10 Incredible Video Games That Never Existed

9. Mega Man Legends 3

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A staple of videogames, Mega Man has been around since 1987, and has since produced well over fifty unique titles, spanning multiple console generations. In 1997, a decade after Mega Man first premiered on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Capcom released Mega Man Legends, a spin-off series which aimed to take the franchise in an all new direction, emphasising a more versatile exploration over linear platforming.

After three successful instalments in the series, Mega Man Legends went into hibernation until 2010, at which point it was announced during a Nintendo press conference that Mega Man Legends 3 was finally entering production, and would debut on the 3DS.

In July 2011, Mega Man Legends 3 was suddenly cancelled, a mere year after it was first announced. Unsurprisingly, fans took to the news with disappointment; however, that disappointment quickly transformed into resentment after Capcom essentially blamed the cancellation of the project on a lack of public interest.

In reality, the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 had little to do with the fans, and was more likely caused the departure of series co-creator, Keiji Inafune, who left Capcom in November 2010.


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