Here’s How Else You Can Help Capcom On Mega Man Legends 3

By Ishaan . October 13, 2010 . 6:50pm

 

Last we heard from Capcom USA on the Mega Man Legends 3 Project, they revealed that the focus of the game will be a collaboration between fans and Capcom’s development team in Japan, who will be taking fan feedback into account to help shape the design of the final Mega Man Legends chapter.

 

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This emphasis on making fans a part of the development process is the reason Mega Man Legends 3 has “Project” in its logo. Global Head of Production at Capcom and creator of Mega Man, Keiji Inafune, shed more light on this at a panel at the New York Comic-Con this past weekend. Read on for a quick summary of the talk or watch the panel video above.

 

The Mega Man Legends series, Inafune reveals, has not been amongst Capcom’s most financially successful. Regardless, the amount of fan enthusiasm for another Legends game led Inafune to greenlight the project. By making the series’s devoted fans a part of the development process, Capcom hope to make Legends 3 a success.

 

The first step of this process involves voting for the game’s heroine. As they get further into development, however, Capcom will be asking fans for advice on bosses and boss battles. Inafune even mentions the possibility of fans providing voicework for the game or suggesting professional voice-actors that they think would be well-suited to the title.


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  • http://twitter.com/OhKeh OhKeh

    Wow, Capcom sure is doing things right lately.

    • http://www.themogblog.com/ Edward Walton

      Just some things right.

    • http://twitter.com/Ale598 Ale598

      I dunno we have to wait until the product releases to see if they are doing the right thing. Fans are not game designers if all videogame enthusiasts were game designers then the majority of videogames hitting the market would be AAA games. Well anyways I hope they prove me wrong and actually pull this off then maybe other companies will adopt this method and we will see an improvement on the quality of games in general.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

      You’re being sarcastic, right?

    • thebanditking

      DmC says hi………….

  • cmurph666

    Man, my voice in MML3~?!

    Where do I sign up~?!

  • HPN

    “The Mega Man Legends series, Inafune reveals, has not been amongst Capcom’s most financially successful. Regardless, the amount of fan enthusiasm for another Legends game led Inafune to greenlight the project.”

    So if this game fails at retail it’s the fault of the fanbase.

    “The first step of this process involves voting for the game’s heroine”

    “Capcom will be asking fans for advice on bosses and boss battles.”

    I have the feeling this is going to be the video games equivalent of The Homer.

    • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

      It will definitely end up as a “Homer” but I still think this is an interesting experiment from Capcom. As far as I know, this kind of relationship between a major game studio and its fanbase is unprecedented.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511400718 Inochi Evergreen

    i don’t know.. the thing is, the first two Legends games were awesome without the “help” of any fan input. I can already see this lead to drastic changes in the series and deviding fans, like what’s happening with most classic series being “renewed” these days. I already know that whatever I vote for is going to be the least popular stuff XD

  • http://twitter.com/Gunstar_BlueNeo KayJay N.

    If the only way we can get Mega Man Legends 3 is via fanservice, I’m on board! I’m gonna be positive about this.

  • thebanditking

    I really like the fan involvement in this project and its great to see Capcom doing this. That said I still don’t know if this will help this game do well, there are some hurdles to get over and I hope Capcom keeps this in mind. For one this game is being made for an unreleased platform, one that most view as a pretty expensive one at that. Second despite how much I liked the Legends games I still don’t know if I am going to buy a 3DS, so all this positive interaction could be for nothing. I doubt I am the only one with this mind set.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_646SJHSYIVVDGRSNPIS3FBW2UA JamesD

    So then this definitely means tha game won’t be available at launch right? Doesn’t seem like they could get real feedback/suggestions and implement them in the final product in less then 5 months. Unless we’re just voting on some basic options that they can change easily or something…

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