Title: Megaman Universe Cancelled
Gauntlet101010 - April 1, 2011 01:06 AM (GMT)
I gotta say this news bums me out. It seemed like it had so much potential. I guess it really didn't impress anyone at the Tokyo Game Show, eh? And the disaster in Japan may have had somethign to do with it.
Still, very disappointing.
Big Boss - April 1, 2011 01:12 AM (GMT)
Mm, disappointing, but not too surprising. This was clearly one of Inafune's pet projects, so it biting the dust not even half a year after he quits shouldn't be much of a shock.
Coulda been a fun game nevertheless.
Gauntlet101010 - April 1, 2011 01:37 AM (GMT)
I suppose that's probably contributing to it. It's sad to see that his leaving could kill a project like that.
Big Boss - April 1, 2011 01:41 AM (GMT)
I think it was to be expected. Its not like it was being touted as a high budget blockbuster. Without a strong personality high up in the ranks of Capcom to push it through, it was probably doomed the minute Inafune resigned.
On the other hand, Legends 3 is probably safe, so that at least isn't all bad. L3 is pretty far into production, if not nearing completion. It'll be interesting to see if they can keep from deviating too far from Inafune's original vision for it.
Gauntlet101010 - April 1, 2011 02:03 AM (GMT)
You know, the Dev team on Legends 3 is saying they're having trouble getting a green light on it.
I dunno, it was touted as being something. It's too bad they couldn't get it together for the game show.
Raijin - April 1, 2011 04:49 AM (GMT)
MMU seemed to be farther along in production than MML3. It just feels like the opposite since we've been seeing more of MML3 in its infant stages, while MMU was developed more behind the scenes, like games normally are. They really are two different things though. MML3 has been put on hold like a lot of stuff while Japan is still reeling, but provided the entire island doesn't sink into the sea this week, that's going to be one of the projects they go back to full force as soon as they can.
As for MMU, I dunno. They seemed to have something, even if it was incomplete. It's likely wishful thinking to hope for a revival of the project later down the line, but it would be a shame for all the progress on such an interesting idea go to waste.
Gonzo - April 1, 2011 07:02 AM (GMT)
Given that the announcement was so close to April Fools, I'm hoping that this is just a stunt to get people interested in (or at least talking about) MMU again...but the official website is still saying "sorry, no dice" and it should be past April Fools day over there.
(If TMMN is any indication, stunt failed; it was met with a lot of apathy)
Alice Vulcan - April 1, 2011 10:38 AM (GMT)
Megaman Universe was definitely Inafune's project. I doubt anybody else could accurately explain what the objective was behind it. The reaction to its promotion was definitely mixed and the event demos weren't well received so without the big man himself keeping it up, I guess there just wasn't any point in wasting resources on it.
I'm a diehard Megaman fan, so its sad to hear about ANY release getting canceled. Even still, all of this fatalism that I'm seeing in other places is seriously beyond overreaction. What a bunch of crybabies.
Avi - April 1, 2011 04:10 PM (GMT)
...I completely forgot this game even existed.
Might that be a reason for its cancellation? ^_^;;
This kinda stinks in any case...
Byron - April 2, 2011 06:08 AM (GMT)
Well, I kinda forgot about this game too. It seems disappointing that Ifune's resignation caused the game to go under. Perhaps someone else will pick it up again someday.
Gonzo - April 2, 2011 06:31 AM (GMT)
The official site STILL says it's been canceled. So it wasn't an April Fools thing...Damn.
At least Gauntlet'll have a new "MM Mysteries" section to work on, right? :(
Gauntlet101010 - April 2, 2011 09:22 PM (GMT)
MMMysteries ... I gotta redo that majorly one day. It takes too long to load and so much more has been found out.
It's really too bad this fell through. When he left Inafune said his absence would show ... and I guess this is sign #1 that it has. This is probably the greatest MM game we'll never own.
