megaman3Capcom announced that we’ll have a really hot summer in North America this year, since that’s when they will be releasing Mega Man Star Force 3 for Nintendo DS handhelds. The game will come in two different versions, Black Ace and Red Joker, allowing two friends to share unique items and powers utilizing the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, and thus enhance their individual characters.

Just like the previous titles, Mega Man Star Force 3 delivers a mix of action and role playing mechanics by combining the high intensity combat of Mega Man with Star Force’s strategic battle system: by defeating enemies and boss characters, players earn “battle cards” that enhance and evolve Mega Man’s abilities and attacks.

New to MMSF3 are “Noise Changes,” random enhancements that change Mega Man’s form and unlock new abilities. The two versions of the game, Black Ace and Red Joker, each have over 100 unique Noise Types that can be combined with Mega Man to unlock elemental powers based on earth, air, water and fire. The new Noise feature will add an exciting randomness to battles, encouraging players to explore, collect and battle across the digital world of MMSF3. I told you it’s going to be a really hot summer this year!