SAN MATEO, Calif.— March 1, 2010— Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced today that Mega Man® 10 has been launched on Nintendo’s WiiWare™ service. The PlayStation®3 version will follow on the PlayStation®Network next week, March 11th and the Xbox LIVE® Arcade version for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will launch on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network on March 31st. Mega Man 10, the latest entry in Capcom’s long-running series, will return gamers to the nostalgic perfection of classic 2D Mega Man® gameplay, embracing retro platform action and Nintendo Entertainment System™-inspired old-school graphics.
The year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out. It spreads through the world like wildfire bringing down robots everywhere. Infected robots have rampaged out of control, destroyed the city and are holding it hostage! Who’s behind this mess? It’s up to Mega Man to take on this sinister threat and get to the bottom of this viral mystery.
Throughout Mega Man’s adventure he’ll take on the malfunctioning infected robots and classic-style bosses with gameplay that can only be found in Mega Man® games. Each Robot Master has his own unique weapons and vulnerabilities. Of course the creator of the original Mega Man, Keiji Inafune, is in charge of directing and supervising the boss character designs and delivers the wildest villains the series has seen yet. Bosses like Sheep Man and Strike Man are sure to quickly become fan favorites!
Other exciting features in Mega Man 10 include the option to play as the amazingly cool Proto Man from the start, as well as an all new“Easy Mode” which will allow new fans to indulge in the challenges that make the series great. Additionally,“Mega Man Challenges” mode will allow players to practice their skills and prepare for the hair-raising adventures ahead of them.
Mega Man 10 is the must-have digital download for Capcom fans both young and old. The retro elements alone make this a delicious treat for those who long for the days of nail-biting platform experiences and the new Easy Mode will definitely allow more gamers to enjoy this incredible skill-based romp.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
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