Fans Disappointed in the Cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3

Last year during Comic-Con, Capcom’s Keiji Inafune had hinted at two new Mega Man titles that would be released. In October 2010, he left Capcom and found his own company Comcept, stating being on top would have been the end of his career and still wanted to create more games.

His first title was Mega Man Universe, which was almost similar to Little Big Planet, with customizable characters and stages for people to build and play, which was eventually canceled. The second which Inafune had great interest in for the last 10 years was Mega Man Legends 3.

Mega Man Legends 3 for the 3DS had Mega Man fans excited. Inafune-san talked about how this would be heavily built on what the fans would want. For the first time, it would be a collaboration between fans around the world, with the developers and fans deciding on what would be in the game. Fans could collaborate by submitting art, voting on what would be in the game and more. Eventually Capcom announced they would release a demo of MML 3, and it would decide if the game would be released, based on how many people downloaded and enjoyed the game.

But today Capcom laid the final nail in the coffin by posting on the Capcom-Unity website:

We’d like to thank you for your ongoing loyal support of Mega Man Legends 3. Today, however, we must regrettably announce the discontinuation of this project.

From the outset the MML3 Project was intended to give gamers across the world insight and input into the development process. Part of this process includes an assessment of whether the title will go into full production, and is based on a number of criteria with input from different sectors of the company.

Unfortunately it was not felt that the Mega Man Legends 3 Project met the required criteria, and it is with regret that we must announce that the Mega Man Legends 3 Project has been cancelled, meaning that Capcom will not be releasing the Prototype or the full game. Additionally, updates of the Mega Man Legends Developer Room will cease as of today, though the North American Developer Room and its forums will remain open indefinitely.

We can only express our deepest apologies to all of you who have lent us your unending support, including participation in the Mega Man Legends 3 Developer Room. On behalf of the entire Legends team, please accept our sincere apology for failing to meet the expectations of the fans.

We thank you all so much for your extended support of this title and this community, and we hope that you will continue to support the Mega Man franchise as well as other Capcom games.

When I started writing this post, there were 80 comments. The numbers are now at 191 in about 20 minutes by sad and angry fans. I, myself, am very disappointed in this and it makes you wonder why Capcom cancelled the two projects. If Keiji Inafune was still at Capcom, would this still happened?

I myself was excited about this title as I have Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Legends 2 and The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, but now find myself saddened at the news.


Images and Video from the prototype version we will never play


The original video from Mega Man Universe announcement

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.