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The Catfish directors are in “final negotiations” to work on a Mega Man movie for Fox

If this story didn’t appear in The Hollywood Reporter, I would have assumed it was a hoax…

The reliable entertainment magazine is reporting that 20th Century Fox will team up with the directors of Catfish, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, to create a movie based on Mega Man. The pair are said to be in “final negotiations” with the studio, and will both write and direct the film.

The Mega Man movie will be produced by Chernin Entertainment and Masi Oka, the actor best known for playing Hiro Nakamura on Heroes.

While we await official confirmation from 20th Century Fox, we can set back and speculate what a Mega Man movie might look like. Joost and Schulman’s previous experience makes it likely that Fox wants to produce a live-action adaptation, but will the movie take its cues from the classic NES series or the more modern Mega Man X games? Who knows… maybe it’ll end up being a mix of both.

In addition to Catfish, Joost and Schulman have also directed Paranormal Activity 3, Paranormal Activity 4, and last year’s well-reviewed Nerve. A Mega Man movie adaptation would be their first big-budget project.

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New Mega Man series headed to Cartoon Network in 2018

Capcom, in collaboration with DHX Media, Dentsu Entertainment, and Man of Action Entertainment, have announced that their in-development Mega Man animated series will debut on Cartoon Network in 2018.

The series will go into production this Summer, and it’s designed to introduce Mega Man to a new and much younger audience. The Mega Man series appears to be in good hands, as all three companies have proven themselves in children’s entertainment before. Dentsu Entertainment is responsible for localizing the popular Yo-Kai Watch series, and DHX Media has a long history of producing successful kid’s shows such as Degrassi and Teletubbies. Meanwhile, Man of Action Entertainment is most famous for the creation of Ben 10 and characters from Big Hero 6.

However, Mega Man fans have already taken issue with the upcoming show, citing Mega Man’s new aesthetic, and his “Aki Light” alter ego. According to DHX Media, Aki Light is a happy-go-lucky robotic child, who discovers that he has secret protocols that allow him to transform into Mega Man (basically, a robotic schoolboy version of nearly every mainstream superhero). Throughout the series, Mega Man will struggle with saving Silicon City from imposing threats, while trying to maintain his day-to-day life, and preserve his secret identity.

While this is definitely a break from the traditional Mega Man storyline, including that of the popular Mega Man cartoon from the mid 90s, it’s still an interesting reboot. Given the success of the companies involved with the new show’s production, this latest Mega Man cartoon is worth keeping on your radars, even if just to check it out once.

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Mega Man Mobile re-releases coming to iOS and Android devices today

Capcom has confirmed that Mega Man‘s NES adventures will be available to download for mobile devices beginning today. The re-releases are launching for all iOS and Android devices, and each game can be purchased for $1.99 apiece:

  • Mega Man Mobile – The evil Dr. Wily must be stopped in this classic action platformer, the original Mega Man!
  • Mega Man 2 Mobile – Dr. Wily resurfaces to threaten the world again! Only Mega Man can stand in his way.
  • Mega Man 3 Mobile – Fight berserk robots on uncharted planets. Mega Man must set a course for space to resolve this mysterious crisis.
  • Mega Man 4 Mobile – A year has passed since Mega Man’s battle in space. A new enemy appears – Dr. Cossack.
  • Mega Man 5 Mobile – Manic robots cause chaos in the city. How is Proto Man involved? Only Mega Man can find out!
  • Mega Man 6 Mobile – The Global Robot Alliance is formed, but this newfound peace is threatened by a new foe – the enigmatic Mr. X!

Unfortunately, Capcom decided against including controller support in any of the Mega Man Mobile games. Instead, each title will feature touchscreen controls with the square NES image in the center of the screen. You can get a good look at how it’ll work in the trailer embedded above.

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Mega Man’s NES adventures will be released on mobile devices in January

It’s hard to be a Mega Man fan nowadays, and that’s because the Blue Bomber hasn’t starred in an original game since the release of Mega Man 10 all the way back in 2010. But after the successful launch of the Mega Man Anniversary Collection last year, Capcom has announced plans to bring the character’s NES adventures to mobile devices in January 2017.

