The fact a Mega Man game is coming to the 3DS isn’t much of a surprise. After all, the releases of the last couple titles through WiiWare were highly successful. What is surprising is that it will be the third installment of the Legends series. The reason this is surprising is pointed out in the video above - the sales simply were really poor for the previous two titles. Having never played the previous titles I can’t say how good or bad the series is. While sales were poor, it seems A LOT of people who actually played the games thought they were brilliant. With a new platform that is garnering so much buzz, it only makes sense to at least test the Mega Man name in that market, even if it’s a continuation of a series very few played.
Apparently the fans are going to be able to have a direct impact on the development of the game. Capcom-Unity had this to say about the interaction:
While we can’t get into too many details, we can say that fans will have an opportunity to be part of the development process like never before as they interact directly with the team! How exactly? You’ll have to stay tuned for more news at New York Comic Con!
I wish I could be as enthusiastic as the folks over at Destructoid about this, but until I see the game in action I’ll reserve judgement.