Capcom cans Megaman Legends 3

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Well, shucks. One of my most anticipated 3DS games, Megaman Legends 3, has been cancelled. The game announced last September – much to fans’ delight – but has now been axed, because it failed to meet "the required criteria", Capcom said.

In a FAQ on Capcom-Unity, the company said it has no plans to restart the project in the future. It’s the second Megaman game to be cancelled in as many years. The last victim, Megaman Universe was cancelled for "various circumstances" that may or may not have had anything to do with Megaman creator Keiji Inafune leaving the studio. They’ve insisted that “The cancellation of the MML3 project is in no way related to Inafune-san leaving the company.”

"Mega Man is still an important franchise within Capcom’s portfolio and we will continue to pursue opportunities to create new titles in the series," they said. this is a big problem for the legacy of the fabled blue bomber – but i t present an even bigger problem for Nintendo’s 3DS which is suffering from a lack of games.

Adding Megaman Legends 3 to a rather worrying and increasing list of cancelled games for the system that includes Assassin’s Creed : Lost Legacy, Saints Row: Drive By and Bloodrayne : The Shroud. Sure, there’s a wealth of first-party goodness destined for the 3DS, but without adequate suppor from third parties, the 3DS could be in real trouble – especially once Sony’s PlayStation Vita’s launched.

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Source : Capcom-unity

Last Updated: July 19, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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