Mega Man Legends 3 Loses Legendary Producer

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Late last month, Capcom revealed Mega Man Legends 3 for the Nintendo 3DS. The game's executive producer Keiji Inafune said, "I want it to be good, really good." Inafune, however, is leaving the project.

At the end of this month, Inafune is resigning from his position at Capcom.


"I really don't want to quit now," Inafune tells, noting that it has taken time to get the project off the ground. "But, I can't do it anymore. I don't have the willpower. That's why I'm leaving Capcom and recharging..."

Mega Man Legends is apparently Inafune's favorite series in the Mega Man franchise. "We have wanted to create a new installment in this series for a number of years," Inafune said in a video letter last month. "And it is great that we now have the opportunity to bring this title to the Nintendo 3DS."

Gamers will have the opportunity to play Mega Man Legends 3 when it is released next year, but Inafune unfortunately won't have the opportunity to see it to completion.

稲船敬二氏は,何を思い,何を考え,何を目指してカプコンを辞めていくのか。渦中の氏に直撃インタビュー(デッドライジング2) [4Gamer]

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Rather than do something about it, he moaned and quit.

He gets what he wanted, and it isn't enough. This was his chance to take action and revitalize what he constantly said was bad.

If he's burned out, that's fair enough. It happens to us all in all jobs. But few get a chance to close on a high. To leave a mark in the way they wanted.

Inafune had this chance, and he threw it away.

Was the pressure too great. Was he scared that his recent comments would backfire and all he would do is use an old franchise to create a stale and dated game?

I don't know what it is. But it seems as though there is no way to make the man happy.

With the attitude he has at the moment. It's best that he stays away and takes a break. He needs to figure out what he wants.