Mega Man Legends 3 Canceled

Mega Man Legends 3, a game that I have been dreaming for almost a decade now. That dream is oficially dead. Very sad news for Mega Man fans and 3DS owners ar, Capcom has canceled Mega Man Legends 3.

From [Gameinformer]

Announced via a blog post on Capcom-Unity, the publisher says the cancellation is due to the game failing to meet "required criteria" that would decide whether it went into full production. As such, Capcom says it has no plans to develop Legends 3 nor to release the prototype version of the game that was being worked on. The prototype was originally set to be distributed onto 3DS units via Nintendo's eShop in the near future.

Well, there goes any chance of me getting a 3DS now. Ocarina of Time 3D looks kickass but my driving force for even planning to get the glasses-free 3D handheld was Legends 3. Sad sad day.

Capcom can make it up to me though by releasing Mega Man Legends 1 and 2 on PSN but apparently they can't do that either due to licensing issues.

Capcom! I love you again! Mega Man Legends 3 Flutter Music

When Capcom announced that the development for Mega Man Legends 3 got halted indefinitely, I was devastated. One of my favorite video game series of all time finally gets a third game before Inafune left Capcom and then Capcom saying that its halted and shortly after, Mega Man Universe gets cancelled. I was scared that MML3 would never see the light of day.

Capcom has come back saying that they have continued dev work on MML3 and gave us a delicious amount of gameplay videos lately has made me learn to love them again. After listening to this, I was reminded as to why I really enjoyed the Mega Man Legends series even though it deviated so far from the classic 2D side scrolling Blue Bomber.

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Remix of the flutter music from MML3 found on the official website http://www.capcom.co.jp/rockman/dash3/

If that didn't bring your nostalgia level to maximum, I don't know what will. That said, maybe these videos will do the job of hyping you up for the game.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiGcL7WjrLY&w=480&h=390]

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More Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype footage!

Fark yeah! Thanks to n00breview for the headsup.

The only thing left to make this perfect is for Sony to release Mega Man Legends 1 and 2 as PS1 classics on PSN.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZJkMBWHaro&w=640&h=390]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVblq9nYNOM&w=640&h=390]

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Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version

"Are you as stoked about this as I am?"

Nintendo will be launching its Nintendo eShop for the 3DS soon and guess whats going to be one of its launch titles? Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version!

This will give fans a taste of the upcoming Mega Man Legends 3 gameplay as well as introduce a new character named Barrett, a leader of a sky biker gang.

FULL PRESS RELEASE

After years of waiting, the new installment of Mega Man Legends draws closer with Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version! Available as a download, Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version will be a launch title when Nintendo eShop opens for business.

Mega Man Legends 3 is the first Capcom game to be co-developed by the fans. Prototype Version gives players the first taste of Mega Man’s upcoming open-world action/adventure game, and lets them see a game still early in the development process. It also introduces a new character to the franchise, the reckless leader of a sky biker gang, Barrett.

Be the first to try out his new close combat gameplay style, and see first-hand some of the fan contributions to the game come to life. Also, once you have finished the core missions, receive access to areas of the game not yet finished, as well as a debug menu that gives you special moves and abilities.

Once you experience the game, let your voice be heard by heading to www.capcom-unity.com/devroom and join the community of Servbots who are helping design the game. Get insight into what it takes to build a game, learn about the development process, and interact with the members of the Development Team themselves. But most importantly, be creative. No matter how large or small your idea is, you have the chance to see it come to life and get your name in the credits of the game!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSzzXnv5JYo&w=640&h=390]

Source: [Capcom-Unity]

Mega Man Legends 3 back in development

Oh thank God! Mega Man Legends 3 was my solid reason for even thinking of getting a3DS (c'mon, you know Nintendo is gonna release a better version).

Sure Ocarina of Time 3D looks sexy as hell and Super Street Fighter IV is one hot game in such a small portable package but so far no other 3DS game announcement has gotten me so hyped for the system until Keijin Inafune announced the Legends 3 will be on it.

From Destructoid;

In the wake of the earthquakes which have plagued Japan, many games were delayed or even outright canceled. Mega Man Legends 3, its development status already in question, is one of the games for which development was brought to a screeching halt following the disaster on March 11. Now, Capcom producer Tatsuya Kitabayashi has confirmed in a blog post on the Rockman DASH3 website that progress is once again being made on the project.

That's great news. I still have my doubts as to whether or not this game will see the light of day but I take comfort wherever I can.

Greetings Resume [Rockman DASH3 Project blog via andriasang - Thanks, Zetta!]