DS gets more Mega Man

Mega Man megamania hits Nintendo's handheld as Capcom announces Mega Man ZX Advent for October; Mega Man Star Force dated for August.

SAN FRANCISCO--Only the most rabid gamer can say that there aren't enough Mega Man games in the world today. The Capcom hero, known as Rockman in Japan, has sold more than 26 million games ever since making his debut 20 years ago in Mega Man.

Mega Man ZX Advent.

The proliferation continues, as Capcom revealed Mega Man ZX Advent before the press yesterday in San Francisco. The game is exclusive to the DS and is making its way to retail in October for $29.99.

Mega Man ZX Advent is a traditional action game reminiscent of past installments in the series. The game follows Grey and Ashe, two heroes with overlapping stories that are set in the middle of a war between humans and robots. The two protagonists can change forms thanks to the Biometal system, which will come in handy when facing the game's several bosses.

That's not all the Mega Man DS owners will be getting this year. Capcom also confirmed that the previously announced DS game Mega Man Star Force--available in Dragon, Leo, and Pegasus editions--will be in stores this August for $34.99.

For more on the latest Capcom news, read GameSpot's coverage of the Capcom Gamer's Day.

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megamanexe45
megamanexe45

capcom dont like 2 mess with formula people they just dont thats why its been the mostly the same

syncroshadow
syncroshadow

the thing that i m scared about for megaman star force is if it swiches systems after this one and goes to the wii. i cant aafford the wii. i m still saving p money for my ds lite

darth_hid3ous
darth_hid3ous

I think there are lot of megaman games in the world,but not enough megaman games for the ds!!

edhc44
edhc44

@ 1337kyosanim There IS a Megaman Legends 2 for the PS1... ¬¬ Seriously, I'm tired of this crap. I know by now that we won't see a Megaman 9 ever, but what about a Powered Up 2 or a Maverick Hunter X2? Another thing, either Megaman 7 and 8 (or Megaman and Bass, for that matter) didn't feel much like the old-school Megaman, the true, 8-bit Megaman. I suppose I feel this way mostly due to nostalgia (man, I grew up playing those games) and there's nothing anyone can do about it. Consider these random rantings...

Captainintendo
Captainintendo

The blue bomber needs to make his way to Smash Bros Brawl.

MegaTyX
MegaTyX

I was actually excited about the last one and they let me down on a few things... this is Capcom's last shot on the DS for me. And please, do something with the bottom screen...

Cobalt_Strike
Cobalt_Strike

I keep seeing the name Megaman...but I haven't seen the real Megaman since Rockman and Forte. Cacom, please go back to the NES formula. It was simple, challenging and actually fun.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

heh.... megaman keeps on going...

cancer_777
cancer_777

Im new to Megaman rpg series can anyone tell what are the usual differences between the differente names (for example in pokemon youll get different pokemons if its red or green)

Otaku-RP-Gamer
Otaku-RP-Gamer

The cat is finally out of the bag. I've been waiting for this news for a month, and by the looks of things, the game has made alot of progress in the localization term of things. Gameplay of the first level of the game was featured on IGN, and it was in english. o.o And there will be full blown english spoken dubbings too. This is totally awesome, Capcom has made my day! ^.^

PacoL250
PacoL250

I love Mega Man and I've got ZX as well, but somehow I feel the entire formula's getting a bit stale. Honestly, I'd love to see them go back to the game's complete roots. Don't get me wrong, the recent GBA Zero-Series and the DS ZX-Series are great (at least the single game on the DS), but I miss the straight-up, keeps-on-going action of the NES and SNES platformers. Top-Man FTW! :D

bboygamer89
bboygamer89

wow i havent played megaman in a minute

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

To Zero254: Every Mega Man game since 2000? You don't mean all those crappy nu-age kids show games too do you? Say it ain't so..

Zero254
Zero254

Great, now I have to get this one too. I can't believe I own almost every Megaman game made since 2000.

1337kyosanim
1337kyosanim

What they need to do is make another Mega Man RPG-ish game. Mega Man Legends was tight, the one they tried after it on PS2 was pretty lame (so lame that I can't even remember the friggin' title right now), I just know it was unrelated to Legends because it was a Mega Man X game. Seriously though, it was kind of kiddie, but Legends should be ported to the PSP or something (and do a good job, unlike that God-awful N64 port) to get people interested, then they should make a sequel. Haha, I guess I'm just attached to a game from my youth

GizmoVirus
GizmoVirus

Its funny cause I saw a guy with a Megaman NT Warrior bag on the train today

Sharvie
Sharvie

Wow that game is old!

acekicka
acekicka

Haven't played MM since the X2 days...

