New MM9 DLC This Week

fakemanartAre you ready for a CHALLENGE?? New Mega Man 9 downloadable content is hitting this week, starting with the Wii today. Capcom heard a couple of you who said that Mega Man 9 isn't really that hard at all, so they hope to rectify that. Apparently since the technology to make old games are lost, they need to fuel the creation of Mega Man 10 with gamers' tears.

Hey Mega Man junkies,

We're proud to announce that the second of Downloadable Content packs for Mega Man 9 will be available this week. Here's the run down on what's coming out.

Hard Mode - Dubbed Hero Mode in Japan, this mode enables you to play the entire game on an increased difficulty level with alternate enemy distribution and spawning points. Hard Mode is not compatible with Rankings or Challenges Modes.

Expert Mode - Dubbed Super Hero Mode Japan, this mode represents the apex of Mega Man 9 difficulty settings and is not for the novice Mega Man 9 player. This mode triples the level of difficulty from the default Mega Man 9 game. Expert Mode is not compatible with Rankings or Challenges Modes.

Special Time Attack Stage - This DLC gives you an additional stage for Time Attack Mode, complete with an all new level and Robot Master Boss, "Fake Man." Similar in difficulty to the Willy [sic] Stages, players will have a fun time tackling this time sensitive competitive stage. Special Time Attack Stage is not compatible with Challenge Mode.

All three DLC packs are available now on WiiWare Channel today (October 20th, 2008) with XBLA following on October 21st, and PSN releasing October 23rd.

So just how hard is hard mode? Well, take a look at the sample screens below and see what you think. hard1hard2hard3hard4 I'm ready for the CHALLENGE!!