With everyone’s favorite blue bomber Mega Man turning a quarter-century old (or “25” for the mathematically deficient) this year, video game publisher Capcom has decided to celebrate by compiling the music from the series’ 10 main games into a single collection. On September 19th, the collection will be available for ¥14,700 (or $183.56), but unfortunately won’t be available in the United States, so you’ll have to venture into the wilds that is the completely Japanese online shop, E-Capcom (or just use Google Translate). Darn, first Capcom takes away Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends 3, and now I’ll have to import this or learn Japanese. Woe is me….well, except for learning Japanese…that would be awesome.
Anyway, this collection that sadly has no plans yet for a North American release has the complete NES, SNES, and PlayStation/Saturn soundtracks for Mega Man 1 through 6 (NES), as well as the tracks from Mega Man 7 (SNES), 8 (PSone, Saturn), 9 and 10 (both downloadable on PS3, 360 and Wii). In the mean time, I’ll just admire that lovely E-Tank canister and pop Mega Man Anniversary Collection back in my PS2 and enjoy reliving a childhood gaming moment: getting my butt kicked and then kicking butt in Mega Man 3 –the best game in the franchise. Yeah, I said it. WHAT?!?!