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Mega Man 10 Release Date Announced, New Details Revealed

by Pedro Hernandez - February 15, 2010, 10:24 am PST
Total comments: 13

In addition to a release date Capcom details Mega Man's new weapons.

Capcom has announced a release date for Mega Man 10. The WiiWare version will be the first version to be released, with the Blue Bomber's latest adventure launching March 1.

Along with the official release date, Capcom has given information about the eight new weapons Mega Man will be able to use in his 10th title. They include the Commando Bomb, a bomb players will be able to briefly control; the Triple Blade, featuring three blades being shot; and the Thunder Wool, a thunder cloud that shoots lightning bolts at enemies. As in previous Mega Man titles, these weapons are obtained once a player has defeated its associated Robot Master.

Capcom has also revealed some details about Mega Man 10's Mega Man Challenges. A new feature that premiered in Mega Man 9, Mega Man Challenges allow for both novice and expert players to complete various challenges throughout each level while honing their skills. Easy Mode was also detailed, with Capcom stating that the mode is for people who gave up on the first game or aren't used to the gameplay of a Mega Man title.

Commando Bomb

After launching the Commando Bomb, press up or down on the + Control Pad to make it turn at a 90 degree angle. The blast spreads horizontally (or vertically) and follows the contours of the landscape. This can be used to break through certain walls to get hidden items!

Wheel Cutter

Press the Attack Button once to attach the Wheel Cutter to your arm, and press the Attack Button again to launch it (it follows the contours of the landscape). You can launch it 3 times and it’s effective to attack enemies at a distance. You can attach the Wheel Cutter to your arm and dart at enemies!

Triple Blade

You can fire tri-directional blades and attack multiple enemies at one time. There are two patterns: surface-to-air on the ground, and air-to-surface in mid-jump.

Thunder Wool

You can launch a thunder cloud that slowly rises and a lighting bolt shoots straight down from the cloud.

Solar Blaze

Splits apart and launches firebombs (left and right) after a set period of time. Effective when you are pinned between two enemies.

Chill Spike

Launch a freezing liquid which flies in a parabolic trajectory. An enemy hit by the freezing liquid will freeze and become unable to move.

Rebound Striker

You can throw a rubber super ball straight and diagonally up or down. As it gets faster and stronger with each successive bound, you can build up power and hit the target to inflict maximum damage!

Water Shield

A rotating shield of water surrounds Mega Man. Pressing the Attack Button once more deactivates the water shield and hurls high-speed drops of water that spiral outward.

Brand new “Mega Man Challenges” mode is back!

The “Mega Man Challenges” mode from MM9 has been upgraded! The Mega Man Challenges allows you to practice in stages by clearing various challenges and gives novice players a chance to master the basic controls before attempting the main story mode! Whether you are a novice or an expert, you can brush-up on your game and polish it to perfection!

Comparison between Easy Mode and Normal Mode!

Easy Mode is featured for people who gave up on MM9 or have not played an action game for a long time. In addition, this would be a perfect mode for people who aren’t used to traditional Mega Man difficulty and need a little assistance.

Talkback

BlackNMild2k1February 15, 2010

Hey Pap, you don't accept PM's?

GearBoxClockFebruary 15, 2010

Commando Bomb sounds interesting

Why hello there probably the second Newscast Game Club game...

So excited for this game. I've been embroiled in a love affair with the Mega Man series since New Year's Day.

If the Triple Blade is as powerful as the Metal Blade, this will be the easiest Mega Man game in history.

Mop it upFebruary 15, 2010

Quote from: Shaymin

If the Triple Blade is as awesome as the Metal Blade, this will be the awesomest Mega Man game in the history of awesomity.

Fix'd

KDR_11kFebruary 16, 2010

Another shield weapon?

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)February 16, 2010

Quote from: KDR_11k

Another shield weapon?

Yeah, I thought that was a bit overkill as well. Between the Leaf Shield (MM2), the Skull Barrier (MM4) and the Jewel Satellite (MM9), I think Mega Man has more than had its fill of Robot Masters that give you shield weapons.

Same with the Commando Bomb, which sounds similar to the Crash Bomb (MM2) and the Wheel Cutter, which seems a lot like the Metal Blade (MM2) and the Shadow Blade (MM3). Do you think Capcom is starting to lose their memory or are they really out of ideas?

Nah, I'm being unfair here. I'm confident in the overall quality of Megaman 10. I watched the footage of the first half of Strike Man's level and I liked what I saw.

KDR_11kFebruary 16, 2010

What, there were only two shields? I could swear there were more throughout the series, especially the later installments as ideas ran out.

UltimatePartyBearFebruary 16, 2010

MM5 had a shield, too.

Mop it upFebruary 16, 2010

Considering this is the eighth game in the series created with the restrictions of the NES, was anyone really expecting new weapon ideas?

Quote from: Killer_Man_Jaro

Yeah, I thought that was a bit overkill as well. Between the Leaf Shield (MM2), the Skull Barrier (MM4) and the Jewel Satellite (MM9), I think Mega Man has more than had its fill of Robot Masters that give you shield weapons.

Don't forget the original Mega Man where Fire Man's weapon has a secondary shield function. There is also Star Man's weapon from Mega Man 5, which I think is the best shield weapon, and Plant Man from Mega Man 6.

Quote from: Killer_Man_Jaro

Same with the Commando Bomb, which sounds similar to the Crash Bomb (MM2)

And also Drill Man's bomb weapon from Mega Man 4, and Napalm Man from Mega Man 5.

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)February 16, 2010

Quote from: Mop_it_up

Don't forget the original Mega Man where Fire Man's weapon has a secondary shield function. There is also Star Man's weapon from Mega Man 5, which I think is the best shield weapon, and Plant Man from Mega Man 6.

Good point. As I recall, Junk Man in Mega Man 7 had a shield weapon as well.

Yes, this is the eighth 8-bit Mega Man title, but that's not really a viable excuse. I think Mega Man 9 had some quite original ideas for weapons, namely the Tornado Blow, Hornet Chaser and Plug Ball. Obviously, I haven't played MM10, so maybe I'm speaking too early - the descriptions just sound similar.

Mop it upFebruary 16, 2010

The Tornado Blow was an interesting one, since it had other uses besides just attacking enemies. I'd like to see a few more weapons like that, which are more than just a secondary way to blast enemies.

Hornet Chaser = evolution of Dive Man's weapon from Mega Man 4.
Plug Ball = evolution of Snake Man's weapon from Mega Man 3.

Shield weapons of one kind or another have been in almost every MM game:

MMI: Fire Storm (briefly shields you)
MMII: Leaf Shield
MMIII: Top Spin (projects a short energy field)
MMIV: Skull Barrier
MMV: Star Crash
MMVI: Plant Barrier
MMVII: Junk Shield
MMVIII: Astro Crush (user is protected during attack)
MMIX: Jewel Sattelite
MMX: Water Shield

I think it's just a series trademark.

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