Remember Mega Man Legends 3? The game's prototype was supposed to launch along with the 3DS eShop as a digital download. After missing the due date, Capcom soon revealed the title was canned. This news came right off the heels of Mega Man Universe, a complete project, also being canceled. Keiji Inafune, the mind behind Mega Man, had recently departed from the publisher, and the then-recent departure from the company may have influenced these decisions. Fans have rebelled against Capcom, demanding Mega Man Legends 3 be released. No dice, yet. However, now they're taking a completely different approach.
100k Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 has recently announced a partnership with a similar Japanese fan movement by the name of Rockman DASH 3 Reboot Team. The two groups plan to remake the Mega Man Legends 3 eShop prototype. However, this goes beyond a simple fan movement. They have gathered Hideki Ishikawa, character designer for Legends, and Makoto Tomozawa, the composer of the series. Ishikawa is creating the box-art, while Tomozawa is scoring a few tracks of the game.
The 8-bit 'remake' uses the classic Mega Man look, while also incorporating numerous gameplay elements from Legends 3. A demo will be released in the next week or two, while the full game arrives in August. Check out the trailer for the title after the jump!
You can support the movement here. Get on board, and join one of the greatest fan rebellions I've ever witnessed.