Today Kotaku posted their inquiry to Capcom's take on the efforts thus far of fans rallying for Capcom to restart development of Mega Man Legends 3. Naturally, some would find the response Capcom had a bit disheartening.
"We are aware of the fan created Facebook page requesting that we resume development of Mega Man Legends 3," Capcom spokesman Brian Keltner told Kotaku Monday afternoon. "While Capcom has a built a strong relationship with its community and values their feedback, Mega Man Legends 3 development has officially ceased without plans to resume development."
While certainly a letdown, I would not personally expect a change in procedure anytime soon. And truthfully, this is about the same as any comment would sound concerning any Capcom game that they have not formally announced. They will say they have no plans up until whenever and if ever they decide to announce its revival.
All in all, this should just give you cause to fight even harder. Everyone needs to realize that this movement wouldn't succeed overnight. We're very well going to have to rally this game for months, maybe years to come, and I know it can be terribly difficult to keep up momentum and motivation for such a long time. The moment motivation breaks is when Legends 3 is truly lost. And even if Capcom were to turn around on their decision tomorrow, it would still take time to reorganize the staff and resources to pick things up again (at this point the staff have certainly been assigned other projects). Patience is a most needed virtue.
I'm not going to paint some fantasy scene of success. But Capcom is a business as any other, and at some point they have to answer to their customers (many people think that businesses are about making money, but they are really about making customers). So if you want Legends 3 that much, you will just have to keep supporting it. The means are out there, be active and spread the word. That's all we have.
Thanks to HeatPhoenix, Bot Marley and XTRSunburn for the tip.