Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mega Man Legends 3 Project, What It Is And What Happened

About Mega Man Legends 3 Project
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Mega Man Legends 3, known as Rockman Dash 3 in Japan, was announced by Capcom to come to Nintendo's 3DS handheld. It was to be developed not just by Capcom but by fans as well using the internet. There aim was to get players more involved in the development process by letting fans vote on things such as character designs and enemies to be used for the game.

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It was indeed an interesting experiment, Capcom even prepared a demo called Mega Ma Legends 3 Prototype Version that was going to be a download title from the Nintendo eshop. Capcom said that they would use the profit from the sales of this demo to create the game, however neither the game or the demo were released.

On July 18, 2011 Capcom announced that the project was canceled, which disappointed a large number of fans who were looking forward to the game. Capcom said this was because they believed that the Mega Man Legends 3 Project had failed because not enough fans participated in the online Dev rooms.

Many fans didn't think this was an adequate reason to cancel the game and started a petition to get the game created. However the smarter fans knew that that wouldn't be of much use as that would only show who wants the game, not who are willing to help make the game. You see the projects goal was to get fans more involved with the development process, not to create a game.

However even though the project seemed to fail, Capcom could of done a little more such as say they needed more participants in the Dev rooms, and they could of still released the demo. Although I'm just speculating, Capcom probably understands more about this then we do.

Whatever the case the Mega Man Legends 3 Project has failed, but that doesn't mean we'll never get the game, we just won't get it from this.
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