Short of being caught up in the News of the World phone tapping fiasco, it’s hard to imagine how things could be much worse for retro games icon Mega Man right now.
Capcom has confirmed that the in development Mega Man Legends 3 is no more. It’s the second cancellation of a Mega Man game this year, following the scrapping of Mega Man Universe in March.
“From the outset the MML3 Project was intended to give gamers across the world insight and input into the development process,” a post of the Capcom Unity blog reads. “Part of this process includes an assessment of whether the title will go into full production, and is based on a number of criteria with input from different sectors of the company.
“Unfortunately it was not felt that the Mega Man Legends 3 Project met the required criteria, and it is with regret that we must announce that the Mega Man Legends 3 Project has been cancelled, meaning that Capcom will not be releasing the Prototype or the full game.
“Additionally, updates of the Mega Man Legends Developer Room will cease as of today, though the North American Developer Room and its forums will remain open indefinitely.
“We can only express our deepest apologies to all of you who have lent us your unending support, including participation in the Mega Man Legends 3 Developer Room.”
However, not all hope has been lost for the little blue chap, with the publisher adding that “Mega Man is still an important franchise within Capcom’s portfolio and we will continue to pursue opportunities to create new titles in the series”.