After seeing the news that Capcom cancelled Mega Man Universe, I thought about a conversation Seth Killian, Community Manger, and I had after talking about Mega Man Legends 3.
"There is also sort of this weird issue in Japan where a lot of Japanese developers, at least internal in Capcom, sort of don’t believe Mega Man is popular in the U.S.," Killian said.
I was stunned since the Mega Man series, in my opinion, has a large and quite vocal following in North America. With a bit of disbelief, I replied with "Really?"
"Yeah, I had the same response! Like ‘Really? Really really?’ because he is really popular here," Killian responded. "People really like the character, X, and everything down the line."
Back to Mega Man Legends 3, Killian re-iterated what he said in our interview earlier, "Frankly, if you can rally your friends [for Mega Man Legends 3] they are looking at that kind of thing. I gotta say this isn’t a cheap publicity stunt where like (says in a comical voice) you can get all of your friends over to come here and help us out then the game’s future is OK. (back in his regular voice) Those are a contributing factor, but it’s also dependent on the team’s own work and the project they can put together with the budget and timeline they’ve been assigned."