Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X is Free for PlayStation Plus Members

Mega-Man-Maverick-Hunter-X-PSNHot on the heels of Mega Man 9 & 10 being given away free for PlayStation Plus members (ok, a month later), it has now been revealed that Mega Man Maverick Hunter X will be the next free digital offering. It will be available tomorrow, February 19th. The game is currently compatible with the PSP, PSP Go, and PS Vita. As a reminder, PlayStation Plus free games and discounts must be claimed within a specific span of time. However, any free games received through the program will continue to work as long as you have a working PS Plus subscription, which can be renewed at any time even after your initial subscription expires.

Here's the usual PR:

An enhanced remake of the classic Mega Man X, complete with 3D character models, remixed music, and all new unlockable features, this is classic Mega Man turned up to 11. When Sigma leads a group of Reploids in a revolt against mankind, it’s up to X and Zero to protect the world from ruin. You can download this title free as a PS Plus member and play it on your PS Vita, or PSP.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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 4 Coming to North American PlayStation Store This Week

The latest in SCEA's "PSone Japan Imports" series is Rockman 4, the Complete Works version of the NES classic. According to Sony's PlayStation Blog, the game is dropping this week as part of their weekly Tuesday update.  Here's their writeup on the game:

Megaman 4 — For a year the city has been quiet, but a new robotic terror has gripped the city. That scheming scientist Dr. Cossack has arrived in town with eight new metal maniacs who are bigger and badder than anything Dr. Wily ever dreamed of. It’s going to be a cybernetic showdown as the streets of the city erupt with the sizzling sounds of molten metal! Armed with the new Mega Buster, Mega Man runs, jumps and dodges his way through mazes of metallic munchkins on his way to the Siberian citadel of Dr. Cossack for the findl cataclysmic clash!

Don't expect much English in this game, however. As with all other Japan Imports, this game will be in its unadulterated Japanese form.

Expect the game to cost $5.99 across North America.

Source: PlayStation Blog

Rockman 5: Blues' Trap!? Releasing on PSN in Japan

In a curiously sudden announcement, both Ucchy-san of Rockman Unity and Capcom Retro Games announced over Twitter that Rockman 5: Blues' Trap!? will be available on PSN in Japan today, starting this evening. There was no prior announcement to the game being released, as far as I can recall. Hopefully this makes its way over to the west as well, although we've still yet to see a release of Rockman 4 on the PS1 Imports. This of course is the enhanced PS1 version, andlike the other PSN releases ought to run for ¥600. With both PSN and the Wii VC up to Rockman 5, I suppose the race is on to see which service gets Rockman 6: The Greatest Battle in History!! first.

Mega Man Half Off Bonanza on PSN This Week

On this week's PSN deals for PlayStation 3 owners, you can get as much as half off on a variety of Mega Man downloads. The 50% off deals include:

  • Mega Man 1 (PS1 Imports) for $2.99
  • Mega Man 2 (PS1 Imports) for $2.99
  • Mega Man 3 (PS1 Imports) for $2.99
  • Mega Man 9 for $4.99
  • Mega Man 10 for $4.99

Additionally, there is a 40% off deal for MM9 and MM10 DLC packs.

  • Mega Man 9 Mega DLC Bundle for $2.99 (Includes Endless Attack Mode, Hero Mode, Superhero Mode, Proto Man Mode and the Special Stage)
  • Mega Man 10 Mega DLC Bundle for $2.99 (Includes Endless Attack Mode, Bass Mode and Special Stages 1, 2 and 3)

Not a bad deal if you're missing any of these downloads on your PS3. And if you do have them all, tell your friends!

Via Capcom-Unity

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 2 on PSN this Week, Rockman 4 in Japan the Next

The PlayStation Network is getting a little richer in Rockman this week (may be today even, if my knowledge of update schedules is right). Following the original Rockman, you can download the Complete Works version of Rockman 2 on your PlayStation 3. Remember that these are under the import classics line, and that all the additional features and such the Complete Works series has are still in Japanese. Additionally, Japan (where Rockman 1~3 are already available on PSN) will be getting Rockman 4 next week on the 9th of February. This is seemingly part of the results of the poll that Capcom Online Games had over Twitter for their game archives selection on PSN. Though, suspiciously, it does tie up the number of Rockman games on the Wii's Virtual Console service too.

