For many of us gamers, Mega Man has a special place in our collective hearts. Some more than others. Admittedly, I didn’t start playing with the Blue Bomber until the X series. That shit was the tits.
However, the blue bomber’s been gettin’ the shaft from Capcom as of late, and after his creator Keiji Inafune bounced from Capcom, he formed his own indie studio and made a bunch of games (Hyperdimension Neptunia, a game franchise Ferris refuses to let me buy), and he got a kickstarter going to help resurrect the Blue Bomber in a brand new franchise.
The outpouring of support as soon as the announcement was insane, and Inafune-sensei has already reached his initial goal to get the game off the ground. Now it’s a matter of whether or not it’ll reach its stretch goals, of a console release.
I found this picture on tumblr, and it’s pretty dope. With no new Mega Man games on the horizon, it seems that the torch has indeed been passed on to Beck, Mighty No. 9’s titular new character.
I couldn’t be prouder of Inafune-sensei. Not only is he realizing his dream of resurrecting Mega Man, he’s doing it with the collective geek spirit of everyone around the world. Fucking briliant.
And before you ask, I contributed to the kickstarter as well.