Mega Man Legends 3 Gets Canceled By Capcom
A real blue bomb-er, as on late Monday the Capcom-Unity website revealed that the upcoming Mega Man Legends 3 for the Nintendo 3DS had been canceled.
Perhaps the writing was on the wall. Clear as day, underneath our noses, or whatever silly clichéd chestnut I can use here – but really whatever the case, Mega Man Legends 3 was not longed for this world, with the final death-nail being late Monday’s cancellation announcement on the Capcom-Unity blog.
It was back in May when the Prototype Version of Mega Man Legends 3 was delayed indefinitely from its Nintendo 3DS eShop debut that the red flags started to wave furiously about. And thusly afterwards, the weird silence over the current status about the MML3 project in whole — there was even scuttlebutt from insiders about how the demo was severely unplayable.
Heck, you could even go as far back as to November 2010, when Kenji Inafune, the passionate carrier of the torch for all things Mega Man, left Capcom in a very bitter public scene of creative differences. It seems that the same bitterness is still felt here with the abrupt end to Mega Man Legends 3.
A project so loved by its fans too. During MML3’s early development, the game received so much feedback from its online community by way of polls, art submissions, and collective discussions between community managers and message board regulars — so to just cancel something so personally invested by those who believed MML3 would be made, is quite heartbreaking and a bit disrespectful on the part of Capcom.
It’s even heartbreaking to the general well-being of the Mega Man series, which seems to be going the way of Captain Commando. To whom I say? Well then, I rest my case. This is the second Mega Man-related game in a row to be given an early death, with Mega Man Universe, the Little Big Planet-esque downloadable title, receiving the similar throwaway treatment.
Possibly when Kenji Inafune departed the Japanese company after many long years, he took the spirit of Mega Man with him. And if that’s truly the case, especially in light of what happened to Mega Man Legends 3, then its a pretty sad conclusion we’ve come to. Hopefully it’s not the last we’ve seen of the trusty blue bomber… but it might just be. Oh boy, I’m gonna need box of tissues and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s for this news.