Early adopters of the 3DS may feel like they’ve been waiting a long time for Nintendo’s eShop to go live, but that’s nothing compared to what Mega Man Legends fans have endured. A modest success on the PSOne and N64, Legends has been a dormant franchise for years, and its cult fanbase has been begging for a sequel for over a decade. During September of last year Capcom finally announced a third game was being made for the 3DS, and today the company gave it a release date… sort of…
See Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version will be the first downloadable game exclusive to the 3DS, but Nintendo has yet to give a concrete date on just when that feature will be added to the new handheld. Rumors point to a system update in May when the eShop will go live with all the old DSiWare games along with MML3 starting the 3D download party.
MML3’s new subtitle Prototype Version is fitting, as it includes both completed missions and unfinished areas that players are encouraged to give feedback on. Legends 3 was created with the concept of getting the fans involved in the development process, so we’re curious to see just how the game grows from here. Also, after the cancelling of Mega Man Universe following the exit of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune from Capcom, we’re relieved that MML3 wasn’t also on the chopping block.
To ease the wait for that vague time in May when Nintendo starts selling downloadable 3D games, here’s some more of the fresh screens Capcom gave us for the downloadable darling. Enjoy!
Apr 21, 2011