Mega Man: Rush Marine Now Available

The time has finally arrived... for some of us, that is. Capcom has announced the release of the side-scrolling shooter Mega Man: Rush Marine for cell phones. It popped up a little early on AT&T's store, but according to Capcom, it is now available on "standard cell phones throughout North America," with releases on Windows Mobile and Blackberry coming in 2010. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be available for iPhone... or at least iPhone in Canada.

Here is further information about the game from Capcom:

When Dr. Wily and his robot minions unleash devastation on the seabed, Mega Man and his shape-shifting robot dog Rush convert into a submarine or “Rush Marine” to investigate. Control of the robo duo through expansive levels teeming with 14 enemies and numerous hazards. Battle through ten levels and defeat as many robot masters, each with a unique weapon that you can capture and use.

According to MM Community member Duckaiser, however, it has "No robot masters, just big aquatic animal robots (which still give you powers and have weaknesses) but there are still 8 boss stages to do in any order."

The game's press release reads as follows:

CAPCOM®'S BLUE BOMBER TAKES THE PLUNGE WITH THE LAUNCH OF MEGA MAN®: RUSH MARINE FOR MOBILE

LOS ANGELES – December 7, 2009 – Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today released Mega Man®: Rush Marine, an original Mega Man adventure designed for the mobile platform. In this side-scrolling shooter set in the deep blue sea, players take control of Mega Man and his shape-shifting robot dog, Rush, as they attempt to stop Dr. Wily and his robot minions from destroying the seabed.

Fight your way through expansive levels teeming with 14 enemies and numerous hazards. Explore three aquatic environments including Shallow Water, Volcanic Reef and Deep Water. Battle through ten levels and defeat as many robot masters, each with a unique weapon that you can capture and use for good.

Mega Man: Rush Marine is currently available for standard BREW and Java devices throughout North America and is expected to release on Windows Mobile and Blackberry in early 2010.

And finally, the game's fact sheet:

Take the plunge with Mega Man® and his shape-shifting robot dog, Rush in this original side scrolling shooter set in the deep blue sea. In the year 20XX Dr. Wily sends his robot minions to the seabed in order to drill for oil causing earthquakes and destruction to the surrounding islands. Only Mega Man and the newly submersible Rush Marine have any hope of stopping Wily’s nefarious plan. Key features

* Exciting side-scrolling aquatic shooter. * Explore three aquatic environments including Shallow Water, Volcanic Reef and Deep Water. * Battle through ten levels and defeat as many robot masters, each with a unique weapon that you can capture and use for good. * Fight your way through expansive levels teeming with 14 enemies and numerous hazards.

Maybe with any luck, Capcom will eventually decide to release this on Nintendo DSiWare as well.