Mega Man 9 – Proto Man DLC on the way

Capcom has revealed to us today that Proto Man, Mega Man’s mysterious robo-brother, will indeed be playable in Mega Man 9 via paid DLC. The materials we received say it’ll arrive the week of October 6 for 200 Wii Points, 160 Microsoft Funnybucks and plain ol’ $1.99 on PSN.

For the most part he plays the same as Megs, though he’s able to slide and charge his blasts. Mega Man could perform those attacks in every game after Mega Man 2, but doesn’t in Mega Man 9. Make sense?

Proto Man can deflect most bullets with this shield, but larger blasts will still cause damage and push him back twice as far as Mega Man. Being struck also interrupts his charge shot. All the Rush adaptors change to Proto adaptors as well – Proto Sled, Proto Coil etc.

No actual gameplay images just yet. So far all we have are these tiny pics used for illustrative purposes only. There’s more DLC news to come too, so keep your eyes and hears directed at GR and Capcom’s own blog for more updates.

Sep 18, 2008

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  • bijukil - September 22, 2008 6:19 a.m.

    I dropped this in the boss feature, but I think i posted it way too late for anyone to notice, but if you are interested in checking out all of the bosses, you can see them here:
  • TheWebSwinger - September 21, 2008 6:04 p.m.

    That shield is hella Zelda status.
  • Rasy2kG - September 20, 2008 4:14 a.m.

    I think I'll just wait until the Protoman DLC comes out to buy the full XBL version then, that's just me though
  • motang - September 23, 2008 4:19 a.m.

  • GamesRadarBrettElston - September 21, 2008 5:41 a.m.

    Well... Proto Man predates Joe by 13 years, and they're made by the same company. But yeah, a bit.
  • Amatarasu - September 20, 2008 10:35 p.m.

    dude...does anyone else think he looks just like veiwtiful joe?
  • Nintendophile - September 20, 2008 3:04 p.m.

    I'm glad they're including him, and it's a nice way to also include the slide and charge shot into the game, without making it "mandatory".
  • Amnesiac - September 19, 2008 11:38 p.m.

    Every time I hear about this game, it just keeps getting better.
  • Nintengeek750 - September 19, 2008 10:02 p.m.

    yeah, but is he worth the extra money?
  • Thequestion 121 - September 19, 2008 9:14 p.m.

    Proto Man looks awesome!!! I can't wait!
  • Curtis_Stone - September 19, 2008 4:05 p.m.

    AWESOME!! Proto Man rocks my face long time!! Why must we pay for him tho...bummer...but as a fan of the series I will prob end up buying him! (Such a pushover for Mega Man **SIGH**) ((the words for my reCAPTCHA are "real" and "absurd" fitting...hmm))

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