Mega Man 9 & 10 are 20% Off on Xbox Live Arcade This Week

48ef26f8d3c1dd767b4d37d7fa3f7273 Good news, everyone! ...who has an Xbox 360, and does not yet own Mega Man 9 or Mega Man 10. Capcom Unity reports that both games are now available for 640 Microsoft Points ($8) each until February 4th, which is just shy of when Mega Man 2 arrives on the Nintendo 3DS.

Sure, it's not an Earth-shattering deal of everlasting savings, but it's still something.

Hey, Remember When Everyone Got Together and...?

Yeah, we should have been a little more on top of this one. Nonetheless, for those interested, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is now available for both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade for $14.99/1,200 Microsoft Points, respectively (though not on the PSN in Europe as planned; Capcom Unity promises more info to come once it's available).

For the forgetful or uninformed among you, Origins consists of both Marvel Super Heroes and the original Marvel vs Capcom with dynamic challenges, filters, online play and all of that razzamatazz you've come to expect from releases such as this. And, in case your only prior experience with these types of games was Marvel vs. Capcom 2, this one actually features endings, so you'll have a reason to beat it with everyone!

Mega Man Tribute in Double Dragon Neon (Updated)

If you've played the newly-released Double Dragon Neon, you might have noticed one of the bosses seems a little familiar...

During the Space Dojo level, you cross through a pair of rather familiar shutters (which I forgot to mention when I first posted this) and encounter the character seen above as a boss called "Mecha Biker," a "Super Combat Bot" who comes in on a red jet-powered motorcycle. Once you knock him off, however, he takes to a more ground-based approach: Triple-shots, charge-shots, and even a sliding kick. All while this music plays:

And once you finish him, he even explodes in Mega Man's signature fashion.

All in all, it seems pretty obvious what they were going for here. Kudos to the folks at WayForward and Majesco for including this nod to the Blue Bomber!

And if you want to check the game out for yourself, Double Dragon Neon is available on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network for 800 MS Points/$9.99, or for free if you're a PlayStation + member! Just be sure to bring a friend; the game is so much better in "bro-op."

Edit: In addition to a few other touches I forgot to mention (thanks to you guys in the comments for reminding me), GenjiRed even found a video of the level in question, one which is more platform-oriented than other parts of the game, so you can decide for yourself:

If you'd rather skip to the fight itself, click here or just skip to 8:50 on the player above.

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins Art Pays Tribute to the Classics

About two months ago, we brought you news of a September re-release of Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and Marvel Super Heroes called Marvel vs. Capcom Origins. More recently, Brelston at Capcom Unity has posted two pieces of art which depict classic covers with a mashed-up cast based on the upcoming PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade release.

Shown above, the first piece is based on the Marvel crossover event The Infinity Gauntlet, and is even drawn by Ron Lim, who actually penciled three issues of that series. The other, by Shinkiro, clearly homages the legacy of the Blue Bomber by recreating the box art of Mega Man 2, with Wolverine, Captain America, and Zangief standing in for Crash Man, Quick Man, and Dr... er, Light? Wily? ...the pointing guy in the lab coat, respectively.

Both images will be a part of a double-sided poster available at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) this weekend. What's more, a third mash-up has been teased at arriving in two weeks. What could it be based on?

In any case, if you would like high-resolution versions of the images, you can grab them over at Capcom Unity. The Infinity Gauntlet version is here, while the Mega Man 2-inspired version is here.