Capcom’s initial plan for Mega Man 11 was a different project, producer still wants to make it
Posted on October 20, 2018 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch
The Mega Man 11 game Capcom shipped a few weeks ago wasn’t always the original plan for the game. In an interview with producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and Rockman Unity’s Ucchi, it’s revealed that something else entirely was planned.
What did Capcom originally have in mind? While we may not have the answer to that now, we may know one day. Tsuchiya says he hopes that the idea he had in mind will “be released in another form eventually”.
Here’s the full exchange:
Tsuchiya: There’s a lot about the story of us wanting to make a Rockman game, but I might say, it must have been fate. I worked with director Oda on Resident Evil 0 HD before. After development reached its goal, he called me and asked: “What should we do for our next project? I want to make a Rockman game…”. Since I was thinking of what to do for Rockman’s 30 years anniversary at the same time, I answered: “If we make a game, shouldn’t we start right now?”.
It was a coincidence that I was in charge of “Rockman Classic Collection” too, so I thought I must go with the flow and make a game right away. Oda’s word back then, “It’s Capcom’s duty to correspond to fans’ hope”, left a deep impression in my memory. I could feel how serious he was when he said the word “duty”. Since then, we put out so many plans, and a lot of people in the company was cheering for us… Our initial plan wasn’t Rockman 11 actually. But I want this to be released in another form eventually, so details about it will be kept a secret for now. (laughs)
Ucchi: Oh no, he can’t talk about it! (laughs)
Tsuchiya: Until I can actually do it, I must keep it a secret! (laughs) Well, as the development for Rockman 11 started, it took quite some time to recruit enough members, so I did some market researches and theoretical analysis on approaches to revive the brand. After incorporating what I wanted to do and going through different simulations, it’s decided that “Rockman must make a triumphant comeback!”. I believed once I did this for the 30 years anniversary, the series could live on for another 10, 20 years.