Capcom's Mega Man Finally Gets Re-Released On The Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console In Europe And The US

capcoms-mega-man-finally-gets-re-released-on-the-nintendo-3ds-virtual-console-in-europe-and-the-usIt has only taken three months since it was released in Japan, but Mega Man's original Nintendo NES outing is finally being put onto the Nintendo 3DS eShop Virtual Console in the US and Europe. Grab your Mega Buster and get ready to go after Dr Wily!

Although the next two entries in the MM series are generally considered to be the superior titles, the original helped lay the foundations for the multitude sequels and spin offs to come. If you don't know (but I imagine you do) Mega Man is a 2D platformer/shooter - with a steep yet satisfying difficulty curve and an innovative (at the time of the game's release 25 years ago at least) level select where you can play the title's six stages in any order you wish.

Developed by Capcom, Mega Man still holds up admirably today and is well worth investigating if you somehow haven't already played this 8-bit classic. The game will cost £4.49 to download in the UK and $4.99 in the US.

Mega Man (Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console) Trailer


Last Updated ( 18 October 2012 )  

Simon Reed

An avid collector of retro handhelds since getting a Game Boy Pocket back in the 90s, perhaps his most embarrassing gaming moment was when he got involved in an eBay bidding war...for a Tiger Game.com game. Also has a interest in sports and likes to write features connecting them with games whenever possible.

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(Link to this comment) NufcDazzla 2012-10-18 21:28
Sweet, long overdue to see MegaMan on the 3DS Castlevania next please Nintendo
(Link to this comment) Miketendo 2012-10-18 23:53
what happened to a 3d classics of Castlevania?! Why is this not out?! The 3D classics so far have been super disappointing.
(Link to this comment) Cauterize 2012-10-30 23:53
Quoting Miketendo:
what happened to a 3d classics of Castlevania?! Why is this not out?! The 3D classics so far have been super disappointing.

I think the complexity of remaking some titles in 3D is what is holding them back from being made. Stuff like Excitebike is a fairly simple game, however, games like Mega Man and Castlevania would be on par with the likes of a DSiWare title in terms of work required.
(Link to this comment) Wizbiscuit 2012-10-20 09:59
3d classic of Kirby I really liked, though I had not played the original, so sure that helped... love MegaMan so grabbed this straight away, but come on Nintendo I say, this VC stuff is pretty slow in coming...
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