This section covers games which are rumored to exist, are in development, or have recently been released. If the game you’re looking for isn’t found here, try the Game List page.
The following games are confirmed meaning Capcom has announced they are in development. They may still be canceled as sometimes happens, and so may never see the light of day, but they are at least not baseless rumors.
Note: Release dates and other information are subject to change.
XONE / PS4 / PC / (NS)
- Mega Man 11
[Release Date: October 2018]
(It looks weird even to type that.) Surprisingly, this isn’t an 8-bit game. They’re going with a 3-D hand-drawn look for this one, in a similar vein to Maverick Hunter X but more painted/cartoony. Curiously, Mega Man is actually fairly small in proportion to the screen size here (though given the resolution he’s certainly not small in regards to number of pixels). In terms of art style this is basically the Mega Man from Super Smash Bros. although I don’t know if they’ll bother to explain this in the plot. At any rate, there will be more information coming out about this one throughout the year, along with a lot of ports of original and X series games being re-released on the same systems (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC).
- Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2
[Release Date: July 2018]
I’ve kind of hinted at this a couple of times already, but ought to make an actual entry for it. There will be two collections for the X series games, apparently released at the same time. The first collection contains the first four main games in the series, and the second collection has the other four. (That is, X1 through X8.) I’m not sure why they bothered making two separate collections if they’re releasing them simultaneously; moreover, apparently on Nintendo Switch you only get one of them and have to download the other one. Interestingly, the museum mode will contain the “Day of Sigma” video that was part of Maverick Hunter X, even though neither collection actually contains Maverick Hunter X. Also, there is a challenge mode where you can fight multiple (disparate) bosses at once; I find this a little odd-looking since you end up with near-3D-rendered art style Mega Man X6 guys running around alongside the old SNES Mega Man X1 enemies...
- Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
[Release Date: Released]
A second collection continuing where the first left off, containing Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8 (PSX version, apparently), Mega Man 9, and Mega Man 10. (Tip: Rather than buying all the DLC in MM9 and MM10, just buy this and get them all at once.) It’s currently released on Xbox One (boxed), and PS4, Xbox One, and PC (digital). Judging from the screen shots, it looks as though they may have improved upon the interface for the museum mode. Note that thus far this isn’t being released on a system I own (well, PC, except you don’t want to see me try to play a Mega Man game on a keyboard), so I don’t know when I’ll be able to get a review up.
- Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite
[Release Date: Released]
Another Marvel VS Capcom game, this one including at least Mega Man X as a playable character (and Sigma as a boss), thus meriting inclusion on this site. Right now it’s slated for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (!).
iOS / Android
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
[Release Date: December 2018]
Okay, I’ve been late in mentioning this one. It’s not a Mega Man game specifically, but it will have Mega Man as a player character, considering his inclusion in a previous Smash Bros. game. As a friend mentioned to me: If this one is the ultimate, what will they name the next one? “Ultimate Too”? Are they going to take the Street Fighter naming route? (They already have the “Super” part covered...)
- Puzzle Fighter
[Release Date: Released]
This isn’t a Mega Man game, but it will feature cameos of Mega Man characters (right now X has been announced). Well, I say “cameos” but technically at least some of them are “playable” but...it’s a puzzle game. “Playable” is stretching it a little. Being that this is a puzzle game, the characters are all super-deformed and the style is deliberately silly. (Side note: This one was developed in North America. You English-speakers who dream of making Capcom games: take a look at Capcom Vancouver.)
- Rockman GoGo
[Release Date: Unknown]
I don’t know much of anything about it, but this game apparently was licensed by Capcom (evidently developed by a company called Jenoi). It’s available in South Korea only thus far, so I doubt I’ll be able to review it. (And, at the bottom of the page under “Similar,” I can’t help but be amused by the Mega Man rip-offs, but anyway.)
These are games which are rumored to exist or otherwise get asked about a lot, but are either (a) proven false (and are listed here for your information); (b) misnomers; (c) canceled; or (d) titles for which I can find no official confirmation that I can point to. In no particular order....
- Mega Man Legends 3: This one’s been canceled as well. No real reason was given; it’s just a management decision. These sorts of things happen, but I was really impressed with how they were involving so many people with the project, so it’s a shame not to see it go forward. And it’s always a shame to see that much creative work and energy go into a game, and then the game never gets released...
- Mega Man Universe: This was to be a sort of bizarre 3-D remake of traditional side-scrolling Mega Man with some gratuitous pixilated 8-bit 2-D elements thrown in. However, it got nixed, and I’m not sure Capcom will ever resurrect it.
- Mega Man Online: Guess I should list this, though I know little about it. From what I read, this was going to be a Korean 2-D massively-multiplayer online game set, evidently, in the Mega Man X universe.
- Rockman Xover: I don’t normally cover cell phone games here, since there are so many of them and they’re usually ports or relatively low quality, but this one looked interesting. Apparently it was an online game requiring servers, as there’s an announcement that service has been discontinued. Might have been fun while it lasted?
- Mega Man Anniversary Collection (GBA): This one was announced, marketed, and then canceled. Sorry, folks. It was going to be the first five Game Boy games ported to the Game Boy Advance, but never saw the light of day.
- Mega Man Mania: The original name of the Mega Man Anniversary Collection for GBA listed above.
- Mega Man Xtreme 3: This one wasn’t just canceled—it barely even existed in the first place. There’s a ROM of this floating around that’s either a prototype or a pirate, but the game itself was never announced, much less released.
- Mega Man X7 (GBA): As far as I can tell, this is a complete screw-up on some store’s part, which listed this in their “upcoming releases” catalog and started a firestorm. There is no information about such a game on any of Capcom’s websites, even their Japanese one (Mega Man games come out in Japanese before they come out in English). And there is not likely to be a port of Mega Man X7 for the GBA considering the original is for the PlayStation 2 (and it’s in 3-D for crying out loud).
- Mega Man Extreme: It’s “Xtreme.” Capcom spells funny. You won’t find anything on MMHP if you look for “Extreme.” I spell titles the way they are spelled in the game itself.
- Mega Man Neo: This was the original title everyone used for Mega Man Legends back when Legends was little more than a rumor. The name is now obsolete; however you may still see it floating around on archived websites and such. Note: I’m told there’s also a fan-made game named “Rockman NEO” which has nothing to do with Legends, but may also be causing some confusion.
- Mega Man V (GBC): It was posted in Nintendo Power that this game (which currently is a Super Game Boy game, which is slightly different than a Game Boy Color game) was going to be upgraded for Game Boy Color but apparently the project never saw the light of day. (Either that or the info was just plain wrong, which is not uncommon with gaming magazines.)