This is taken from the blog of Mega Man 9 producer Hironobu Takeshita:

Greetings everyone!

Hironobu Takeshita here, producer of Mega Man 9. I’d like to take advantage of this blog format to reveal bits and pieces of Mega Man 9 information directly to fans.

I don’t need to tell you, but it’s been more than a decade since we’ve created a new installment in the original Mega Man series, and – believe me – we’ve put 10 years worth of pent up creative energy into it! Keiji Inafune, the “father” of Mega Man, is very deeply involved in this project. Better yet, we’ve created the entire game to resemble an NES game in both the graphics and sound department!

All of the fans who played the crap out of the original games back in the day will be treated to an experience that feels very new to them, while still remaining familiar. Anyway, we promise to please (and frustrate) fans of Mega Man with this new installment, and the entire staff is putting their all into it! It won’t be long before you can enjoy this newest adventure in your own home!

We have some great news for you today, as the original Mega Man is now available on the Virtual Console!

This is the game that started it all. Use it as a way to stretch your legs before the marathon that is bound to be Mega Man 9. Be sure to give it a shot and relive some of your old memories!

See you next time!

Hironobu Takeshita