Are you bummed about Nintendo making a new Mario game for mobile when you really just wanted to play the old ones? Well, Capcom has heard your pleas. Not for Mario, though. That's Nintendo's thing. Capcom has its own 8-bit hero, and they're going to be bringing all of his NES adventures to mobile next year. The company has just announced that Mega Man 1 through Mega Man 6 will all be released on iOS and Android next year. So far, they're only announced for Japan, but they're coming really soon: January 6th, 2017. I can't imagine any reason why they wouldn't release these games worldwide, and it's not like there's a lot of translation to do, so we could be seeing these not long after the start of next year.

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This won't be the Blue Bomber's first rodeo on mobile. In years past, Capcom has released a questionably-emulated version of Mega Man 2, a chopped up Mega Man X port, and the so-bad-they-didn't-even-release-it-here Rockman X-Over. Hopefully, they do a better job this time. You can have a look at the first screen they've released. If nothing else, it looks like it's been customized for mobile in some regards. The life bars that ordinarily sit at the top left and top right of the play area are down at the bottom. Wide borders cover up the fact that these games were made for 4:3 displays while also giving space for the virtual controls.

Assuming the games don't release at the same time worldwide as they do in Japan, I'll be checking these versions out and reporting how they turned out to you on January 6th of next year, friends. Let's cross our fingers and hope things turn out okay, because I could really go for some quality Mega Man action on my iPhone.

  • tex32

    BEST NEWS EVER!

  • Daniel Schroeder

    I only play one-button games now *pushes up glasses*

    • coolpepper43

      *pulls down pants*

      • Daniel Schroeder

        Nice try, but these are overalls. Livin' that Mario LIFE!

      • Bababooey

        Yeah, but your overalls have a "backdoor". #SurpriseButtSecks

      • https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SarahBPeters Gravydog316 (Sarah)

        lol wtf hahaha

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SarahBPeters Gravydog316 (Sarah)

      omg u guys r crazy lol

  • brianj22

    And 3.5 stars from salty TA.

  • Stetch

    Holy h ... holy f ..... YES! YEEEEES!

    • Press2Play

      Holy fvck you mean?

      • Stetch

        Yes!

  • zergslayer69

    I really hope the virtual controls are whitehead level and not the original sonic control level.

  • Heinz da Baron Krauss von Espy

    ah capcom. the one with the release-and-forget business strategy. good luck with their support, folks.

  • OrangutanKungfu

    This is good news. Can we get the PSP revamps, please?

    • Duane Locsin

      May as well.

      PSP and PS Vita are defunct, no matter how many people don't want to admit it, but at least those handheld gaming experiences can live on mobile.

  • rwrife

    I can't imagine how frustrating those nearly impossible jumps are going to be on a mobile device. Regardless, I'll still play the game.

    • sobriquet

      Completely agree! 🙂

    • HelperMonkey

      Virtual controls can't be virtually thrown across the room when you fall into a pit of spikes for the hundredth time.
      Actually throwing your phone could make this an expensive game.

      • HelperMonkey

        (Speaking of which... How much money do you think Nintendo could have made off of our childhood frustrations by not making those old NES controllers so durable back then?)

      • Stetch

        Those controller could go through WW2 without a scratch. Still has mine since 1990.

    • Duane Locsin

      That's why I really hope devs start using MFI as a controller standard option.

      There are people out there who do you controllers with their iPads.

      It hurts that I have the street fighter collection and a Gamevice controller, but no way can they work together.

  • curtneedsaride

    Awesome news!

  • Arcite

    Screw nintendo. Bring on Megaman!

  • scottsoapbox

    If the ports are good this will be awesome.

  • spizak

    Please have mfi

    • Duane Locsin

      This one Capcom really could have used for the Street Fighter collection on iOS, albiet MFI was not a standard back then.

      Hopefully Capcom will start porting more of their classics to iOS starting with the Mega Man series....with proper MFI support.

      Street Fighter 3, Dark stalkers, Devil May Cry with an iPad + Gamevice is perfect.

  • Tallgeese

    Same day you guys report Shigeru says no one would pay for OG Super Mario Bros., you guys also report OG Mega Man games to be released, I'm assuming because there's some sort of monetary value to them...

    • Shaun James Musgrave

      I mean, Capcom sure hopes so. We'll see.

  • Sick of Labour

    Small correction, the original iOS MegaMan 2 wasn't emulated, it was a port of a mobile phone version of the game. While the controls weren't great they actually did a decent job of reworking the game so that it was easier and therefore possible to beat with touch controls.

    Hopefully they've done the same with this release (and the screenshot does suggest it's not emulated with the different health bar placement). I also really hope it's got MFi support. I'll definitely be buying this when it releases.

    • Tallgeese

      You'd dare buy these games and defy Miyamoto-sama's royal decree!? You wish to suffer the wrath of Shigeru-kami and bring calamity upon us!? FOOL! YOU HAVE DOOMED THE ENTIRE HIDDEN ARCADE OF THE GLORIOUS TOUCH IN THE POCKET VILLAGE!

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SarahBPeters Gravydog316 (Sarah)

    I have MMX & MM2 for iOS; still gonna buy these!! MEGAMAN ROX