It was a little under a year ago that I was questioning the future of the veteran game company known as Capcom. How could you blame me? Not only did we bear witness to the ugly fallout between the game publisher and Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, but there were also a sea of rumors suggesting that the company was positioning itself to sell off its franchises. Since then, Capcom seems to have regained its footing for the most part, and now the company is looking to do something they’ve been known to do quite a bit– expand outside of video games to other forms of entertainment.
That brings us to the recent announcement of the a new Mega Man animated series that’s on the way, being brought to us by Dentsu Entertainment and Man of Action Studios. Will this show actually be worth tuning in, despite Capcom’s track record outside of video games? This week on Nerdist: Play, we’ll discuss the potential of this Mega Man series, and explore a few of Capcom’s past forays in the world of non-gaming adaptations for their intellectual properties. Do you trust Capcom to deliver on this upcoming Mega Man cartoon? Did you think Jean Claude Van Damme’s Street Fighter movie was an Oscar caliber film? Crash bomb your thoughts into the comments below.
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