Mega Man Legends 3 officially cancelled

Sequel to cult action game featuring user-generated content promotions canned due to not meeting production criteria.

Gamers hoping to see how the third chapter of the Mega Man Legends series would unfold on the Nintendo 3DS will be sorely disappointed. According to a recent announcement at Capcom's official website, Mega Man Legends 3 is officially cancelled. The notice states that the project did not reach certain conditions to proceed with further development.

Blue Bomber fans will definitely have a lot to say regarding this turn of events.

Additionally, the upcoming "prologue" demo that was supposed to be out in June has also been scrapped. The official development blog will close on August 19, with no further updates being planned as of today. No further details were given as to what the conditions were, nor was there any mention of former Capcom research & development head Keiji Inafune, whose name was synonymous with the project and the Mega Man franchise.

According to a recent post and FAQ on the Capcom Unity blog, there are no current plans to restart the project in the future. Players who have been in contact with people on the blog's "Dev Room" will still remain open in limited capacities so that they can establish further inquiries with each other in the future.

Mega Man Legends 3 was a follow-up to the past Mega Man Legends titles on the PS One. It was an action game, and Capcom invited gamers to influence the title's development by inputting ideas on the development blog and official site and also voting on character and robot designs.

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Young_Charter
Young_Charter

The Megaman Legends series changed the look of the megaman series for better. They should bring it back. It's not to late.  

Young_Charter
Young_Charter

It's always someone or something giving a great team a hard time when all they do is develop nothing but good quality. . smh 

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

well most like Inafune left no one can pull it off. you dont expect Ono to do it that guy is only good at milking SF if you know what i mean haha

gentou
gentou

Well, I have been hearing the dissatisfied complaints about MegaMan Legends 3 being cancelled and to be perfectly honest that is not cool to announce a release of a game and then turn around and cancel it half way through the project. I am part of the Megaman Legends 3 100,000 strong on Facebook but, I want to see it on a console the idea of seeing such a great game on a little screen just doesn't do it for me so, the day Capcom plans another Megaman for a console is when I will be impressed.

Kenshin0011
Kenshin0011

That's BS, MML3 was really anticipated because it was going to be the only real, semi-full game that was going to be available (at least supposed to be) at THE LAUNCH of the eshop. SOOO many people would have bought it for just that reason. And even today, there is still yet to be a real game in the eshop....sigh, if only they would've just F'in released the prototype, let it gain the popularity it was going to for sure receive, and then finish the final product :(

vengefulwilberg
vengefulwilberg

@jct3456 Sounds good. I wish you guys the best of luck.

jct3456
jct3456

join us on 100,000 strong for bringing back mega man legends 3 on facebook, like the page and then join the devroom and become a servbot and sign the official petiton, capcom is paying attention to devroom membership and servbot numbers and the petiton on the site is actually being paid attention to by capcom, we waited 10 years lets be heard by capcom!!!!!!!!

pallymaster
pallymaster

This completely pissed me off and ruined my day. Screw you crapcom

Sonic_Freak87
Sonic_Freak87

when i read this i got so pissed off, i can't believe capcom kicked not only their fans in the balls but one of their main charecters that put the company where it's at today...i'm sorry mega man, i'll always love and here's to hoping a legends 3 still does eventually come out...R.I.P for now mega man...

degreenfreakX
degreenfreakX

It's been said quite a few times, but it's like they're INSISTING to jump into bankruptcy. Where's your logic at Capcom? And please don't tell me this is all over Inafune, that's just completely childish.

spoonybard-hahs
spoonybard-hahs

Capcom sees big bank with Mega Man 9 and 10. They announce two new games plus MvC3. The two games get cancelled and Mega Man - despite being the most requested character across the board - is left out of the main game, DLC, and UMvC3 because "fan's aren't interested in a third Mega Man character." All of this after Inafune insults his entire side of the industry and quits Capcom. "I didn't jump to conclusions. I took a small step and conclusions there were."

FightingGuyX4
FightingGuyX4

i hope this isnt capcom's way of slowly trying to rid of us of megaman

servb0ts
servb0ts

Mega-man is to Capcom what Spider-man is to Marvel. how Capcom did Mega-man inspite of the Creator Inafune leaving the company is just wrong. Its Capcom payback to Inafune by hurting his creation, and pissing off fans.

vengefulwilberg
vengefulwilberg

Street Fighter 4 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 got in the way of this game. So many Street Fighter 4 updates and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The SF 4 updates were nice; but all of these rehashes is starting to get real troublesome. All of the updates and rehashes seems to be getting in the way of other projects.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

I fear Mega Man may be going the way of Sonic,and I don't see a "Mega Man Colors" in his future to help save him.

maxwell97
maxwell97

@servb0ts: Gotcha, thanks for the clarification. It does seem odd, I guess I would think Mega Man is a surefire money-maker.

diggyman
diggyman

Suits are pinching their yen really hard these days. They claim they didn't see enough excitement or activity on the capcomunity site for this game. I think they got it wrong.

servb0ts
servb0ts

@maxwell97 Mega-Man Legends series was in 3D. other mega-mans are 2D. This game involved fans ideas, help, and involvement only to get it taking away.

maxwell97
maxwell97

Okay, I'm not trying to be a jerk, this is an honest question - why is the Mega Man series so important to folks? What distinguishes it from all the other side-scroller series of yesteryear?

megakick
megakick

WTF why? how about new Onimusha? Sumthing beside SF?

