Despite there continuing to be nothing in the way of new games, Mega Man is getting a new animated series that’s expected to debut in 2017 to celebrate the franchise’s 30-year anniversary, Capcom announced today.
p dir=”ltr”>Details are light at the moment, but Capcom will partner with Japanese company Dentsu Entertainment to produce a 26-episode series. Dentsu, which will own the worldwide broadcasting and licensing rights, has enlisted the help of Man of Action Entertainment to write and create the series.
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Man of Action’s team consists of Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle, with those individuals having previously been responsible for series like Ben 10, Generator Rex, and Big Hero 6 (the original comic).
This isn’t the first time Mega Man will be adapted to another medium; there have been a number of comics and manga in Japan, while there were two animated series (Mega Man: Upon a Star and Mega Man, pictured right) in the early-to-mid 1990s.
Beyond the target launch date of 2017, there’s no word on exactly when or how the new series will be distributed.
While past Mega Man games have continued to be re-released and Mega Man himself has made appearances in games like Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter X Tekken, there haven’t been many new Mega Man games of late. In fact, Capcom has canceled a number of games in recent years, including Mega Man Legends 3 and Mega Man Universe in 2011. On the bright side, Capcom did re-release the rare Misadventures of Tron Bonne on PSN last month.