Is That Mega Man Legends 3’s Aero In Capcom’s Sound Rangers?

By Ishaan . January 6, 2014 . 11:36pm

Back in September, we shared news of a Capcom game titled Sound Rangers: Rhythm and Battle!, a rhythm game for iOS devices. In Sound Rangers, the gameplay is a mix of standard rhythm game tapping and performing combos via mini-games to beat the Sound Rangers’ enemies.


Earlier today, Capcom teased via Twitter that a new character will be making an appearance in Sound Rangers, and it looks like Aero from the cancelled Mega Man Legends 3 project. While the project was in development, Aero’s design was voted on by fans. Her final look was created by Shinsuke Komaki and Tokiko Nakashima.


Aero’s evolution in Mega Man Legends 3.


Aero isn’t the first Mega Man character that has made a cameo in Sound Rangers. In the past, the game has introduced stages featuring the original Mega Man, as well as Cut Man and Flash Man.


[Via: Rock Man Corner]

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  • chibidw

    Wowee, and here I thought “fat Mega Man” in SFxT was Capcom’s biggest middle finger to fans to date.

    • LanceHeart

      Mind telling me how “fat Mega Man” was a middle finger when *Inafune himself* is the one who planned it and OK’ed it?

      • AkuLord3

        Yeah which was a year before he left…and when Legends 3 was canned. They could have not done it or anything else because of the sour feeling it would leave but NOPE. Yeah Inafune planned it and stuff…but doesn’t change how it resulted after it.

        • LanceHeart

          FFxT was already well underway and nearly completed when Inafune left. If he had any misgivings, he had more than enough time to tell them to rescind fat BBAMM and/or replace him with a normal Mega Man/X.

          The fact that Inafune is the one who suggested it proves that BBAMM was not included with any ill intent. Whether you want to believe it or not doesn’t change the facts on the matter.

          • Anime10121

            No of course BBAMM wasnt included with ill intent, as Aku already stated, he was put in the game at a time when Megaman was set to have 2 releases coming out, Megaman Universe and Megaman Legends 3.

            But the issue many fans have with his inclusion, is that he wasnt revealed until AFTER both games had been cancelled, so it SEEMS like a dick move, when honestly, it wasnt, but they just had EXTREMELY bad timing in announcing the character.

  • Just Tim

    Obvious spite move by Capcom, at worst.

    This reminds me too much of the time when Ruby Heart and Amingo were meant to be in DarkStalkers, yet they ended up in MvC2 as original chars.

    • Go2hell66

      or bad box art megaman in SFxT

    • Yes, they’re obviously trying to intentionally spite the people who buy their products. That makes complete logical sense.

      • Just Tim

        Ishaan, everybody knows by now that Capcom already burnt the bridges between themselves and the fans, by virtue of the moves Capcom did since 2011.

        Just speaking for myself, I already accepted the notion that Capcom wants to switch its mascot from Classic MegaMan to Nemesis, simply because of America’s collective obsession with zombies and how zombie DLCs in American FPS sell more than MegaMan games do so nowadays.

        Did Classic MegaMan get featured in a Hollywood film? No; Nemesis did. Did Classic MegaMan get a playable character spot in UMvC3? No; Nemesis did. Did Classic MegaMan get upgraded from a cameo in Vanilla MvC3 to a fully-playable character status in UMvC3? No; Nemesis did.

        Also, another thing, I still remember a now-former Capcom staffmember even called MegaMan fans “thin-skinned”, yet when someone asked him on Twitter this question, word for word…

        “Since Zombie Apocalypse already happened in Miami… how about #NemesisForCapcomMascot?”

        Yes, someone asked him that question, during the infamous cannibalism case that happened in Miami back in 2012.

        Oh, as for that now-former Capcom staffmember, guess what happened to him after that Twitter question? He left Capcom a month later.

