Mega Man 9 Confirmed For PSN
Oh, GOODY. Old-school fans, the PlayStation Network continues to become a better and better resource with each passing day.
Previously only confirmed for the Xbox 360 Marketplace, it has been announced that Mega Man 9 will also be coming to the PlayStation Store. As you can see by this self-explanatory post by Capcom's John Diamonon over at the official PlayStation blog, the news is clear. Those who have already downloaded and enjoyed Bionic Commando Rearmed should certainly toss down the $9.99 for this bad boy, although we're not yet sure of the release date. One extra cool nugget of info, though: at Diamonon's blog, you can check out the retail package Capcom is preparing for the press. Some of us will get this little nostalgic bundle in the mail, and his post is pretty interesting, too:
"When we came up with the concept of a "box art" for Mega Man 9, we thought it was kinda funny, since there would be no real retail box for a dowloadable title. The premise of our marketing concept for the game was to promote this title like it was 1987, complete with cheesy art and game descriptions (read the back of the box) that had little to do with the actual game. We then started to think, well why not? Why don't we recreate an old NES package complete with a real NES cartridge? So, here it is. What do you think?
Unfortunately, we weren't able to put the full game on these cartridges (the licensing and legal issues were a headache and not worth the trouble), but I agree, it would've been cool. Instead, these carts contain a small CD with artwork, game information and screenshots."
We all love throwbacks to the golden age of gaming, don't we? As soon as there are more release details for the impending release of Mega Man 9, we'll tell you all about it, but in the meantime, be satisfied. Seriously, veteran gamers, be very excited. You know you love the Blue Thunder.
Related Game(s): Mega Man 9
9/18/2008 John Shepard