The famous blue bomber, Mega Man, will be making his way to your television once again in 2017. A new animated series being worked on by Dentsu Entertainment, DHX Media, and the creators behind the Ben 10 franchise and Marvel’s Big Hero 6 characters — “to bring Mega Man back to life.”
The news comes from an exclusive story brought to you by IGN, which you can check out here.
The animated series will focus on Aki Light, a normal schoolboy who also happens to be a super -powered robot. Aki has the ability to transform into Mega Man’s blue armor and all. His well-known robotic dog, Rush, will also be making an appearance in the show as well as other familiar characters to the franchise. There will be a new character called Mega Mini, who will make their debut in the show. Here’s an exclusive pic from IGN of the official reveal of the new Mega Man as well as Mega Mini.
The show will be debuting next year in 2017 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Mega Man.
“The cartoon’s team is aimed primarily at a young audience, ages six to nine, but hopes video game–loving parents will tune in as well. “The best thing about Mega Man is his unflinching wide-eyed optimism and an over-the-top sense of humor,” Duncan Rouleau of Man of Action said in a statement. “This show reflects both qualities. We’ve got it all in there, it’s hopeful, forward-leaning, action-packed… it’s full on fun ahead.”
We don’t seem to be getting any new Mega Man games anytime soon so this animated series will have to do. If you miss the blue bomber like I do, make sure you check out Mighty No.9, a spiritual successor to Mega Man that releases in June.