Mega Man 7

Capcom lifted the floodgates on its Virtual Console lineup through its Unity blog today, announcing 18 retro titles on their way to North America and/or Europe by the end of the year. A few titles anticipated for later release were also revealed.

Mega Man makes up the metal bulk of the coming games. Mega Man 5 and Mega Man 6 will round out the NES series on Wii U, while Mega Man 7 and Mega man X3 will teleport in from the SNES. The Wii U Virtual Console will also see the GBA titles Mega Man Zero, Mega Man Battle Network, and Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge.

European fans who weren't in on the six Game Boy titles released across the Atlantic during "Mega May" are now expected to receive them on the 3DS Virtual Console this August. That includes Mega Man II-V as well as the two Mega Man Xtreme installments.

While the Blue Bomber is prominent, some red is also making an appearance. SNES cult classic Demon's Crest will hit the Wii U on both sides of the pond, while its NES predecessor, Gargoyle's Quest II, will land on both the Wii U and 3DS. The classic RPG Breath of Fire, brawler Mighty Final Fight, and action game Street Fighter 2010 round out the expected 2014 offerings.

Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 2, and Mega Man Battle Network 3 are expected in the future, but do not have any firm release windows as of yet.

The full roster of announced games per region is listed below:

North America

  • Breath of Fire (Wii U)
  • Demon's Crest (Wii U)
  • Gargoyle's Quest II (3DS, Wii U)
  • Mega Man 5 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man 6 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man 7 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man X3 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man Zero (Wii U)
  • Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U)
  • Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U)
  • Mighty Final Fight (3DS, Wii U)
  • Street Fighter 2010 (3DS, Wii U)


Dates TBD

  • Mega Man Zero 2
  • Mega Man Battle Network 2
  • Mega Man Battle Network 3