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Mega Man Legends 3 Campaign Hits 100,000 Strong

Posted by James Newton

Now what?

The campaign to resurrect Mega Man Legends 3 — snappily titled 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 — just hit its milestone on Facebook.

The campaign isn't over, though. Now the group needs to turn its button-clicks into action, inviting members to send postcards to Capcom by the month's end. These postcards carry a simple message — "please put Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version on the eShop. I would purchase it immediately." The group says that until the Prototype version hits the eShop, it hasn't succeeded.

If you want to help out, Like the campaign on Facebook. While you're there, you should probably Like Nintendo Life on Facebook, too. It's the courteous thing to do.

[via facebook.com]

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User Comments (36)

DeMoN-13ruce

#1

DeMoN-13ruce said:

nice i support this i hate capcom for screwing them the screw us also with monster hunter D: hate it hate it-.- really want monster hunter 3g or 4 but don't expect them anytime soon meh

darkgamer001

#2

darkgamer001 said:

Big thanks to everyone who liked our page, and to Nintendo Life for publishing this article and promoting this movement =)

Xkhaoz

#4

Xkhaoz said:

And my petition that was posted on their main page only has 3719 signatures. Still glad we got 100000

Geonjaha

#7

Geonjaha said:

"While you're there, you should probably Like Nintendo Life on Facebook, too. It's the courteous thing to do."

Haha, Nice touch. ;)
I hope Capcom listens to its fans on this one. I'm not desperate to get it on the eShop - dont even know if I'd get it, but I cant see why Capcom wouldnt do it.

Stuffgamer1

#8

Stuffgamer1 said:

Seeing all the evidence that the Prototype game was actually DONE...yeah, they need to release it. I've been one of those who "liked" the page for months now. But more importantly...I also joined the devroom and became a servebot. Those numbers, I am told, might well mean more. So make sure to do that too, okay?

FluttershyGuy

#9

FluttershyGuy said:

I'm sorry to say the campaign could reach 1,000,000 and Capcom wouldn't change their mind. They're basically through with Mega Man PERIOD with Inafune gone, however many fans there are out there. Also, these video game companies do what they want regardless of fan input. The absence of Earthbound on VC is proof of that. NoA probably did always plan to release at least two Project Rainfall games later than everybody else as a way of covering release gaps, so I'm not sure if it can be credited for Xenoblade & The Last Story coming here.

Wamtu

#12

Wamtu said:

Well, if Capcom are REALLY through with Megaman period, maybe they should sell the franchise to someone else. If they never do anything else with the franchise anyway, I'd doubt they'd lose anything, and the Blue Bomber would net them a few last millions to boot. Then the new company makes new games.

Sure, we may have the terrible luck of an idiot getting the rights (at least we know it would at least have to be a large company to even afford it), but it's a better chance than the series simply ending.

I dunno, maybe that's just wishful thinking...

EvilLucario

#13

EvilLucario said:

@Wamtu Nintendo treats its games with respect (most of the time). I'm sure Mega Man will find a home with Mario and Samus.

DarkKirby

#15

DarkKirby said:

As much as I want Megaman Legends 3 at this point I don't have confidence that Capcom will make it a good game. They really should just let Keiji Inafune help work on it as a joint project but Capcom has too much pride to do that. In addition if they allowed it more of their developers would probably quit as Capcom is famous for their developers quitting citing the reasons being unreasonable demands from the higher ups and forcefully ruining their games to meet the critique the higher ups wanted. What potential Street Fighter x Tekken could have had if not for Capcom desiring to make it the largest DLC goldmine ever made while spending the least amount of money and effort making it, instead of just focusing on making the game good.

mamp

#16

mamp said:

I hate Capcom, they became so greedy I can't stand them! They're the reason I gave up on the Resident Evil series. I really feel like I'm gonna skip out on Resident Evil 6 because it's just not the same anymore. Apparently shinji Mikami (creator of the original RE games) is making a new horror game and I'm really looking forward to it since he said he's gonna do horror the right way.

the_shpydar

#17

the_shpydar said:

Waste of time is a waste of time. The game's not happening; they're not going to release the prototype. I think at this point, it's become such a sore issue that Capcom would never release it just on stubborn principle, even if they had signed affidavits from a million people promising to buy it. :D

TeeJay

#18

TeeJay said:

@the_shpydar Orrrrrrrrrr...Capcom will keep getting pestered until they say "Aw, what the hell, just give them the freaking game, if only to shut them up!"

