Cartoons, Video Games

Ben 10 Creators Are Doing a New Mega Man Cartoon

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Not counting spin-offs, the wait for a new Mega Man game has been so long that its own creator started making crowd-funded rip-offs instead, but at least fans will have a new animated series come 2017, the 30th anniversary of the character.

“The 1990s Mega Man TV series was cool and different than other series targeted at kids during that time,” said [Duncan] Rouleau, whose Man of Action also counts Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble among its credits. “It featured great action, but also brought the laughs.”

Wh-huh? Action and comedy was somehow a combination nobody ever did before in a cartoon? This strikes me as a bit of a reach.

“Mega Man is a character that is even more relevant for today’s kids and we are really looking forward to creating something new that still respects the long tradition of the character.”

Even more relevant how? Because we have easier access to weapons nowadays? Or because cyborg = cyber, so Internet = Mega Man?

I shouldn’t kid, when this news so clearly made tipster Sly Dante’s day. I just pray they keep this theme song:

Kind of puts Man of Steel in perspective, huh?

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