Since the dawn of my gaming experiences there have been few franchises that have stuck around for as long as Mega Man. Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Zelda, ect. are some of his company, some of gaming's finest.
So where the heck is the Blue Boomer?
There have been a few nods to the series, most notably Zero's inclusion in the Wii Fighter "Tatsanoko vs. Capcom" and "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" for PS3/360. Least notably, a mockery of Mega Man for Capcom's "Street Fighter X Tekken" crossover with Bandai-Namco. Mega Man appears as an overweight version of his original game's boxart which featured a man with a gun on its cover... comical in some ways but the joke's on Mega Man's fans for sure.
After Kenji Inafune departed from the company the madness took off. Two promising titles, one for PS3/360 and the other for Nintendo 3DS, were promptly canceled. It was clear Capcom wanted nothing to do with the series. For the most part...
With profits down for most Japanese companies, Bandai-Namco and SEGA joined up with Capcom for another crossover title, however for once, its not a fighter. The game featuring Mega Man X and Zero from the X series will be a turn based RPG for Nintendo 3DS. It is not clear if the game will release outside of Japan, though its doubtful as the majority of its characters haven't come west in any of their own games. Its clear that Capcom knows what characters are popular there in Japan and here in the US - Chris Redfield is not enough for a localization. Sorry.