'Mega Man Legends 3' Gets Eight Bit Remake

Mega Man Legends 3 is getting an eight-bit remake!

Who can forget Mega Man? The blue bomber was an instant hit when it blasted its way into our memories on the Nintendo Entertainment System with a legion of robotic yet quirky enemies to destroy. It introduced us to hub worlds with its title screen menu of bosses to take on, and each level was created based on a theme surrounding that boss. Then when you defeated that boss, Mega Man (known in Japan as Rock Man) would gain his weapon and could use it for the rest of the game, making other bosses easier sometimes, and at other times barely even affecting them.

Before Street Fighter 2 came along, Mega Man was the most complicated version of “rock paper scissors” we had seen yet.

The third in the series that introduced us to Tron Bonne, Mega Man Legends 3 was supposed to have been released with the launch of Nintendo's 3DS, but never made it past production. When Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune left Capcom, apparently the game went with him, much to the outrage of the myriad of fans.

A fan group known as 100k Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 has teamed up with a Japanese developer with a similar vision, Rockman DASH 3 Reboot Team, to help remake Mega Man Legends 3 in eight-bit format for the 3DS eShop. Involved in the project are some of the original minds behind the blue bomber, such as Hideki Ishikawa, character designer for Legends, and Makoto Tomozawa, the series composer. With the help of these Mega Man veterans, they are hoping to successfully go behind Capcom's back and remake the project that was Mega Man Legends 3.

The remake is expected to use the gameplay elements promised from the original project and combine them with the look and sounds of the classic Mega Man games, possibly bringing an air of nostalgia to the newest game. A demo is expected in the next week or so, with the final release slated for August.

Are you excited to see the eight-bit remake of Mega Man Legends 3?