100,000 Strong for Mega Man Legends 3
Today marks a fantastic new milestone for the 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 Facebook page. For those that don’t know this is an online effort to garner Capcom’s attention and revive the ill-fated Mega Man Legends 3 project. You can find their page here.
First off, congratulations to all the guys at 100,000 Strong – everyone at Mega Man For Smash Bros supports this movement, and we’re happy to be members of such a positive and upbeat group which has really branched out to try a lot of different things to get Capcom to bring back Mega Man Legends 3. Between the mail campaigns, the internet ads, coverage on all the major gamer blogs, the last year has been really exciting!
It’s very important that every Mega Man fan out there regards this as a milestone and not a victory. The entire Mega Man community felt the pain and dejection of losing Mega Man Legends 3 and Mega Man Universe. The Facebook page is one in a sea of important Mega Man fan pages that give us all a welcome opportunity to voice our concern that Mega Man is underrepresented in video games today. What happened to the Mega Man that dominated GameFAQs character battles, the winner of so many Smash Bros character wishlist polls, the Blue Bomber used to be a brand you could count on – this is the first time in the history of the video game industry that the question we ask about Mega Man is “if” and not “when”.
The ball really is in Capcom’s court, please remember that visibility is not the only objective in getting their attention. Video game development is driven by sweet, sweet, green cash money. Game developers make the games that they can get funding for. The current state of Mega Man is the direct result of a decision being made at Capcom that putting money behind a Mega Man project is a losing proposition. Now obviously this isn’t a decision Capcom took lightly, as Mega Man merchandise is more readily available than ever. New art books, figurines, comics, toys, mugs, and clothing are available at tons of outlets – in the absence of games these seem like the best bet for voting with our dollars. It isn’t a solution, nor does it guarantee action any more so than the various web campaigns – but dang it, we gotta try!!
If you have any ideas for new efforts to promote Mega Man, leave a comment or email us! Until next time, this is MegaManUSA signing off!