Capcom's boss Christian Svensson has been discussing Mega Man in an interview and was quoted as saying that the character was a "key brand for Capcom" and that "official announcements" were coming in "due course."
Svensson also addressed the unrest that was generated by not including the blue warrior in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which apparently alienated some fans. "This is absolutely an issue that keeps me up at night," he said.
"Unfortunately there are times that we have to make decisions that don't make sense to the community and the fallout, while understandable is regrettable. Our relationships with fans are extremely important and I know we've got some that are disenfranchised right now."
He went on to say though that "Unfortunately, in this situation, there is no panacea," but that Capcom would make amends, "rebuilding those bridges" with gamers. However, he didn't want to "prematurely announce something in the name of sating the fans" in-case the implied project is cancelled.
This of course is something that has happened in the past, with gamers going up in arms when Mega Man Legends 3 was cancelled. There have been some calls to revive the ill-fated title, but Capcom is staying quiet on any future games involving the protagonist.
"In the meantime, we're going to be stepping up our community engagement efforts in the West," Svensson said towards the end of the interview with Game Informer. Discussing what other titles the company was working on, he said: "Resident Evil and Street Fighter are two of our pillar franchises and as such we want to continue their success."
New intellectual properties could also be in the agenda, with titles like Dragon's Dogma and Asura's Wrath receiving a big push from the firm.