Im just not sure if that's a good idea. People who are already Mega Man fans and like previous games are the ones they should appeal to. I mean how do you appeal to people who don't know much about Mega Man at this point? I think its better to stick to the tried and true than giving it a bigger budget and hope more people will jump in.
This makes no sense.
I mean how do you appeal to people who don't know much about Mega Man at this point?
That is exactly what a brand new Mega Man series would do. Though each of the main Mega Man series are connected, they are self contained thus not needing any prior knowledge. Just to let you know man, there are a lot of Mega Man fans whose first game was X, Zero and Battle Network are also have a lot of starters.
Developers should never ever just appeal to fans because eventually those fans will move on. There was a point in time where Inafune had to prompt fans to buy 100k copies of ZX:A just to continue the series. That's how low the fanbase got, 100k wasnt locked, that is what happens when games are only made for fans.