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Mega Man 9 confirmed for WiiWare

Capcom goes old school with a classic

American magazine Nintendo Power has revealed that Capcom is working on a brand new instalment in the Mega Man series for WiiWare.

Simply titled Mega Man 9, the game is being developed to mimic the visual style of the first Mega Man games released on the NES. The music and cut scenes will also be similarly styled.

Unsurprisingly, the game will be played by turning the Wii Remote on its side and using it essentially like an old digital controller.

According to Mega Man character designer Keiji Inafune, this is all intentional. Speaking to Nintendo Power, he said: "The moment you've been waiting for is here! We're not just giving you Mega Man 9, we're giving you a new NES game. This is a game that brings back the fun of the old games, and I hope you all enjoy it!"

No release date has been set yet, but we'd bet on seeing it this year.

See scans of the mag here