Ex-Capcom head Inafune wanted to continue work on Mega Man Legends 3, Capcom said no
'We have no need to do that,' Capcom says
Mega Man Legends 3 for Nintendo 3DS was cancelled back in July, leading to uproar from Capcom fans.
No proper reason was exactly forthcoming for the termination of the project, with the company simply claiming that the game did not meet "the required criteria".
Now, though, former Capcom head Keiji Inafune has spoken out about the cancellation with Japanese games site 4gamer.net. As translated by GameBlurb, Inafune explained that he was up for continuing work on the game - but Capcom wouldn't have any of it.Keeping it alive
"So, I told them that I was going to found my own independent company and leave Capcom. However, I stated that I was ready to make a contract with them so that I could keep working on those projects that I started," he explained.
"I couldn’t start making contracts with other publishers for sure if Capcom agreed to the proposition, but I wanted to see those projects that I started to completion. But it couldn’t be done. They answered, 'We have no need to do that'.
"[I went to the trouble of]...finding the right time, gathering the team members, planning strategies, all so we could barely start on Mega Man Legends 3. I really don’t want to quit at this crucial moment - but I can’t keep going at Capcom.
"I am too tired to keep going. I wanted to leave Capcom to recharge my energy, and support Capcom from there, but it seems they don’t allow it. I want to make all my effort to keep Legends 3 alive, but I’m really not sure I can do it."
Not that Inafune hasn't been busy since then: at his new company Comcept, he's currently working on his first mobile game, The Island of Dr. Momo.