NYCC: Fans Can Participate in Mega Man Legends 3 Development

Keiji Inafune of Capcom, “the father of Mega Man,” revealed at New York Comic Con that the next Mega Man Legends installment will encourage fans to help make decisions about the development of the game.

The new installment in a series that’s been dormant for years, Mega Man Legends 3 Project is headed to the Nintendo 3DS and will be a collaboration between the game community and the game’s designers; hence the addition of the word “project.” Fans can use the new “Dev Room” feature on Capcom’s Unity website to submit a wealth of different ideas — including those about characters, game play, bosses, and even more stuff.

There’s already an opportunity for input available on Capcom-Unity: fans can vote for one of nine female character designs, the winner of which contest will become the female protagonist in the game. Inafune even has a design in the mix.

Oh, also — you know the Mercenary mode you play in Resident Evil 4 and 5? In a small press release paragraph vastly overshadowed by the Legends 3 announcement, Capcom announced they’ll also be releasing Resident Evil: Mercenaries to the 3DS.

The game will feature Mercenary mode missions from the last two numbered Resident Evil titles and basically reduce those two games to their base elements: third-person enemy-mangling shooting action. Mercenaries is about wracking up as many kills as possible in a set time limit. The 3DS title will add in co-op play and a wi-fi Wii connection, as well as expand on the Mercenary modes from the last two Resident Evils.

Sounds like a frantic good time.

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