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

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.

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"Mega May" and a Vote To Decide the Next eShop Release

"Mega May" and a Vote To Decide the Next eShop Release

Over two and a half years ago, Capcom re-released Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, the first Mega Man game for the original Game Boy, on Nintendo's 3DS eShop Virtual Console. For North American gamers, the wait for the rest of the Game Boy and Game Boy Color installments is near its end.

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Mega Man 6 Now Available in the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop

At long last, the final installment of the NES Mega Man games is available for purchase in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. $4.99 is what it costs to get this Virtual Console goodie, one of the final games to come out during the system's twilight days.

Fun Fact: The game might not have made it to North American shores at all, had it not been for Nintendo of America, who published the title in this part of the world (Europe wasn't quite so lucky). Though it was released in October of 1993 in Japan, a few months before Rockman X made his Japanese debut in December of that year, it wouldn't be available in North America until March of 1994, a couple of months after Mega Man X hit the Super NES in January. Despite this, Nintendo Power's December 1993 issue would cover the game before moving on to Mega Man X the following month.

Of course, by this point, the Super NES was well underway and the NES was being increasingly ignored by all but a few, leaving Mega Man 6 as a somewhat underrated title of the era.

Project X Zone Demo Now Available on 3DS eShop

A demo for Project X Zone, the big Capcom, Sega and Namco Bandai collaboration, is now available on the 3DS eShop. Unfortunately this demo doesn't feature any Mega Man related missions or characters, but it does have a woman in skimpy bat lingerie, so... there's that. Also, this demo is reportedly limited to five tries, so be sure to get the most out of it! Project X Zone release on June 25th in North America.

Thanks for the tip, Magnet_Man and AxlTheHunter_II!

Mega Man X Coming to Wii U eShop in NA on May 30th

Ready for one of the best SNES games ever? The classic Mega Man X will be hitting the eShop in North America on Wii U next week, May 30th. You can grab it for $8, or a mere $1.50 if you bring it over from your Wii. Hopefully newcomers find it a little more approachable than Super Metroid!

With this steady stream of eShop titles coming out again, it'd sure be nice to see X3 and 7 make it out eventually!

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Mega Man 5 Hits North American & European Nintendo 3DS eShops

Megaman5_boxMM5Europe Just in time (well, minus two weeks) for you to begin playing along to A Critical Look at Mega Man 5 Stages, the penultimate game in the Blue Bomber's NES legacy has been released to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America and Europe (thanks, Rockman) alike. $4.99 is all it takes to go take the fight to Proto Man(?!) on the go, complete with the added convenience of save states.

And because we know some of you are wondering, yes the "?!" was sarcastic. Very much so. Go play now.

Mega Man 4 Hits North American & European Nintendo 3DS eShops Tomorrow

mm4useuroboxes Well, as we begin wrapping up "A Critical Look at Mega Man 4 Stages," what better time for the game to hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America and Europe than tomorrow? Well, maybe when we began Mega Man 4, granted; at least Mega Man 5 will be available shortly after we begin covering that game, so you can play along if you like!

Thanks to BANJO BANJO for the reminder (via GoNintendo)!

Mega Man 2 Now Available on Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America

megaman2naboxartAs promised by Capcom, the 1989 NES classic Mega Man 2 has now officially arrived on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America. You can download it now for just $4.99 and enjoy such benefits as portability and save states. Okay, so odds are that many of us around here have talked about Mega Man 2 'til we're blue in the face (no pun intended), so here's something a little bit different that might date some of you. See the image of the box on the right here? If you (click and) look closely, you'll notice that there is an offer to receive up to $10 back from Capcom when you purchase their games.

So now we're curious: Did any of you ever take advantage of this offer? And if so, which games did you purchase to take advantage of it? Tell us in the comments, as we're all ears... er, eyes. Well, something that can process your thoughts, so long as you leave them below.