        Most fans consider this move by Capcom a spite move for two reasons: one, emotional (as shown even in the comments here) and two, financial, especially when most of the fans had already lined up their money for what could had been MML3; instead, they saw what they could had paid for get reused into another completely non-MegaMan project.

        Oh, Ishaan, an example of a spite move that Capcom did was when a decade after it denied then-Banpresto Cyberbots for SRW, it actually used the “PTX-” mecha code designations on Ivan and Hardballer for Lost Planet; yet, in SRW lore alone, “PTX-” is extremely associated with Personal Troopers, eXperimentals like:

        PTX-001RV Gespenst RV
        PTX-002 Gespenst Type-S
        PTX-003C-SP1 Alt Eisen Riese
        PTX-004 Schutzwald
        PTX-005 Wildschwein
        PTX-006 Wildraubtier
        PTX-007-03UN Rein Weiss Ritter
        PTX-014 R-Blade
        PTX-015 Wild Wuerger
        PTX-016 Wild Falken

        • Crevox

          Could also be a jab at Inafune and Mighty #9; “look, we’re going to use your creation we canceled and make money off it now that you’re gone”


          • Just Tim

            I won’t find it hard to believe if Capcom took offense at Inafune’s reaction, especially when Capcom ruined his overall plans for the MegaMan franchise.

            Specifically, I won’t find it hard to believe if that were the case, especially when Inafune openly wanted to end the X Saga at X5, with X vs Zero as the climax, but Capcom denied him.

          • OkamiKing

            See, the problem with all the “Capcom” did this to spite the fans and or Inafune, is that Capcom isn’t a person; its a company.

            Now, I don’t know when or why people tried appropriating every action that seems spiteful and or disrespectful to fans, as “Capcom” doing it. At the end of the day, its either a various assortment of individuals in power who either dislike Inafune and the fans (Unlikely) or its just a business move. Its probably just a business move. Contrary to what a lot of people believe, companies do not move mountains to spite people….. Unless there is a specific mountain moving company made to spite people…. And its not Capcom.

            Though in all honesty I would be hella pissed if it was Aero.

          • AkuLord3

            Yes because companies can’t spite people, its not like there isn’t a division of people who can say what and what can work/not work. Noone there to say maybe we shouldn’t. Sure yeah, Capcom isn’t a person that is trying to get its fans angry but its still a company that makes poor decisions like others that still piss people off.
            After all, there are business moves that are…DUMB and some people should have seem it coming

          • Phantasos

            Except the bad artbox Megaman was originally Inafune’s idea as said by the man himself.

            I despise Megaman fans victim complex and conspiracy theorists. A cameo is exactly that, a cameo. For awareness of a brand. Not even with Mighty Number 9 going will you stop your never ending malcontent and walls of text of oversensitivity. Literally EVERYTHING Megaman related is an attack, including Zero’s placement as a fighter in Marvel vs Capcom 3, for some ungodly reason.

            Guess Megaman’s inclusion in Smash Bros was also a Machiavellian attack from Capcom on the poor fans because he still hasn’t received a game in the last years.

            Fucking listen to yourself and then count the ridiculous number of games your franchise has and then think why the mainlines and spinoff lines started to sell like crap. You people are the definition of entitled and there’s other Capcom franchises in much worse situations than yours.

          • Crevox

            Relax bro, I’m not a Megaman fanboy, nor did I say anything about “bad artbox Megaman.”

          • Geo Izumiya

            Did you know that Capcom didn’t even know about his own Megaman Final Smash?

            The staff on capcom were confused when they saw that on the Nintendo Direct, really ;____;

        • Look, I don’t care to read your walls of text or your conspiracy theories. (Although, I will say this is the first time I’ve seen anyone complaining about Mega Man not having a Hollywood movie. Do you guys just like to invent weirder and weirder things to complain about with every passing week?) All I’m saying is, publishers aren’t stupid and nor do they make it personal.

