Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mega Man 9 Price Revealed

According to Ars Technica, who in turn received their info from Famitsu, it won't cost gamers an arm, leg, or kidney to experience the Blue Bomber's 8-bit revival. Mega Man 9 is set for release on WiiWare for the low price of $10, which is equivalent to the price of a Nintendo 64 game on the Virtual Console. From the website:

How much would you pay for a brand-new, 8-bit Mega Man game? Back in the new day an NES cart would've run you at least $50, but today Nintendo is charging just $5 for NES games on the Virtual Console. So where does that leave Mega Man 9?

According to the latest issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu, Capcom has found somewhat of a middle ground and will be charging 1,000 Wii Points for the game, or $10.
The news article then states that Downloadable Content, or DLC, is also planned for Mega Man 9, although no one - this author included - is really sure what this could entail. Alternate costumes/characters maybe?
Finally, Ars posted a short opinion yesterday focusing on Mega Man's return to NES-style graphics and why it's significant. It's worth a read for those interested in the game.

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