Mega Man 2 Now Available on the 3DS eShop in Europe

MM2EuropeAh, any excuse to post this amazing box art is great. Good news, fellow fans east of the Atlantic. If you didn't hear, Mega Man 2 is now available for you on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. You can buy this classic for £4.49/€4.99. North Americans, fear not. Mega Man 2 is planned to come your way later this week, February 7th for $4.99. Grab what is arguably the best Mega Man game ever made. (Now you will all proceed to argue with me.) News Credit: GoNintendo

Mega Man Now Available on Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America

megaman1nesChristmas is over, but 2012 isn't through yet, and Nintendo wants to make you cry before the year is out. They want you to cry so good... or do they? As promised, today's Nintendo 3DS eShop update has brought with it the Virtual Console release of the NES version of Mega Man, which is considered one of the toughest in the series. However, the difficulty may very well be mitigated by the Nintendo 3DS's features for such releases-- specifically, the save states you can record at any time, which not only compensates for the lack of a password system in the original game, but also allows you to keep retrying that Yellow Devil battle until you get it right.

It's joined by the Japanese Famicom Disk System version of Super Mario Bros. 2, better known to some as The Lost Levels (though this one is a bit tougher in some regards than the version played on Super Mario All-Stars), and shares the same game-saving features. Each game can be had for $4.99.

So there you have it: Two of the most challenging games from the NES library, released at the same time with a feature which now grants mercy where there was none before. That just leaves the question: Are you buying? And if so, will you use this new feature to help see you through the day?

Mega Man 1~6 Coming to the 3DS eShop in North America!

mmeshop And the treats just keep on coming, but I think we all expected this one. Following the release of Street Fighter X Mega Man, Capcom Unity announces that they will be releasing Mega Man through Mega Man 6 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America. You guys have been demanding these for months, I know, and here they are!

The original Mega Man will be arrive on December 27th; quite soon. That will be followed by Mega Man 2 on February 7th, 2013. The rest will come regularly over 2013.  Get ready for more classic Mega Man on the go!

Mega Man 2 Coming to the 3DS eShop in Europe Early Next Year

Good news for folks east of the Atlantic. Nintendo of Europe has announced that the NES classic Mega Man 2 will become available on the 3DS's eShop sometime in Q1 of 2013. It appears Europe will be getting the classic Mega Man titles in a steady stream, albeit slower than the Japanese releases so far. As for the games coming to North America, well, starting to sound a bit like a broken record, eh?

Thanks to XD375 for the tip!

Capcom Hoping to Get Mega Man 1~6 on 3DS Virtual Console in NA

In the most recent issue of Nintendo Power, an interview with Christian Svensson and Brett Elston reveals that Capcom of America is planning on getting all six of the original NES Mega Man games available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop's Virtual Console. Apparently, there have been some hurdles getting the games over, but they're working on solving that problem, according to the interview. With Japan already up to Rockman 4 (and perhaps Rockman 5 pretty soon), and Europe recently receiving Mega Man, it's probably certain that North America will see these releases as well. One has to wonder what the issues are, but truthfully I wouldn't worry too much.

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Mega Man Arriving on 3DS Virtual Console in Europe the 18th

Knock knock, our faithful fans across the Atlantic. Your 3DS is about to get a dose of classic Mega Man. The original NES title is coming to the eShop's Virtual Console this Friday, on October 18th, for £4.50 / €5.00. I'm not sure about other digital versions of the game, but this one won't have that awful slowdown due to differences in screen refresh. You can see some screens and video at Nintendo UK's site. And what about us poor folks sitting in North America? (I ask as I type from my apartment in Japan while downloading Rockman 4.) That remains to be seen, unfortunately, but at least these VC titles coming to the west at all is a good sign.

News Credit: GoNintendo

The Plot Thickens with Rockman 4 on Japan's eShop

It's another month, and another classic Rockman title coming to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. This time it's Rockman 4: A New Ambition!!, arriving next week the 17th, for the usual ¥500. I'm stoked for this one as I love Rockman 4 - the music is excellent! (If you disagree, you are wrong.) I feel more or less confident now that Japan is getting monthly Rockman releases in honor of the 25th anniversary. Come December we may even have the first time ever digital release of Rockman 6. Sadly there is still no word on when these are coming to the west, but it sounds like Capcom USA may have a different plan for them.