X9 announced a day early

x9_02It appears the Mega Man revivals won't end. I just got this hot tip from MMN viewer Heal Berry about Mega Man X9, and after being unable to validate it from any gaming news website, blog or BBS, I have to admit, I'm pretty convinced! I mean, it's not like it's April Fools day or anything. That's tomorrow! According to generous tipster Heal Berry, the full title is Mega Man X9: Reploid Extinction, as Berry says it's "Repliroid no Shimetsu or something" in Japanese. All that's known about the story thus far is that it takes place after X8, and the heroic trio must investigate the source of new copy chips turning up after Lumine's demise.

There will also be an in-game database, which will present information and pictures concerning the game's contents, as well as an online leaderboard. Nothing too outrageous or anything. I mean, if this were a soccer game or maybe Axl Teaches Typing, I might be a little suspicious.

Don't just accept my blind trust though, just check out the images below. The game not only exists, but is returning to its 16-bit roots!

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Pretty incredible. The spriter, err, the game developers look like they're doing a fantastic job. No release date has been given yet, but the title is set for the PS3, 360 and Wii, which is curious, since this is apparently from a Japanese source, and Rockman 9 only released on the Wii in Japan.

Let's just ignore logic, though. Mega Man X9 is on its way! Please be sure to give Heal Berry your thanks for this amazing scoop.

MUST-READ UPDATE: Yes, this is a joke. It is not even OUR joke. It was sent in by someone hoping to get us to report fake news. I admired the effort, so I posted it with this tongue in cheek write-up. It was not my intention to fool anyone, but if you anxiously clicked the link and went to the pics without reading, that's your deal. Sorry to disappoint, but there's nothing wrong with having a little humility.