Capcom announced Megaman Legends 3 for the 3DS this morning.
The announcement was supported by a blog post from Capcom which, although not giving too much away, said that fans would be "part of the development process like never before as they interact directly with the team".
The blog post said that there'll be more info on how exactly that crazy notion will come about at New York Comic Con next week.
Then followed a message from the game's director Masakazu Eguch. We'll let him speak:
"Hi everyone! This is Masakazu Eguchi, director of MEGA MAN LEGENDS 3!
So, how about that Keiji Inafune special interview? Did you like that?
As you can see, Inafune is very enthusiastic about this project. And that new development style that he said he would go into more detail about later, I'm sure you won't be disappointed by that. We think not only fans of the series, but anyone interested in Mega Man Legends will be like, "What? ...OMG!!!"
When I and the rest of the staff first heard that were that we were doing this, we were shaking in our boots. All of us were asking our bosses, "Are you guys serious?"
But the proposition was interesting to say the least. So, now here we are making intense preparations and trying to stay on schedule.
...Having said that, there are so many details about the project that I am dying to tell all of you... but you'll have to wait and let your imaginations run wild for just a little longer, until the Comic Con in New York next month!
Until then, I'll use this blog to introduce to members of my team, and tell you a little about what's going on here in the Dev Lab. I'll do my best to update it at least once a week, so check back often!
I'm also looking forward to hearing comments from all of you!
Then, as if that wasn't enough, Capcom dropped off a video message from Inafune, which again didn't give anything away but certainly ignited the hype.
Nintendo released an official release date for the 3DS in Japan this morning.