news\ Sep 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Mega Man might be suffering brand confusion, says senior VP

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Capcom USA’s senior vice president Christian Svensson recently took to the forums, sharing his opinion on the big problem with Mega Man as a franchise.

"I (and probably I alone, so please don't ascribe said belief to "Capcom") think one of the problems MM has had as a brand is that we've had too many competing splinter sub-brands within it," he wrote. "I'm not sure starting yet another is the way to get the franchise as a whole back on track more than creating greater brand confusion, but we'll take it under advisement."

Svensson's words come in response to the user "Metal," who suggested Capcom reboot the Mega Man Legends series.

Both Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends 3 were canceled last year, and now only the Japanese Rockman Xover is in development as a social RPG for iPhone and iPad.

For a franchise celebrating its 25th anniversary, Mega Man is in poor shape. Hopefully, Capcom will reveal a brighter future for the icon come December, when the festivities begin in the US.

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