Capcom refused Inafune’s help for MegaMan Legends 3

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Apart from the always delightful Yoshinoro Ono, Capcom hasn’t been doing much to endear itself to gamers lately. On top of quick cash-ins like the recently released Resident Evil 4 HD (which is just upscaled from the PC version) and the deluge of worthless DLC, it also broke hearts and caused a sea of vitriol when it cancelled fan favourite Mega Man Legends 3.

Many assumed that it was a result of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune’s departure from the company – but that seems not to be the case. He offered to help finish the game under contact, but Capcom apparently declined his help.

“I stated that I was ready to make a contract with them so that I could keep working on those projects that I started,” he told Japanese site 4gamer.Net  “I couldn’t start making contracts with other publishers for sure if Capcom agreed to the proposition, but I wanted to see those projects that I started to completion.”

“No thanks,” said Capcom. “We have no need to do that.”

“I went to the trouble of Finding the right time, gathering the team members, planning strategies, all so we could barely start on Mega Man Legends 3. I really don’t want to quit at this crucial moment, but I can’t keep going at Capcom. I am too tired to keep going. I wanted to leave Capcom to recharge my energy, and support Capcom from there, but it seems they don’t allow it. I want to make all my effort to keep Legends 3 alive, but I’m really not sure I can do it.”

This is pretty depressing stuff. There is – it seems – some bad blood between Inafune and Capcom, and it doesn’t seem like this will make it any better.

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: September 20, 2011

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