Rocky Balboa had one good fight left in him. After demonstrating to a brash young Mason Dixon that old people can still bring the noise, the Italian Stallion hung up his gloves for good. However, there is another Sly Stallone character who after making a literal killing coming out of retirement desires to embark upon a fifth adventure.
Mega Man is more like John Rambo in this regard.
Nintendo Power has just revealed that Mega Man 10 is on its way to WiiWare sometime in 2010. PSN and XBLA releases have yet to be confirmed, but it’s pretty much a sure thing.
This latest entry is keeping in line with last year’s Mega Man 9 by retaining that old-time 8-bit flavor. New bits include three selectable characters — Mega Man, Proto Man, and an unnamed third — from the get-go, and a Robot Master modeled after a common barnyard denizen (Sheep Man).
You know, a cluster of folks were not pleased that Mega Man 9 went backwards instead of forwards, but I insist (and will debate you ’til your eardrums rupture) that it was the only way to do the ailing franchise justice. Now that Capcom has succeeded in finding the spark that made the Blue Bomber’s early exploits so successful, perhaps the company will be a little more freeform in Mega Man 10‘s development to avoid the Mega Man 2 remake complaints.
I shall now engage fanboy mode and froth at the mouth until I pass out.