Capt_N

#19

Capt_N said:

Capcom lost a customer in me, since I really don't like any of their other stuff. Surely, there is another talent Caps can give Mega Man to? I mean, in their own wings, but selling the franchise to another studio is also something they should consider.

Objection

#20

Objection said:

If it's not Ace Attorney, I don't support CAPCOM (won't buy or won't buy new.) And then we didn't get AAI2...hope to the Almighty we get Layton v AA.

RevolverLink

#22

RevolverLink said:

I don't have much faith in Capcom ever changing their position on Legends 3 (or the demo of Legends 3, in this case), but couldn't Capcom at least port the first two Legends games and the Tron Bonne spin-off on at least one of the various digital download services or on a disc/3DS card collection?

I don't think any of those games been re-released since the end of the PSX/N64 era, and it seems out of character for Capcom to turn down an easy buck and not repackage an old game.

hydeks

#24

hydeks said:

Mega Man Legends 3 should have never been canceled. Capcom, Mega Man is your MASKOT and you've been killing him off, NOT COOL!! I recently bough marvel vs capcom 3 and noticed, THERE'S NO MEGA MAN!!! There's zero and such (which I love) but mega man!! come on!!!

MegaAdam

#25

MegaAdam said:

If the prototype was done, then I'd love to play it. To be fair, maybe Cpacom canceled it because the prototype was terrible.

misswliu81

#26

misswliu81 said:

@DarkKirby re: What potential Street Fighter x Tekken could have had if not for Capcom desiring to make it the largest DLC goldmine ever made while spending the least amount of money and effort making it, instead of just focusing on making the game good. >> not to mention they could've put it on the 3DS, considering the huge sales of super streetfighter 4 3D.

Knuckles

#28

Knuckles said:

Am I the only person not interested in the game but would buy the prototype version anyway to help the MML3 fans out there?

bezerker99

#29

bezerker99 said:

Best o' luck, but I just don't see this coming to fruition (unlike the efforts of Operation Rainfall).

NINTENBOY

#30

NINTENBOY said:

I wished them the best of luck but I feel like this campain actually hurt their cause. Because according to Crapcom they canceled the project because of the lack of support from the fans for it. Now no offence but since it took what a year just to get 100'000 likes on Facebook for the project...........I think for once Crapcom was right guys I sorry I'm just telling it like it is.

Uncle_Optimus

#33

Uncle_Optimus said:

@NINTENBOY That it took a year to rustle up those signatures is a good point. Still Capcom already has a sunk cost in the assets they invested to create the concept. I feel like they should find the courage to see the project through this "prototype" release. (heck I bet Kickstarter would procure the necessary funding in a heartbeat, I.e. demand is there!)
It may also prove constructive, if not profitable: a true gauge on the modern Megaman market. They can charge $3-5 for this prologue with the tacit understanding that sales of this release would determine the full version...but the kicker is, the full version should itself be a more modest download title priced at $15 or so since I think the market for $40 Megaman games may be untenable now, especially with physical distribution costs factored in.
To reassure customers they are serious, Capcom could add IAP for these early adopters allowing purchase of the full game at a discounted price and perhaps with bonus items as a cherry atop the sundae.
And then heck, cuz it's Capcom, IAP some fashionable hairstyles and bowties for the characters for some sweet extra moolah :p

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