Mega Man 9 & 10 Free For PlayStation Plus Users

Mega-Man-9-10SCEA has unveiled their PlayStation Plus subscription service's update plans for this week, which includes a free download of the Mega Man 9 and 10 combo pack for PS3. This pack contains the basic games only, with their DLC available for separate purchase or in DLC packs. The North American PlayStation Store updates on Tuesdays, which would mean this deal will go into effect at some time tomorrow. The games will be free for at least one month, as is usual with PlayStation Plus free games.

Here is the press info:

Mega Man 9 and 10 were new and bold steps for a series that’s as beloved as Mega Man. Many gamers grew up on classic Mega Man games and yearned for a new 2D adventure but with the rock solid mechanics of the originals. Capcom delivered by going back to its 8-bit roots to deliver a classic Mega Man experience with all-new levels, weapons and bosses. IGN calls Mega Man 9 alone a “… mastery of 2D platforming.” Check out both Mega Man 9 and 10 for yourself; free for PS Plus members.

Rockman 3 Graces PSN This Week

Hey PS3 owners. This week (in fact tomorrow I think) Rockman 3 Complete Works will be landing on the PSN Import Classics. Like the two preceding it, this version has all the special features like the arranged music and navigation mode, but because it's an import classic it's still in Japanese. Nevertheless, a language barrier won't stop you from kicking Wily's butt yet again. It'll be $5.99, for one of Mega Man's greatest adventures! Edit: Don't forget that PS Plus members can purchase Rockman 3 for a discounted $3.00!

News Credit: Capcom Unity, PlayStation Blog

Rockman Complete Works Hits PSN This Week

Here's a treat for you PlayStation 3 owners. Rockman Complete Works will be coming to PSN this week for $5.99. This is the original PSX remake released in Japan, with a helpful navigation system, character and enemy bios, and an alternate arranged soundtrack. These were this was the same version of the game used for the Mega Man Anniversary Collection. Since this comes under PSN's "Japanese Classics," a lot of the game's extra features will still remain Japanese. But of course, it's not necessary to know Japanese to enjoy the original Mega Man, unless seeing the name "Rockman" just blows your mind or something.

Hopefully more Complete Works titles will be coming along in short order too!

News Credit: Capcom Unity

New MM10 Theme for PS3, Closer Look at Trading Figures

4gamer has some cool news about some Rockman related items. First off, a new Rockman 10 PS3 theme is coming out. This one features Mega Man and the gang striving to jump higher and higher into the sky via boon blocks. It also features the Robot Masters in the section tabs. I imagine we'll be catching word of a North American release of this theme pretty soon.  The theme is selling in Japan for ¥200. A video demonstration is below.

Next up, 4gamer is showing off some high quality, individual pics of the "Super Model Spirit" Rockman trading figures, set to release in May. Also show is an E-Tank strap, which will randomly be included in the individually packed figures. No word on its inclusion in the box sets, though it likely will be. Check our gallery below for the highly detailed figures. [gallery]

Mega Man 10 PS3 Theme Will Have You Racing

Capcom*Unity is reporting that a dynamic Mega Man 10 theme will be available for PlayStation 3 owners to purchase later today. As shown above, the theme features a race track based on Nitro Man's stage, where Nitro Man, Mega Man, Proto Man, Bass and a Metall race for supremacy while trying to avoid bombs. The theme isn't actually playable, but the results are randomized for each iteration. It'll cost you $2.99 when it becomes available on the PlayStation Network Store.