Dentsu Entertainment USA has teamed with Ben 10 creators Man of Action Entertainment to develop a TV series based on Capcom’s iconic video game franchise Mega Man.
Man Of Action Entertainment will create, write and executive produce the 26-episode animated Mega Man series and the show has a target air date of 2017, coinciding with the brand’s 30th anniversary.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to introduce an all-new Mega Man to loyal fans and kids,” said Yuichi Kinoshita, president and chief executive officer, Dentsu Entertainment USA.
“Having a celebrated character from Japan reimagined by Man Of Action is the ideal project for Dentsu Entertainment USA.”
Under terms of the deal, Dentsu Entertainment holds worldwide broadcast and licensing rights for all aspects of the series.
Man of Action’s Duncan Rouleau added: "The 1990s Mega Man TV series was cool and different than other series targeted at kids during that time. It featured great action, but also brought the laughs.
"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.”
Mega Man has spawned over 130 video games on multiple gaming systems, selling over 30 million copies worldwide, as well as a plethora of toys, comics and collectables.