Mega Man Legends 1 or 2 wont be coming to the Playstation Network

May 20, 2011

Video Games

During a recent Ask Capcom Q&A a Mega Man Legends fan asked if the first two titles will be coming to the Playstation Network anytime soon?

Due to property infringements it wont be happening. Here is what he said:

For example, there are games in our catalogue that have logos or other things that would be identifiable as other people’s I.P. without permission, and either due to historical litigation or fear of potential future litigation, sometimes we aren’t allowed to use those.

 Other things, like for example you had voicework in the game, but the voice actor… Within the scope of the contract that was there, either the contract is lapsed in terms of its term or the contract never defined that digital distribution was an allowable use for their work etcetera. So voice acting, scores, soundtracks, middleware contracts all have to have the same stuff there.

 In some cases, the company that we did things with is gone, but that doesn’t mean that somebody doesn’t own the rights and couldn’t come after us, so in the name of having to protect ourselves, sometimes these things are not going to be able to be put up again, and in the case of the emulations, we can’t make changes to the content, so there’s no way to just sort of remove it and just have it be up there.

 The net result is, in the case of Legends, unfortunately Legends isn’t going to be able to be up there; it failed an I.P. sweep and a contract check.

Japan got the two games in a 2005 Psp release. But was never released outside the country. Hopefully luck will change and we get the game 😦

Play-Asia has the psp game for $24.90 but it wont do any good unless you can read japanese.


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One Comment on “Mega Man Legends 1 or 2 wont be coming to the Playstation Network”

  1. Goldskarr Says:

    They didn’t say anything about The Misadventures Of Tronne Bonne, however…

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