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Mega Man Legends is heading to the PlayStation Store

Mega Man Legends will be available on the American PlayStation Store next week, despite Capcom's previous claims that such a release would be impossible.

The classic PlayStation game will launch a week from today, Sept. 29. It will be priced at $9.99 and can be downloaded on the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita.

Capcom's Greg Moore, aka "Gregaman," shared the news in a post to his blog on the Capcom Unity site. Moore writes that this re-release has been long-requested by fans, including himself.

He also reminds readers that the "complexities" of getting the game released digitally have been documented on the Ask Capcom blog in the past. This is most notable in a Q&A from 2011 with Capcom USA's vice president, Christian Svensson.

When asked whether Mega Man Legends would be making it to the PlayStation Network, Svensson said then that due to intellectual property and contractual issues, "unfortunately, Legends isn't going to be able to be up [on the Store]."

The Legends series has had to face these and other difficulties: The most recent entry in the series, Mega Man Legends 3, was canceled after a planned 3DS release did not meet Capcom's production criteria. Moore didn't elaborate on how Capcom managed to clear up the problems standing in the way of the Legends re-release.

The latest starring role for the Blue Bomber is Mega Man Legacy Collection. That game is expected to hit the 3DS this winter, after launching on the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One earlier this summer.