Dear Capcom, it's time to put Mega Man Legends 3 on Kickstarter

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Kickstarter has, without a doubt, become one of the most powerful crowd funding tools on the internet. Prior to that developers were forced to deal with the constraints of working with publishers or in a AAA company. For instance, how your Mega Man Legends 3 project was cancelled three years ago. Keiji Inafune, who was leading the project, at the time was faced with the dilemma of convincing the higher-ups of your company that there is value in producing a sequel to this cult classic series. "There is a fan base" he probably pleaded but your management team didn't see it. So instead you a prototype was announced that would be co-developed by fans to test the waters. This prototype would then be sold for $5 on the 3DS Nintendo eShop and the overall sale would determine whether or not you should continue developing the game. Unfortunately you did not release the Mega Man Legends 3 -Prototype- (even though it was completed) and the game's cancellation was followed soon after. It seems your management team strongly believed that no one would buy Mega Man Legends 3 or invest in Mega Man period.

Three years later, fans have proved you wrong.

Why Kickstarter and why now?
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Unlike other donation tools, Kickstarter has proven to be successful for multiple developers and gamers. Mighty No. 9, a recent project launched by Mega Man co-creator, Keiji Inafune, has managed to create some buzz and reach its goal in about 24 hours. But why exactly? Well, people often say it's because of Keiji but I'd like to believe that it's because of Mega Man. Think back to games likes Soul Sacrifice which came out on the PSP. No one really rushed to get that game even though it was developed by Keiji himself. So it's fair assume that Mega Man was the main reason Mighty No.9 got successfully funded. That's because people love Mega Man. Having a Kickstarter with Mega Man Legends 3 would definitely gain positive buzz which is something you all need. Now would also be the perfect time with everyone so used to Kickstarter.

You would be able to properly determine its scale via stretch goals
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Mega Man Legends 3 is sort of a curve ball. It's an open world adventure game and usually those types of games can get expensive depending on their scale. That's where stretch goals come in. Based on how much funding the game receives will determine how big the game can get. For example, 2 million will unlock a new Island. 3 million will unlock new caverns and dungeons to explore. 4 million? CO-OP.

It's a portable game
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Developing games are expensive! We understand that. We also know that development cost can vary depending on the platform. Mega Man Legends 3 was initially planned as a 3DS game which I would imagine wouldn't cost as high as a PS3 game. Asking for a realistic and reasonable goal would make it much more easier to achieve. The game could also receive HD ports via stretch goals.

Developers and publishers are already using Kickstarter
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There's nothing embarrassing about using Kickstarter, even if you are a AAA company. Studios such as Double Fine and Wayforward have already begun using it. Heck, because you're Capcom, people would feel more assured that the final product will turn up well as opposed to giving their cash to someone they barely heard off.

It would prove once and for all that Mega Man Legends does have a strong following
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Lots of people make the general assumption that Legends is a very niche chapter in the Mega Man franchise. I don't really believe that. Especially with so many fans asking for a revival. Thinking back when Mega Man Universe was cancelled no one was really beat up about it because fans knew they were getting something better—Legends 3. But when you cancelled that all hell broke lose. You received multiple letters, emails, petitions, protests, videos, and fan requests to bring the game back. That's because people wanted this game and still do. With Kickstarter people will finally pay with their wallets rather than with their mouth. I also believe that Kickstarter is the best way of making a niche audience grow bigger via social media buzz etc.

Mighty No. 9's success finally showed the world that people love Mega Man and will be willing to pay serious cash to play his games again. It's a well known brand that's as recognizable as Sonic or even Mario. And while yes, Mega Man Legends is different, it also has a strong cult following, one that deserves recognition for all their years of waiting and perseverance. Look, we get it. This Mighty No.9 is probably putting a lot of pressure (now that people want a new Mega Man game) and you don't feel comfortable investing in a game that could fail but that's why Kickstarter exists. To share that pressure with fans and gamers.

