Mega Man 9
is heading to WiiWare and it's doing it in classic 8-bit style.
Scans of the latest issue of Nintedno Power
posted to Mega Man Network confirm that the game, which was recently spotted on the Australian Classification Board's website
, will be a download title on Nintendo's service.
Rather than going with all the crazy naming that has accompanied recent entries into the Mega Man
series (Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Saurian
, we're looking at you) it would appear that Capcom is sticking with the name Mega Man 9
. The move reflects the old schoolstyle of the game, which once again has Dr Wily sending robots on a rampage and has a visual style that harks back to the days of the NES.
Reflecting on the release of this game as a downloadable title, Keiji Inafune of Capcom (better known for the likes of Dead Rising
and Lost Planet
these days), says that the simple fun of an old school Mega Man
game "doesn't fit into the grandiose and expansive world that the consumer gaming industry has become, and so you have to make games that match the current expectations."
Posting on the Capcom forum, Christian Svensson, corporate officer and VP of strategic planning & business development wrote, "I will also say, NP
only has part of the story. More to be learned later."
Thanks to PJ for the heads up in the Forum
.Sources: Mega Man Network, wii.kombo, Capcom