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Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype version ready for download
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April 21, 2011, 20:27:21
Is Capcom giving 3DS owners their own Mega Man Legends: Case Zero?


Guess there will be a version of MML3 when the 3DS e-shop gets going. This is pretty great news!

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Woah, they're pulling the Dead Rising Case Zero stunt again, only I didn't expect it on 3DS, and not for this game!

Pretty cool, as long as it's distinct missions and not a slice of the full game.

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 20:31:27
There will be "core missions" in the game that, once completed, will grant gamers access to a special debug menu and other sections of the game that are "not yet finished."

That's kinda cool.

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 20:34:12
So... is this a real game in development or what? Capcom needs to stop with their confusing comments and let us know for sure. I guess this release is proof that it is for real... or it is Capcom's way of deciding whether to move forward with the full product based on sales IE ANOTHER DANG CAPCOM TEST FOR NINTENDO FANS.

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 20:59:01
I'm just wondering if this means demos of 3DS games or download content are a possibility.

I thought this would relieve those worried about this game ever coming out but I guess not... at least not with Zero

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 21:45:24
Well the thing is, Capcom keeps talking like the game isn't even officially green lighted for development yet, and they're doing this and that, and then it was put on hold, and now it is maybe back but still not official, and...

So basically this move screams "test" to me. Release a piece of an unfinished project to gauge interest in order to determine whether to move forward. Bah.

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 23:17:43
If I had a 3DS, I'd be all over this.

@Zero I believe it was explained that the game's production being temporarily halted was due to the natural disasters in Japan.

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 23:34:11
Eh... there were other comments surrounding the game though that made it sound like it's not officially green lit for full production. And my first response to this news today was AWESOME, IT'S REAL! but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this is probably just another Capcom test. It makes sense in respect to the whole pseudo-development this game has apparently been getting.

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 23:37:49  - Edited by 
 on: 04/21/11, 23:38:19
Sweet. I don't mind this trend, as long as there is a decent amount of content. Let's get it so they finish development!

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 23:42:40
But if I'm right, it's kind of a terrible trend.

Being charged for a piece of a game that you will probably be charged for again in the future (or they will pull that piece out of the full version to trick you into thinking you didn't already pay for a piece of a game and are now paying full price for the final version of the same game.)

Or... not enough people buy this piece (because, you know, it is a piece) and the game gets canned.

I don't like it sir. Not one bit. If I'm right and this is a test, I think it will be the death of Legends 3.

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 23:49:03
Case Zero was a worthwhile purchase for fans of Dead Rising. It's possible that Legends 3 Prototype will be the same.

Actually, did they even confirm that they'd be charging for it?

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 23:50:18
I don't know if a charge has been confirmed, but they are calling it "Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype" which makes me think it's not a free demo, it's being set up as its own product. As for Dead Rising, I don't think it went through this vague we may or may not actually be developing a game thing.

Plus it wasn't on a Nintendo platform so... no tests required.

Posted by 
 on: 04/21/11, 23:54:13
Nothing about the press release made me think they would charge for it. If they do, that would be pretty fucked up.

Posted by 
 on: 04/22/11, 00:01:49
Everything about the press release makes me think it is for pay. For one, the fact that it got this huge press release. The fact nowhere was it called a demo. The fact that it has a unique name. The fact that it will have "core missions". The fact that you can unlock things in it. The fact that it is being called a "launch title" for the eShop.

Trust me, this will cost money.

Posted by 
 on: 04/22/11, 00:05:21
It really smells like a Case Zero to me, not a demo. If it were a demo, they'd call it a demo.

Posted by 
 on: 04/22/11, 00:05:34
Well, maybe it will be charged for, but if it's like Case Zero I suppose it would be fine. I downloaded Case Zero and liked it a lot. I hope this is similarly priced, if that's the case.

Posted by 
 on: 04/22/11, 00:06:35
I'm thinking you'll have to pay for it. This IS Capcom, after all.

I'll probably pay for it. This IS Mega Man, after all.

From the director's blog post:

"As it happens, it was decided that the prototype version of the game we had submitted within the company would be sold as a downloadable—“Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version”. Furthermore, the heat and excitement surrounding this downloadable title would determine whether or not the full game could be greenlit.

Looks like it'll cost money. And the reception may determine whether or not the full game gets greenlit.

Posted by 
 on: 04/22/11, 01:38:45  - Edited by 
 on: 04/22/11, 07:55:09
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