Capcom Cancels ‘Mega Man Online’

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Mega Man Online Cancelation

Mega Man is a brilliant, albeit troubled, series of games. With the 25th anniversary of Capcom’s blue bomber, the character has been getting much more attention lately. The fun mash-up Street Fighter X Mega Man is currently available for free, the original NES Mega Man games are now available on the 3DS EShop, and Mega Man 9 & 10 have launched on PSN.

While the fans of the franchise have been celebrating, new games seem to be few and far between. Fresh installments have been announced and promptly cancelled for unknown reasons, so hopes were high for Mega Man Online. The much anticipated MMO was highly anticipated but, unfortunately, has now been canceled.

The Mega Man Online buzz started in 2010 with the announcement of three new Mega Man titles: the first was Mega Man Universe, announced in July, this game was set to be a platformer to be released on PSN and XBLA. The game was later canceled early in 2011. Next was the aforementioned Mega Man Online, which even received a trailer in September of 2010. The last of the Mega Man announcements was Mega Man Legends 3 – also canceled in mid 2011.

After the cancellation of Legends, fans have been keeping a close eye on the status of Mega Man Online, but considering the official blog page hadn’t been updated since March of 2012 – gamers haven’t had high hopes for the title. Now, we have official confirmation that Capcom and online gaming company NeoWiz have mutually decided to end Mega Man Online development.

Capcom Has Not Forgotten About Mega Man

The announcement is a crushing blow for Mega Man supporters – considering there are no new series games in the pipeline. Mega Man‘s 25th anniversary might be showing love for the classics but the absence of new titles in the franchise is disappointing.

Yet, Mega Man is a well-know character – and some speculate that the latest cancelation is actually an indication that Capcom has bigger (and better) plans for the blue bomber. Hopefully, we hear something official soon.

How do you feel about the cancellation of Mega Man Online? Are you interested in a new Mega Man title? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Kotaku

TAGS: Capcom, Mega Man, Mega Man Online, Neowiz, PSN, Xbox Live

  • Kholdstare89

    I’m obviously highly hopeful for a new Mega Man game, but I’m numb to Online’s cancellation at this point. There’s nothing Capcom can even do to us that they haven’t already done. The only thing people were even remotely enticed by Online for anyway was the story. The gameplay looked pretty awful, to be honest. *sigh* We’ll see a new Mega Man game when the Pope is a woman at this point.

  • XxStoicMonkeyxX

    I feel like capcom doesn’t even make games. They just have promotional material of a game they could make and use it to buy enough time till they cancel it. Every single megaman game they supposedly have gets shut down.

  • Brent

    Capcom?!?! You keep making me sad!

    It would be easier if you stopped announcing games at all!

  • Motosyko

    All they have to do to win back my favor it put out Mega Man X9 (retro-styled, like Megaman 9 and 10).

    Do it, Capcom.

  • Batman

    Yet another Mega Man game cancelled. Blegh.

  • Justin Loomis

    Capcom does not care about blue-armored people!

  • AshesToDust

    I would love to see a new MegaMan X9 game in the style of MMX 1 and MMX 4. Both were incredible games. The look of Mega Man X1 was amazing on the PC (and Super Nintendo). And then when they released MMX4 on the Playstation, that was just eye candy. The forest level with the waterfalls. Gorgeous back then. If Capcom makes a new MMX game in the style of MMX1 to MMX 4, I’ll be happy. And don’t do any of the lousy 3D style introduced in the later MMX games.

    • Brent

      I agree with you 100%. That would be my #1 choice for next Mega Man game!