Mega Man Legends 3 canceled - Gematsu
Mega Man Legends 3 canceled
posted on 07.18.11 at 10:42 PM EST by (@salromano)
Decade-requested sequel terminated.

Mega Man Legends 3 has been canceled, Capcom revealed tonight. According to the publisher, development of the 3DS sequel was “intended to give gamers across the world insight and input into the development process,” including the assessment of whether or not the title would go into full production. As told by the game’s discontinuation, it did not meet the required criteria.

Capcom also will not release the Prototype Version of Mega Man Legends 3, which was originally scheduled to launch with the Nintendo eShop, then later pushed to an unannounced date.

As development on Legends 3 was a fan-involved project, Capcom will send “a commemorative gift” to those whose ideas went into the game, “which will be shipped at a later date.”

The departure of Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man and the ‘dreamer’ behind Mega Man Legends 3, “is in no way related” to the game’s cancellation, said Capcom.

Capcom issued a stern apology to its fans and those eagerly awaiting the sequel, requested by its followers for over a decade.

“We can only express our deepest apologies to all of you who have lent us your unending support, including participation in the Mega Man Legends 3 Developer Room,” wrote the company’s GregaMan on the Capcom Unity blog. “On behalf of the entire Legends team, please accept our sincere apology for failing to meet the expectations of the fans.”

Mega Man Legends 3 isn’t the only Mega Man game that was cancelled in 2011. At the end of March, Capcom canceled Mega Man Universe, a PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade entry that saw other Capcom characters test the core series’ side-scrolling waters.

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  • Sal Romano

    So… does Capcom hate Mega Man or something?

    • zerolegacy0

      @Sal Romano: Apparently not as much as they hate their fans…

  • Noctis

    I cant believe this

  • Sleepygamer

    what the what???

    And I was considering getting a 3DS for this. SMH Capcom.

  • Wolfe

    Wow, this is a crushing blow. My intent to get a 3DS balanced on this game. Guess that’s 300 bucks I won’t have to spend.

  • Revorse

    The cancellation reminded me of Sony’s apology for the PSN and Namco statement of “no plans” for Tales. It just makes you feel bad/upset

  • Kkdog4Sado

    Fuck, fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

  • Genesis

    Crapcom sucks so bad lol No wonder they are
    failing so hard

  • BizarreJelly

    Complete bullshit. Oh well, now Crapcom can focus more on shamelessly milking Street Fighter with over-priced dlc.

  • RedWolfe

    I just died a little inside…

  • scien

    Without Inafune, is Capcom no longer showing their passion on 3DS?
    Well, this is not a bad thing after all. This won’t be a good game anyway.

  • go-go-boy

    capcom strikes again with its infamous Failisms.

  • Kkdog4Sado

    It also sucks that Gematsu’s only cover of Legends 3 is when it gets canned.

    If you couldn’t tell by my avatar, this was serious fucking business. I’ll admit, ima fucking Capcom fanboy, I defend alot of the bullshit they pull, no love lost for the devs(Nitsuma, Ono, Legends 3 devs) but I’m starting to see what the fuck Capcom is about.

    Fucking jokes, I’d really mess them up if I had the chance, ultimate fucking trolls.

    • go-go-boy

      @Kkdog4Sado: yea man i understand how you feel i hate when company do this to people i mean if they knew they couldn’t do it why annouce it but they can pump out garbage street fighter 4 games and god awful dead rising games. capcom don’t deserve a dime and thats coming from the heart.

  • Damn it, this was unexpected news to see. Very odd, and VERY disapointing.

  • whiteferrero

    SUCKSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been very active in the devroom for awhile and this really really really….

  • Kobracon

    Oh SON OF A BITCH!……..


  • Charlie

    I can’t believe this! Capcom used to be amazing. Now they’re making “Westernized” games, canceling great games and milking SF. Come on, what happened to the great games such as Haunting Ground and the original Resident Evils?

  • Aldridge517

    “I Didn’t Fail the Test, I Just Found 100 Ways to Do It Wrong” -Benjamin Franklin

    There’ll be other Mega Man games in the future. One of these days they’ll take what they’ve learned from these failed projects and make something worth putting out.

  • anime10121

    Capcom just lost a loyal customer! I buy all my stuff new to support devs, but from now on Capcom is the exception and not the rule. Nothing I buy from them will be new. They just pulled the ULTIMATE tease to their fans by announcing a game that they were unsure they would release and THEN having the nerve to actually have fans contribute to the project. People actually put time and energy into developing this project and now Capcom are telling these Devroom users that they can “have their contributions back and do with them what they please”, oh thank you Capcom how generous of you.

    They had the nerve to announce the Prototype release date for TWO weeks before the supposed release date, so I went ahead and bought a 3DS for the Prototype/eventual game not thinking that the bastards would delay the demo a week before release only to cancel it in the future. That was the ultimate di** move to me and I will no longer be supporting this company. I’d rather give Gamestop 54.95 + Tax for used Capcom games that they have done nothing to deserve than give Capcom a penny for anything they make in the future.


    This was my most anticipated game for the 3DS…

  • LordKaiser

    I saw this happening the day Keiji Inafune renounced Capcom. When a pillar of experience and creative with a IP is gone it needs to be replaced by a equally brilliant developer and even if that happens the project will be become directionless for a while and that’s where the projects takes a huge painful hit. When Megaman Universe collapsed my optimism for ML3 faded.

  • Sal Romano

    Saw this on Reddit. I lol’d.

    • Kkdog4Sado

      @Sal Romano:

      I agree lol, although its hard for me to ignore UMvC3 tomorrow, but why the fuck did this have to happen…..

  • Rezar

    All I have to say is this, I use to love you Capcom but your recent business practices have really considering me to boycott you like I do with Activision. Here’s what I don’t get about Capcom has done lately: reboot the Devil May Cry franchise that is still fresh and doesn’t need a reboot, canceling Mega Man Universe and the long awaited and anticipated sequel Mega Man Legends 3, and telling the Ace Attorney fans they aren’t translating Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Miles Edgeworth. I know this may come off as a fanboy rant but I just feel sad when a company is changing it’s tactics that aren’t really looking out for their fans anymore. That my two cents.

  • rockman29

    As stupid as I think this move from Capcom is, I can’t lie and say I was happy about Megaman Legends going onto the 3DS. I threw many hours into MML 1 and 2, so I’m a huge fan. I was never planning on getting a 3DS, so I was disappointed it was looking like it was going to be exclusive to the 3DS platform.

    I wasn’t disappointed by the release onto portable systems (I plan on getting a PSVita), but the 3DS just wasn’t something in the cards for me. It was the exclusivity which was the issue for me, because I wouldn’t be able to play it then.

    If it was coming to PSVita before this cancellation, I would be much more disappointed. As it was before this news, I was already preparing to miss MML3.