Inafune Interested in Making Modern Versions of Classic Mega Man Titles; Fears Lack of Fan Support for Legends 3

Keiji Inafune is currently putting plenty of time in trying to push his upcoming title, Dead Rising 2. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to talk about another huge Capcom franchise, Mega Man.

While Inafune did not deal out any details on anything big like Mega Man Universe, he did spill a little bit about his current thoughts on a couple of potential Mega Man projects.

Anime News Network asked Inafune if he would be interested in recreating Mega Man 3, a title he wasn’t exactly pleased with due to time constraints during development, in a Bionic Commando Rearmed style. Inafune answered, “would I like to remake just Mega Man 3? Probably not so much. Would I like to remake the entire series with a modern look and feel? That’s something I’d be very interested in doing.” It sounds sort of like what Capcom did with Mega Man Powered Up on the PSP, with full 3D visuals and some new modes and updated mechanics.

And, of course, you can’t talk to Inafune without bringing up Mega Man Legends 3. While there is quite a loud cry from fans about the game, Inafune is scared that he won’t get as much support as he might expect.

My big fear is that if we did start doing it[developing Mega Man Legends 3], investing all that time and money into it, the fans would just say “we don’t need that.” If I do end up doing it, please support me and don’t change your minds halfway through!

Its always hard to judge these kind of things, since there can simply be a large vocal minority. And then there is always fan expectations too. And if Capcom’s strays too far from that, some fans might start getting unhappy. Although, I personally think there is plenty of fan support, but I’m no analyst or anything like that.

(Via: The Mega Man Network)

5 thoughts on “Inafune Interested in Making Modern Versions of Classic Mega Man Titles; Fears Lack of Fan Support for Legends 3”

  1. Inafune NOOOOOO!!! You must make legends 3, we will like it no matter as long as you stick to what made it great and improve here and there, listen to the fans man, listne and they shall vocalize!!!

  2. I’d be down for enahanced remakes of the original sereis like they did for the PSP’s “Powered Up” (or just a port of Powered Up to the DS honestly), but only if they have alot of features or are released in sets. I’m not down with buying a 2.5 straight remake at $30/game. Give me features or put them 3/cart.

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