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Title: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Phi on December 04, 2017, 08:50:47 PM


(https://i.imgur.com/TSB5ayF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5oNCbmE.jpg)

For more info on this final nail in MN9's coffin, check out the official Mega Man twitter page! (https://twitter.com/MegaMan)
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 04, 2017, 08:55:02 PM
http://nintendoeverything.com/mega-man-11-featured-in-this-months-issue-of-game-informer/ (http://nintendoeverything.com/mega-man-11-featured-in-this-months-issue-of-game-informer/)

I am so digging this Gameinformer cover.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Nexus on December 04, 2017, 09:01:29 PM
Welcome back, Mega Man. It's been too long.
Also I missed the stream, what info was there about that Mega Man X collection?
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: The Great Gonzo on December 04, 2017, 09:03:28 PM
"Some characters from previous installments will also be making a comeback."

Roll was kind of a given, so I have to wonder who else might be showing up. 'twould be great if XOver!Kalinka could appear in a mainline title.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 04, 2017, 09:03:52 PM
It's gonna be Megaman X1-X8 on all Modern Platforms. 

On top of that Megaman Legacy Collection 1 and 2 are finally coming to Switch with Amiibo support.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Ninja Lou on December 04, 2017, 09:04:49 PM
Bought, bought, and bought. Also, hey guys.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Flame on December 04, 2017, 09:06:06 PM
(https://s17.postimg.org/a3lolt8jx/Director.png)

I like this guy.

the art director also, I really like the way he thought everything through in regards to the presentation of the game, being that it's 2.5D and it is real easy to mess up 2.5D

In general, I am very hype. My hype cannot be expressed in words.

Also, here's a higher res version of that game Informer cover

https://s17.postimg.org/l4gtqe5t9/1512417052767.png
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Phi on December 04, 2017, 09:15:39 PM
Bought, bought, and bought. Also, hey guys.

Oh [parasitic bomb]

My name was probably different the last time you were here, but welcome back, Lou!
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Ninja Lou on December 04, 2017, 09:18:54 PM
Don't be surprised if PB shows up later too.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 04, 2017, 09:20:15 PM
Yeah wouldn't be surprised.  How is he anyway, he told me he was moving.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: N-Mario on December 04, 2017, 09:27:33 PM
The game graphics look alright, but it's not 8-bit. Also, this will probably be the first NEW Mega Man game without Comcept's Keiji Inafune.

The new model changes when acquiring new weapons is kinda neat, but It's not the same tradition of color change only. Even the classic Mega Man X had color change only (besides armor upgrades) of its time.

I don't know how I feel about this.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Nexus on December 04, 2017, 09:43:13 PM
To me it's a mix of 30FPS footage and Mega's walking animation. The game's got some cel-shading going on for sure, here's hoping the music lives up to the pedigree too.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on December 04, 2017, 09:43:27 PM
the art director also, I really like the way he thought everything through in regards to the presentation of the game, being that it's 2.5D and it is real easy to mess up 2.5D

Here's hoping it doesn't play as bad as Megaman X 7.

So far, I'm digging the new look. And I'm also glad they're bringing back Megaman's charge shot and slide.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Ninja Lou on December 04, 2017, 09:49:27 PM
Yeah wouldn't be surprised.  How is he anyway, he told me he was moving.
Yeah he is out in the middle of nowhere now, but he is happy so thats all that matters.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Flame on December 04, 2017, 09:50:07 PM
The game graphics look alright, but it's not 8-bit.
We can't stay retro forever. the series needs to go forward. Even 10 got some pushback from people who felt Capcom was trying to milk the retro nostalgia. And after 7 years, Another 8 bit title would have been a cop out.

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Also, this will probably be the first NEW Mega Man game without Comcept's Keiji Inafune.
Honestly that's not actually something new. We've had Megaman games without him before, and he was producer for many of them. Director is where the real magic happens.

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The new model changes when acquiring new weapons is kinda neat, but It's not the same tradition of color change only. Even the classic Mega Man X had color change only (besides armor upgrades) of its time.

I don't know how I feel about this.

