The Story Behind The Mega Man Legends 3 Not Being Greenlit Story

By Spencer . March 10, 2011 . 2:06pm

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If you’ve been following the Mega Man Legends 3 news, Director Masakazu Eguchi recently said the game has not been greenlit for production by Capcom. In other words, there is a chance it could be canceled.

 

When I met with Seth Killian I asked him, being Capcom’s community manger, what was it like working on the Mega Man Legends 3 project.

 

"It’s been really cool, but it’s been kind of scary in a lot of ways also. Just recently we had a post where the team talked about how the game hasn’t been greenlit," Killian said during a Siliconera interview.

 

"They were saying like ‘well, we got an extension, so we’re going to keep working on the game.’ Does this mean it’s actually going to be made? Not 100% and that’s true. It’s kind of weird because we were talking about it internally and maybe we shouldn’t say that. It’s sort of a weird message or maybe it will upset some people. And it did actually upset some people."

 

It’s interesting that Capcom was debating if they should let Eguchi-san discuss submitting the game for approval. In the end, Eguchi mentioned it because he wants to candidly share the game development process with fans.

 

"But, the team really does has this idea that they want to share things with people for real. And they did. There is a chance that we won’t see the game for real, but we are all crossing our fingers. That’s the real story of game development, they get canceled all the time."

 

While still unconfirmed, Mega Man Legends 3 will be playable at Capcom’s 3DS premium event in Akihabara along with Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and Super Street Fighter IV 3D. We’ll have impressions of those tomorrow and more from Killian where we discuss "fringe" characters from Marvel vs. Capcom 3.


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