Rockman 5 Coming to Japan 3DS eShop Next Week

Owners of the 3DS in Japan will be able to download Rockman 5 next week on the 15th. Naturally the game will run ¥500. Given the rate that these games have been coming out, not to mention recent word of Capcom of America's own ambitions, it seems all but certain that Rockman 6 will be hitting the Virtual Console next month. This would mark the first time Rockman 6 has been made available for download. As much as I love having access to these NES classics (they are especially great on the 3DS XL), I really do hope to see a return to Game Boy Mega Man releases too!

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Watch Capcom Unity Play Mega Man 5 for a Chance to Win Rockman 5 Prizes

Continuing their monthly 2012 tradition of counting down to the 25th anniversary of the Blue Bomber by playing through all of the Classic series games, Capcom Unity will be playing through Mega Man 5 for the month of May this Friday the 18th. Tune in to Twitch TV for all the fun at... er, sometime (their last began at 2pm PST, but as of this writing, Unity has no time posted).

And the prizes this time? IF you live within North America, then you will have two chances to win a copy of the Japanese version of this month's game, Rockman 5. One is a copy we have donated, courtesy of Heat Man, and will be won by the person who can count the number of times Brett dies, make note of how he died each time (pit, Robot Master, etc.), and be the first to comment with that information in the stream's Unity post (which goes up Friday) with that information.

The other prize will feature not only a copy of the game, but a plush Proto Buster as well. "This will likely be trivia," they note, "with the first correct answer posted in the Twitch TV chat receiving the item."

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.