They are going for the original original concept stuff back in the day. Kitamura wanted, iirc, the exclamation mark on the helmet to change to reflect what weapon Mega Man was using. They trashed the idea because obviously the NES wouldn't have been able to really portray that effectively. And so they instead settled on color changing.

Seems like an idea that Capcom may have been toying with for years actually. In hindsight, you've got Inafune making MN9, which is a Mega Man where his entire appearance changes, but I still remember the concept art from Command Mission, that featured a very X looking Classic Mega Man, with a shoulder mounted cannon, and a camo paint job, implying a similar idea of color+design feature.

As for what they've gone with now, the only things that change are his helmet and his buster. Which is a nice compromise. That way it isn't anything too drastic, but it is something fresh and original as a gimmick
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 04, 2017, 09:51:11 PM
Yeah he is out in the middle of nowhere now, but he is happy so thats all that matters.

That's good to hear, guess I'll talk to him later tonight to get an update since he's been gone for a few months.

Anyway I'm glad they aren't rehashing Megaman 2 nostalgia again.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Cranbammy Sauce on December 04, 2017, 09:57:45 PM
As I said before on the Discord, I have less than zero interest in more classic shilling. If anything, ironically, I care more about the X collection.

But at least it's nice that Capcom's actually acknowledging its flagship IP for once, y'know, ever.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Nexus on December 04, 2017, 10:12:06 PM
My biggest beef back then was the fact that they went for a low-hanging fruit and stripped down the gameplay to the basics, not that 9 and 10 were bad. The return of the Charge and Slide combined with the new super gear mode indicates to me that alongside the visual presentation, they're wanting to expand and build on what came before this go around. From another perspective, this is also finally the first true HD Mega Man game, and the 4th wholly 2.5D title (or 2nd, if you discount the remakes).

Just wonder what took them seven years to get around to it.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Cranbammy Sauce on December 04, 2017, 10:14:30 PM
And visually so far it seems pretty solid. Easy to look at. Though a little too cluttered sometimes, like in that last miniboss they showed.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Phi on December 04, 2017, 10:15:43 PM
Just wonder what took them seven years to get around to it.

Street Fighter and Resident Weevil
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Cranbammy Sauce on December 04, 2017, 11:04:12 PM
HEY
HEY
hey
RE7 and SFV are good
hey
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Satoryu on December 04, 2017, 11:28:34 PM
I really dig what Mega Man 11 looks like. Can't wait for next year. Also super excited about the X series rerelease. Hope that means an X9 in the future.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Waifu on December 04, 2017, 11:47:33 PM
My biggest beef back then was the fact that they went for a low-hanging fruit and stripped down the gameplay to the basics, not that 9 and 10 were bad. The return of the Charge and Slide combined with the new super gear mode indicates to me that alongside the visual presentation, they're wanting to expand and build on what came before this go around. From another perspective, this is also finally the first true HD Mega Man game, and the 4th wholly 2.5D title (or 2nd, if you discount the remakes).

Just wonder what took them seven years to get around to it.

I agree about the graphics as it seems like they were trying too hard to be Mega Man 2 ignoring the gameplay changes of previous games.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Flame on December 05, 2017, 12:42:43 AM
Hope that means an X9 in the future.
Honestly I think it does.

Though It might hinge on 11's reception upon release.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Nexus on December 05, 2017, 01:40:49 AM
Judging by leaked Gameinformer pages
(click to show/hide)

Edit: A .rar file of said pages that I found on an imageboard. (https://itsnotporn.s-ul.eu/ZepVzZyu.rar)
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: King Reaper on December 05, 2017, 02:39:46 AM
Hello everyone. It's me, King Reaper, back from the dead to say...

Holy [tornado fang]ing [parasitic bomb] I never thought we'd see another Mega Man game. I had lost hope.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 05, 2017, 02:49:04 AM
Welcome back.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Protoman Blues on December 05, 2017, 03:29:09 AM
I DIDN'T SEE ANY NEW DESIGNS FOR BLUES, THEREFORE I AM DISPLEASED WITH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OF A BRAND NEW CLASSIC MEGAMAN GAME WITH UPDATED DESIGNS AND GRAPHICS WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT I ASKED FOR AND ALL I REALLY WANTED FROM THIS 30TH ANNIVERSARY STREAM!!

