Friday, December 9, 2016

Japanese Poll Says Players Want Mega Man Legends Sequel More Than Any Capcom IP


In a recent press release, Capcom expressed great interest in reviving dormant intellectual properties, i.e developing new games for series that have not had new entries in a while. In response to this promising prospect, GameSpark polled their readers on which Capcom IP they'd like to see revived. Mega Man Legends topped the poll with over 200 votes. The hopes for Mega Man Legends 3 are certainly not dead overseas.

Second to a new Mega Man Legends, 150 GameSpark readers said they'd like to see a new Battle Network followed by a hundred votes for a new Mega Man X. A new classic series entry landed at #6 with fifty votes, and a new Star Force at #10 with a little less than 50 votes.

It's worth mentioning this is not an officially sanctioned poll, but it's interesting to see where the mindset is for our friends across the pond.

Source: GameSpark (thanks for the tip, Mackenzie!)

40 comments:

  1. Yeah, I think legends probably tops my list as well. I wish PS4 would play PS1 GAMES!!! I bought Legends 2 and sold my PS3 before I had a chance to even replay it. And I never did play Tron Bonne to completion.....

    I think #2 on my list would actually be a tie between the X series and the ZX series. The story of the ZX was a pretty major deviation, but those games were really well done. I liked the gameplay better than the Zero series gameplay.

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  2. good to see Star Force make the top 10, even if just barely, The series really stands out to me, I felt the series improved and differed from it's predecessor where it needed to, and I feel the 3rd game really highlighted the potential the series had, Despite not being my favorite series, Star Force almost easily has my favorite cast of characters across all the Mega Man series, They had depth and actually grew and developed as the series progressed, even Solo/Rogue got some desperately needed development in the post game of MMSF3, that alone actually tapped into his potential and turned him into a likable character(which he wasn't in 2.) I dunno MMSF just handled storytelling extremely well which is a big surprise considering it's target audience.

    I wouldn't mind any Mega Man sequel, since I like all the series' but Star Force is definitely high on my personal list, If not a new game than at least a collection release that brings the wifi back, includes the Japanese exclusive content and more.

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  3. Naturally. Do you know how much work the Japanese DevRoom put in? It's ridiculous.

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  4. hmmm, i thought no one wanted legends. that's what capcom told us back in 2011.

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  5. I prefer a new Mega Man X, Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX games more than any other Mega Man games. I personally dislike Legends, Battle Network and Starforce. Classic series was just... average. MORE MEGA MAN X GAMES PLEASE!

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    1. No dude, no more Zero. the thing is completed, let's leave it as it.
      that's the very exact reason why they had mmz4 end that way and have confirmed that yeah, Zero is dead for real this time. because they wanted to be sure that no one was going to go and make a 5 game, uselessly prolonging the story or adding unecessary. the Z serie is the only one with a overarching story starting in 1 and ending in 4 (initially planned to end in 3, but as i say, they would'nt wanted to risk someone making a new game behind they're back)
      as for X and ZX... yes, new games are NEEDED.
      that sais, legend is not my fav serie, but if there where to have a miracle to bring a 3rd opus, i would buy it. first they're still nice games, second i don't want capcom to go all "hey, we have made a new game, but you have not buyed it, so no other games", so no complain about serie i don't prefer

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    2. There is absolutely no proof that Zero is dead and there are hints to the contrary both from the game's perspective and the developers'.

      That is the opposite of "be sure", and is less real than people seeing Zero disintegrate right in front of them like in X1.

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    3. Case in point, he should've stayed dead in X1.

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    4. But he didn't, which specifically goes against you case. *Shugs for a good minute*

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    5. You haven't offered a case pther than stating fact. Why should Zero have not stayed dead after X1?

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    6. I think the thing about that is Inafune intended Zero to be "the new Rockman", but Capcom said nay-nay. Why he/they decided to kill Zero in the first game is beyond me, though. Dramatic story-telling?

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    7. cause robots. robots do not live or die. hence they only need repairs. zero sells. thats why he is repaired time and again.

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    8. @Joseph Collins: That's the only thing that makes me agree Zero shouldn't comeback after Z4 as his umm........ kinda usual self? Basically not as a robot that can move and fight and whatnot (wait didn't he fight and move....), basically not a biometal.

      A. He left in a good lovable note, less ammunition for bitter "Zero has too much spotlight" folk to attack the character with, which is nice since I like the character.

      B. Zero dodged death too many times with no real explanation in the storyline inside the games.

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    9. Actually, Inafune anticipated Capcom would object to Zero being thr main character, so he never presented him that way. He instead had Hayato Kaji design and present X as the main character.

