There is plenty of excitement surrounding the release of Mega Man 10 on WiiWare today, with subsequent releases to come on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. And while Capcom and Nintendo have both proudly announced the game's availability to anyone with a Wii and a wifi connection, they kept mum about something many of us have been wondering about: downloadable content. Downloadable content, and that pesky prospect of a third playable character, as mentioned by Nintendo Power in their reveal, but never again since. Well, sort of. Though there was no glitz or glamor, Nintendo did indeed reveal what we can expect from their game profile:
That's right: once the game is available across all three consoles, downloadable content will soon follow with the eagerly-awaited "Bass Mode" arriving on April 5th for 200 Wii Points, alongside "Special Stage 1" for 100. Then, on April 26th, "Endless Attack Mode" will arrive for 300 Wii Points, accompanied by "Special Stage 2" and "Special Stage 3" for 100 Wii Points each.
The only question left is, "will Bass have any story?" At this point, we don't know, but if Proto Man in Mega Man 9 is any indication, probably not. On the other hand, the presence of the Easy Mode in Mega Man 10 shows Capcom's willingness to address perceived shortcomings in the previous game, so there may be a chance yet.