Mega Man Legends 3 Footage Found!

CAPCOM’s decision to cancel Mega Man Legends 3 was certainly controversial. Longtime fans were seriously alienated by the decision, and even though the company may have sufficiently valid reasoning for abandoning the project (dismally poor sales of the earlier games in the series and a changing market make for a risky environment), fans all over the Internet were noticeably upset. What made things worse was that we really didn’t get a chance to see the game before it was canned. Fortunately (or perhaps unfortunately?) some interesting footage of the prototype has been unearthed.

What do you think of the footage? If CAPCOM did go ahead and release a demo of the game, would you be interested in paying for the prototype?

Special thanks to the fan community at Protodude’s Rockman Corner for uncovering this video!

4 thoughts on “Mega Man Legends 3 Footage Found!”

  1. Really curious to see what happens to the Blue Bomber moving forward. This footage looked good, but perhaps it’s wise for Capcom to give the guy some breathing room in order for him to make a big comeback in another few years. It’s worked wonders for other series, so perhaps this is their reason. We’ll find out soon enough I suppose.

  2. It would be great to see the Mega Man brand come back in force, but I’d still like to see Nintendo do something this year for the for the franchises’ 25th anniversary, especially after Mario & Legend of Zelda got such strong attention during their 25th’s.

    1. I think many Mega Man fans are overreacting to this lull period we’re going through. It isn’t like there hasn’t been a “new” Mega Man game in forever. We just had Mega Man 10 as recently as 2010. Star Force 3 came out in 2009. Mega Man ZX Advent was in 2007. Mega Man X8 was in 2005. I believe Maverick Hunter X and Powered Up were in the same year. Command Mission wasn’t that long before either. I like that CAPCOM is taking the time to think of something to do for Mega Man, so I’m still hopeful that the series can progress. With how they revitalized Street Fighter and Resident Evil, I’m curious to see how they can bring Mega Man back in a big way.

      I have to admit, if Legends 3 were released as it was, I have to wonder if it would have been another “modestly” successful game that would just keep the series where it is. I would most definitely have bought it, because I’m sure it would have been a great game. Both Legends 1 and 2 are still great games. But they were commercial failures, for sure. Legends 1 only sold about 120,000 copies globally in its lifetime. Legends 2 fared worse with about 100,000 copies. For some reason, it seems like most of the interest coming for Legends 3 is because of the cancellation–very few seemed really passionate beforehand. I know because I was there, checking the Dev Room everyday. It seems like in a way, the cancellation has revived interest in Mega Man, for better or worse. Maybe now people will actually pay attention to some of the good new Mega Man games instead of just ignoring them. I got several of my friends to play Legends finally after all these years, just because of the Legends 3 cancellation–they found out they actually do like the games. It’s a weird situation.

      With that being said, I still want something for Mega Man’s 25th Anniversary. It just feels like it would be appropriate for the company to pay respect to such an influential franchise. Without the success of Mega Man in the late 80s and early 90s, Capcom may not have had the drive to make some other successful and influential games. I feel like just because Mega Man is such a big part of the company’s past, it would be only natural to do something nice for the anniversary. even if it’s just an anthology package. A complete, HD, Trophy-enabled PS3 collection disc with all of the console titles would be absolutely fantastic–can you imagine all of the Classic, X, and Legends games on one disc, with extras and bonus features? I’d buy that day one.

  3. I know what you mean Tim. Mega Man was crucial to the company’s early success. Without the Blue Bomber they wouldn’t have had the funds necessary for all their other endeavours at the time. As for the 25th anniversary, I’m kind of really bummed out over the lack of interest in all companies with their franchises and the whole “let’s celebrate them.” Here are some examples….

    1985 – Super Mario Bros. was released in North America. Fast forward 25 years and we got the single lamest collection ever, a direct port of Super Mario All Stars. Like are you %&$#ing kidding me?!?! Talk about 0 effort.

    1986 – The Legend of Zelda was released, and is the only game that actually had good fanfare service.

    1986 – Metroid was released. 25 years later, Nintendo forgets Metroid even exists.

    1986/87 – Castlevania was released on the Famicom Disk System and then the NES. Fast forward 25 years and what did Konami do for the big anniversary? Yeah, a whole lot of nothing.

    1987 – Mega Man was released, and nothing appears to be happening for the 25th anniversary.

    I could go on, but you get the point. It’s truly sad that so many classic series are really missing the boat here. Release compilations on XBLA/PSN at the very least. Just do something to show some respect to the series that helped these companies blast to superstardom in the industry. Right now it feels as though no one gives a crap, and that’s just sad.

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