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    10. drama indeed. and it was all part of the plan. Zero first death was suposed to be definitive on the part of the execs, but contrary to what you say Inafune planned to bring him back from the begining. he made things so that Zero become very popular among the fan, so that they decide to bring him back.
      as for mmz4, no you don't see him exploding, but he was in a space sation that exploded in space, so yeah...finding back what's left of him in theses conditions (more likely that all what's left is that piece of helmett we see in the credit)
      Also, by the time of MMZ4, there's is no "scientist reploid who look suspiciouly like Willy and seem to know a lot about Zero" to rebuilt him. just look at what happened when Ciel, one of the brigtest person of the world have tried to reproduce the work of doctor light.
      X and Zero are dead for real, let's just deal with it. their legacy still ensure a lasting era of peace to the world.

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    11. the megaman zero official complete works say that Zero's fate is unknown, but Inafune have once confirmed Zero dead at the end of X4. choose which version you prefer.
      However, as the first anonymous said, the reason why they made Zero 4 in the first place was to provide the serie with a closed end with Zero's "death", SPECIFICALLY to avoid that someone continue it. as MMX was initially suposed to end at 5, but capcom have gone and made 6 on their own.
      So let's respect that, MMZ is over.
      better go for ZX, which on his part was clearly not suposed to be over, end with a cliffhanger. a new big bad reavealing himself, the previouse one "missing", and all the hero and most of the rivals still well and alive.

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    12. @Joseph Collins: That's the only thing that makes me agree Zero shouldn't comeback after Z4 as his umm........ kinda usual self? Basically not as a robot that can move and fight and whatnot (wait didn't he fight and move....), basically not a biometal.

      A. He left in a good lovable note, less ammunition for bitter "Zero has too much spotlight" folk to attack the character with, which is nice since I like the character.

      B. Zero dodged death too many times with no real explanation in the storyline inside the games.

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    13. I'm just saying there have been situations where it seemed more certain than Zero 4's ending that Zero was "dead" but he lived anyway.

      X1 is not the only time either, he survived a space colony, shuttle craft collision from space into Earth, which is almost exactly what was suppose to kill him in Zero 4, he survived having his entire lower body dismembered then getting a beam shot through his chest, which only the latter happened to X but left him incapacitated.

      Just saying Zero's ability to survive may be viewed as BS to some, but it is consistent.

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    14. Inafune didn't plan to bring him back at first. It wasn't until X2 was being made that he thought it would be a shame if Zero didn't come back, so that's what they did.

      Also, IntiCreates didn't want to make MMZ4. They intended to end it at 3, but Capcom wanted more. So that's why they made sure he ended up dead at the end of 4.

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    15. @Anonymous December 14, 2016 at 5:26 PM: Like the other Anon said Inti didn't make sure Zero was dead at the end of Zero 3, in fact they specifically said his fate was intentionally left ambiguous well after Zero 4's release.

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    16. The point is they meant to end it there, just like they meant to end the X series at X5. Doesn't mean you shouldn't want another, but they did the unexpected and make unintended fourth game my favorite, let alone a good title to end the series on.

      I won't say I'm against a Zero 5, but I will say let it end on a high note. I'd rather see more focus on fixing or ending the X series right now.

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    17. The space colony in X5 was different, Zero drive the shuttle the closest he can to it, then eject himself at the last second before the explosion. most impresive, and surviving that is pretty badass, but Z4 was not the same, he was in the core of the giant satelite of doom where the explosion happened, severely damaged. and contrary to X5 (where he confirmed being well after his feat) his signal as lost after that.
      and for the beam through the chest, he was'nt initially planed to survive it. the plan was that he died in X5 and is then resurected in Z1. capcom just decided to make a sixth game to make more money out of the then popular franchise.
      (however, this point would have mean that a "dead for real" Zero can be resurrected, which point in your direction).
      personnally really like the Zero Series, but as pointed out by some of the previous anon, the reason why they ended MMZ4 with this death was to avoid what happened with X6 and later X7. and i personnaly agree that it should be avoided. first, just look at X7. Second, Zero came out with a freakin damn bang in X5, which was more impressive than his sealing in a capsule x6. he came out with a even bigger bang in X4, complete with ending his character arc (X4: What am i fightinh foooooo?! Z4:I never cared about justice, and I don't recall ever calling myself a hero... I only fight for the people I believe in. I won't hesitate... If an enemy appears in front of me, I will destroy it!"), bringing him back after it would be unecessary and risk wasting it. you know like when they do a new season for a show or anime when it's suposed to be finished: it can be good, but it can be a huge failure.

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    18. Cyber elf X is gone, so are the 4 guardian (only bad point is that they sould have given thoses four a real end), copy X dead, mother elf restored, Omega dead dr Veil dead (until he awaken as a biometal in Albert plan, but that's another story), everything is set. The serie is awesome, but that does not mean they should make a other one.
      what they should do however is a X game to tie with the Zero Serie... Elf wars, anyone?