Letra - April 3, 2011 09:20 PM (GMT)
I was actually looking forward to this one. But I guess I can see why it was canceled. Maybe things are different in America, but I know here Megaman doesn't really have the fanbase to support an MMO. As far as MM fans in this city go, I think theres me... and that's about it.
Raijin - April 4, 2011 12:28 AM (GMT)
An MMO? You're thinking of Rockman Online. That one is still going on, and I think out already in Korea? MMU was the MM2 remake with the Little Big Planet twist.
Liquid-Snake - April 4, 2011 08:07 AM (GMT)
Kinda odd. I was just talking to someone on Friday about this, saying "I bet the cancelled it. There's been nothing mentioned about it on any sites or Capcom-Unity even since Inafune left."
And now I just saw this... I must say, I'm pretty disappointed. I'm much more worried about the future of Legends 3's production, and can only hope it stays in development. It'd be a disaster (on a personal level, at least) for Megaman to have no upcoming releases for next year.
Shift - April 4, 2011 11:04 PM (GMT)
Meh, there was not enough info on this game to really get me interested so i won't really miss it much. And i'm sure legends 3 will be fine, capcom would really be shooting themselves in the foot to cancel it after all the hype they built up for it.
Gauntlet101010 - April 5, 2011 01:58 AM (GMT)
Unlike the hype surrounding MMU? Nobody's wWorld is getting Megified now ...
Byron - April 5, 2011 03:30 AM (GMT)
Okay, Gauntlet? Your post made me do a bit of a double take for reasons more related to my recent reading material than anything else. However, it leaves a question for me...
Just how much hype had been built up around MMU? From the sounds of it, it was being built up more than MML3.
Gauntlet101010 - April 5, 2011 03:55 AM (GMT)
I'd say it was just below MML3 as MML3 has contests both in NA and Japan. But there were lots of commercials and a spot ont he Tokyo Games Show. It had a good amount of hype behind it with updates coming fairly regularily.
Shift - April 6, 2011 02:27 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Gauntlet101010 @ Apr 4 2011, 09:55 PM)|
| I'd say it was just below MML3 as MML3 has contests both in NA and Japan. But there were lots of commercials and a spot ont he Tokyo Games Show. It had a good amount of hype behind it with updates coming fairly regularily. |
Really? because all i remember is seeing a trailer that told us nothing about the game and one rather lackluster gameplay video.
Gauntlet101010 - April 6, 2011 04:07 AM (GMT)
Also the Tokyo Game show.
Despite your judgement of lackluster, it was still heavily promoted. About as much as Rockman 9 and 10 on Capcom's part.
And the Dev team on Legends 3 was talking about trouble getting the game greenlit despite even more heavy promotions by capcom.
Going back, even Megaman Mania and Battle and Chase (US edition) had print ads made. And MM Mania had preorders. So it wouldn't be without precident to cancel a MM game even as hyped as L3.
Slash Man - May 2, 2011 12:18 AM (GMT)
I know it's old news by now, but I guess Classic Mega Man just can't get a break these days. Mega Man 9 was simply genius in the way it was presented. Mega Man 10 pretty much just went along with what MM9 established, but Mega Man Universe would've actually broken new ground with a bunch of new features added to the mix, despite being heavily influenced by the NES classics. And Capcom seemed to be aware that they couldn't continue on with NES-styled games, and the graphics and art on this looked promising. Even more, it offered to revive some older Capcom properties as well. We can only wait and see what the future holds.
Gauntlet101010 - May 2, 2011 03:04 AM (GMT)
I don't know if it's fair to say it's break new ground as it was mostly just a remake a MM2, but yeah .... it's missed. Based on the comments about Legends 3's greenlight problems it seems to have everything to do with it's poor showing at the Tokyo Game Show
Slash Man - May 2, 2011 09:55 PM (GMT)
Well, a step forward from Mega Man 9 and 10. They don't quite have the guts to try something completely new lately.