          What do they have to gain by “spiting” people? Use common sense here. What could they possibly gain?

          • Just Tim

            The “spite” issue has been an emotional tag used by other fans, and I’m just echoing them.

            Also, I take offense you dismissed as “conspiracy theory” to the things I actually noticed, even before this discussion, I am old enough to remember when Resident Evil gained its own Hollywood film-verse, which I used as basis to the compare and contrast to the rhetorical question/response, Did MegaMan…? No, Nemesis did.”

            Besides, Ishaan, I’m speaking for myself, not a faceless legion, yet your response is “Do you guys just like to invent weirder and weirder things to complain about with every passing week?”

            In real life, I even talked to FGC members about how much financial sense a Marvel Zombies DLC for UMvC3 makes sense, especially how I said earlier, America has a collective obsession with zombies. You’d be surprised to learn that despite reservations, it makes makes business and financial sense, and FGC members know that. Last reported, Capcom has USD 152M in the bank; yet, Capcom did not capitalize on Halloween, just for the brought-up Marvel Zombies DLC for UMvC3, for three Halloweens in a row I may add.

          • Last reported, Capcom has USD 152M in the bank; yet, Capcom did not capitalize on Halloween, just for the brought-up Marvel Zombies DLC for UMvC3, for three Halloweens in a row I may add.

            Look, I don’t mean to be rude, but this is the kind of thing that really makes my blood boil.

            Do you know the first thing about Capcom’s finances and their future plans? No. Do you know anything about their contract with Marvel? No. Do you know anything about what games they have in development, outside of the couple we know of? No.

            Ergo, you are in no position, whatsoever, to make educated comments on what Capcom should or shouldn’t be doing financially. Heck, I pore over every financial report that Capcom puts out and dissect it in great detail, and even then I’m in no position to say what they should or shouldn’t do.

            The point is, you’re annoyed, and that’s fine. But don’t start being a drama queen about it and bringing up suggestions of spite and Hollywood and comparisons to Resident Evil. Call it like it is. They did something you didn’t like. Leave it at that.

          • Just Tim

            On the first and third questions, they are givens. As for the Marvel contract, I am under the impression that Marvel calls the shots on that one; I still remember reading how Marvel gave specific directions to Capcom on portraying Dr. Strange in UMvC3.

            On the second paragraph, that is like dismissing I am better off keeping my ideas to myself and let Capcom “tough out” the current gaming cycle until the next one, despite such an idea, being a logical solution aimed at the North American market and for immediate implementation. As painful as it sounds, that’s like giving up on something many a commenter actually became emotionally attached to since childhood.

            In actuality, I have resigned myself into thinking of proactive solutions on how can Capcom implement realistic profit targets and not Call of Duty-levels; yet, when I echoed the sentiments of other fans and players, I got called a “drama queen.” Comparisons to Hollywood and Resident Evil specifically are simply for objective financial measurements.

            Also, Ishaan, I understand where you stand, but many fans here cannot stand seeing what they cherish to be lost forever.

          • Kaihedgie

            If it’s “lost forever”, why are we still talking about it? Why does Capcom keep using that source material? Obviously it’s not lost if it keeps popping up everywhere.

          • Kaihedgie

            This is why sometimes I hope Capcom doesn’t make another Mega Man game: because the fanbase thinks everything is an attack at them.

        • Exkaiser

          Your whole bit about Cyberbots, SRW, and Lost Planet is completely ludicrous. I mean, on what planet does that make sense? Not letting your series be used in another company’s game isn’t spiteful, nor is using the same model designation code in an unrelated game ten years later.

          I mean, the whole post is ludicrous, but I thought that bit was especially silly.

          • Kaihedgie

            The most ludicrous part about this is the 20+ people agreeing with the post

          • Just Tim

            Leakers via 2ch want to say hi, just like how Lupinko did the same for MvC3.

