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Fan Group Prepares to Release 8-Bit Demake of Mega Man Legends 3

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Former game staffers contribute

For those that didn't know, this past Saturday the Mega Rock Fan Fiesta event took place in Tokyo, and at the shindig a rather surprising fan project was announced. As the Blue Bomber's fans continue to bemoan the cancellation and abandonment of Mega Man Legends 3, a Facebook group called Get Me Off the Moon — which has contributors from Japan and the West — has confirmed that it's planning to release a 2D 8-bit demake of the unreleased 3DS eShop title Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version.

A degree in rocket science isn't required to know that 2D does not equal 3D, so the drastic shift in play style is certainly intriguing, though main character Barrett will retain abilities such as ledge climbing and lock-on shooting. Intriguingly, the group states that two former Capcom employees will contribute: Hideki Ishikawa is a character designer that will produce the box art, and Makoto Tomozawa is a composer that'll provide a couple of tracks.

There's set to be a demo released soon, with a loose prediction of releasing the game for free on PC in August. The only alternative aspect, and one that we think encourages caution, is that the project is requesting donations on its Facebook page to help fund completion. Typically free fan projects don't seek donations, and though Capcom VP Christian Svensson has apparently given his blessing, if money moves around in support of this game Capcom may potentially object.

So we wouldn't say this one is guaranteed to make it, but check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Is this another 8-bit Mega Man fan project you'd like to download for free onto PC, assuming it's completed?

[via destructoid.com]

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User Comments (24)

Buduski

#1

Buduski said:

I never got to play mega man legends 2 but I still remember spending a lot of hours playing the first one, I thought it was awsome

CrazyOtto

#2

CrazyOtto said:

Mega Man Legends 3 was Mega Man 12 the whole time. Mega Man 11 was Mega Man X Street Fighter.

WingedSnagret

#3

WingedSnagret said:

You know you're doing something wrong as a video game company when the fans are doing more with its number 1 IP then the actual company is!

hydeks

#7

hydeks said:

Just release the actual Legends 3 on 3DS. One of Capcom's dumbest moves to date was cancelling it.

Warruz

#8

Warruz said:

I wish someone would just make a Mega Man X Esc Character and just run with it, since capcom clearly wants nothing to do with the series and there is easily demand for mega man.

mk7master

#10

mk7master said:

capcom made a pretty dumb decission canceling this game. I mean do they even listen to their fans?

retro_player_22

#11

retro_player_22 said:

That character look nothing like Mega Man in Legends. Also Capcom still sucks for not making this game. Oh how sad Mega Man had being reduce to, now simply just a cameo, a guest star, and a fan fiction character. No longer the main mascot we once know and love.

Azikira

#12

Azikira said:

Once Capcom stops being butt-hurt, they'll start making actual Mega Man games again.

smashbrolink

#13

smashbrolink said:

It just doesn't feel like MML3 this way.
I'd rather see a free project done in the 3D style...

WaveBoy

#15

WaveBoy said:

Mega Man, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Strider, Gargoyle's Quest and non sell-out Resident Evil, what happened to thee'? You could almost say that capcom has morphed into another western dev.

B3ND3R

#17

B3ND3R said:

@WaveBoy The guy who owns Strider is no longer with Capcom... And I think he took Strider with him... Unless he sold him back to Capcom...

LexKitteh

#18

LexKitteh said:

I never understand why Capcom says there is no interest in the Megaman Legends series, when they add Tron Bonne to every crossover game they make. (Most recently, Project X Zone) Isn't she from Megaman Legends too?? Makes completely no sense..

TwilightV

#20

TwilightV said:

And then Capcom will try selling it for cash and nobody will want it because of Capcom's supreme laziness.

Sylverstone

#22

Sylverstone said:

@Retro_on_theGo They'll keep on going forever.

At one point, everyone supported them but now it's sad to see people telling them to give up.

I say, let them continue, even against all odds.

Tamalesyatole

#24

Tamalesyatole said:

If they are going to so something that probably will get a CaD letter, why not make a re-make of the "original" MML3?

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