Mega Man IV And Ballade Cracking 3DS Virtual Console Next Week In Japan

By Spencer . October 16, 2013 . 12:45am

megaman4Capcom is rapidly re-releasing the Game Boy Mega Man games at least in Japan. Mega Man III (which is a mix of the NES Mega Man 3 and Mega Man 4) games came out on October 9. Mega Man IV is slated for October 23.


Besides bringing Toad Man back, Mega Man IV is the first game with a store where Mega Man can buy upgrades. Players can collect P Chips and buy a precious Energy Balancer. Now, we’re just one game away from Mega Man V which had original Stardroid bosses and Tango the cat.


Nazo Puyo 2, a Puyo Pop puzzle game where you have missions to clear, will come out on the same day.

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  • RichyGaming

    Doggystyle, go Mega Man!

  • Göran Isacson

    Man I hope we can buy this soon in Europe. Megaman IV was my jam way back when, Ballade one of my earliest favorite robots. So salty that the Megaman Hunters have just been cameos in the later games.

  • First Mega Man title I’ve ever owned. I still play it religiously on my GBC and otherwise.

    If you need help deciding on a few quarters worth of a title if it makes it here…

  • So what is Ballade, then?

    • He would be the Mega Man Killer in Mega Man IV. All the GB games have a Mega Man Killer save for II (which is Quint or Not-Megaman) and V which introduces the Stardroids and departs away from an NES rehash. He’s probably one of the more interesting ones, honestly, since he appears more than once for a fight and is in a different form the second time around.

      • Ah, so that’s it! I feel dumb now. :) Thank you for explaining!!

        I might have to play these. I only had the first Game Boy version, and that was back on the blurry brick model of the hardware. I should probably play through the NES ones, too, since those are actually all on the US eshop (or most of them I think).

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