‘Mega Man’ Latest News & Updates: Capcom Launches The Six Original Titles For iOS & Android

By V Doctor , Updated Dec 20, 2016 06:35 PM EST
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Capcom announced that it will release the six original "Mega Man" titles on mobile for both Android and iOS. The classic "Mega Man" titles will reportedly feature the same games and arrive in January 2017.

"Mega Man" 1 to 6 Coming to Android and iOS

Android Police wrote that the initial six titles of "Mega Man" will soon launch on mobile devices, at $2 each. Capcom announced the arrival of "Mega Man" via their blog, stating that the Blue Bomber's original adventures will arrive on the two mobile platforms, which will let fans of the classics relive the experience, as well as introduce new players to the character that made "Mega Man" a favorite among players through the years.

Eurogamer revealed that "Mega Man" 1 to 6 is the latest adaptation of the titles, after Capcom launched the "Mega Man Legacy Collection" for PlayStation 4, Xbox and PC in 2015. Its Nintendo 3DS version followed in 2016. The collection previously included the first six "Mega Man" games and bonuses. The iOS and Android versions of "Mega Man" will not be the Legacy Collection, although it will feature the same games. The bonuses may not be included in the upcoming mobile games.

Capcom's Plans with "Mega Man"

Many gamers were surprised that Capcom reset its focus on "Mega Man" after seemingly ignoring the title for many years. Capcom also seemed to prefer iOS over Android, by releasing various titles on the platform in the past years.

It is still unclear why Capcom decided to re-launch "Mega Man," but many speculate that it is tapping into the nostalgia market. Hopefully, some adjustments to the classics to suit mobile gamers can help rake in more millions before putting the title to rest for good. On the contrary, Capcom may be observing how well players relive the story to determine whether to reboot the game.

The first "Mega Man" was first launched on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. The sixth game was released in 1993. The games will be available on Google Play in January 2017. More updates and details on "Mega Man" are expected soon.

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