Despite his 25th anniversary passing without event, Mega Man isn’t retired just yet, says Capcom.

Speaking with Nintendo Power, Capcom USA senior vice-president Christian Svensson addressed the recent dearth of Mega Man games.

“I can say with certainty that you’ve not seen the last of the Blue Bomber on consoles and handhelds,” he said.

“With luck, we’ll be celebrating his 50th anniversary, including all of the games you’re going to enjoy over the next 25 years.”

Svensson then immediately hedged on that statement, lest any Mega Man fans actually think something was actually in the pipeline for the Blue Bomber.

“That said, an issue we’ve had in the past has been talking about games and announcing them before we’re certain they’re going to come out, which unfortunately has led to profound disappointment for many fans. So for now, I’m going to have to stay mum about any details.”

In related news, Capcom hopes to release the first six Mega Man NES titles on the Nintendo 3DS.