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Mega Man Legends 3 Fan Group Launches Weapon Design Contest

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Blast to the prize

The cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 is still a source of disappointment for some gamers, and we even looked into the background of the project in our 3DS games you'll probably never play feature. The '100,000 Strong' campaign group that formed to press for a return of the game's development is still in action to this day, with its latest project being a weapon design contest.

It's possible to enter by registering on the still-active Capcom Devroom, which has never been taken down despite the cancellation. The basic task is to create a new or enhanced weapon for Mega Man Volnutt, with entries welcome as text descriptions, drawings or any other artistic medium that you can think of. Each participant is allowed a maximum of three entries and the contest runs until 29th March, at which point a panel of judges will choose the top three designs. The prizes should tempt any Mega Man fan: third prize is four bead sprites, second prize is a Mega Man tribute art book, while the winner receives a Mega Man Volnutt figurine with their design as a custom weapon attachment.

Full details, as well as the all-important terms and conditions, can be found on the competition's discussion thread, while submissions should be entered on the submission's thread. Even if you don't enter the competition, it's good fun to browse through the entries so far.

This campaign currently has just over 64,000 likes on its Facebook page, and no doubt hopes that this contest will help to maintain interest and push towards the elusive 100,000 target. Who knows whether any of this has will have any impact on reviving the title's development, but it's nice to see fans' continuing passion for the franchise.

[via facebook.com]

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User Comments (21)

Tasuki

#2

Tasuki said:

This reminds me when Capcom and Nintendo Power ran a Megaman robot master contest years ago. Which in the end is where Knightman and Windman in Mega Man 6 came from.

ThomasBW84Admin

#3

ThomasBW84 said:

@DictatorJumpMad Not sure what you're asking, but the prize details are in the article - 'The prizes should tempt any Mega Man fan: third prize is four bead sprites, second prize is a Mega Man tribute art book, while the winner receives a Mega Man Volnutt figurine with their design as a custom weapon attachment.' There are some links to the Ts & Cs etc in the article as well.

Late

#5

Late said:

Would enter the contest but it is not for Finland :(
Nice to see Rob Man as a judge. I've watched him on youtube. His Mega Man series reviews are awesome!

Samholy

#6

Samholy said:

biggest disapointment in 2011 gaming's life.
almost sold my 3ds because of this. (which i didnt cause my old ds broke)

why the hell did they do this to us

ThomasBW84Admin

#7

ThomasBW84 said:

@Shadowflash I see, D'oh!

I'm no Mega Man fanatic, as I've clearly demonstrated, but I do like the idea of this title emerging again in the future, even if it's very unlikely.

SkywardLink98

#8

SkywardLink98 said:

Wow. That sounds like a cool contest but I'm not a fan of the Mega Man series so I won't enter.

SkywardLink98

#9

SkywardLink98 said:

@Samholy Maybe they ran out of funds, or were to busy with other titles. Obviously it wasn't any lack of fans, with 100,000 signatures to continue development.

Marakuto

#10

Marakuto said:

This beautiful girl in my school that a lot of boys like (including me) likes playing Megaman & loves drawing so she might possibly enter.

LordJumpMad

#11

LordJumpMad said:

@ThomasBW84
Its an old joke Thomas, no need to worry :P
Be warm of terrible english voice over.

Now you too can be cool at parties, now knowing this Megaman joke.

Squid

#12

Squid said:

I'm not going to enter, but if I did and I won, I would rather have the art book than the figurine. I love me a good art book, especially video game related ones.

score6

#18

score6 said:

Hey Thomas, we really appreciate you covering this article! I'm actually one of the judges, and wanted to point out that we will be picking 10 entries total, after which the public will vote on the top three. Thanks!

eviLaTtenDant

#19

eviLaTtenDant said:

One step closer to Bacon Man finally becoming reality.
Where's feenie the one time you'd need 'er? :o

darkgamer001

#20

darkgamer001 said:

As one of the many members of the '100,00 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3' Facebook page, I'd like to thank Nintendolife for publishing this article. The more people know about our cause (and that it's still alive and kicking), the better :)

SageWaterDragon

#21

SageWaterDragon said:

@Marakuto I know that feel, bro. Same thing here. Only thing is, she constantly pestered me about random Mega Man trivia. Which got really... uncomfortable. If you know what I mean.

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