Pfilosophy
Pfilosophy

I'm with Crithon. Remake MM2 and I'll buy it. Another ZX, though, doesn't interest me one bit.

Two400
Two400

I can't even beat that one eyed red monster in the first mega man :(

Pastehunter
Pastehunter

Hurray , lets be happy for a lame 2D game , thats the same for 20 years , and now we can get it on a touch enabled console , with probably no touch functionalities :lol:

crithon
crithon

uh? what about Powered Up 2? a remake of the NES 2 with HD Graphics?

N8A
N8A

Only 10 megaman games this year? I feel cheated. They should release atleaset 15-20. Talk about bilking your fans. Go Capcom!

kappareign
kappareign

im glad capcom continues to make MMX style games... but they should cut out a lot of the extra junk and bring back the actual heroes of the name sake as playable characters... i dont want to play as grey or ashe...

ZelvarR
ZelvarR

I've always been a pretty big Mega Man fan. I even liked Battle Network (the first one, the second one wasn't bad either but I stopped after that one).

KillerKev2008
KillerKev2008

When are the NES Megaman games coming to the Virtual Console.

d_eM_s
d_eM_s

NO. PLEASE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Stop with the Mega Man rehashes Capcom. It'll come back to haunt you one day!

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

Not only that, but when is Capcom going to pull a Resident Evil 4 for the Mega Man universe? They certainly fixed up that series nicely, so why can't they do it for their biggest one?

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

...and when is the DS going to get a version of Mega Man Powered Up and Maverick Hunter X? I'd like to see that.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Wow megaman... this franchise can't be stopped.

Imconfused2007
Imconfused2007

What they ought to do is instead of making new series and crappy addons to the series that have run their course (X, battle network), they should finish the legends series.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

nice more Mega Man for the DS, great success!!! lol

sharpshooter188
sharpshooter188

im sry but i still love the megaman series. though i wish it would give us an ending on the megaman and X series. Like what happened att he end of it all. what was done different that finally made sigma die for good. How did Megaman retire? was he killed or did was he just deactivated after supposedly killing dr wily or something.

Vulpis
Vulpis

Form changing....so basically when you equip a different weapon, there's more than just a pallete-swap this time? ;-)

xBlitzerx
xBlitzerx

I still gotta get ZX, I wonder how cheap it is now?

Lumenadducere
Lumenadducere

I might check this out, we'll see. MegaMan seems to be getting somewhat repetitive, but the form changing seems like it's an interesting twist.

NY_Yankees_Fan
NY_Yankees_Fan

More Mega Man?,hooray! :) And Capcom,make another one for the PSP as well,so I can enjoy Mega man on both of my portables! :D

mitu123
mitu123

I agree with Maxx_the_Slash, I want to play Mega Man X9 so badly if it would ever be created because I like the X series more than the original. Don't get me wrong, the original series is good, but I like the X series a whole lot for some reason. Mega Man and Bass was the last one for the original series(so far for GBA), but that game was painfully hard and it felt like it was really Mega Man 9. I should check out ZX Advent but definitely NOT Mega Man Star Force, in fact, I only played Mega Man Network Transmission because it played like the classic Mega Man games meaning it was a very difficult platformer. I never touched the Battle Network series, I don't know why, I just don't play those kinds of games.

Roushrsh
Roushrsh

I think battle network 2 and 3 were the best megaman games, 4 was OK but wasnt to great and 5 wasnt that great at all and 1 was a really old game and was kindof easy when i played it so i didnt like it that much hopefully starforce will be good

Hothien
Hothien

Megaman 9 Came out on the Super NES in Japan, great game, played it with no problems. You can also play it on GBA but.... meh

Gencoil
Gencoil

I am so tired to death with these spin-off series. Can Capcom PLEASE stop making Battle Network sequels and finally give us Megaman 9? After so many years of waiting I think we deserve it, and they can charge whatever they want for it - I'll pay!

Mikael_S
Mikael_S

I still think the old Nes Mega Man games are the best, especially 2 and 3.

Ultragunner9999
Ultragunner9999

InvaderSora, not to be a troll or anything but, that figure, 42 million in only 5 years, is so absurd I'm not going to bother explaining why it is so.