Mega Man 10 charges onto WiiWare

Nintendo Store Update: Capcom's Blue Bomber returns alongside Dart Rage, Happy Hammerin'; DSi tees up Let's Golf, Flips: Terror in Cubicle Four, more.

Capcom debuted Mega Man 10 in Nintendo Power magazine before announcing the Blue Bomber's latest 8-bit outing for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is fitting, then, that the game will deploy first on Nintendo's console. With the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 launches of the game slated for March 11 and March 31, respectively, Mega Man 10 leads Nintendo's store update on the Wii this week for 1,000 points ($10).

Directed by original Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, Mega Man 10 continues in the vein established with 2008's well-regarded Mega Man 9, as it once again sees the robotic warrior donning his retro armor and weapons for 2D platforming action. Mega Man 10's throwback theme extends to gameplay design as well, as the Blue Bomber blasts and leaps through eight stages to confront and absorb the powers of themed boss characters.

Mega Man can't abide by bullet-spewing turtles..

JV Games' Dart Rage and Gamebridge's Happy Hammerin' join Mega Man 10 on WiiWare this week. The former costs 600 Wii points ($6), accommodates play for up to four, and offers four different game types: 301-901, cricket, poker, and American (baseball) darts. Also a party game, Happy Hammerin' draws its inspiration liberally from the classic coin-op Whack-A-Mole, letting up to four players bash the furry talpidaes for 500 Wii points ($5).

Gameloft tees up Let's Golf on DSiWare this week for 800 DSi points ($8). Accommodating play for up to two, Let's Golf offers 45 different holes set across three locales: Fiji Beach, the English countryside and the Scottish lochs. Sports gamers can alternatively pick up Virtual Toys' VT Tennis for 500 DSi points ($5). The single-player game offers Quickmatch, Tennis School, and World Championship modes across such surfaces as grass, clay, hard courts, and wood.

EA will try its hand at kid-friendly horror on the DSi with Flips: Terror in Cubicle Four for 500 DSi points ($5). The mystery title sees gamers attempting to sleuth out the cause of a green goop pouring out of the fourth stall in the girl's restroom. Globulos Party rounds out the week's DSiWare offerings. Available for 500 DSi points ($5), the game features 20 minigames, including 4-Square, Arena, Basket, Bomber, Bomber-King, Croquet, Darts, Darts-King, Soccer, Funky-Soccer, Ice Hockey, Monster, Petanque, Pinball, Rally, Football, Snooker, Sumo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Volley.

Fatal Fury Special represents the sole Virtual Console release on the Wii this week. Originally released for the NeoGeo in 1993, the head-to-head fighter features 15 fighters from the Fatal Fury franchise and is available for 900 Wii points ($9). The game was released to middling reviews for the Xbox 360 in 2007.

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Shinkada
Shinkada

@SicklySunStorm I get your point, truly. If it was as simple as 'don't like it don't but it' then I wouldn't be here. I only whinge about games in this way when it's a series I actually like. I LOVE the Megaman games, and as I've said COUNTLESS times, I'd love to see a new, modern, top-notch-graphics Megaman X game, or even original Megaman. Some of the levels in X8 were amazing - specifically the final level - and I see no reason Capcom can't make an entire game of that quality. Surely, anyone who was actually looking for an awesome new game and not just nostalgia would prefer that.

Shinkada
Shinkada

@belmont67 Because instead, Capcom could stop being lazy jerks. The final level of Megaman X8 was the best moment in ANY megaman game to date, and if they could make an entire game of that quality - both gameplay wise and graphics wise - then they would have actually made a GOOD GAME. Something Capcom is perfectly capable of but tends to shy away from most of the time.

sagelund
sagelund

Pumpman.... running out of ideas aren't they?

ionusX
ionusX

na na na na super fighting robots.. megaman!

AtlanticRock
AtlanticRock

good thing it comes out at the end of the month for 360, I'll play it until Super Street Fighter IV and Red Dead Redemption come out. And gives me time to finally end Dead Space, been on the 8th stage for months. Mega Man 9 was fun and I know Mega Man 10 will be phenomenal.