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Now, everytime I look at the name ''Capcom'' it somehow makes me wanna puke!

Tokufan22
Tokufan22

Let's see, you cancel Megaman Universe (which may or may not have been a good thing) Then you cancel Megaman legends 3 (total BS) and to and the final kick to the crotch, Capcom still won't put Megaman (whatever version) in Marvel vs Capcom 3 (or this ultimate version). WHAT THE HELL CAPCOM!?!?!?!?! WHAT THE HELL!?!?!?!?

anthonycg
anthonycg

First Sega and now Capcom is starting to majorly suck.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

I only see this as a good thing after I remember playing the first 2.

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

"We are really lacking in games, people are losing faith in us and no one is buying our 10th version of Street Fighter 4! We need some fresh and new, Who has ideas?!" "well sir, We are working on Mega Man Legends 3, maybe we can also release it on conso---" "I KNOW! We'll cancel Mega Man Legends 3, and re-release Marvel vs Capcom 3 with a bunch of stuff that was already on the disc, but put back onto the disc....we'll call it....ULTIMATE Marvel vs Capcom 3! Hopefully this whole "spectator mode" catches on!"

Axel450
Axel450

I agree with goodemon, Though i feel it should be for 3ds. This game being cancelled also sucks cause I just finished Legends 2 the day before this happened.

goodemon
goodemon

Why not remaster the the first two games in the series, then add on Tron Bonne, and finish the compilation with Legends 3. Scrap the 3ds idea, give the compilation stereoscopic 3D, and release it as a $40-$60 combo blu-ray for PlayStation 3 where it rightfully belongs!!!

JollyGreenOne
JollyGreenOne

This is one 3DS game I was really looking forward playing, but it seems that won't be happening now. :( If Capcom was smart they'd release the game in "Episodes" or "Parts" on downloadable stores, if they're afraid it wouldn't profit at retail.

cobra_joe
cobra_joe

two words f*@#ing d@$ks thats all I gotta say

txgamerwavg
txgamerwavg

Damn you Capcom Megaman legends was my favorite game on Playstation and never release on Playstation Store come on!!!! Shame on you Capcom!!

Axel450
Axel450

Watch them re-announce it next year. Or they could actually grow some and pay royalty and pull an OoT3D and remaster both the originals for 3DS.

Anime_Fan1986
Anime_Fan1986

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal Capcom!!

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

I like how capcom has the balls to still use megaman on a couple of the banners. lol

Agelu
Agelu

Capcom... what the hell... I was so sure they wouln't cancel it after the notice that they took the MML3 project out of their Capcom homepage, like, how could they, Capcom, end a project like that, with SO MANY fans backing it up and waiting for it SO long!! HAHAHA of course not. No worries. It won't be cancelled. It can't. But it happened!. :( I'm mostly an X-series fan, but I feel it for the MML fans, and because it's Mega Man after all. How sad, the worst part is that they won't even release the prototype for the fans! FOR THE FANS, CAPCOM!!! Legends will keep living on its name ='( how ironic...

Orealis
Orealis

I was going to buy a 3DS just for the demo but now I'm gonna wait till December when Mario Kart comes out. Not cool Cap-com putting a Cap on a game I've waited so long for.

cHaOstErrOr
cHaOstErrOr

As dumb as it may sound to people. The Megaman Legends series were my favorite games. I've replayed them more times than I can remember. I bought my PSP to play them again on that. But it was never released. I bought my 3ds because of this game, and I put 150 bucks set aside for multiple copies of this game. One for my collection, one to play, and two to gift to people. I'm so sad that they canceled this game. Not even "On hiatus" But... Canceled. It sucks.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Damn you Capcom and I was awaiting the debut of this game too. Two Mega Man hopes shattered.

franzito
franzito

I bet it was a factoid since the beginning. Is Capcom spending money on RE series or other projects? Because I don't see a good Mega Man game for quite some time...

Taix34
Taix34

Wait a Megaman Game Canceled? D: this was my only reason id buy a 3DS i loved legends on the PS1

Bubbagum_Bish
Bubbagum_Bish

This game is one of the main reasons I bought a 3DS. And now Capcom has crushed my hope into a fine powder. They use to be such a quality game company, but now they just seem to be losing it.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

@ S_Pac_316 That's why they suck.The Devroom was all about giving fans something they COULD do in game development. We were supposed to have a say.And then without warning,after all that hype,they drop it. Lately Capcom's games have been unimpressive to say the least.Lost Planet 2 really let me down.I don't want piles of Capcom Vs. this or that.Now they do this.

LINO-X
LINO-X

why i couldn't play the last games coz i was sooo young i was so happy for this but now that aint fair capcom i want my megaman legends!!!!!

taddia
taddia

i don't like this latest trend of cancellnig games for the 3ds.. it's becoming something to worry about ._.

Frankenstrat247
Frankenstrat247

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ForsakenWicked
ForsakenWicked

Too bad. I wasn't a fan of the Legends series but I'm a Mega Man fan and would have most likely bought the game.

Xiosis
Xiosis

While it's offical this was Mega Man last chance for a new release. Capcom has cancelled two Mega Man titles back-back, it's a little sad but he had a nice run.