Mega Man 10 Set for March 2010

New story details, screenshots and trailer released

Mega Man 10 has been confirmed for a WiiWare release in March of this coming year, and it's looking to be absolutely ace. We're able to divulge a few of the details on the game's story fresh from today's press release:

"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, destroying the city and 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."

We're dead excited about this game at Nintendo Life Towers. With its "NES-inspired old-school graphics" and retro appeal, Mega Man 10 is shaping up to be everything fans are hoping for – especially if the new screens and trailer are anything to go by.

Although the Mega Man series has traditionally been notoriously difficult, this new game will feature an 'easy mode'. At the end of the trailer you can see an implementation of this feature, as some deadly spikes present in the normal game are covered up with some decidedly less deadly floorboards.

Mega Man 10 will likely be a huge success, but where does the series go from here? In a global Capcom webcast, series producer Keiji Inafune has hinted he's going to be trying something different with the next game:

"I love the series and I'd love to make a game like that, but you have no idea how busy I am," Inafune said. "I'm glad the fans love the X series, but I think before I make a return to that series, I want to do something completely different with Mega Man."

Sounds pretty mysterious! What are your thoughts on the future of the series and Mega Man 10's new 'easy mode?' We say it sounds pretty mega, man!

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[via kotaku.com, uk.wii.ign.com]

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