Originally introduced on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, Mega Man has been released on various video game systems, including the PlayStation and Xbox. With over 50 games, it’s estimated that the game series has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.
Now Capcom’s blue-suited platform action hero will star in his own television show. The 26-episode series is being produced in partnership with Capcom, Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and Dentsu Entertainment. The series will be coming to TV in 2017, to coincide with Mega Man’s 30th anniversary.
We are very excited about the opportunity to introduce an all-new Mega Man to loyal fans and kids.
– Yuichi Kinoshita, President and CEO, Dentsu Entertainment USA
Yuichi Kinoshita, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dentsu, told fans in a statement, “We are very excited about the opportunity to introduce an all-new Mega Man to loyal fans and kids. Having a celebrated character from Japan reimagined by Man Of Action is the ideal project for Dentsu Entertainment USA.”
Video Game Heroes Are TV’s New Stars
Creating animated cartoons for today’s video-game-rooted generation now involves 3D modeling and animation. The Mega Man TV series is expected to have a heavily influenced anime look (think Marvel’s Avengers Assemble), with some help from CG artists.
In addition to Mega Man, it’s also rumored Netflix is prepping a live action Legend of Zelda series for television.
More and more frequently, Hollywood is looking to interactive entertainment for fresh and unique ideas. Classic video games like Mega Man have great characters and worlds that can make for awesome stories…and learning how to develop video games can give you the opportunity to tell your story.