Monday, September 20, 2010

Rumor: Source Of MM9 Leaks Says Mega Man Legends Sequel In Development (Update)

Remember our enigmatic friend "The Shadow"? The self proclaimed inside source that leaked several accurate Mega Man 9 details prior to the game's official announcement? Well he's at it again, and this time he brings a very interesting bit of news that's sure to please many.

Hot on the heels of all that "fans will be happy soon" teasing by former Capcom staff member Hideki Kamiya, The Shadow sends word that a Mega Man Legends sequel is indeed currently in development at Capcom. The project is "very tight lipped" at the moment and as such, he cannot reveal further details at this time. However, official news on the project is expected to surface after Capcom shifts their focus away from Mega Man Universe. No time frame was disclosed.

Further, The Shadow could not confirm if the title of the game is actually "Mega Man Legends 3" because the project has no working name at this point. Nevertheless, it is considered to be the next entry in the series.

Despite The Shadow's track record, it's best to take this with a grain of salt. "Hope for the best, expect the worst", as they say. I'll be keeping you posted on any new developments should they arise.

Update: Many are requesting a source. The source is The Shadow himself. We've been in contact via e-mail for over a year and my curiosity about the Kamiya tweets got me thinking if he knew something. I shot him a message and a few hours later, we have the above tidbit.

43 comments:

  1. If they're seriously doing a new Legends I wouldn't count your chickens yet, it's been so long Capcom would pretty much have to do a series reboot or remake given how Legends 2 ended.

    And given what Capcom is doing to Devil May Cry and Inafune's obsession with Westernizing... I think you may be a tad disappointed.

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  2. I believe in The Shadow.

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  3. Interesting. If he was right about so many things regarding MM9, then there's a good chance he's right about this.

    Won't keep my hopes up too high, but now I'm a little impatient for MMU to be released to hear more about this. >_>

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  4. I was there when the Shadow first spoke of MM9. I didnt believe it in the least.

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  5. Thank god, now we can stop hearing legends stop fans whining about legends 3. I personally never cared for the series.

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  6. Ask The Shadow what's MM9's secret. That is, if he isn't it! XD

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  7. No now fans will whine about how its different and how legends 4 needs to come out.

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  8. Yep, more undeniable proof of another Mega Man Legends series installment. Like I said before, it's nice to see that they're listening to the rest of their fanbase (as rarely as they do). Could peoples' requests in the Capcom Unity's Suggestion Box have finally gotten through to them? I hope this happens with Mega Man X9, Maverick Hunter X2, and Mega Man Mania someday. I would say Powered Up 2, but... I'd say it's out of the question, now.

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  9. I WILL LAP UP ANYTHING THEY GIVE US.

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  10. Inafune's desire to make the game before he dies.
    Constant Servbot cameos in Capcom products.
    Volnutt in TvC.
    Bobble Budds on sale no particular reason.
    The "oft-requested game."
    Tron in MVC3.
    Hideki Kamiya teasing MML game.
    The Shadow.

    It's time. "In a world covered by endless water..."

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  11. Remake of 1 and 2 would probably make the most sense... Though I want 3. >_<

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  12. @Krazy Monkey

    I think the next step for MegaMan Mania is to come out on the 3DS..

    MMU = MMPU2


    CAPCOM, I think it is in your best interest to make this game for the PS3, and not the Wii. While I adore the Wii, the PS3 allows for me to:

    1.) Enjoy the graphics on my giant 1080 HDTV to the fullest extent possible.

    2.) Use the PS "Move" peripheral, so I can experience the game in classic PS style or "Wii" style.

    3.) Amplify the experience of using my MARIJUANA, thus amplifying my nostalgia factor

    4.) Give my PS3 purpose other than BluRAY porn and Street Fighter 4.

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  13. If this all turns out to be a huge fluke in the end, there are going to be a lot of -really- angry Legends fans on the loose...

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  14. The timing of this is convienent... Maybe TOO convienent, if you ask me.

    Protodude, have you verified that this Shadow is indeed the same one from before? Because it seems quite odd that he/she would choose to tell us this now, especially after some of us brought up his/her existence in the other Legends article earlier today.

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  15. Nice! Megaman Legends 3 is in processing! I'm looking forward to it... but please... Capcom, don't put Megaman Volnutt in MvsC3. He's already in TvC, so don't do it or everyone will lose faith and trust in you! :(

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  16. I sure hope so. MegaMan Legends has always been my fave besides MMBN, SF, Classic, X, and Zero.

