As of this post, it's been over 6 years since the Mega Man Legends 3 Project was cancelled back in July of 2011, and while the like counter for 100K Strong has dropped because of Facebook purging fake accounts and pages and some fans giving up, even the fans that gave up still would love to get their hands on this log anticipated third installment of Mega Man's most underrated incarnation. So here are 10 good reasons as to why Capcom should give Legends a chance.
1: Niche products are a hot commodity
But just look at the popularity of niche items that once had cult following that grew with demand and then boomed like Earthbound or every slice of life anime ever made or the film UHF. Especially the former. Niche items are more popular now than ever before! And with the buzz that Legends 3's cancellation received 6 years ago and the sheer magnitude of how historic it's cancellation was, a revival would make the internet explode with anticipation. Not to mention memes joking about it getting cancelled a second time. And where there,s buzz, there's buy rates.
2: The nostalgia effect
So by capitalizing on the nostalgia of Mega Man Legends fans while also giving us something new, (as long as it's new and good and doesn't stray too far away from the spirit and feel of Legends,) Capcom can turn a massive profit off of nostalgic PS1 and N64 gamers.
3: Mega Man fans are thirsty
Mega Man fans just won't be satisfied until Capcom revives some of the cancelled projects starting with Universe and Legends 3. Or unless they make Mega Man 11 or Mega Man X9.
4: The boycott
Some boycott for legitimate reasons like how they cancelled Mega Man Legends 3 and Universe, like the terrible treatment of workers that lead Yoshinori Ono to a hospital trips and allegedly nearly lead a Dragon's Dogma dev to attempt suicide, (though that story might be false,) greedy DLC malpractices that they're still working on altering or getting rid of, far too many versions of Street Fighter II and Street Fighter IV with very little different and usually no connectivity between remakes, (except Ultra Street Fighter IV,) rushed buggy ports prone to crashing on launch, slow laggy servers especially on 3DS, pretty legitimate reasons to be angry at them and to be fed up with the company.
And then there are some fans who boycott for illegitimate whiny reasons based on emotion. Like how some feel that because they're focusing on Street Fighter and Monster Hunter more than Mega Man or hidden gems like Dino Crisis or Power Stone, this means Street Fighter is trash, anyone who likes it is a blind Capcom fanboy, and they have to stop making Street Fighter. Or how some feel that other fighting games by other companies are better than Capcom's, and because they feel that way, Street Fighter is the worst ugliest thing ever by default, Marvel VS Capcom is also trash and the worst thing ever, and people who play it are trash and blind Capcom fanboys who also work for Capcom and literally have oral sex with the higher ups. Or how some feel that the DMC version of Dante looks like Jacob from Twilight on drugs, (which he kinda does,) and ergo DMC is the worst game ever made, people who like it are trash Capcom fanboys, and the White House should remove and ban it from ever being sold in America because hair style.
It's an intermingling divide between disgruntled customers with legitimate gripes, and hateful whiny pathetic trolls who want Capcom to die because a top YouTuber said MVC3 wasn't that great or because they really suck at Street Fighter and think it's shit because they suck at it. But the best way to get them both back on Capcom's good side, would be to revive the Mega Man Legends 3 project. Even the most stubborn anti-Capcom complainer would likely buy it at launch despite how they'll never get over DMC and the fact that Mega Man X wasn't in Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3.
5: MML3 was co-developed by fans
The main reason why Mega Man Legends 3's cancellation was so heart breaking for me, was because while none of my ideas were even runners up, I know and have befriended and acquainted some of the people who would have seen their ideas in game. And a lot of the ideas especially the winners, were pretty solid! Just see for yourself in every "Event" section.
So just to show some fan love I wanna see this game get the revival it deserves.
6: Fans are doing more with the IP than Capcom
Meanwhile some fans still feel largely ignored by Capcom as the only incarnation of Mega Man that Capcom wants to focus on seems to be the classic series. There are ports of Mega Man Legends 1, 2 and Misadvetures Of Tron Bonne on PSN, that and the old PSP ports are the newest and closest thing to brand new Legends games we've seen since the year 2000, except for a Japan only cell phone game called Rockman DASH Great Adventure on Five Islands. This can be rectified, if Legends 3 gets revived.
7: The cancellation has made people want MML3 more than ever before.
To this day Mega Man Legends 3 is still a talking point. It's brought up every July by at least one journalist. It's still the catalyst to Mega Man and Capcom bad policy related jokes and memes. It was a driving force behind the Capcom boycott for better or worse. It was a driving force behind the creation of the anticipated but flawed Mighty No.9 for better or worse. It was a driving force behind some purchases of the Nintendo 3DS at launch even though it got cancelled. Love or hate Mega Man Legends, this game matters even 6 years after it's demise. And I know over 107,000 people still want it even if 100,000 Strong's like count dropped to 94,561 due to some fake account purges. It may not be the millions Capcom desires, but it's enough to get people to at least rent it on launch.
So what can be done to revive Mega Man Legends 3? Well I have a list of ways to effectively petition and contact Capcom directly over on the support hub, (since Change.org petitions won't work, no, Capcom won't apologize for the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 or sell Mega Man to Nintendo or Keiji Inafune, you can stop sharing those old dead petitions,) another way is to buy the new Sentinel Rock Volnutt and Waru Rock Volnutt figures, in fact you can and should buy the Mega Man Legends games on PSN and even some official Mega Man Legends merch also at the support hub. You can also share that hub around, but most importantly get #MML3 and #DASH3 trending on social media anywhere you see fit, especially Twitter, and very politely mention @MYCAPCOM in your Legends tweets as long as you use those hashtags.
I can't guarantee it will work 100%, but you'll at least get responses and maybe, just maybe, Capcom can one day consider reviving Mega Man Legends 3. It's not official, but one can but dream.