Minor Spoiler Warning. Some story elements are revealed.
The Mega Man franchise has pretty much hit a brick wall after the release of the Mega Man 10. Capcom has pretty much regulated Mega Man as a guest characters for other games and saw fit to cancel a sequel to Legends series. Keiji Inafune, Mega Man's creator, has left Capcom and is set to release his new Mega Man-esque game, Mighty No. 9. These are dark times for the blue bomber whom Capcom has pretty much shelved at this point. Mega Man has become nothing more than a nostalgia piece that gets pulled out once in awhile to make the fans happy.