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  17. @Alilitias:

    I have verified it and it is the same source. We've been e-mail each other back and forth since the MM9 leaks.

    I contacted him last night to see if he knew about anything in relation to Kamiya's tweets and here we are :)

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  18. I think the Shadow is Keiji Inafune. I'm not joking, I really believe that.

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  19. If this isn't it... Hell, I'm going to be mad!

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  20. @turian:

    Ha. He's not Inafune, I can tell you that much. He's a really cool guy

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  21. Interesting. If, as a promotion, they happen to re-release the past 2 games on another system, I would gladly play the games.

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  22. I'll believe this when the game is actually released 10 years from now.

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  23. I've said it before, but hell, I'll say it again. I won't believe it until they actually announce it.

    Even then, I probably still won't believe it until there's a release date.

    Even then, I probably still won't believe it until it shows up in stores.

    Even then, I probably still won't believe it until I've actually bought it.

    Even then, I probably still won't believe it until I've actually played it.

    Maybe then I'll believe it. No guarantees.

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  24. @Omar:

    I don't understand why everyone's suddenly going "OMG POWERED UP 2!" after Mega Man Universe's announcement. Aside from the level editor, that game isn't shaping up to be anything like Powered Up.

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  25. Rockman DASH is my favorite Rockman game series behind the classic.

    If Capcom is really on it, I hope they use some of those catchy JPop songs they used in the past DASH games.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPjefyj29bo

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  26. @ Krazy Monkey:

    Because a level editor + MM2 in 2.5d and all playable bosses after defeating them and remixed music + other stuff, IS MMPU2.

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  27. @Krazy Monkey -
    ME FUCKING NEITHER. Universe is Powered Up 2 at all. It has neither its incredible art style nor its abundant charm.

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  28. @Protodude: I bet that Shadow guy is cool, in fact, way cooler than the very same Inafune ;).

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  29. "Ha. He's not Inafune, I can tell you that much. He's a really cool guy"

    Haha, gonna pick on you here Protodude. You saying Inafune's not cool? ;P

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  30. @turianx9:

    Where was it ever stated that the bosses were going to be playable in Mega Man Universe? As far as I can see, all of the non-crossover characters that are playable, are nothing more than alternate skins. Well, other than "Bad Box Art" Mega Man firing two Buster shots at a time, that is.

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  31. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=408065

    Hmm... Capcom teaming up with Level-5... Coincidence?

    I might not have as much faith in Capcom as I used to, but Level 5 is a very solid developer. I'm sure good things will come from whatever this project is supposed to be.

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  32. @mega rock.exe

    They already have. Ala the Power Stone Collection, Capcom of Japan released Legends and Legends 2 as a PSP title. All COA would have to do would to is either port and translate or compile the PS1 titles. Would be mighty fly and would also give newcomers to the Legends series a chance to play them, ala Zero Collection (or the other 2 collections for that matter.)

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  33. o_o

    Right after I start to believe that Legends 3 would be a risky move for Capcom, this happens.

    So...

    I DON'T BELIEVE THIS. I NEED REAL PROOF.

    :3

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  34. @Krazzzzzzy Monkey

    I think everyone say it's MMPU2 because... well, people wanted MMPU2, and this is Inafune's way of saying "I know you all liked MMPU, but it's just not in the money. Here's something cool, though." Wishful thinking, I suppose. Plus yeah, the "2.5D" and level editor.


    WOULDN'T IT BE FRIGGIN AWESOME IF CAPCOM RELEASED ROCKMAN DASH 3 WITH ROCKMAN DASH 1 AND 2 IN HD IN SOME SORT OF AWESOME ROCKMAN DASH COLLECTION!?

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  35. ASK THE SHADOW ABOUT MEGAMAN ZX 3!!! PLEASE!!!!!

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  36. @Anon: Asked once before, said there were no plans.

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  37. Hmmm... i Agree dude... they may not make another one, reboot or remake should do it. Legends 2 gave the answer, the ending etc. It would be awkward to play the game with a fresh new start and a new chapter.... how will it end then??

    http://gamereyes.blogspot.com/

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  38. What are you talking about? Legends 2 left on a cliff hanger with the elder system coming back online, and Trigger was still stuck on Elysium.

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  39. I hope that Capcom decides to release it on all three main systems (I only have a Wii). I would be devastated to find that Megaman Legends 3 would be out but I wouldn't be able to play it.

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