Mega Man Legends 3 titles canceled

Another high-profile Mega Man title has been canceled this year, this time with Capcom announcing it has put the brakes on its Mega Man Legends 3 project and all related content.

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"Please just wait a little longer," Capcom producer Tetsuya Kitabayashi asked fans in May when he revealed the upcoming Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version was delayed. Today, Capcom revealed that "a little longer" means indefinitely, as both Mega Man Legends 3 and its downloadable Prototype prequel have been canceled.

"We must regrettably announce the discontinuation of this project," a post on the Capcom-Unity blog announced. "We can only express our deepest apologies to all of you who have lent us your unending support."

According to the announcement post, Capcom felt that "the Mega Man Legends 3 Project" did not meet the "required criteria" from different sectors in the company which decide whether a game will go into full production. Since the primary game has been canceled, Capcom is also scrapping plans for the downloadable prequel MML3: Prototype Version and the MML3 Developer Room, though the North American Dev Room forums will remain open.

In the 'Frequently Asked Questions' section of the announcement, Capcom is quick to note that it still holds the Mega Man franchise dear, despite canceling two projects that piqued the interest of core gamers in the franchise in less than a year. Mega Man Universe, a game that was meant to celebrate the franchise's longstanding history, was canceled in March.

Capcom is also adamant that the decision to cancel both projects has "nothing" to do with the departure of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, who left the company in October 2010, after 23 years of service.

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    July 18, 2011 7:45 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Mega Man Legends 3 titles canceled.

    Another high-profile Mega Man title has been canceled this year, this time with Capcom announcing it has put the brakes on its Mega Man Legends 3 project and all related content.

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      July 18, 2011 7:53 PM

      That's a shame :(

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        July 18, 2011 8:05 PM

        I think Mega Man is losing relevance, it's probably time to to make him more approachable and relatable.

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      July 18, 2011 8:07 PM

      Might as well just throw this 3DS against the wall and shatter it into a million pieces. Just like my heart :(

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      July 18, 2011 8:17 PM

      Fine with me. I am a rabid fan of Mega Man X (at least from the SNES days), but without the ability to climb and slide down walls, Mega Man is just...well, meh.

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        July 18, 2011 8:29 PM

        Yeah, Mega Man X 1-3 are the pinnacle for me. I do LOVE the older ones (2, 4, 7 are some greats) but those original X games were, and still are some of my favorite games period.

        I still boot up the old SNES and play through X1 now and then.

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          July 18, 2011 8:44 PM

          X3 was the best of the X series. I've actually got a PC copy somewhere. I should try and dig out that disc.

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            July 19, 2011 1:43 AM

            I think X2 is my favorite X. But X1 through 4 are all good. Then the series went weird, but the final one, X8, is supposedly a return to sanity.

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              July 19, 2011 6:42 AM

              I enjoyed a fair amount of the original MM's (2,3,5,7, and 9) and yes, X1-4 were the pinnacle IMO as well. I'll have to give 8 a shot.

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                July 19, 2011 7:22 AM

                Never tried 8 on the PS1, was it comparable to 7? Some of the bosses made a return in Megaman & Bass, which is one of the better Mega Man games, I think. Also, there's no way to play MM9 and 10 without a Wii, is there?

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                  July 19, 2011 8:34 AM

                  I know at least 9 is on XBLA also.

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                  July 19, 2011 8:42 AM

                  IIRC MM8 was super "kiddy" visually so it put me off in the time where I cared way too much about visuals. I doubt they fucked much with the general formula though so one of these days I'll have to give it a shot.

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      July 18, 2011 8:27 PM

      I am completely heart broken. The MML series is still my favorite to date.

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      July 18, 2011 8:32 PM

      "You leave the company, your mascot has his games CANCELLED. Vengeance is OURS!"

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      July 18, 2011 8:37 PM

      I honestly can't remember the last time I was this depressed. I would of traded any and every game for this.

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      July 18, 2011 8:37 PM

      RIP Megaman. It was a wonderful childhood with him around. Sadly Castlevania is probably next with the last Metroidvania released in 2008 (Ecclesia) with no news at all of another.

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        July 18, 2011 8:40 PM

        My mistake. Castlevania is Konami, although it still seems like Konami is abandoning it lately.

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          July 18, 2011 10:17 PM

          Didn't Lords of Shadow just come out last October?
          I mean, it's no 2D-Metroidvania style game, but it wasn't bad.

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      July 18, 2011 8:49 PM

      terrible news. you just ruined everyone's night Xav

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      July 18, 2011 8:53 PM

      And now is the time to try to sell my 3DS. I bought the 3DS with hopes of getting the prototype at e3. I cant remember the last time I opened my 3ds for more than updating my pokedex.

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        July 18, 2011 8:58 PM

        Yeah I am glad I held back on buying the 3DS until prototype came out. I just wish they stuck to their original plan of seeing if they were going to green light the full version by the success of prototype.

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      July 18, 2011 8:54 PM

      Someone flash the Anon signal on Capcom >.>

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      July 18, 2011 9:12 PM

      And with this, Capcom is now my most hated company.

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      July 18, 2011 9:30 PM

      if they would have made more more of the Mega Man Maverick Hunter X remakes for the PSP, i'd be in heaven.

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      July 18, 2011 9:50 PM

      Probably wasn't going to be any good anyway, but I did like the first two a bit :(

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      July 18, 2011 11:49 PM

      I'm going to go kick that can into the shop for free Zenny in MML1 for old time's sake. :( And full disclosure, the Legends games were the only MM games I actually enjoyed. I never really liked the other, classic games in the series.

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      July 19, 2011 3:56 AM

      God dammit, Capcom. You leave the story hanging at the end of two, make us wait ten years for three and then cancel it? What the hell is wrong with you?

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      July 19, 2011 4:07 AM

      Super lame.

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      July 19, 2011 6:35 AM

      Why would you buy a 3DS for Megaman?

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        July 19, 2011 6:46 AM

        MML wasn't really MegaMan, not in the traditional sense anyways. It was a Mega Man themed Action RPG with a special kind of quirky humor, plenty of exploration, and big explosions. It's also the only time 3D mega man was any good.

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      July 19, 2011 6:39 AM

      GOD FUCKING DAMMIT ALL TO HELL!

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      July 19, 2011 8:07 AM

      I never played the other MML games, so I don't have any real nostalgia for the series, but it's still a goddamn shame, especially where this was looking to come out so early in the system's lifespan, it would have had an actual fighting chance.

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      July 19, 2011 8:26 AM

      Let's try again. Shackdroid keeps eating my posts.

      I wonder how much was due to the 3DS underperforming rather than the games development going sideways.

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      July 19, 2011 8:49 AM

      games being cancelled for a brand new console?! it's not like there is going to be any competition for it on the 3ds. is it doing that badly already or what?

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      July 19, 2011 9:20 AM

      I don't mind MML3 so much, but it makes me fearful for a US release of new Phoenix Wright games or the upcoming Phoenix Wright vs. Professor Layton game.

      They didn't release Ace Investigations 2 over here, either.

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      July 19, 2011 9:59 AM

      Godammit, looks like I'm going to have to finish the Misadventures of Tron Bon after all.

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