  • Craig

    endless salt rubbing to the wounds

    • darryl scott

      but remember salt heal wounds.
      this is more like pouring lemon juice on it ^_-

      • PreyMantis

        Lemon juice? Make that pure acid.

        • darryl scott

          acid!? add a sprinkle of sh!t and piss and we we got a agreement

    • d19xx

      and setting it on fire…

    • Tenshiken

      Remember this from the Capcom Unity blog post about the cancellation?

      “Q. What will happen to the ideas and input participants have given to the Dev Room?

      A. Content will remain viewable on the Devroom, but will not be utilized for any future projects.”

      • Tonemanzero

        Remember that Heroine Poll used character designs made by Capcom hired staff and did not any user generated content outside of input via the voting process. The key here is that only the “participant” generated content would be protected and as it isn’t, it can be freely used, despite everyone’s opinions on the matter.

  • Ridho Siregar

    I’m still hoping in desperation that the MML3 Dev Team still continue their works after the cancellation, only now they are working in silence and without ‘transparency for fans’ anymore.

    If not, I’m still waiting the acquisition news of Mega Man by Comcept.

    • Max

      You should inform yourself on who really is Inafune and for what decisions he was responsible at Capcom before wanting something like that.
      Most people in the west jump to the conclusion Inafune is the exact opposite of Capcom, when that’s no the case at all.

  • Warboss Aohd


  • Weeb

    Can’t stop twisting the knife, eh Capcom?

  • Mind as well do something with the character after all the hub-bub and fan input to pick a design!

  • Bluevirage

    No way to spin this other than a big FU to the fans of that canceled game. I only purchased my 3DS for MML3 in the first place! Sure other awesome games have come out. But still, that cancellation hurt the most.

    What happened to the company that released a new Mega Man game yearly? What happened?

  • Kid Kuma

    Let me start by stating I’m not a capcom fanboy. I feel like people are talking this the wrong way. I feel like capcom obviously, unfortunately, and stupidly has no plan to make mml3. But they like the character design that everyone helped decode on for Aero and didn’t want this character to go to waste. of its stated in the game “Aero from mml3” then Yea fuuuuuuu capcom, but if not then I’m glad this character is getting life more than just on the starting board.

  • TheExile285

    And people wonder why Capcom gets so much hate.

    • Kaihedgie

      I still find myself wondering why. They put a character from a cancelled game in another game and people STILL get mad?

      • Ferrick

        pretty much because it’s still not a megaman game ?

        • Kaihedgie

          Would you rather they not put her in at all and pretend it never happened? So what if it isn’t a new Mega Man game? The game has more than enough sequels released on an annual basis as it is. It desperately needed the break

          • Ferrick

            that wouldn’t make much difference either

          • Kaihedgie

            Neither would a new Mega Man game.

          • Ferrick

            new megaman game would atleast be something… unless if it’s another Xover game, then it’s better off to not have a new MM game

          • Kaihedgie

            Even if it wasn’t another Xover game it still wouldn’t be anything.

            The comments in this article are proof of that. Hell, Mighty No.9 is proof of that.

          • Ferrick

            well can’t really blame em, recent capcom games have been pretty nasty, and DmC still left a rather bad taste in my mouth

          • Kaihedgie

            What’s “nasty” or not is a matter of subjection. Let’s not pretend Capcom had a perfect record of quality games up until 2011.

          • Ferrick

            well, not like records mean much anymore once it’s broken

          • Kaihedgie

            But Capcom didn’t have that record.

            Remember all the times people whined about a new Mega Man game that wasn’t a Classic or X game?

          • Ferrick

            i don’t really recall that, just that i only remembered that people started hating ZX quite alot for it’s inconsistent plot and star force for some reason

          • Kaihedgie

            They also hated Battle Network because it was “kiddy” and a massive departure from any Mega Man game period. They chastised Zero because he had stolen the spotlight from the Blue Bomber so much that he had even gotten his own series, made worse by the fact that he would later get his own incarnation in the Battle Network series despite being an X character when everyone else was from the Classic series. Protoman.exe’s design was even modeled after him.

