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An Early Look At Mega Man Legends 3 In Screenshot Form


Since Capcom are developing Mega Man Legends 3 in collaboration with fans, they’re also giving them a peek at how the game looks at this early stage, which game publishers almost never do. The reveal comes courtesy of the game’s director, Masakazu Eguchi, over on the game’s development blog.


Before we go any further, we should preface this by stating that the images that follow are early screenshots. In some of the older screens, the polygonal models have nothing on them beyond the most basic textures, primitive lighting and no fancy shaders. That said, this is what Legends 3 looks like at the moment, Eguchi says:



Here are images of an older prototype from June 2010, where no assets for Legends 3 had been created, so Capcom borrowed assets from previous Mega Man titles to throw together a build of Teomo City. The design was still being worked on at this point.




And here are more screens of Teomo and some ruins, just a month later (August 2010):


Eguchi also points out the floating placeholder Bass model in the ruins screenshot.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.