Capcom Invests Big in 3DS With Mega Man Legends 3 and Two Resident Evils

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The biggest surprise of all the 3DS games that are in the pipeline has to be Mega Man Legends 3, which Capcom unveiled yesterday at Nintendo’s press conference in Japan. Fans have been begging for more Mega Man Legends for years now (myself included), and while I would rather see the series continue on consoles, I’m just happy to see the series get another installment. So is Keiji Inafune:

“We have wanted to create a new installment in this series for a number of years,” said the title’s Executive Producer, Keiji Inafune. “It is great that we now have the opportunity to bring this title to the Nintendo 3DS.”

Mega Man Legends 3 has been announced in title only at this time. More information is said to be coming at next month’s New York Comic-Con.

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As it turns out, Capcom appears to be the strongest third-party supporter of the 3DS early on. On top of Mega Man Legends 3 and a 3D version of Super Street Fighter IV, Capcom also has two Resident Evil titles in development for the newfangled handheld. We already knew about Resident Evil: Revelations, but now Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D has been announced as well. And as you can probably guess from the title, it will be a portable version of the Mercenaries mode from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, plus 3D visuals, new modes and characters, and WiFi support for online co-op.

New screenshots for the 3DS Resident Evil duo are posted below for you to check out. I have to say, these are clearly the most impressive technical showcases of the 3DS’s graphical might. Both games outclass RE4 and don’t look that far off of RE5. Of course, what they look like in motion will be the true test.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D:
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Resident Evil: Revelations:
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