          • Exkaiser

            Why is this being voted down? It’s really just a fact that Megaman fans have always been vocal about disliking every new spinoff as it comes out. Battle Network, Zero, Star Force and ZX (and yes, even Legends, though mostly that got ignored by everyone but its own little niche of fans) got a lot of flak from “hardcore” Megaman fans back in the day until it became acceptable to like these things. Megaman 9 got flak even after it came out and turned out decent. It definitely wasn’t everyone, but it was an extremely vocal minority- just like the extremely vocal minority now that won’t stop fighting the fight.

            Hell, Star Force and ZX were practically strangled by the poor reception.

      • ChiffonCake

        To me, this comes off as Capcom actively trying to make people remember that Legends 3 didn’t happen. Of course people are going to get mad.

        • Kaihedgie

          Yes, Legends 3 didn’t happen…which is precisely why they’re putting a character from there in a crossover

          What logic is that?

      • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

        its because of this…

        Q. What will happen to the ideas and input participants have given to the Dev Room?

        A. Content will remain viewable on the Devroom, but will not be utilized for any future projects.

  • EvaUnitO2

    I feel like not only has Capcom dumped me, but they’re turning right around to their friends and making fun of how bad I was in bed.

  • hazelnut1112

    What a damn slap to the face.
    Not only are they putting in this character from a cancelled game people wanted, but they are putting her in a crappy iOS game to top it off.

  • epy

    If it is Aero, what would Capcom gain from adding her? The only ones that would recognize her are Megaman fans that are most likely not going to have a positive reaction from having salt rubbed on their wounds. It is a good design yes, but I’m sure they can come up with several designs that are just as good or better for their rhythm game.

    It is their character and they can do whatever they want with it but unless they’re building hype for some sort of revival of Legends 3, I can’t see why they would think this is a good idea.

  • ..I’m speechless.

    • Keiji Johnson

      How about “Screw you Capcom. Just… Screw you”?

      • Or “Oh cool, Aero didn’t completely die.”

        • Keiji Johnson

          Or perhaps that would be a more plausible thing to say, I suppose.

  • tubers

    I just hope that’s some sort of hidden teaser that MML3 Project is still being considered as a console title (not just a ph/ablet game)

  • FreeLancers

    first you cancelled legends 3,now you take a character from it to a game that might not come to other regions.It’s like “kiss my ASS!! i’ll do what ever I want HA HA HA!!!!

  • RichyGaming

    Why would they mention anything MML3 related, now?

  • Brandonmkii

    Man, you guys are awful. At least they’re giving the character some time in the spotlight, instead of just forgetting she ever existed.

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      problem is she didnt even exist in the 1st place because the game was cancelled.
      we all know that she was supposed to be on MML3 but since MML3 didnt exist how can can she exist?

      • You know this isn’t some paradox, right? Aero, or any other character, isn’t bound to its original concept, and can be used in any other project that the company wishes to use them for.

        • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

          Sadly i have to agree~ but this is 100% kick to the balls by capcom… they made us help them design a character… then they cancel the game the character was for… then they used they character we help make for another game we didnt even want her to be in… and they say its a cameo… when she doesnt belong to any game in the 1st place

  • Tom_Phoenix

    “Aero isn’t the first Mega Man character that has made a cameo in Sound Rangers.”

    You know, I just had a thought…since MML3 was cancelled, wouldn’t that make Aero an original Space Rangers character?

