Has Capcom Killed Mega Man?

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jul 19, 2011 in Videogames |

Mega Man Legends 3

Tonight Capcom announced that Mega Man Legends 3 has been officially cancelled. With no other Mega Man titles in development, and the recent cancellation of Mega Man Universe — a shame really, I had high hopes after playing a closed-doors demo at Tokyo Game Show last year — the franchise has come to a screeching halt. While I never had a chance to sit down and play Mega Man Legends 3 while it was still being developed, that specific series has a decent cult following and will no doubt leave many fans disappointed. So, what was Capcom’s excuse for giving the game the proverbial axe?  The titled failed to meet the criteria for which the company deemed necessary to proceed with development based on the input from various sectors of their staff. Suffice to say, the quality wasn’t there.

I suppose Capcom did us a favor by choosing the scrap a bad idea, and while the company insists that these cancellations have nothing to do with series co-creator Kenji Inafune’s recent departure from the company, I can’t help but wonder if things might have been different had he stuck around. One thing’s for certain, while the future for the series seems a bit bleak, the fans will always be there. Let’s just hope Capcom will choose to revisit the series when they feel confident enough to finish what they start.

via andriasang

Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to Fanboy.com, several outlets he’s written for include the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator, and the collectible toy culture site Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out TimSheehy.com.

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