Monday, August 29, 2011

Reasons Capcom should resume Mega Man Legends 3 project

I didn't find out about the Mega Mega Legends 3 video game being in development for the Nintendo 3DS until writing my June 6, 2011, blog post about my top three favorite games. I also didn't find out about the game's development website ( until after the game was canceled. So if lack of participation in the development website was a factor in canceling the game, it seems to me that the video game company Capcom didn't do a sufficient job letting the public know about it in the first place.

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Hopefully, either Capcom resumes the project or CyberConnect2 (which created the .hack series) takes over (its CEO expressed interest in doing that). If so, they should rerelease Mega Man Legends 1 and 2 (and, if they want, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne) on the 3DS to get new fans of the series. There are plenty of younger people who have never played the first two games, and, hypothetically, they wouldn't play the third one if it came out because they may want to start with the beginning and can't do so without a PlayStation or Nintendo 64 video game system.

Even if work on the third game is not resumed, a package of the first two games would garner more fans and may spur more interest in a third title. It also would interest new fans in other Mega Man games (as was the case with me when I was younger).

Mega Man Legends was the first Mega Man game I bought. I picked up a free pamphlet of the game coming out (or already out -- I can't remember) at my local EB Games store. I liked what I saw and bought the game. It became my favorite game almost instantly. Then I told my friends at school about it, and they also bought copies. I even found the Rockman Dash Original Soundtrack CD and bought that as well, playing it constantly. We had a joke back then that I was using the "Apple Market" song, which I called "the town music," as a mind-control technique.

It goes without saying that I bought the other games, including Mega Man 64 (which is a rerelease of the first Mega Man Legends game). I then bought other Mega Man games, in which before Mega Man Legends, I had no interest in them. My point is that if Mega Man Legends 3 is finished and sold, it may start a chain reaction, and it likely will produce lots of sales for Capcom -- not just from the Mega Man Legends series.

I hope that the Mega Man Legends 3 project will be resumed. Do you know of any other games in development that you were interested in but were canceled?


  1. Sorry, I've never played any of the Mega Man series.
    And it might as well be cancelled, because I've been waiting on Diablo 3 forever!

  2. Alex, your right. Ten years in the making (I believe) of Diablo 3 is way too long!


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