But it's kinda cool I guess.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 05, 2017, 03:35:11 AM
Now we need for this to do well as well as the X games re-release and we can maybe dare to hope for a Megaman X9.

Legacy collection for Switch hits Spring, X games in the summer, and MM11 probably later than that most likely winter.

Gameinformer is also gonna do month long Megaman coverage.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Protoman Blues on December 05, 2017, 03:38:57 AM
Probably good that they're definitely putting everything on the Switch. That seems like the most viable market.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 05, 2017, 03:39:41 AM
Yeah......now all we need is the Disney Afternoon Collection on Switch.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: HokutoNoBen on December 05, 2017, 04:08:36 AM
I DIDN'T SEE ANY NEW DESIGNS FOR BLUES, THEREFORE I AM DISPLEASED WITH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OF A BRAND NEW CLASSIC MEGAMAN GAME WITH UPDATED DESIGNS AND GRAPHICS WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT I ASKED FOR AND ALL I REALLY WANTED FROM THIS 30TH ANNIVERSARY STREAM!!

But it's kinda cool I guess.

Ahhhhh, almost like old times...~!  8D 8D
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Nexus on December 05, 2017, 04:24:57 AM
Clearly we just mod Protoman into the PC version  XD
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 05, 2017, 04:25:48 AM
Clearly we just mod Protoman into the PC version  XD
I mean....he could be DLC or an unlocakble.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: borockman on December 05, 2017, 05:00:08 AM
Just dropping by to say, it's been 10 years lol.
(https://orig00.deviantart.net/4364/f/2017/338/8/7/untitled_drawing_by_borockman-dbvr4c2.png)
Welcome back Blue man.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 05, 2017, 05:02:50 AM
Oh my god!  O^O
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Protoman Blues on December 05, 2017, 06:33:00 AM
Ahhhhh, almost like old times...~!  8D 8D

Amazing how a new announcement of an actual, brand new game, can bring everyone out of the woodwork!

Just dropping by to say, it's been 10 years lol.
(https://orig00.deviantart.net/4364/f/2017/338/8/7/untitled_drawing_by_borockman-dbvr4c2.png)
Welcome back Blue man.

Indeed!!
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Superjustinbros on December 05, 2017, 07:34:54 AM
Just coming by to say I'm both super happy and excited MM11 is now a real, official thing. And the art/graphics style looks super fun~

I feel like I'm in 2008 again, back when MM9 was announced.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Splashman on December 05, 2017, 09:24:21 AM
Whaddya know, this old account still works.

My children, you're all grown up now. I pass the baton to you and trust you to rip the OST for this game good and well.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Da Dood on December 05, 2017, 09:59:22 AM
YES!!!  owo
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: kosmos on December 05, 2017, 10:36:51 AM
Looks really good. The worst thing is the game is one or close to one year from release and apparently they will share new info in the summer. A little more waiting won't kill anyone after 7 years I guess.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: DTHVaren on December 05, 2017, 05:38:40 PM
I'm personally happy to see Mega Man finally return after 10 years of absence. Good to see you again, Blue Bomber. Hope you stay with us for a loooonng time. Also if there is a character in Mega Man 11 I want to return, It'd be Fish Man Bass.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Flame on December 05, 2017, 06:54:59 PM
Ahhh, all these returning (figurative) faces.

Feels good. Just like the good ol' days.

if anyone's interested, there's already scans of the gameinformer article.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: VirusChris on December 05, 2017, 08:13:56 PM
What a pleasant surprise! I love the cel-shading design they went with for Mega Man 11 and NOT another old school SNES design again (nothing wrong with it) and it really fits so well with the MM series.

Now if Mighty Number 9 utilized the cel-shading design it would've look WAY better.

Though the animation is stiff with the running, though I suppose they wanted to show up what they got for the game right now. Also is that an English Voice Actor for Mega Man for when he grunts and fires? Sounds kinda... deep for a kid-like character.

Anyway I'm REALLY looking forward to this! Like with Sonic Mania I'm getting it on the Switch as well!

Welcome back, old friend, welcome back indeed.


