Three months of Mega Man coming to Japan’s Wii Shopping Channel

By Spencer . July 4, 2008 . 12:17pm

m2.jpgJapan gets Rockman 9 / Mega Man 9 on WiiWare this September, but before it graces WiiWare Capcom plans to release two classic Mega Man games on the Virtual Console. Rockman, the first game in the series and the only Mega Man game with a scoring system, will come out in July. In August Rockman 2 with its pre-Rush collection of items will come out in August. Europe these Mega Man games on their Virtual Console, but since North America does not Capcom might prelude the release of Mega Man 9 with a similar release of classic Mega Man games.


If you have a Japanese Wii, here is what you can expect in the summer months:


Mega Man – July

Mega Man 2 – August

Mega Man 9 – September


Images courtesy of Capcom.

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  • jarrod

    Well, let’s hope NOA follows suit. I’ve been waiting forever for MM1/2 to make it across the pond.

  • Daizyujin

    Seriously if anybody cares go to gamestop and pick up a copy of the Mega Man collection for the Gamecube. You get all 8 games plus the two arcade games and it was only around $30 when it came out. A far better deal.

  • seiya19


    I haven´t tried the Mega Man Collections yet, but from what I´ve heard, both collections (original and X) had several technical issues and/or other differences… You can find them mentioned in the Wikipedia articles.

    Of course, if you want the extra games and other bonus stuff, or if you don´t mind about those differences, it could still be worth it.

    Personally, I´m glad we have this alternative, and I´m guessing the Europeans are even more glad since they never got the collections to begin with… I hope that when/if Mega Man 7 is released there´s no more issues with the Mode 7 ending…

  • Daizyujin


    Honestly I never noticed them. Perhaps I am just not picky enough to care but then again I usually do notice those things. Anyways the thing I liked the most about them as a collection is that they added in the ability to switch your weapons with the L and R buttons, so you could cycle through without the menu. It actually sounds pretty silly but it works great. The remixed sounds are nice too but unfortunatly I had to get the Xbox version for that since they were cut from the Gamecube release due to space.

  • jarrod

    There’s display and control issues with the MegaMan Collection that I really can’t get past. And they’re based on the already flawed PS1 versions, not the NES originals. Just as with Metal Slug, I’d rather have perfectly emulated versions in digital form that I can pick up a la carte.

  • Ripcord83

    Try the psone books/complete works collections for MM1-6.
    they were only released in japan, but they are 100% perfect.

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