Mega Man TIMES TWO!!

Mega Man is 25 this year, and Capcom is wasting no time in pumping out as many of his classic adventures as possible onto Nintendo's Virtual Console services.

Next week — October 9th, to be exact — will see the release of Mega Man III on the 3DS eShop and Mega Man X2 on the Wii U eShop.

Mega Man III (note the use of Roman numerals to differentiate it from the third NES game) is definitely an improvement over the previous two handheld outings, but it still doesn't quite match the brilliance of the domestic entries. It's going to cost 400 Yen when it launches in Japan.

Mega Man X2 has a slightly better reputation, and follows on from the successful prequel with some amazing 2D visuals, action-packed gameplay and awesome music. We awarded the Wii Virtual Console version 8/10, and said "it's a fairly run of the mill sequel that doesn't really add or change anything of impact, and for the most part, it feels like a simple extension of the first game featuring some more levels." It will retail for 800 Yen.

There's an excellent chance that both of these games will see release in the west, but which one are you most excited about? Tell us by leaving a comment below.

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