Friday, September 19, 2008

Mega Man 9 Gets A Release Date...And A Box!!!

Via Kotaku and GoNintendo...

The hotly anticipated Wii Virtual Console, XBOX Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network release of Capcom's old-school goodness Mega Man 9 finally has an official release date and I, for one, couldn't be more excited.

As a matter of fact, I'm gonna bust out Mega Man 3 on my NES and download Mega Man 2 off the Wii Shop Channel in preparation for next week's release.

Mega Man 9 drops September 22nd on the VC, September 25th on PSN, and October 1st on XBLA.

Furthermore, Capcom announced that they will make available these sweet boxes and NES cartridge-shaped cases (pictured) to the general public in extremely limited supply at a soon-to-be-announced date. Here's hoping I can grab one of these before they're gone!


Franklin said...

I really want one of those NES cartridges too, but I think they said there would probably be about 300 to give away so I know it's going to be ridiculously tough to get. PK, if you've played Mega Man 9... what do you think of it so far? I'm glad they really nailed the 8-bit style soundtrack yet again.

By the way, do you have a PS3 and Xbox 360 already? If you don't, I suggest you take a look at this Stacker 2 contest going on where you can win the system of your choice. Right now there are less than 350 entrants, and all you have to do to enter is design a 6 Hour Power t-shirt. It's surprisingly easy to do online, so check out the contest details here:

I hope I'm not overstepping my bounds by commenting on your post, PK. I work with 6HP so if you have any questions about the contest just let me know. If you'd like to make a post about the contest to help spread the word to your PS3/360-less readers, shoot me an e-mail and I'd be happy to send you more info and materials for a post. Definitely let me know if you enter too, and I'll vote for your designs. Good luck.

Franklin Keane