Capcom Releasing Mega Man 25th Anniversary 3DS Cases

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Capcom Releasing Mega Man 25th Anniversary 3DS Cases



Fans will soon be able to decorate their 3DS's with the Blue Bomber's classic visage

While recent years have generally been a <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/122706-Capcom-Ceases-Development-On-Mega-Man-Online>smorgasbord of bad news for Mega Man fans, the past few months have had a few bright spots. In December of 2012, <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/120999-Capcom-Unveils-Street-Fighter-X-Mega-Man-This-December>Capcom released Street Fighter X Mega Man, a free, retro-styled romp that pit the Blue Bomber against classic Street Fighter characters. Most recently, and perhaps of greater interest to long time fans, Capcom has been re-releasing the <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/121139-First-Six-Mega-Man-Titles-Hitting-3DS-eShop>original six NES Mega Man games on the 3DS' Virtual Console. Mega Man 1-4 are already available on the 3DS eShop with Mega Man 5 coming <a href=http://www.capcom-unity.com/brelston/blog/2013/03/23/pics-of-new-mega-man-collectible-statue-other-panel-news>in just a few weeks. To celebrate the ongoing re-releases, as well as the 25th anniversary of the Mega Man franchise, Capcom is releasing a special edition protective case for the 3DS.

"After the smashing success of our Monster Hunter cases (in both 3DS and XL flavors) we thought, hey, let's celebrate the whole NES series coming to the Virtual Console by making a Mega Man 25th anniversary case," said Capcom. "On the front you see this striking 8-bit Mega Man image, while the back has the 25th anniversary logo to commemorate two-plus decades of mega-goodness. They're not on sale just yet (still being ironed out / ordered) but they'll definitely be at SDCC - plus we'll have some for the Capcom Store too. And like the MH case, there will be regular 3DS/XL versions from which to choose."

Though no price was mentioned in Capcom's announcement, the standard sized Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate case is currently being sold for $15.95 <a href=http://shop.capcom.com/store/capcomus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.1944700/productID.277036500/Monster-Hunter-3-Ultimate-3DS-Case-2nd-Run.html>at the Capcom Store. Assuming the Mega Man case is of a similar design and materials it would probably be safe to point to a comparable price point. Overall, it's pretty nifty looking, and if you're a Mega Man fan there are probably worse things you could spend your money on. Then again, with two classic Mega Man games still coming to 3DS, you might want to save your pennies for those instead.

Source: <a href=http://www.capcom-unity.com/brelston/blog/2013/04/30/snazzy-mega-man-3ds-case-coming-to-capcom-store>Capcom Unity


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Well... that was dissapointing. I was hoping for an actual 3DS XL Mega Man edition, not a case.

Still, I hate the colours they have for these things so I may pick one up.
 

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let me know when we can expect either MM11 or a XBLA version of Mega man X 1-4 (you know, the GOOD ones)
 

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JPArbiter said:
let me know when we can expect either MM11 or a XBLA version of Mega man X 1-4 (you know, the GOOD ones)
HEY! X5 is what got me into the X series to begin with! The Ultimate X and Nightmare Zero Armor. Sooooo Cool.
 

GAunderrated

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I remember when companies used to give a damn about anniversaries. Now all attempts are pretty ham fisted that shows pretty much no effort at all.
 

xplosive59

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Jesus christ Capcom just release another goddamn Mega Man game, the market is obviously there and some people are literally begging for Mega Man Legends 3. What is there to lose?
 

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Sorry I'm still dealing with the fact that they cancelled every piece of original Megaman Gaming content coming out in the last few years, and instead have done nothing but released old 8 bit games. They even use 8 bit megaman on the freaking case...