Now let's get X9 and ZX3 to come out next!
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: HokutoNoBen on December 06, 2017, 03:33:37 AM
Amazing how a new announcement of an actual, brand new game, can bring everyone out of the woodwork!

Well, yeah!

After all, the only alternatives for me are bitching about 3D Sonic and posting Smash fan movelists.  8D
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Protoman Blues on December 06, 2017, 03:52:15 AM
Haha, I do miss our immense Smash movelist thread. Goooood times.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Phi on December 06, 2017, 04:02:17 AM
Sakura posted this in the Discord, so I'll share it here too

(https://i.imgur.com/vdq40sy.jpg)
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Frozen Potato on December 06, 2017, 12:50:42 PM
Dat bad boxart megaman looks rad.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 06, 2017, 05:33:00 PM
Got a little more info on the game from Gameinformer reported by various sources.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/12/details_emerge_on_mega_man_11_difficulty_options_a_weapon_wheel_and_more (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/12/details_emerge_on_mega_man_11_difficulty_options_a_weapon_wheel_and_more)

There'll be four difficulty options. "Normal" will be as expected, but "Superhero" should challenge skilful veterans.

The Robot Masters are former allies of Dr. Light, and this one will allow you to tackle all eight from the start in any order. That's the norm that many are used to, but don't forget that some Mega Man games have split these stages into a couple of tiers, so it's nice to have all eight as targets from the get-go.

There'll be a weapon wheel applied to the right stick, which could mean quick switches between them if you remember which is assigned to each direction. Also, as you can see in the trailer the slide move is back, but the final controls for that aren't yet decided.

The gears seen under the health bar in the trailer and screens relate to "an entirely new gameplay mechanic that will impact Mega Man's moment-to-moment action". Not much more is said on that, but we get a glimpse of it right at the end of the trailer when Mega Man is surrounded by some sort of destructive field, with the gears spinning away in the top left.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: darkside on December 06, 2017, 05:50:44 PM
It look awesome, I will surely check it, thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Hypershell on December 06, 2017, 08:37:24 PM
MEGA MAN LIVES!!!

I was actually starting to expect MM11 after Nintendo and Sony were retweeting the event (I should hope they have more sense than to retweet another boot showcase), and basically all of the artwork floating around leading up to it was Classic series.  Ironically, the X Collection and the LC Switch ports (ALL of which I will be buying on Switch) were bigger surprises.  I was happy to see the stream give a nod to the entire franchise, especially with the big X memories discussion.

I'm just going to say it: I'm glad to see Mega Man without Inafune.  I love Inafune, but his 2D heyday is clearly behind him, and I got really sick and tired of what would have been FOUR Classic games that removed the slide had Universe not been cancelled.  So no more of that.  No more chasing 2's shadow.  No more NES milking, which was questionable at MM10 and would have been just boring now.  And FREAKING EGUCHI IS THE DIRECTOR, WHOO-HOO!

And to anyone bitching that the armor change was taken from MN9, it wasn't.  BN did that already.

Star Force costume in that GameInformer screen?  Could we see more easter-eggs from other series?  Sure hope so.

Always happy to see more Rush, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let the Rush Jet be as wonderfully broken as it was in MM3 so that we don't have to see Rush reduced to Item 2 with a decorative face, thank you.

And yeah, hoping to see Proto Man and Bass.

ROCK ON, EVERYBODY!
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 06, 2017, 10:26:53 PM
https://gonintendo.com/stories/297204-capcom-talks-mega-man-11-goals-challenges-accessibility-and-mo

I really like where they are going with this.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: HokutoNoBen on December 06, 2017, 10:55:06 PM
And yeah, hoping to see Proto Man and Bass.

I'm not really worried about those two. Whether they're available out the box, unlockable or NPCs saved (the inevitable) DLC, there's no way I can see those two missing this party after so long.

The real question, I think, is Roll. Understandable that she wasn't likely going to be playable in 9/10 since there weren't any 8-bit sprites to work with or other sprites from other games to use as a reference. Nut now that we're back in a 3D realm? Gimme back my broom-wielding terror from MMPU and TvC. She's got a HOUSE to clean~! 8D
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 06, 2017, 11:58:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/SMvuIcB.png)

We finally have Dr. Wily art, no sign of Protoman or Bass yet.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: King Reaper on December 07, 2017, 03:29:16 AM
I super duper dig the art direction for this game. I especially really like how Wily looks now, it's sort of like a toned down version of the Ariga Megamix design.

