Mega Man 10‘s DLC is important sh*t for serious Mega Man fans like myself. It looks to finally unify the four branches of the original Mega Man games (NES, SNES, PS1/Saturn, and Game Boy) under one title, something that’s never been done before. We already knew that Bass from the SNES and PS1 Mega Man games was on his way, but according to the latest press release from Capcom, multiple characters from the Game Boy Mega Man games are dropping into Mega Man 10 as well. First you have Enker (named after the Japanese style of music Enka), who first killed Mega Man in the Game Boy release of Mega Man, and later murdered the little blue victim in Mega Man Soccer. He’s the boss of Mega Man 10‘s first downloadable “special stage”.
The second and third special stages feature Punk (from the Game Boy Mega Man III) and Ballade (from the Game Boy Mega Man IV). Rumor has it that you’ll also get a new weapon from defeating each of these bosses, to be brought back to the main game, effectively altering the way everything is played. Kind of a big deal.
It’s also a big deal (for Mega Man nerds like me anyway) to acknowledge that along with Tango from Game Boy Mega Man V (who appears in Proto Man’s shop in Mega Man 10) this DLC makes Mega Man 10 the only game in the series to include at least one character from every Mega Man game ever. Yeah, I know I forgot Game Boy Mega Man II. That’s the awful one with an evil, green Mega Man from the future named Quint who wears sunglasses indoors and rides a giant robotic pogo stick. If even the developers of the game don’t acknowledge its existence, then you can’t blame me for ignoring it too.
Pics of this DLC in action are in the gallery.
Bass (Playable Character) = $1.99 USD/200 Wii Points/ 160 Microsoft Points
Special Stage 1 (includes Enker) = $$.99 USD /100 Wii Points/ 80 Microsoft Points
- 4/5 – Wii
- 4/7 – Xbox 360
- 4/8 – PlayStation 3
Endless Attack = $2.99 USD /300 Wii Points/ 240 Microsoft Points
Special Stage 2 (Punk), Special Stage 3 (Ballade) = $.99 USD /100 Wii Points/ 80 Microsoft Points
- 4/26 – Wii
- 4/28 – Xbox 360
- 4/29 – PlayStation 3
For Special Stage 1, we have Enker, the first of the Mega Man killers. He was created by Dr. Wily and has completely devoted himself to Mega Man’s destruction. Some of you might remember him from Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge where he appears after the second set of Robot Masters. Mirroring his pokey appendages, there’s a variety of spiky hazards Mega Man will have to avoid in this particular stage. The drill robot for instance will launch a threat from underground, so watch out!
Next-up, we have Special Stage 2, and the second Mega Man Killer is Punk, also created by Dr. Wily. He was designed to be bigger than Enker in size and his special attack is a rapid spinning tackle. Now folks are going to be tempted to rush through on these stages because they are timed, but be careful because the Parabombs in this stage will make life ache-ee-double-hockey-sticks for you.
And finally for the Special Stage 3 we have Ballade, the third Mega Man Killer created after Enker and Punk. This robot is enormously proud of himself and he will not give up easily, even he’s close to death! Make sure to watch out for the fierce attacks he unleashes from high jumps. His stage requires smart decision-making because a series of conveyor belts and diverse traps will challenge the most masterful Mega Man pro