Mega Man Getting Classic Game Cartridges For His 30th Birthday

Apparently Mega May is a thing, because Capcom just decided that it deserves to be celebrated with the re-release of two classic Mega Man games. Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X are coming back in style: with a limited run of old-school game cartridges.

A trailer dropped today announcing the 30th Anniversary Classic Cartridges, one for each game. Mega Man 2 is being released on an NES cartridge and Mega Man X is getting the SNES treatment. The packaging is even reminiscent of the original boxes, complete with an actual instruction booklet and "retro pack-in surprises."

The run is being handled by I Am 8-bit and pre-orders are already up for a late September release. These will be Limited Edition, with only 8,500 units of each game being made. As if that wasn't enough to put dedicated collectors on edge, the games will come in two colors. 7,500 of Mega Man 2 will be light blue while 7,500 of Mega Man X will be white. The remaining 1,000 of each will be a translucent glow-in-the-dark blue. To top it off, the boxes will be distributed blindly, so you won't know if you got one of the special glow-in-the-dark ones until you open it.

For those counting, collectors will probably want at least 3 of each game: one to keep unopened, and one of each color. Let the games begin.

via: store.iam8bit.com

Each individual cartridge will cost $100. As to whether that's a fair price or not, perhaps you might want to look at eBay. At the time of writing, you can get a copy of Mega Man 2 for $10-20 depending on how much you care about quality. Mega Man X ranges from $20-$40. If you want the game in its original box, you'll obviously pay more. Mega Man 2 in-box seems to only be offered as part of a set for multiple hundreds of dollars while X is by itself for upwards of $100.

With things like these, it's going to appeal to certain people and drive away others. Overall the idea of limited classic cartridges is fun, and the colors do look really cool. But is it "$100 and you might not even get the translucent blue" cool? The real question to ask is: how much do you love Mega Man?

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