Updated 20th December, 13:05 PM: As it was tweeted out by Capcom Mobile yesterday, it looks like all six Mega Man titles will be hitting the west after all. You can pre-register on their website to be the first to know when the games drop on iOS and Android.



With the anticipated release of Super Mario Run over it looks like there're some classics coming to mobile as the entire Mega Man series is set to launch early next year.

Yes, Capcom has dabbled with the series before, throwing out new games that used the blue, pixel hero in titles that didn't really stick, but you can't beat a classic. After all, if it ain't broke - don't fix it.

From its first image we've got control of the player via virtual joystick on the left with three buttons with very clear uses on the right. This and the new layout of the health bars at the bottom of the screen at least shows that the game hasn't just been pulled up and slapped sloppily onto mobile. Capcom appear to have made a good effort in customising it for touchscreen.

I can feel the excitement of some and hear the groans of others as mobile grabs another franchise. All six of the 8-bit series are hitting mobile stores next year...but only in Japan. With a release date of January 6th 2017, there's still a bit of hope that we (in the west) could get our hands on it sometime in 2017, but we'll have to see.

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