Megaman Legends 3 Canceled

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A message posted to Megaman Legends 3′s Developer Room site has confirmed the worst: Megaman won’t be returning to his RPG-lite series on the 3DS.

The project had elicited the help of fans in designing a new character for the game as well as a new robot enemy through contests designed to bring fans closer to the production of the title.

Regular updates were made by the staff within a “Developer Room” site at Capcom’s Japanese and North American sites, fielding questions and keeping everyone updated on the project. It was a rare level of transparency that Platinum Games’ had also engaged fans with through blog entries following the development of games such as Bayonetta.

When Keiji Inafune had left Capcom shortly after Capcom had revealed their Megaman Legends 3 project for the Nintendo 3DS, fans were understandably worried over whether the project would survive without him.

It was already a huge surprise to many considering that the last Legends game, Mega Man Legends 2, came out in 2000. The Mega Man godfather had even mentioned interest in doing a follow-up to Legends 2 in an interview with Gamespot in 2007.

Capcom did their best to assure everyone that the the game wouldn’t be impacted by Inafune’s departure, though it’s hard not to think about the kind of influence one-time series producer could have brought to the game. Yet the collection of blog postings and updates at Capcom’s Developer Room had shown that the team behind the game was working to make it a worthy successor to the series that Inafune had started.

And now, it looks like we’ll never know how it could have turned out at all.

Asura’s Wrath: God of War meets the East

CyberConnect2 (.hack series, Naruto fighting game series) and Capcom have announced Asura’s Wrath at the Tokyo Game Show. Be warned that the trailer has some pretty bloody scenes in it, but it looks like it could be all sorts of furious fun. Capcom alum, Keiji Inafune, has been quoted by Wired as saying that seeing it for the first time “gave me goosebumps.”

Though not a lot of information has been released other than the trailer and that it will be using QTE’s, the possibility of collecting weapons with your body is certainly one game mechanic that I can’t recall having seen recently.

And there’s also a Giant Space Buddha. Not kidding.