September 22, 2008
Unleashes Mega Man 9 for Digital Download
The Blue Bomber Launches on WiiWare, Xbox LIVE
and PLAYSTATION Network in Classic Style
Capcom Entertainment today announced that Mega
Man 9 is now available for download on Nintendo’s WiiWare service, and will be
available for the PLAYSTATION Network on September 25, and Xbox LIVE Arcade on
October 1. The original 2D classic Mega Man returns, bringing the series back to
its roots with retroaction-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 rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment
Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and is available for,1000 Wii Points, $9.99 on
PLAYSTATION Network, or 800 Microsoft Points.
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. Featuring 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, Mega Man 9 is the must-have downloadable
title for the Fall.
About Mega Man 9
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 and 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
Available now for all three major platforms, Mega
Man 9 is the must- buy Mega Man game for both old and new fans alike. Its retro
look and feel will draw old fans back to the series while its intuitive controls
and the 80’s retro style gameplay will open up the game to a broader audience.