Mega Man 9: The Story

IGN has posted the story to Mega Man 9, thanks to Capcom passing it their way.

Before going at Wily’s ambition, we’d suggest checking out our new Mega Man 9 screens and artwork. The art includes sprites for the major characters. The screens are all from the Japanese introduction.

The story begins after Mega Man has restored peace to the world. One day, robots throughout the world go berserk and turn violent. Of course, everyone thinks this to be the work of Mega Man rival Dr. Wily… until Wily jacks into television and frames Mega Man creator Dr. Light! Soon, the police arrive and take Light to jail.

It’s up to Mega Man to restore Light’s honor.

“Rise in order to stop Wily’s Ambition,” finishes the opening for the Japanese version. In Japan, the game is known fully as “Rockman 9: Revival of Ambition.”

Mega Exciting!

Mega Exciting!

Are you feeling nostalgic, yet?

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Mega Man 1 & 2 as well as Earthworm Jim 2 get rated by ESRB for Wii

More news for you Virtual Console fiends out there, the ESRB rating board just gave ratings to Mega Man 1 & 2 for the NES. Most likely these will be releasing very soon in an attempt to capitalize on the Mega Man 9 hype. Second up we have Earthworm Jim 2, which follows suite of Earthworm Jim 1 which has already previously been rated by the ESRB. For those wondering, both will be from the Genesis version. I suspect an official announcement happening for Earthworm Jim 3 probably by the end of the year or early next year

Feature: A look into every Klonoa game ever made.

 The Klonoa series is regarded as one of the finest of all platforming series. Despite it’s looks, this is one of the more challenging platformer series out there and for good reason. There are 7 Klonoa games, 5 of which are of the platformer genre and 4 are available in the US. This article will take a look into all 7 games, and give you an idea of what to expect from each one of them. If you call yourself a platformer fan it is essential that you at least play two of the titles. To find out which two as well as what the other 5 are all about hit the jump and read on for this exlusive Platformer Update Feature for the Klonoa Series! Continue reading

Own the glorious Mega Man 9 box art shirt

 

When fans were treated to the box art for the upcoming Mega Man 9 they couldent resist the tight tights of Mega Man himself. During E308 Capcom reps were wearing a shirt with the box art, and so many fans and journalists wanted a shirt of their own Capcom has broken down and decided to make the shirts mass produced and available in the US and “available for purchase soon”. If you want to know where this art came from exactly visit the artists website “I am 8-bit” Gerald de Jesus. No price point, date, exactly where they will be available for purchase has been made official yet though it is a safe bet they will be available online only at Capcoms website for a price between $20-$30.

Mega Man 9 developer E3 walkthrough

Mega Man 9 might seem like a step backwards to some, but not the legion of fans out there that just cannot wait to get their hands on what they never though would have ever happened, an actual 8-bit Mega Man game in the style of the original 2 games. This video gives you a brief look at the story and gameplay, as well as reasons for Capcoms decision to go back to the series roots rather than give it a more flashy look. Also the title is now confirmed to be coming to WiiWare, PSN, as well as XBLA. Talk about a full treatment!

Mega Man 9 gets the downloadable treatment

According to the latest Nintendo Power magazine Mega Man 9 will be appearing on Nintendo Wii’s WiiWare service. The game is to maintain the traditional two-dimentional and retro graphics from the NES games (a step backwards from MM8, very unexpected!). Games of the future are moving faster and faster toward downloadable and doing away with retail packaging, when a series like Mega Man that has spawned the most games in a series (according to Guiness Records) makes a shift to Downloadable content, you know this is the future for gaming.

Capcom registers Mega Man 9 for multiplatform

Under the Office of Film and Literature Classification (the Australian ESRB) Capcom has registered the name ‘Mega Man 9’. Great news for fans of the classic series, as it is without an X, ZX, Battle Network, Kart Racing, Capcom has finaly decided to go back to its numeral roots. The last game in the “classic” series was Mega Man 8 (if you do not count remakes) on the PS1. While there is a good chance the game will make its way to XBLA or PSN, heres hoping we see a 2D (or atleast saide scrolling in some way) Mega Man game without any kinda twists like turning into werewolves.