You can’t say you didn’t see this coming. After a serious lack of updates and the departure of series creator, Capcom has officially canceled it’s upcoming Meg Man 3DS title; Mega Man Legends 3. Citing that the title did not meet the established criteria to continue development, the announcement was made via the Capcom-Unity blog this morning.

“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,” the blog posting started off. “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.”

So just how is the community taking the news? Not too well. In fact, Andreas Asimakis, Managing Editor of proclaimed that the move marks the death of the Mega Man franchise. “You see, Capcom and I have a special relationship, so much so that our frequent email chats and phone calls have christened me as ‘that Mega Man guy.’ So with great trepidation and knot in my stomach, I asked aboutLegends 3 to the multitude of on-hand reps that were running Capcom’s busy station. What I was met with, was a number of ‘I don’t knows’, ‘no comments’, and ‘we’ll get back to you’s’. Capcom had no interest in discussing anything Mega Man related, least of all Mega Man Legends 3.  And while the veteran game developer had a strong presence at this year’s E3 with titles like Operation Raccoon CityAsura’s Wrath,Street Fighter x Tekken and 3rd Strike HD , its lack of a certain blue hero all but confirmed the beginning of the end of Mega Man.”

Asimakis may have a point, as the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 marks the second game in the franchise to be canceled this year, following Mega Man Legends getting the axe earlier this year.

“With its cancellation, Capcom has collectively pissed in the eyes of all its fans, and has deeply let down the Mega Man community.  For it was a gaming endeavor such as Mega Man Legends 3 that unequivocally proved that if fans were vocal enough, their voices would be heard,” Asimakis said. “It challenged traditional game development and with the inception of the Dev Room (which was immediately axed upon Legends’ demise) bridged the gap between developer and gamer.  All that now remains of Mega Man is Rockman Online, a Korean MMORPG that is being developed by Neowiz Games. But given that we haven’t heard much from RO aside from an occasional piece of concept art – a fact that reassures me of nothing as Mega Man Universe and Legends 3 also received similar updates just days before Capcom tossed them both into the fire of its Mega Man purification rite – it is only a matter time before Rockman Online is effortlessly canned, taking with it the entire Mega Man franchise.”


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2 Responses

  1. dcj91x

    Capcom has done so many things over the past year to not only screw Nintendo but all of Capcoms fans as well. I don’t know id Capcom is just getting rid of everything Nintendo related as it seems or if they are just that dissconected with the fans of their francises. Hell they think Monster Hunter Tri was a failure and Tri sold great in the US and Europe. But I guess only gamers from Japan matter to Capcom. Any ways, Capcoms failure streek seems to be growing. Lack of MH outside of Japan, cancled games, less support for anyone not Sony, locked save games… When will it end Capcom?

  2. enn

    we waiting over 10 years !!!!!!!!! my brother buy for me 3ds and i wait for this day , and now i have the 3ds for what !!!!!


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