Give Me a Five-Count: Mega Man V Now on Virtual Console

We're nearing the end of the road for "Mega May" with just two titles left, so you know what that means: Today, the long-awaited and relatively rare fifth Mega Man Game Boy title is now available on the Virtual Console for the Nintendo 3DS.

With the Mega Man franchise currently in the biggest drought for new titles it's ever been in since the first title hit the NES in 1987, fans have been clamoring for a new title. And while Mega Man V isn't really new, it's close enough for a lot of fans-- especially compared to the previous four Game Boy titles, as it features an entirely new cast of foes in the form of the Stardroids and their minions. The fact that a lot of fans never got to play it upon its release means that for them, what's old really is new again.

Unfortunately, what fans of the original game may notice is this version's lack of the Super Game Boy-enhanced color scheme-- or, really, any color scheme at all. For reasons we can only guess, Nintendo designed their Game Boy Virtual Console without any regard for the enhancements afforded by the Super NES peripheral, leaving releases such as this and the previously-released Donkey Kong, among others, to remain monochrome.

Having spoken with Capcom, there has been no word yet about when this or the other "Mega May" titles will be released in Europe, though they have assured us that "When there is one we'll blast it on Unity for sure!" If it makes you feel any better, you guys have gotten some Mega Man titles on Virtual Console before us, too, so they probably are coming.

Next week is the final release of "Mega May," Mega Man Xtreme 2. Until then, you can check out the trailer for Mega Man V before grabbing it from the Nintendo eShop and perhaps playing alongside the last two volumes of Hitoshi Ariga's Mega Man Gigamix manga from UDON Entertainment.