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Resi Mercs, Mega Man Legends for 3DS

Inafune personally overseeing latter.

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Capcom has announced Mega Man Legends 3 Project and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D for 3DS.

Neither has a release date.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is based around the timed, zombie-killing missions of Resident Evil 4 and 5. Take down as many undead as you can either on your own or with a friend over the Wi-Fi connection.

Details on Mega Man Legends 3 Project are less concrete, but Capcom wants fans to be involved and has handed the project to Keiji Inafune to personally oversee. He's excited, to say the least.

"I know many of you have been waiting for this for a long time, but I can assure you that no one has been looking forward to this project as much as I have," he told the Capcom Unity blog.

"I've been wanting to do another Mega Man Legends like you wouldn't believe, but as a company, without strong sales in the previous games in the series, it's a difficult proposal to make. Even I was sceptical that another Mega Man Legends sequel could succeed.

"It has been my dream to make Legends 3, and I'm confident that it's really going to take off, but I want to be sure that it isn't just thrown together and rushed out the door. I want it to be good, really good. I personally want to be involved with this game more than any other game.

"This time around we are going to try out a new style of game development," he added, "and I'll go into a bit more detail about that at a later time, but for now I'll say that we don't really want to make a game simply for the sake of making a game. We want to make a game for you, and in time we'll show you just how we plan to do that. So please, please look forward to that."

Mega Man Legends 2 was an RPG-style 3D game for the PSOne. A young, chirpy-faced Tom Bramwell reviewed the game for Eurogamer back in 2001. Look, I found his words! He'll be so pleased.

Nintendo announced last night that the 3DS will be released in Europe and the US in March 2011. The 3DS will be released first in Japan on 26th February for 25,000 Yen ($299). No Western prices were revealed.

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