Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mega Man 4 Rated By ESRB; Release Imminent (Update)

Hot on the heels of the OFLC rating, Mega Man 4 was added to the ESRB's database earlier today -- a major indication that the NES classic will hit the North American Virtual Console very, very soon.

Mega Man 4
Platform: Wii
Rating: Everyone
Content descriptors: Mild Cartoon Violence
Rating summary:
This is an action-platformer game in which players control a small figure that shoots and jumps its way through sci-fi environments. Players can use an arm cannon to shoot tiny pellets at enemy creatures (e.g., robotic hippos, caterpillars, and spaceships); effects include small white bursts and brief explosion sounds.

It's likely the game will release this coming Monday, February 22, exactly one week before Mega Man 10's WiiWare debut, but I wouldn't take my word for it.

Update: didn't happen. Next week's MM10, so I doubt MM4 will release on the same day. Maybe the following week!

[via GoNintendo]


  1. Yep, I knew this was going to happen. That's exactly what happened with Mega Man 2 back in 2008; it was released exactly one week before Mega Man 9.

  2. I sure hope they start putting up the X games soon...

  3. @Krazy Monkey

    I thought Mega Man 1, 2, and 3 were all released periodically leading up to Mega Man 9. I had figured they would do the same for Mega Man 10 for Mega Man 4, 5, and 6, but apparently I was wrong.

    Of course, that could just mean Capcom expects to go forward with Mega Man 11 and 12 down the road, which would not be a bad thing. :P

  4. Who writes those summaries? Geesh.

  5. Don't lose momentum, Capcom, and please release MM5 and 6 soon too!

  6. I can't wait for megaman 5,6, and 7. Then Megaman X-X3 :D

  7. 4 is one of my least favorite games, but it's still nice to see some classic megaman love on wii.

  8. @MaverickHunterAsh

    Mega Man 1 and 2 were released on the Shop Channel before Mega Man 9. Mega Man 3 was released after Mega Man 9.

  9. I hope this is true. I would certainly play MM4 the week before MM10. How awesome would that be!

  10. I'll pass. I prefer to fire up my NES and play on my old tube tv.

  11. ...Well, people, I guess it turns out that Mega Man 4 didn't get released on the Virtual Console today, after all. I should have expected that, since they've hardly been adding anything worthwhile to the Virtual Console for the past year or so. I can't believe that even NOW, exactly ONE WEEK before Mega Man 10's release date, they STILL insist on adding garbage titles that nobody cares about.

  12. Well Maybe it will be Released on March 8th oh well :|. Mega man 10 Is Next Week W00T


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