Monday, July 21, 2014

Mega Man 5, 6 & Battle Network Hitting EU Virtual Console This Week

Good news for our friends in Europe: a triple dose of classic Mega Man games are coming your way. Nintendo of Europe (and Nintendo UK) have announced that Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6, and the original Mega Man Battle Network are all headed to the Wii U Virtual Console on July 24th.

Another piece of good news: according to today's press release, Mega Man 5 and 6 are the US versions. As one may recall, the PAL versions played at a slower framerate than their North American counterparts.

So in just a few short days you'll be able to complete your Wii U NES Mega Man collection and kick off, what we hope will be, a string of Battle Network releases. No word yet on when these titles will hit North America. The sooner the better, though; I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Thursday. If not, we'll keep you posted.

Thanks to Eric for the tip!


  1. OOH, this will be a great week indeed, if MMBN is released in the US on Thursday.

  2. Man, EXE's early official artwork was the most badass. I can't put my finger on why, but for some reason, it was just a little less awesome later on.

    1. Nah EXE artwork is just badass in general, Rockman Gregar Beast-Out's official artwork is among my favorite artwork/visuals ever created.

    2. You're both crazy.

      EXE easily has the lamest art direction and character design of any MM.

    3. Again with this guy.

      Oop! Don't want to be called a hypocrite again based on absolutely nothing. Better agree with your opinion.

  3. Oh hey, they're using the regular/US Battle Network logo as opposed to those UGLY EU versions that they had the displeasure of being placed on their boxes.

    That's a good step forward.


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