In news that would certainly delight the fans of the video game, Mega Man Legends, it will be available at the PlayStation Store in North America from 29 September. This announcement was made via a blog post by Capcom executive Greg Moore recently and it stated that the game would be made available solely for PS3 and Vita and that it would not play on the PS2.
Surprisingly, Capcom, the Japanese video game developer and publisher had always maintained that it would never be part of such a release on account of intellectual property and other issues, but for reasons best known to itself has reversed its stand. Perhaps the developer chose to listen to feedback from fans of the game who have been clamouring for this release.
Mega Man Legends is an old classic video game that was originally offered on the PlayStation sometime in 1997. The game was also available for the PC and Nintendo 64 systems at that time. It was vastly different from the gameplay of its predecessors, Mega Man and Mega Man X, and did not have their side-scrolling gameplay. Instead, the game offered fantastic 3D-style gaming, even though its pace was a tad slower than that of the other games. It?s not that people minded anyways, since they seemed to quite enjoy going on quests and explorations.
There was talk of another instalment in the series, but Capcom seems to have shelved all plans concerning it. As a matter of fact, Mega Man Legends 3 was cancelled in June 2011 while it was still in the development stage and less than a year after it was announced, much to the disappointment of fans of the franchise.
However, the main illustrator for the series and the man behind other immensely popular franchises such as Dead Rising and Lost Planet, Keiji Inafune, is believed to be working on a successor to Mega Man Legend series. The new game is to be called Mighty No. 9. There is no doubt that quite a bit of excitement to play the game exists, but it does not seem likely that it will be available soon. According to reliable reports, there have been a few controversies surrounding it, especially with regards to funding.
With regards to the original Mega Man series, the developer seems to have entirely lost interest in it once Keiji Inafune left the company to start his own venture Comcept. Interestingly, there was a spike in interest in the original Mega Man series recently thanks to the release this year of the Mega Man Legacy Collection for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
Most unfortunately, Sony has no information about whether Mega Man Legends 2 will ever be available to fans in North America. It goes without saying that this depends to a large extent on whether the first game does well in the market place. The PS-One classic game will be available for $9.99 and fans can once again enjoy the actions of Volnutt, Data, Bonne and Caskett.