You can't bring back the devroom? that's fine. Can't get make a retail copy? PC only? Those are fine too. The bottom line is we will be able to estimate all that with Kickstarter. Plus, it will finally let us know once and for all if the Legends fanbase is strong enough
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With that said, please, Capcom. We want to play Mega Man Legends 3. We love that universe, we love those characters, and we love exploring those ruins. It's a game series like no other Mega Man game and sadly only got 2 chapters and a spin off. It deserves more and, hey, since it takes place so far in the future so you can link it to the other Mega Man series. Go nuts! We know you still got talent and now you have Kickstarter as your new tool. Oh and please don't think that Mighty No. 9 is a Mega Man replacement. In fact this is your opportunity to make a difference. It's possible so make it happen, please.

From a guy who wants Mega Man back from the moon,

Rashed - The Arab Gamer

This was an open letter to Capcom. Please feel free to share it and let them we still want Mega Man Legends 3. If you want to support the cause then please like this page.
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agree if it gonna come on sony consoles ^_^
agree if it gonna come on sony consoles ^_^
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While this is definitely a nice idea, I would be happier donating to a kickstarter to raise money for Inafune to buy the rights for Megaman period.
While this is definitely a nice idea, I would be happier donating to a kickstarter to raise money for Inafune to buy the rights for Megaman period.
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To those of you saying that you shouldn't do this because "Capcom has the money." News flash, they wont even consider it unless its evident that the said game will make money. This shows our support for the franchise and tells capcom this. Hey, were here waiting for you to wake up and see that people really WANT you to do this, the fa... 
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To those of you saying that you shouldn't do this because "Capcom has the money." News flash, they wont even consider it unless its evident that the said game will make money. This shows our support for the franchise and tells capcom this. Hey, were here waiting for you to wake up and see that people really WANT you to do this, the fan base is there, so you should probably put it out there. Think about it from a company's point of view not your own. If they can't see you support it now, they wont believe you'll support it later.
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Here, hero, Zero.
Here, hero, Zero.
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I said it on the 100k page and I'll say it again here - since Capcom is doubtful that there is a market for it, the best way to prove that we all want it would be to put our money where our mouth is. Whether it's through Kickstarter or something similar, being given the opportunity to financially back MML3 would be huge. To those that say &... 
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I said it on the 100k page and I'll say it again here - since Capcom is doubtful that there is a market for it, the best way to prove that we all want it would be to put our money where our mouth is. Whether it's through Kickstarter or something similar, being given the opportunity to financially back MML3 would be huge. To those that say "Capcom doesn't need more money", I would say that attitude is incredibly short-sighted - like it or not, Capcom owns the IP and they won't do anything with MML unless they're certain it will net them a profit. Even if they took a risk and the funding wasn't crowd-sourced, the production costs are supposed to be recouped by sales of the game. Saying you wouldn't back the game is essentially equivalent to saying you wouldn't pay for the game either, or might pirate it, and seems like precisely the wrong attitude to have here. Regardless of how Capcom has treated the series recently, for a fan to be so callous is completely counter to the spirit of the Blue Bomber.
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there isnt a chance in hell that I would donate to a kickstarter for MML regardless of how much i would like to play more of them capcom has the money to do it the dont need us to pay for it and then turn around and to sell it and make even more money without us the consumers who would have payed to get it developed getting anything back from it ex... 
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there isnt a chance in hell that I would donate to a kickstarter for MML regardless of how much i would like to play more of them capcom has the money to do it the dont need us to pay for it and then turn around and to sell it and make even more money without us the consumers who would have payed to get it developed getting anything back from it except for a game capcom would likely fuck up
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I would rather it end at 3 million if 4 is co-op. Or just have 4 be yet more dungeons.
I would rather it end at 3 million if 4 is co-op. Or just have 4 be yet more dungeons.
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Soul Sacrifice came out on the PS Vita....
Soul Sacrifice came out on the PS Vita....
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Keiji Inafune is way cooler then Capcom that y we back the guy and not Capcom
Keiji Inafune is way cooler then Capcom that y we back the guy and not Capcom
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y do a Kickstarter for Mega Man thay dont need it thay have $$ up ther ass im not doing it Capcom dead to me
y do a Kickstarter for Mega Man thay dont need it thay have $$ up ther ass im not doing it Capcom dead to me
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Here here!! If WayForward can, if Keiji Inafune can, then we sure as hell can!! HOOWAH!!
Here here!! If WayForward can, if Keiji Inafune can, then we sure as hell can!! HOOWAH!!
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We need to do this come on people!!
We need to do this come on people!!
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