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Posted on Aug 3rd 2008 at 09:46:50 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Virtual Console, Classic Gaming, Nintendo Wii, Capcom, Mega Man

Look at that box art. Damn. You know, most people wish for their box art to look somewhere close to what the game is like, but instead, the original Mega Man's box art is that. To me, it looks like the artist or marketing team were on an acid trip while going over / creating that box art, and that is why we have that. Certainly, some creative liberties were taken with that box art.

Anyways, I am not writing this article to talk about that, but instead this. Capcom has finally realized that they can make a lot of easy money by rereleasing Mega Man for the Virtual Console. You know, as a kid, Mario was great and all, but at least for me Mega Man stole the show. I loved that series, and well, Mega Man 2 is a masterpiece. I bet there are a lot of other people who hold a similar nostalgic value for Mega Man.

Well, fortunately for people like myself, Capcom has decided to start the hype train for the release of Mega Man 9, the game that is quite possibly going to be the hardest Mega Man of all time, if what they said is to be believed. All I know is that I want the game, and to further make me want the game, Capcom is releasing Mega Man for the Virtual Console, tomorrow. That's right, tomorrow kids, at least stateside. And even better news for me, Mega Man 2 is coming out for the Virtual Console in early September.

Let the hype train roll, Capcom, I bet you'll see some healthy sales with those two releases, as well as the release of Mega Man 9.

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It was funny how in the 8bit - 16bit era, all the Japanese games would be Americanised with completely redrawn cover work. I noticed this a lot for Mega Drive games.
 
Smart move Capcom!
 
At least the PAL artwork was nicer: http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/games/E-027/bf/E-027-S-00790-A.jpg

In fact, it was nicer for all of the original MM games. No backwards hands here!

But yes, glad to see the classics getting another lease of life.
 
I like that PAL artwork a lot. Much, much more than I like the awkward, fat-armed Mega Man that we got here in the US.
 
Damn them for making it a download only. But I can't resist a new Megaman game done in the classic style.
 
That Megaman is nowhere near as awesome as this one.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/nes/image/563442.html?box=58990
 
@totalgridlock: If they ever make a movie, they need to use that as the template for the poster.

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