Capcom has confirmed that Mega Man 9 is on its way to WiiWare, and there's speculation that it will visit other formats too.

The US Nintendo Power magazine reveals this month (thanks 1UP) that it will be a 2D game inspired by the NES originals, in which a bunch of robots are making a mess and Mega Man has to save the day.

This he will do by tackling them one by one - and they are Magma Man, Galaxy Man, Jewel Man, Concrete man, Hornet Man, Plug Man, Tornado Man and Splash Woman.

Control will be by holding the Wiimote sideways like a NES pad, and there's rumours of other playable characters (series boss Keiji Inafune said "wait and see").

Another strong rumour is that the game will also appear on other formats. Capcom is doing a lot with Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, the publisher's vice-president of strategic planning, Christian Svensson, said on the official forums that there's "More to be learned later", and the Australian ratings board lists it as multiformat.

Hopefully we'll learn more at E3.

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