Revealed yesterday on the Capcom-Unity blog, the games will be available for Android and iOS devices, though it’s currently unknown how Capcom plans to tone down the brutal difficulty of Mega Man’s classic adventures and make them playable with a touchscreen:

  • Mega Man Mobile – The evil Dr. Wily must be stopped in this classic action platformer, the original Mega Man!
  • Mega Man 2 Mobile – Dr. Wily resurfaces to threaten the world again! Only Mega Man can stand in his way.
  • Mega Man 3 Mobile – Fight berserk robots on uncharted planets. Mega Man must set a course for space to resolve this mysterious crisis.
  • Mega Man 4 Mobile – A year has passed since Mega Man’s battle in space. A new enemy appears – Dr. Cossack.
  • Mega Man 5 Mobile – Manic robots cause chaos in the city. How is Proto Man involved? Only Mega Man can find out!
  • Mega Man 6 Mobile – The Global Robot Alliance is formed, but this newfound peace is threatened by a new foe – the enigmatic Mr. X!

Capcom is encouraging fans to sign up for a Pre-Registration List to receive “special offers” and “to be one of the first to be notified when the game is available.”

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Nintendo Download: Tank! Tank! Tank! Free-To-Play, Mega Man, Pac-Man, more

megaman-nes-boxThe Wii U’s Virtual Console expands by two today as Nintendo has added the NES games Mega Man and Pac-Man to their next-generation gaming time machine. The 3DS Virtual Console also expands today thanks to the addition of Balloon Fight.

Another re-release makes the Wii U eShop a more interesting place today: the free-to-play version of Namco Bandai’s Tank! Tank! Tank! The game was originally released as a disc-based game in November. The new free-to-play version will offer the “base game” as a free download with the remainder of the modes and missions available as ten separate pieces of downloadable content.

If you’d prefer something new from your Wii U shopping experience, Neko Entertainment has published the puzzle platformer Kung Fu Rabbit on the Wii U eShop.

More information on all of these games, and other new releases this week, can be found after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Fluidity Spin Cycle, Super Mario Bros Lost Levels, Mega Man, more

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Did you get a Wii U for Christmas? Although I guess the more important question is… have you finished downloading the massive system update required to get it online yet? If you said yes to both questions, you might want to check out a few discounted eShop games. Chasing Aurora, Little Inferno, and Trine 2: Director’s Cut are all on sale for the next week and a half.

What abput what’s new? This week Nintendo has added a trio of big games to the 3DS eShop including Fluidity: Spin Cycle, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and the original Mega Man!

You can read all about those games, as well as the rest of the new releases, after the break. (more…)

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Street Fighter X Mega Man now available; Mega Man 1-6 coming to 3DS eShop in 2013

megaman25As promised, Capcom has uploaded a PC download of the Street Fighter X Mega Man fangame to the Capcom-Unity blog. You can download the free game right now, but the site’s servers are absolutely slammed, so you might want to wait a few hours.

In other Mega Man news, Capcom has announced that the six NES games in the series will soon be available on the 3DS eShop. The original Mega Man will be available for download on December 27 with Mega Man II scheduled to follow on February 7, 2013.

The remaining four games will be added to the download service throughout the year.

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Mega Man comic book to hit shelves starting May 2011

Believe it or not, the folks over at Archie Comics know how to create an interesting and compelling character backstory when they want to. After having written comics about Sonic the Hedgehog for the last two decades, it shows. Just ask any avid Sonic comic book reader. Archie Comics finally expands on that success; it seems that Mega Man is the next candidate in line for his own full series.

The first issue will be available on May 11 and, for a limited time, when readers subscribe to receive Mega Man for its first year of print, Archie Comics will include a pair of Mega Man posters signed by veteran artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante. Spaz was responsible for doing the cover art for the majority of the Sonic the Hedgehog comics.

Call it a coincidence, but between this and the release of Mega Man X on the Wii’s Virtual Console, this is shaping up to be a mega week already! Also, don’t forget to keep checking the dev blog at Capcom for more on Mega Man Legends 3!

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