Mega Man coming to Nintendo 3DS, unsurprisingly, in 3D. Feel free to 'w00t!' to your heart's content

3D Mega Man! In 3D! My apologies for making that opening utterance sound like the bullet-point-flogging raving of a desperate PR, but I promise you that both ‘3D’s were relevant. Because Mega Man Legends, Capcom’s no-fixed-2D-plane, look-he’s-got-polygons-and-everything series from the PS1 days, is getting a sequel on the 3DS. In 3D.

Okay, those details I mentioned? Not so many actually. We know that Mega Man Legends 3 is happening (because Capcom has just announced it at Nintendo’s 2010 Conference in Japan), and we know that it will be out some time from next February (because that is when the 3DS is getting released), and we know that Mega Man creator and Executive Producer Keiji Inafune is happy about it, because he said this: ‘We have wanted to create a new instalment in this series for a number of years. And it is great that we now have the opportunity to bring this title to the Nintendo 3DS’.

Some might speculate that the lengthy delay and eventual ‘opportunity’ on the 3DS might be down to the original games getting mixed reviews and not selling amazingly well, and the 3DS presumably having lower development costs than the big home consoles. But not us. That would be cynical.

Still, Inafune-san has expressed his love for the series on several occasions in the past, and it does remain a cult favourite amongst Capcom fandom (hence the continued popularity of the Servbots, and Tron Bonne’s recently-announced appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3), so I’ll be intrigued to see how this one turns out.

Excited? In 3D?

Source: The Mega Man Network

Sep 29, 2010



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  • AWBrawler - September 30, 2010 9:51 p.m.

    the touchscreen! did you forget about that?
  • Syncmaster - September 30, 2010 4:58 a.m.

    Legends 3 yayyyyy!!! not happy to see it on the 3DS. the gameplay is perfect for nowdays shooter style of controller (dual analog or the wiimote), making one analog will make the game worse. unless they rebuild the gameplay
  • MrDuracraft - September 29, 2010 8:15 p.m.

    Nintendo is taking my money! IN THREEEEE-DEEEEEEE!!!!
  • Hotdiddykong - September 29, 2010 7:16 p.m.

    Ouch,that's a punch to the balls by Nintendo to mmL ISNT going to ps3 but it is on 3ds? epic win
  • slimjim441 - September 29, 2010 6:45 p.m.

    im so frdzknog excited i cntr ecvn tyoe right but donnt even real;yy care cu it MEGA MAN!!!!
  • taterboob - September 29, 2010 6:39 p.m.

    I love Capcom so, so much.
  • ProfessorBonk - September 29, 2010 5:10 p.m.

    Life dream: REALIZED.
  • Curtis_Stone - September 29, 2010 5:08 p.m.

    **CELEBRATION DANCE** I've been waiting WAAAAAY too long for this!!
  • ChiChiRocket - September 29, 2010 4:10 p.m.

    *ahem* ... w00t!
  • Crabhand - September 29, 2010 3:36 p.m.

    I LOVED the first two Mega Man Legends games (admittedly the only ones I had the opportunity to play growing up). I would have bought a PS2 to play a sequel, but now that it's coming on a system I do give a crap about... it's just icing on the cake.
  • Zeos - September 29, 2010 2:25 p.m.

    Yes finally!
  • Patius - September 29, 2010 1:25 p.m.

  • FACANAWESOME - September 29, 2010 1:13 p.m.

    W00T! I was already going to buy a 3DS this is just ads to its(3DS) appeal.
  • Redeater - September 29, 2010 12:02 p.m.

    Please Please Mega Man 2! I can't wait to throw my 3ds against the wall in frustration. Ah memories.
  • Caio - September 29, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    FINALLY! ... I loved the first two. Played them to death. Goddammit I'll need a 3DS. And not only for this game!
  • db1331 - September 29, 2010 noon

    I can no longer fool myself into thinking I don't need a 3DS.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 29, 2010 noon

    :D I just hope I can play it without getting my ass handed to me. and FIRST.

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