of the games you're going to enjoy over the next 25 years.
"That said, an issue we've had in the past has been talking about games and announcing them before we're certain they're going to come out, which unfortunately has lead to profound disappointment for many fans. So for now, I'm going to have to stay mum about any details."
The last game to be released in the series was Mega Man 10 back in 2010 on XBLA, PSN and WiiWare.
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We'll see. I won't believe it until Capcom has to respond to locked, on-disc DLC and they're making plans for "Mega Man 11 Super Turbo Ultimate EXE" edition