So, a funny thing happened over on the Facebook group 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3, aka "Get Me Off the Moon." Following the success of their interview with Reika Morishita, Skybane Zero thought he would try his luck with none other than "The Father of Mega Man" himself, Keiji Inafune. After all, he's no longer punching the clock for Capcom, so he should be a little more free to speak, right? Well, no, actually. Hanako, Inafune's PR Manager at Comcept said that she "didn't think an interview would be possible," as Inafune no longer "owns" the Mega Man IP, meaning he cannot comment on it proactively (one might argue it's less proactive and more reactive, but be that as it may...). Despite this, however, she was able to get him to deliver "a very heartwarming and inspiring comment"-- an official word of support from Inafune himself:
Hello everyone, I am Keiji Inafune.
Thank you for following us on Facebook.
As I once wrote in my blog, I was very touched by your movement, "100,000 Strong For Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3".
I am now independent, away from Capcom, so as you can tell, I stand in the same position as all of you when it comes to Mega Man Legends 3.
I stand beside you cheering for the same cause and hope.
I personally feel grateful for all your love for the title, and I respect your long-lasting passion. I will continue to personally support all your efforts.
I thank you all for showing so much love towards my very favorite creation.
As a game creator, I promise to continue creating more games that will appeal to all of you moving forward.
"While it's true that this may not have any relevance to MML3's current situation," says group manager Skybane Zero, "we should nonetheless feel proud to have the undying support of the father of Mega Man, Keiji Inafune! I hope this message serves to set the MML3 fighting spirit ablaze in you all!"
It's good to know that Inafune still shares the passion of the fans, now as a fan himself. This will probably do little to sway Capcom from whatever their current plans are, but the gesture of support is nonetheless appreciated.