Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Where Are the Virtual Console Game Boy Mega Man Games?

The 3DS Virtual Console in North America and Europe are still without the previously announced Game Boy Mega Man titles. In Japan, meanwhile, 3DS owners are readying wallets for Rockman World 4. So, what's the hold up?

Capcom Unity's Brett Elston took to the Ask Capcom forums to field this very question. While no specific release dates could be given, Brett wants everyone to bear a few things in mind. He writes:

"Alas no concrete date set yet, but I'm looped into the process and it is moving forward. Couple things to keep in mind with this:

1 - I wanted to get the word out really early on this since it was cool news. The downside is that means a longer wait, primarily because...

2 - These are just a handful of titles in Nintendo's busy VC schedule. There are new titles releasing each week so that means a bit of a bottleneck. We basically announced these games as soon as it was possible to do so, which means anything already in the pipeline is ahead of all six MM GB titles.

To clarify:

MMII~V, Xtreme and Xtreme 2 are all coming. MMX2 (SNES) is a likely candidate given that it was on Wii's VC, but no update just yet."

In short, the ball's in Nintendo's court. In the meantime we'll keep an ear to the ground and wait for the good word. Stay tuned!

Source: Ask Capcom


  1. So pretty much Nintendo will end up moving onto their next system by the time we even get to Rockman World 4 like how the Wii never got Mega Man 6.


  2. Um, wow. At this point, it's official: Nintendo of America (and Europe) have the worst release schedules ever.

  3. Wow, Wii never got Mega Man 6 and Mega Man X3. Disappointment!

    1. Also:
      RockBoard (NES)
      Mega Man's Soccer (SNES)
      Mega Man: The Wily Wars (Genesis)
      Mega Man 64 (N64)

      And I wonder... any chance of the 3DS getting the Game Gear Mega Man?

    2. The Game Gear game's been hinted at. Not that we'd be missing much if it didn't make its way to the eShop.

  4. This is ridiculous.
    There is NO reason for Nintendo to do this damned trickle.

    And the Wii U's VC is embarrassing.

  5. Well Guys, i don't think we should be surprised, considering that Nintendo has ALWAYS been threating its VC like a popularity contest (the same common titles, Never the slightly obscure, always excuses), heck, they only decided to release earthbound on the WII U because it wasn't selling for shit.

  6. Just get one of the popular "open" handhelds and it's most mature Game Boy emulator. ;)


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