GamersSpot has just confirmed that the much eagerly anticipated Nintendo 3DS title Mega Man Legends 3 is no longer in development.
Capcom explains that their decision “is based on a number of criteria with input from different sectors of the company. Unfortunately it was not felt that the Mega Man Legends 3 Project met the required criteria…”
This follows on from the resignation from Capcom last year of Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune, though Capcom is not claiming that as a reason for canceling this project.
This project was to be presaged by an early build made available on the 3DS eShop. Called Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version, this would have offered players a glimpse as to what the full game would offer, with ten missions and a new playable character.
Fans had also been invited to submit ideas for this game, with material ranging from stage ideas to character art. Those people will likely be receiving mail from Capcom notifying them of the game’s cancellation.
Now, however, all of that is off the table as the entire project has been canceled.