News Credit: CAP Kobun (for Rockman 4)

Win a DL of Rockman Complete Works

Right now, Capcom Unity is giving away a few downloads codes for the PS1 imports classic Rockman Complete Works (the first in the series). All you gotta do? Simply comment in the thread why you think you deserve a code! And let me tell you all, none of you is more deserving than I am. But I don't own a PlayStation 3. So you're lucking out there!

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

More Mega Man Legends 2 Avatars Available on PSN

Three of these are weeks old, but this new one's hot off the recent update of the PlayStation Store.  Who's the new contender? Our favorite jig-happy save spot: Data! Data now has four different avatars on the store.  Poses include his normal Front pose (sans jig), Jumping, Rear (again, no jig), and Injured.  At $0.49 a pop, they're cute enough to be worth it.

Also, now would be a good time to remind everyone of the usual requests for Mega Man Legends 1 & 2 on the PS Store as PSOne Classics.  With Data now in the avatar mix, now would also be an awesome time to beg Sony for the first animated avatar.  I MUST have my Data Dance!

Two Mega Man Legends 2 Avatars on PlayStation Store

This is a quick PSA about the addition of two Mega Man Legends 2 avatars for the PlayStation Store. The first is Servbot (Waving) while the other is Servbot (Yelling).  Each go for $0.49 on the store and are available right now!

Since this is also the first time anything related to Legends has managed to hit the store, it might just be time to renew my requests that the two first games in the series be added as PSOne Classics.  With Legends 3 coming soon, who hasn't gotten that itch to play them?

Source: PlayStation Blog

More MM10 avatars, DLC & Dynamic Theme bundles incoming

Much like last week, it seems Amazon has let the cat out of the bag again.  According to their preorders for the week, expect to see a far more Mega Man 10-centric update this time around. Here's what's in store on the Mega Man front:

  • Mega Man 10 - Dynamic Theme Bundle [Online Game Code] - $5.99 - Purchase all three Dynamic Themes for Mega Man 10 with this Mega Dynamic Theme Pack. (Includes Dynamic Themes 1, 2 and 3). Important: Purchasing this bundle will not incur a credit to you for items that you already own. If you already own more than two items from this bundle, please consider buying the remaining items individually.
  • Mega Man 10 - DLC Bundle [Online Game Code] - $4.99 - Purchase all five DLC items for Mega Man 10 with this Mega DLC Bundle. (Includes Endless Attack Mode, Bass Mode and Special Stages 1, 2 and 3). Important: Purchasing this bundle will not incur a credit to you for items that you already own. If you already own more than two items from this bundle, please consider buying the remaining items individually.
  • Mega Man 10 Sheep Avatar [Online Game Code] - $0.49 - Download this Mega Man 10 Sheep Avatar to add it to your PlayStation Network Online ID.
  • Mega Man 10 Commando Man Avatar [Online Game Code] - $0.49 - Download this Mega Man 10 Commando Man Avatar to add it to your PlayStation Network Online ID.
  • Mega Man 10 Dr. Wily Avatar [Online Game Code] - $0.49 - Download this Mega Man 10 Dr. Wily Avatar to add it to your PlayStation Network Online ID.

It's safe to assume that the Sheep Avatar is actually Sheep Man, but you never know what Capcom can pull!

Expect the PlayStation Store to update this Tuesday, September 21st.

Race Mega Man & Proto Man to Find Pics in Newest PS3 Theme

The first PlayStation 3 theme for Mega Man 10 features a number of the game's characters in a foot-race (barring Nitro Man's use of his natural attributes) to determine superiority, while the second shows the Blue Bomber practicing his Vanish Block-climbing skills. Now, a third has been revealed, featuring Mega Man and his robo-bro Proto Man taking to their respective jet sleds to hunt down selected images among the many displayed on the monitor in Dr. Light's lab. Can you find the picture before they do?

