Mega Man Legends 3 Gets Binned


Once upon a time, Mega Man was Capcom’s flagship franchise. Now, it seems, the Blue Bomber has become an afterthought, with Mega Man Universe getting the axe earlier this year, and now Mega Man Legends 3 getting tossed in the garbage bin.

It took a decade for Mega Man Legends 3, a standout Nintendo 3DS exclusive project that had been in development with direct fan involvement, to finally surface, but in less than a year since it was announced and after the departure of Keiji Inafune, the game Mega Man fans have been craving for so long is officially no more.

Development on Mega Man Legends 3 has ceased due to a failure to meet the “required criteria” necessary for the game to go into full production, and according to Capcom there are no plans to restart the project in the future. The Prototype prologue edition of the game that was originally scheduled for a Nintendo eShop release alongside the launch of the service will also never see the light of day.

The sad thing about this for me, is that this surely puts a nail in the Mega Man Legends coffin, because after this debacle I don’t see why Capcom would ever consider another stab at the sub-series. ‘Tis a sad day indeed. But hopefully we’ll see Mega Man back in action someday soon.

I leave you now with a look at what could have been.

A Message from Capcom [Capcom Unity]

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