In the 17 years X2 has been out, I'll admit I never knew this one. Riding in the armor was too much fun, so I never got a chance!
I apologize for the awkwardness of this, folks, but something has come up. Capcom has requested that we take down the information that was previously posted here. While I don't like covering up a story, my hands are tied when it comes to what Capcom wants. You may be able to look around elsewhere for this info. Again, I apologize for this inconvenience. Update: With the creation of the Capcom Unity Ministry of Localized Enforcement Synergy, we can now show you the original leaked press release again!
Capcom Releases Bonus Mega Man 9 Downloadable Content Pack
SAN MATEO, CA — January, 3rd 2009 —And you thought that Proto Man was the last content pack that we had in store for you for Mega Man 9! Capcom is proud to announce that Mega Man’s sister, Roll, is finally getting the spotlight as a new downloadable character in Mega Man 9. She will be joining Proto Man and Mega Man in their fight against Doctor Wiley using her unique housekeeping abilities!
Roll Content Pack - Play the game as Roll. Some of Roll’s abilities may differ vastly from Mega Man and Proto Man’s. As a housekeeping robot, Roll has the Mop Up ability, Dusting ability, and a super water bucket move that helps her clean house! However, Roll also can only sustain one hit in damage and has triple bounce back when she is hit. There is no story for Roll and she is not compatible with Rankings or Challenges. (200 Wii Points)
About Mega Man 9
At the 2008 E3 Media and Business Summit, Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced Mega Man 9™ for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo WiiWare™, and PLAYSTATION® Network. The original 2D classic Mega Man returns, bringing the series back to its core with retro-action platform gameplay and NES-inspired old school graphics. Relive the Mega Man experience with maniacally themed environments, a host of power-ups, and classically inspired bosses, each with their own unique weapons and weaknesses.
Mega Man 9 is a continuation of the original Mega Man series and will feature the classic gameplay fans know and love focusing on defeating bosses and acquiring a diverse arsenal of weapons. Mega Man 9 features over a dozen new challenging levels, a horde of new enemies with designs directed by Keiji Inafune, the original Mega Man character designer, online leader boards and a gamerscore achievements system.
In the year 200X, as the advanced science of the era has created industrial robots that co-exist with humans. However, an evil genius, Dr. Wily, plots for world domination and creates his own robot army to take over mankind. Luckily for humanity, Dr. Light outfits one of his domestic robots “Rock” to fight Dr. Wily’s creations. Mega Man is born.
Set after the events of Mega Man 8, multiple riots have sprung up all over the world. Whilst many people suspect that this is another plot from Dr. Wily, Dr. Light is stunned to recognize that some of the robots rioting on the TV screen are his own creations. Even more stunning, Dr. Wily appears on television to proclaim that Dr. Light is the evil mastermind behind these latest catastrophic incidents and it’s up to Mega Man to clear his creator’s name!
As long as this has gone on, I'm really beginning to speculate what the point of it all is, especially if the secret is "no big deal." Personally I've started to think that this is really a means to keep people playing Mega Man 9 and keep it relevant until something else is announced. Though at the same time I respect Seth's ideal of letting the lucky person have the honor of finding it. Regardless, I suspect the hunt is much more meaningful than the reward.
Keep looking, my friends. And keep bothering Seth.
News Credit: GoNintendo