Capcom's announcement in July that Mega Man Legends 3 would not see release sparked quite the vitriolic response from supporters, thanks in no small part to its planned utilisation of fan influence and ideas to mould and shape the title.
The company stated at the time that this was unrelated to the departure of series creator Keiji Inafune, but Strategies Japan has revealed Inafune wished to continue the project, as well as others he'd begun, at his newly founded studio Comcept, supporting Capcom after working out a contract between the two companies. Capcom's response? "We have no need to do that."
I wanted to see those projects that I started to completion... [I went to the trouble of] …Finding the right time, gathering the team members, planning strategies, all so we could barely start on Mega Man Legends 3. I really don’t want to quit at this crucial moment… but I can’t keep going at Capcom. I am too tired to keep going. I wanted to leave Capcom to recharge my energy, and support Capcom from there, but it seems they don’t allow it. I want to make all my effort to keep Legends 3 alive, but I’m really not sure I can do it.
It looks like the game's already well-sealed coffin just got its last nail. How do you feel about this news?