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Off topic
      Have you ever uploaded SRW music on YouTube? If so, thanks! (Don’t feel like making a G+ account thing)

      • Tom_Phoenix

        Hahaha…yes, I have. And you’re most welcome; I’m here (well, there) to please. ^_^

        Don’t worry about the G+ account thing; I don’t have one either. And since Google changed things so that you can only get comment notifications via your Google+ account, I have no way of knowing that someone left a comment anyway. >_<

  • Max

    If it was just another Megaman character I wouldn’t really be surprised, but the fact it’s a Legends 3 character means the didn’t want to write off the project completely and forget it ever existed (like most fans seem to think).
    This is different than the assets recicled for Ex.Troopers since they’re featuring an actual character from the game.
    Seeing this makes me think the revival of the project is still possible, although very unlikely.

  • Jettythesunfish

    I…I don’t even….

  • Herok♞

    I wonder what would be worse if it was Aero or they were just trolling by using a character with the silhouette she had

  • dahuuuundge

    At least Aero is not a dead on arrival character that doesn’t belong to any finished game now.

    • AuraGuyChris

      But now she’s become the Asagi of Nippon Ichi for Capcom.

      • bassgs435

        Asagi is from NIppon Ichi , not Atlus

  • MasterScrub


  • GameTaco

    Well, this is certainly news. :3

    I dunno, I’m feeling a little optimistic about what this could mean… I’d say it’s a coin toss between MML3 still being developed in secret after all and, well, assets being cannibalized for other projects. Either way, I’m for once okay with this.

  • Neophoton

    Better than no game at all for Aero, I suppose?

  • LaserVision

    Has it occured to you conspiracy theorists that some of the ex-MML 3 staff might be working on this game and wanted to bring in her design?

    Grow up, people.

    • Kaihedgie

      Of course they haven’t. Because everything that ever happens Mega Man-related is just another thrown knife at them.

  • ChiffonCake

    Ugh… I’ll just repeat what I’ve said before – it’s time to accept that Mega Man is dead, and move on.

    • Kaihedgie

      So why is everyone still whining about it?

      • ChiffonCake

        Because that obviously still hasn’t happened? Mega Man is a franchise a lot of people still love. They still want to believe, and they’re not going to let it go overnight, even if that needs to happen.

        • Kaihedgie

          I still love the Rogue Squadron series, but you don’t hear me crying about no new games.

          I love Bloody Roar but you don’t see me going to every single Konami or Hudson-related article whining that a new game isn’t happening

          • Clicks Clacks

            The developer that made Rogue Squadron went belly up after that PS3 dragon game failed miserably (RIP Factor 5…) while Bloody Roar was never all that much of a beloved ip (or even that great of one).

            Megaman on the other hand has/had name recognition that rivaled that of Mario and Sonic for over 2 decades and a steady stream of spinoffs released every year until fairly recently, yet this past year of his 25th anniversary Capcom couldn’t be assed to release more than a shitty f2p game and a pair of glasses. Maybe if Capcom did more things right people would be more forgiving, but after RE6 I don’t really see that happening anytime soon.

    • ChiffonCake

      Way to put words in my mouth. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t want new
      games, or that I think fans are spiteful. I am, however, saying that
      Capcom is obviously not interested in making new Mega Man games anymore,
      which means that, by expecting new games, all that you’re doing is
      setting yourself up for disappointment once they announce the next
      iOS/Android cash-in.

  • Deva Ashera

    At least her design will get to be used rather then left wayside..people really need to look on the bright side these days..

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I think anyone would be happy to see their waifu in other games (she’s not mai waifu, just saying).
    I don’t have a device with iOS, no rhythm game for me :(

  • British_Otaku

    I’m struggling with two thoughts…

    1) I’m glad she wasn’t forgotten and wasted as her expy in Mighty No 9 wasn’t even an option to vote for even if I don’t have an iOS device…

    2) I would rather not have her in anything, if Megaman Legends 3 doesn’t come to fruition.

    I’m feeling 1.01 right now but still a little shocked at this.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    what a way to beat a dead horse :{ takes its rider and make her join the Circus

  • Paul Rodriguez

    Capcom never fails to disappoint.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Damn Capcom, that’s cold.

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