Sumna87
Sumna87

The music in the trailer was amazing. I'd listen to that in my car.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@Shinkada - I think you're missing the point... lots of MM fans have bought (or are looking forward to buying) MM10 and don't have the same opinion as you. None of them will want to avoid buying it to ensure no more get made, because frankly, they [including me!] want more sequels like this. You know the phrase - if you don't like it, don't buy it. You can't expect everyone to fall in line with your own opinion...

slyfox_28
slyfox_28

Bass will be available for DLC this Friday 03/05/2010. Should be kickass.

belmont67
belmont67

@Shinkada I have Megaman Collection and I play MM2 and 4 regularly, doesn't mean that this game is the same as those, plus how do you know 10 will be rubbish? I personally can't wait for 10, it just shows how well the old formula holds up even today.

Shinkada
Shinkada

Somewhere out there a few people have just made a few MILLION dollars from essentially recycling Megaman 2, all for the overhead cost that couldn't possibly exceed the ten thousands. And people eat it up happily. Seriously, if you feel like nostalgia, go play one of the original Megaman games. They're not hard to get. Don't buy up crap like this and encourage developers to keep getting rich off this rubbish. =/

Mortaci
Mortaci

@Houtakiboy no one is forcing Sony or Microsoft to come out with their motion sensing controllers. and believe it or not, the world likes the fact that games have kids move around instead of being stationary all day. and that they can work out while having fun. i also think the term "hardcore gaming" apply to every Nintendo game that has come out. yeah i don't like these cheap party games either, but that's not Nintendo's fault. blame the third party support they get.

everlong12
everlong12

I love that the classics are being renewed. Played through the 8 master bots in easy mode just to explore. Too easy but I'm sure the other setting is just as great as 9. Music is great and even though a few of the robots are questionable, I love it and hope we see more classics being brought back.

Houtakiboy
Houtakiboy

I hate the Wii. It's so overrated and is killing hardcore gaming in favour of casual party gaming that forces you to jump around your living room like a loon. Not only that it's forcing SONY and MS to follow suit with their motion-control hardware. I am dreading the onset of Project Fatal, which has Gears of War 3 pencilled in as its premiere title. I always have, and always will prefer a conventional controller mechanism. One more thing about the Wii, it forced Eric Cartman to freeze himself for 500 hundred years and awaken in the future to battle sentient otter people, and even then.... 5 centuries from now, proved just how unconventional the Wii was, when our poor corpulent 8-year old bastard/hero couldn't get it to hook up to his float screen. Poor little bastard. F**k the Wii.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

New, classic-style games rock. No offense to developers but the old term "they don't make 'em like they used to" is definitely the case when it comes to gaming. Or maybe they can make them like they used to but choose not to......

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

man... megaman 9 depressed me, as much i loved the dam series it only showed me how rusty i got over the years lol will try to beat it before getting this i swear

DrMatta
DrMatta

And Europe has to wait till the 5th, sigh. =(

Eikichi-Onizuka
Eikichi-Onizuka

Hmmmm do I get this now or wait for the PSN release?

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

Wii? ohh, you mean that paperweight?

TheMudora
TheMudora

Mega Man 9 took so much effort, especially on a 360 controller. I am looking foward to this game, it will raise my gaming endurance and patience by +65%.

Trogeton
Trogeton

megaman 10 wow I was not expecting it

Gargaglio5tatus
Gargaglio5tatus

ive only beat Megaman 2; it was one of the best games i have ever played, so i might get this

evildevil97
evildevil97

@ thecreechxxx According to the Operations Menu, there will be a downloadable "Bass Mode" in the near future, for 200 points. Probably reminiscent of MM9's "Proto Man Mode"

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

Am I the only one here who is getting this because there's an easy mode?

thecreechxxx
thecreechxxx

I was hoping for Bass instead of protoman, oh well.... Still looks like it's going to be awesome!

jadefury27
jadefury27

love it! down to the craptacular artwork!

Quietpower09
Quietpower09

Time to bring back the good ol' days!! :D

Rob_101
Rob_101

I should probably beat mega man 1-9 first.....

slickvic1990
slickvic1990

more retro-megaman can only be a good thing. btw, is anyone thinking of trying easy-mode just for kicks? i might give it a try and see how bad they nerfed the difficulty.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

MM10 looks totally retro-awesome. It even has an easy mode for those who need to brush up on their 8-bit-style skills.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Sweet, time for some more Mega Man.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Oh Blue Bomber, how can I say no to you?