Man, I feel like a kid again, seeing all the new concept artwork flood in.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Reaperoid on December 07, 2017, 03:47:43 AM
Hopefully they've invited Ariga himself to do a few designs for them, give him a break from doing Pokemon designs
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Protoman Blues on December 07, 2017, 04:17:08 AM
The art direction is really beautiful. I can't wait to see Blues, Forte, and Tango! (I can always hope)

The real question, I think, is Roll. Understandable that she wasn't likely going to be playable in 9/10 since there weren't any 8-bit sprites to work with or other sprites from other games to use as a reference. Nut now that we're back in a 3D realm? Gimme back my broom-wielding terror from MMPU and TvC. She's got a HOUSE to clean~! 8D

Agreed! I'D ALSO LIKE ME SOME OVERPOWERED PLAYABLE BLUES AGAIN!!! You know, if they'd like!
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: OBJECTION MAN on December 07, 2017, 02:19:43 PM
The real question, I think, is Roll. Understandable that she wasn't likely going to be playable in 9/10 since there weren't any 8-bit sprites to work with or other sprites from other games to use as a reference. Nut now that we're back in a 3D realm? Gimme back my broom-wielding terror from MMPU and TvC. She's got a HOUSE to clean~! 8D

Actually she was playable in the mobile port of MM1 with a full sprite set. And that is still no excuse since they created sprites for Bass who didn't have any for NES style.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Flame on December 07, 2017, 09:50:12 PM
9 and 10 just wanted to stick to the oldschool notion of Roll at home tending the shop and being moral support.

While 10 was an excuse to make an 8 bit bass.

Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Police Girl on December 08, 2017, 08:42:04 AM
I'm just going to say it: I'm glad to see Mega Man without Inafune.  I love Inafune, but his 2D heyday is clearly behind him, and I got really sick and tired of what would have been FOUR Classic games that removed the slide had Universe not been cancelled.  So no more of that.  No more chasing 2's shadow.  No more NES milking, which was questionable at MM10 and would have been just boring now.  And FREAKING EGUCHI IS THE DIRECTOR, WHOO-HOO!

Four?! Where did you get that number from?
But yes, i'm glad they're moving past the "MM2 was the peak" mentality, everybody was sick of it by now.

No more 8-Bit, no more pretend NES, moving forwards instead of trying to reclaim the past through some misguided nostalgia.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Flame on December 08, 2017, 05:06:56 PM
Well 9, 10, and Universe...

Though I'm not sure where the fourth comes from.

I kind of have to agree with Hypershell on Inafune. I love the guy, (MN9 debacle notwithstanding) and his love for the franchise is admirable, but you know, every kid has to outgrow his parents eventually. And I would argue that Inafune's tenure as figurehead of the franchise peaked in the 90's as series producer, because that was the last time he was fully immersed in the franchise as not only it's face, but the guy in charge of making the games too. Once he went to the Zero games, he completely neglected the rest of the franchise, delegating it to others and just being the executive who signs off on projects.

He might as well have left the franchise altogether, because despite still being the figurehead for it, he wasn't really involved with it anymore, being busy with other game projects and then his job as global head of production. He hadn't left it completely like Kitamura did, allowing someone else to take up the reins of the franchise.

And then he abruptly left altogether. It's clear from the dev interviews that other Capcom staff viewed him highly, and they were all reluctant to fill his shoes because of it, leading to an identity crisis for the franchise.

But, hopefully they've straightened that out now, and we can have an actual franchise revival. Hindsight really is 20/20, because while the devs say Inafune always directed to "never let a series stagnate", he was arguably the biggest cause of that stagnation in the first place.

EDIT:

So it seems a physical release has been confirmed.
Title: Re: Mega Man 11 OFFICIAL TRAILER Announcement
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 09, 2017, 11:55:03 PM


Impressions of the gameplay from Game Informer.