Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version Launching With The 3DS eShop

By Spencer . April 21, 2011 . 8:32am

Volcano_Leggings_bmp_jpgcopy In May, the same day the Nintendo eShop launches, fans will finally get to play a part of Mega Man Legends 3. Capcom will release Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Edition as a digital download, which gives players a look at the long awaited sequel and the fan contributions in the game.


Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version introduces a new character too. Barrett is a reckless leader of a sky pirate gang who has explosive kicks, apparently. Since this is a prototype, players can access some areas of the game that aren’t finished after beating the main missions. Capcom also left a debug menu in that grants special moves and abilities.


The only missing detail is a price. Capcom didn’t announce what Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version will cost, if anything in North America. Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version is 200 yen ($2.40) in Japan.


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  • Proto Man/Zero of the Legends series CONFIRMED!

    • cjeromek

      And it only took 14 years!!

  • Sal

    The graphics looks like Ar Tonelico Qoga.

  • godmars

    Anyone else get the feeling that Capcom has no idea what they’re doing? Have no real framework or story context? That they’re doing things like this prototype to put out feelers and entrench the fanbase to ensue sales?

    What the hell has happened to the gaming industry? Its like its beyond creatively bankrupt, but it knows – has come ideas in that regard at least – how to manipulate consumers.

    • I think we see this the same way:
      They are taking the next step by opening the gates to paid beta versions. The low price will prevent a large outcry.

      In the near future, this might be a financial sound solution for games that have a vocal fanbase but low mainstream potential like say… Beyond Good & Evil 2.

      It’s horrible.

    • Suicunesol

      Larger development teams? Development costs perhaps? Games have become so expensive to develop that they need to make sure the product isn’t a bad investment. Business > Creativity.

      Of course, it’s always been that way to a certain degree. But more so now than ever.

      • godmars

        That might be true in the case of the PS3 and 360, where HD resolutions are more a resource drain, but the 3DS? The pics look good but they’re closer to Wii/PS2 than anything else. Hardly outside of set comfort zones.

        Nevermind the level of involvement they’ve gotten from the community.

    • Exkaiser

      No, but the feeling I get is that you don’t have any idea what you’re talking about.

      Capcom seems perfectly on-track with this game.

    • Guest

      blame Inafune leaving I guess

  • What is adult Subaru Hoshikawa doing in Mega Man Legends 3 and why has he become a pirate?

    • Exkaiser

      He gave up his HEROISM for FREEDOM.

      It’s that rebellious stage, you know?

  • Apache_Chief

    I figured out what’s been bothering me about the characters. The eyes are total ovals and you can see the whites all the way around their irises in a dead stare. I hope these are placeholder expressions until they can animate some emotions, because it’s creeping me out. It makes them look like they’re about to either hug me or stab me.

    • Exkaiser

      They’re placeholders.

      • Suicunesol

        How can you be so sure?

        • Exkaiser

          Because the faces don’t have any animations except for blinking yet.

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    I’m actually gonna get a 3DS now.

    • Guest

      While you’re at it get me one too

  • xflame10

    plz tell me my 3ds secretly has 1,000 points built in to it.

  • PersonaSpace

    For all the focus that went into a new female character, I’m surprised she’s not playable over this generic sky pirate guy we’re going to be forced to play as.

  • yaaaaay!! Roll, ship, the Monkey even the monsters are still the same !! ^^~
    yup no need to change them . . .
    but where is mega man :( I see another man :O

    • Exkaiser

      He’s on the moon!

  • TanyaRei

    at that price i cant really say no

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