Mega Man Legends 3 Launching First On...3DSWare?

Posted by patrickklepek (6417 posts) -

Capcom announced last week your first taste of Mega Man Legends 3 will be Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version, billed as a "launch title" for Nintendo's upcoming 3DSWare digital marketplace.

Capcom has been heralding Mega Man Legends 3 as a collaboration with fans since now-departed designer Keiji Inafune confirmed a third entry was finally coming. Capcom's taking that collaborative spirit one rather crazy step forward by releasing an incredibly unfinished version of the game to fans.

"No matter how large or small your idea is," said the company in the press release, "you have the chance to see it come to life and get your name in the credits of the game!"

Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version will include the "new close combat gameplay style," several playable missions, access to areas that are nowhere near completed, and a debug menu that can flip on "special moves and abilities." Seems like you'll be able to super-power your character pretty quickly.

The big question: will you have to pay up? Capcom US won't say. The company told me "pricing" (which doesn't mean this won't be free, but they won't say one way or the other) is coming later. In Japan, Capcom will be charging 200yen (roughly $2.40). Similar pricing wouldn't come as a surprise.

The 3DSWare marketplace isn't available on 3DS yet. Nintendo is expected to release an update soon.
#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6417 posts) -

Capcom announced last week your first taste of Mega Man Legends 3 will be Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version, billed as a "launch title" for Nintendo's upcoming 3DSWare digital marketplace.

Capcom has been heralding Mega Man Legends 3 as a collaboration with fans since now-departed designer Keiji Inafune confirmed a third entry was finally coming. Capcom's taking that collaborative spirit one rather crazy step forward by releasing an incredibly unfinished version of the game to fans.

"No matter how large or small your idea is," said the company in the press release, "you have the chance to see it come to life and get your name in the credits of the game!"

Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version will include the "new close combat gameplay style," several playable missions, access to areas that are nowhere near completed, and a debug menu that can flip on "special moves and abilities." Seems like you'll be able to super-power your character pretty quickly.

The big question: will you have to pay up? Capcom US won't say. The company told me "pricing" (which doesn't mean this won't be free, but they won't say one way or the other) is coming later. In Japan, Capcom will be charging 200yen (roughly $2.40). Similar pricing wouldn't come as a surprise.

The 3DSWare marketplace isn't available on 3DS yet. Nintendo is expected to release an update soon.
#2 Posted by TimmyChaw (126 posts) -
Love it 
#3 Posted by Burn1n9m4n (319 posts) -

Jeff loves it

#4 Posted by DaemonBlack (354 posts) -

I really liked the first legends game. If i ever decide to get a 3DS ill maybe check it out.

#5 Posted by INFINITE_CASH (197 posts) -

cool

#6 Posted by UsbCable (237 posts) -

I loved Legends one and it's fancy mall music, this news makes me happy.

#7 Posted by Olivaw (1223 posts) -

You jerks better buy it.

You better.

This game needs to get made!

#8 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

I'm pretty excited for more Mega Man Legends, but I'll just wait for the full game (unless this does end up being free).

#9 Edited by BlinkinCard41 (24 posts) -

A downloadable Mega Man Legends game unfortunately doesn't sound too promising, especially since it's on a handheld. I would be more comfortable if it were being released as a full fledged retail game. Hopefully they release the full game as regular retail. Even though I don't have a 3DS, I loved the first Mega Man Legends and it would be absolutely great if this game did well.

#10 Posted by Jolt92 (1644 posts) -

I'm so glad to have Klepek on. I can't even force myself to read Nicholsons articles.

#11 Posted by AncientMecha (121 posts) -

Man... Mega Man Legends rocked. I'm gonna take some time out this summer and finally play through Legends 2, like I meant to all those years ago.

#12 Posted by Zero_ (2012 posts) -

So... they're blackmailing us? Cool. I'd do anything for Legends 3 at this point.

#13 Posted by Arker101 (1484 posts) -

I don't care how I need to get it. I will get it.

#14 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (532 posts) -

yay? I dunno. I love me some Mega Man Legends, but this sounds like they want us to pay to build a game for them. I doubt the final game will have this kind of mechanic and it'll spoil the exploration experience I loved in the first two....I'm out.

#15 Posted by craigymail (229 posts) -

I'll wait until I've heard the official description....

#16 Posted by ThaMilkMan (385 posts) -

hhhmmm, I'm not entirely sure how I feel about getting your fanbase to do work for you, but I guess if it's like 2 dollars...and it's the full game unfinished that's not much of an issue, could be cool.

#17 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (2014 posts) -

I love that I've been waiting 11 years for this game to be made, and now that it is, I don't even get to play it. That's fucking wonderful.

#18 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2454 posts) -
I'm not sure how to feel on any of this.
#19 Posted by JoeRosa (103 posts) -

I dont understand why its on 3ds rather then a console system. Megaman legends 1 and 2 were on ps1 and there was megaman legends 64 which was on well 64. Lets put it on xbox and ps3 please.

#20 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@BlinkinCard41 said:
" A downloadable Megan Man Legends game unfortunately doesn't sound too promising, especially since it's on a handheld. I would be more comfortable if it were being released as a full fledged retail game. Hopefully they release the full game as regular retail. Even though I don't have a 3DS, I loved the first Mega Man Legends and it would be absolutely great if this game did well. "
This downloadable version is just an unfinished prototype.  It's not a full retail release.  I imagine that the full game would actually be published on 3DS game cards.
#21 Posted by Serket (29 posts) -

I'm not really that stoked about the fan collaboration, but it doesn't seem terrible, either. Plus, $2.40 sounds pretty cheap...

#22 Posted by Contro (2346 posts) -

The final game will be retail only.















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