This theme is only available in Japan so far, but when it is released in North America, expect to pay about $2.99 for it.

Source: Protodude's Rockman Corner

Mega Man Powered Up Doesn't Make the Cut for PSN in North America

Those who have been a little late to the PlayStation Portable party and hoped to get their hands on Mega Man Powered Up by way of the PlayStation Network should probably start making other plans. According to Capcom's Vice President of Strategic Planning & Corporate Development, Christian Svensson:

There are techinical problems that neither we or Sony are able to get around. The game doesn't run properly when put in digital form. So it's physical only for the time being (hold onto those UMDs, they're gonna be valuable).

This is a most curious circumstance, as the Japanese version, Rockman Rockman, has been released as a downloadable title in its homeland with no apparent side-effects. With any luck, Capcom and Sony will find a way to overcome whatever mysterious hurdle prohibits them from making the game available for download in the West.

Hopefully, an alternative might someday be provided in a downloadable version for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and maybe even WiiWare platforms. In the meantime, good luck hunting for those UMDs.

Source: Capcom Unity

Discuss Mega Man 10 for a Chance at PSN Download Codes (Last code is go!)

Thought we were done giving away copies of Mega Man 10? To be honest, I did too! But behold, the fun goes on! With huge props to jgonzo and the crew at Capcom*Unity, I have four PSN download codes for Mega Man 10 I'm ready to throw out to you. PSN codes, as in, only for PlayStation 3! So how do I intend to give out said codes? Well, let's talk about Mega Man 10 a little bit. I want you to discuss a particular topic in our comments. I'll be monitoring the replies, and when I see enough interesting feedback, I'll drop one of the codes in this post. This will continue until all four codes are given out. So keep the discussion alive and keep your eyes peeled, because once a code is released it's first come, first serve!

Now the important part, the topic. I've settled on this. A fair number of people were upset that Mega Man 10 would not feature any female Robot Masters. If you could turn one of the Robot Masters in 10 into a female, who would it be and why? Put some good thought into your reply, but try to keep it clean, too. We don't need to know about any weird fantasies. Even if you have Mega Man 10 already, give us your input!

One more thing to note. This website is not your only chance to win some codes. You can also head over to Protodude's Rockman Corner, as Protodude should be giving away some codes of his own a little later!

Again, many thanks to Capcom*Unity, who has given so much awesomeness to us. Be sure to check out their Mega Man 10 Fan Art Collaboration contest, it's really cool!

Update #1: Well we got past 10 comments so far, and PStart grossed me out, so here's one code, just to show I'm not bluffing -- ATDD-B4BJ-BLA5. First to use it gets it! And I know you guys can do better! Seriously, no Sheep Woman yet? Let's see those ideas!

Update #2: Gotta admit, I'm a little disappointed that the discussion has turned more to jokes, but alas. Here is the second code -- ECNE-ABBJ-MJ97. I think I'm going to change things up a tad too. While I'd like you to continue your discussion by all means, how about we get some people trying to draw them too? Don't worry about your skills, scribble out whatever you can! make it as sexy or as awful as you want.

Update #3: Here is the third code -- TQ3R-2FBK-JJEJ. Still looking out for Robot Mistress art. Don't let me down people!

Update #4: Alright folks. I was still hoping for a bit more but I also realize it's getting late. So here... FINALLY... the last code... which is... this -- TPHH-PFBN-QB96. Go! Go! Go!

Thanks for playing along, everyone! And I can't give enough thanks to Capcom*Unity for providing the codes!

Mega Man 10 likely coming to PSN too

mm10logo_tshirtThe Mega Man 10 news just keeps on flowing, with recent comments that indicate the game's very possible arrival on PSN.  The game's predecessor having been on all three digital download services, this was an expected turn of events.  One can only hope that the same team who did Mega Man 9 will continue their level of port quality for this next release. Source: PlayStation US Blog