Mega Man 9: Lovers and Haters

Mega Man 9Capcom has made a bold move to make Mega Man 9. Actually, Capcom making a Mega Man game period has not really been all that bold. They’ve been milking that franchise more than my local dairy sticks a vacuum tube to their cows.

Mega Man 9 will be old school. Yes, it’s going to be done like an old NES game–graphics, style, and sound. It’ll be available as a WiiWare title. No timeframe on the date or price.

The lovers: anyone over the age of 25 who played Mega Man 2 or 3.

The haters: anyone under the age of 25.

(Don’t believe me? The comments at Kotaku are priceless.)

Somehow, GamesRadar was able to score some screenshots and get a little more info such as boss descriptions.

If this is a hit expect to see tons more new, old games. Ha! I, for one, welcome it. Thanks to GameRadar for the pic.


  1. For some reason, I was under the impression that Megaman 9 had already been made for the NES/SNES and that this was just a rerelease over WiiWare. My love affair with Megaman basically ended with Megaman 2 (I didn’t care that much for 3 and haven’t spent much time at all with the series since then) and I thought I already had 9 on my Megaman Anniversary Collection disc from a few years ago.

    Well, colour me somewhat interested. If they could capture the lightning-in-a-bottle that was Megaman 2, I’ll be super happy.

  2. I’m with Brock — I haven’t done much with the Megaman series since MM3. It will be interesting, though, to see how this one turns out.

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