Updated / Capcom confirms Mega Man 10 for next year

Update: Added trailer above.

Capcom has sent out official word about Mega Man 10 today, confirming what magazines have told us in the last few weeks; Mega Man 10 is coming and it’s coming as a downloadable title to WiiWare, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network early next year. The announcement doesn’t bring much actual news, although in addition to the “Easy Mode” that was talked about earlier a “Mega Man Challenges” mode will also be included, allowing players to “practice their skills and prepare for the hair-raising adventures ahead of them.”

The piece of “nostalgic perfection” is out next March for all systems. For the story details, read on.

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.

Through-out Mega Man’s adventure he’ll take on the malfunctioning infected robots and classic-style bosses that can only be found in Mega Man games. Each one has their own unique weapons and vulnerabilities. Of course the creator of the original Mega Man, Keiji Inafune, is in charge of directing and supervising those boss character designs and delivers the wildest villains the series has seen yet.