It seems that Keiji Inafune is still thinking about what a finished Mega Man Legends could have been, and to this day he still has hope that finishing the game is a possibility with the big wigs at Capcom.
In an interview with USGamer, he very openly and earnestly spoke about his passion behind the project, and how much it meant to him. “If somebody asked, even right now, what’s the game you want to create most? It’s still Legends 3,” he said. “I put so much effort into that game, so much passion into that game, but it didn’t happen. It’s always a regret in my mind. Even now…”
He continued, mentioning that with Capcom as the owner of the Mega Man IP, there is no way for him to finish the game. “We all know that’s not going to happen, though, as long as Capcom holds the IP. But if they asked me to make that game, I could still gather most of the original team, even right now,” Inafune said. “Some of them have quit Capcom, some of them are still at Capcom, but I believe that team would be passionate enough to come back together and create that game. So…we’ll see what’s going to happen. You never know.”
Finally, Inafune shared a very optimistic albeit fantastical dream of finally making Mega Man Legends 3 real: “Let’s say that, if we have all seven Dragon Balls right here, right now, and Shen Long comes up and says, ‘What’s your wish?’ My wish would be, give me all the right tools, people, and environment to create Legends 3.”