Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X are Getting Re-Released on Cartridge for Its 30th Anniversary

Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X are Getting Re-Released on Cartridge for Its 30th Anniversary

Old school.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Mega Man franchise, iam8bit and Capcom are releasing two new Classic Cartridges. One for Mega Man 2 and another for Mega Man X.

Like iam8bit and Capcom's earlier Classic Cartridge for Street Fighter 2, the Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X Classic Cartridges are fully playable, NTSC console compatible releases of the blue bomber's adventures.

Each game will be limited to 8,500 units, making them highly rare and collectible. The Mega Man 2 cartridge will come in Opaque Light Blue while Mega Man X comes in an Opaque White. Both editions also come in a rare, translucent glow-in-the-dark blue. A colored cartridge will be randomly inserted into sealed, unmarked boxes so you won't know what color cartridge you have until you open it. The glow-in-the-dark variant is the rarer of the two with only 1,000 units produced.

You can see images of the cartridges below.

Also included in the collection are new premium instruction booklets, retro pack-in surprises, classic game boxes with foil, gloss, and embossments.

The cartridges are now available for pre-order on iam8bit's store page for $100 each. For more on Mega Man, check out our feature digging into why 2018 will be the year of Mega Man.

Correction: Cartridge colors were previously listed incorrectly. The story has been ammended with the proper colored cartridge releases.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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