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  6. well, that one was obvious. since mml3 was started, then the project got cancelled, leading to lot a disapointment.
    I'd also want a MMZX3, because...well because it's needed! for this one, it's as if they have just gived up in the middle of something. at least bring a completion.
    Starforce, whil one of my fav serie, does not need a 4th per see, since it have completed it story and all. they might even waste some things by making a new game.
    Zero, even more than star force, it's not that it does'nt need to be continued, it's even that it need to not be continued. the serie is completed, the characters arcs are completed, they will just ruin it if they try to add something.
    MMX: well, of course i'd love a new X game, because like everyone i like X, but more than that because it need a game to bring some completion to it, to "repair the timeline", if i can say.
    Exe, not my fav serie, but i won't say no to some exe.
    classic, it's all fine and all, but really... just go for the one where a sequel is more needed, like X and ZX, i can live without a other classic game (i'd still take it if i had a new classic game to buy.)

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  7. That's great to know but it is not going to change, isn't it ? Let's make miracle happens. :D

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  8. I guess this makes Trump's victory the 2nd most rigged election this year.

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  9. i'm super happy to see that starforce made it on that list - its great to see such an underappreciated subseries receive a cult following over there, even if it is small. i know some people think that starforce was wrapped up pretty nicely, but there was a lot of loose ends that they never really explained [imo].

    plus, i feel like starforce's potential was never truly explored, and it deserved better than what capcom gave it initially. at least some merchandise would be great - i'd still take that. hell, id take anything at this point.

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    1. what do you mean [imo] lol, that's not a personal opinion a bunch of plot points in 3 were left open for no good reason, and then the post game started sequel teasing like crazy.

      I don't understand why the developers chose to do that stuff, knowing MMSF3 was the last game, they even advertised it as the last game.

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    2. there is no merc' about star force for the simple reason that merc is reserved for series who have past they're 15 anniversary. megaman starforce will be 10 years old in a few days.
      same reason why there's no ZX merch.
      exe is 15 years old this year, hence why we get celebration for it.
      X is 23 years old, for exemple

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  10. Participation was very low, if you put this out there in a well known site like 4gamer, I doubt Mega Man will be at the top. Maybe a western site should do this, results will be interesting, I think Devil May Cry will win it.

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    1. i do agree on the fact that the echantillon is too little to be representatif.
      however, doing it on a western based site would serve no point as capcom care mainly about the opinion of the japanese audience, regarding megaman. (for some others franchise, that's a other point).
      just remember the megaman survey they did, only in japan.

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  11. I'm still hurting a bit about the cancellation, It's comforting to see how the japanese fans are also hoping to see MML3

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  12. Even the link refers to X as "X of Mega Man X". That guy knows how it goes.

    Also Mega Man X and Zero for life, but seeing as how I just got a New 3DSXL, MML3 originally being set to release for it and getting canned really is starting to sting.

    Especially because outside of Super Mario, Zelda (one legit new game that is actually Zelda), and I guess Fire Emblem and Smash (I can just barely stand DQ and SMT a little seeing as how I hate random battle generic turn-based JRPG battle systems) the 3DS library of games is complete garbage, at least to me, in comparison to the GBA and DS libraries. And no I didn't forget Pokemon I don't give a damn about Pokemon, and why the heck is Kid Icarus so damned expensive? Ahhh I hate 3DS' guts in terms of software, good hardware tho.

    Make a proper Contra, Castlevania and Goemon Konami, sprinkle a little bit of that proper 2D Metroid in there Nintendo, and how bout you give me some Metal Slug, Klonoa, Tales, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Bionic Commando on the side huh SNK, Namco, Capcom? And while you're at it chuck a portable Final Fight sequel to 3 for some good old beat'em up revival of old in a new way why dontcha?

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    1. If only Konami would outsource their IPs to competent, excited developers. I would love to see a Rocket Knight that isn't shit.

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  13. I'm guessing Battle Network is so high on the list precisely because we never got a game with actual online connectivity. The series was really a generation or two too early.

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    1. Especially when you see how awesome was the Battlechip mod with the adaptator (battlechip gate) and a lot of other stuff.
      MM EXE games was very complete and needed a lot of skill (at least, compared to Star Force who was more limited).
      MMEXE series has his own strategy/action style, an online game could be awesome.

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  14. We cannot always get what we want.
    Life is like that. Sometimes we have to accept things as they are and move on. A Megaman Legends sequel will never happen. Time to let it go.

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    1. Never is a long time.

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    2. You're an idiot. MML is not dead. Capcom is just incompetent and needs to understand what fans actually want.

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  15. We can certainly tell them we want more Mega Man, but the creature known as Capcom just tilts its head and goes, "What's Mega Man again?" They really don't get it, and likely never will. They'll just keep crapping out Street Fighter rehash after Street Fighter rehash until the world ends.

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