Mega Man Zero Collects on June 8

Four GBA installments in Capcom's spin-off platformer heading to DS with new modes for $29.99.

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Capcom has been getting a lot of play out of its mighty Blue Bomber franchise over the past year or two, both by rereleasing classic content and re-creating new 8-bit experiences. Into that first category, the publisher has said it will drop the Mega Man Zero Collection, which combines the four original Game Boy Advance games onto one DS cartridge. Today, Capcom said that the Mega Man Zero Collection will arrive on June 8 for $29.99.

Zero offers a bit more flash than the Blue Bomber.

Released for the GBA in 2002, the original Mega Man Zero takes place 100 years after the events in the Mega Man X series. The 2D spin-off platformer swaps out the Blue Bomber for new hero Zero, a robot with weapons that include the Z-sabor sword and the Buster Shot hand cannon. The game introduces the diabolic Neo Arcadia government, and Zero embarks on a quest to save robot-kind.

Zero 2 picks up after the events in the first game, with Neo Arcadia continuing to cause strife between humans and robots. By the third installment in the series, the Neo Arcadia regime has been overthrown, but the region faces a new threat due to the machinations of an evil, brainwashing robot. Mega Man Zero 4 concludes the series, as Zero fights to restore balance to Neo Arcadia, again, for the final time.

Beyond simply rehashing the old experience, Capcom notes that each of the games will benefit from a range of new modes. As one example, the publisher called out the new "easy scenario," which will offer a reduced difficulty setting for the games.

Discussion

23 comments
Alan-ex-
Alan-ex-

I didn't get to finish the last two games. But still I'll start from the first one when I get it since I lost mine. Even if they don't add that much new content it is a great buy.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

yay, the gba series was so good..

Tylendal
Tylendal

Megaman Zero 2 was one of my favorite GBA games. Also... easy mode? Where's the fun in that. I'll have to get this.

Zabimaru1
Zabimaru1

AWESOMEEE SO CLOSE~ I've been waiting for this, the Zero franchise is one of my favorite ever~ (Yes I really enjoyed them :c )

fester420
fester420

I really couldn't get in to the zero franchise. What Capcom needs to do is make another Mega Man X game, but more like the first three Mega Man X games.

Guzthon
Guzthon

Let's hope that Capcom won't delay the release again. But if they delay, itmeansthat Capcom will polish to make it better. "Another Megaman collection (first the Megaman Anniversary Collection for the Gamecube/PS2/XBOX, then the Megaman X Collection for the Gamecube/PS2 and now this)". :) What's next; Megaman Battle Network Collection, Megaman ZX double pack (with the 2 games) or anything else? Only time will tell.

wahyudil
wahyudil

i hope they upgraded all the sprite

solidine
solidine

I dunno about new modes. They're probably nothing more than a 'selling point', but for $30, these games are well worth the entree fee. These games were a solid throwback to the X series, and were actually a lot of fun. It still doesn't make up for not makign another Legends game though...

PiFaceCanFlick
PiFaceCanFlick

Man! Why did I collect Megaman Zero 1-4 if the Megaman Zero Collection will be released on DS ....(Note: I got GBA & DS)

BlackBladeRune
BlackBladeRune

I always wanted to like the first one. I just sucked horribly at it so I never beat it and never got the others... I'll probably get this anyway though, to give it another spin.

somberfox
somberfox

Great, looking forward to it

slickvic1990
slickvic1990

a great package deal featuring 4 great and challenging games. its been a while since ive played these games, so im gonna pick this up

Amander123
Amander123

Exciting :D I definitely want this

Aurey
Aurey

Wil the games run full screen? Or will they look the same way as they did when you put your GBA cartridges on the DS? Now they need to make Megaman Powered Up 2 and Megaman Maverick Hunter X2 for the PSP.

nintendos-mario
nintendos-mario

With the Mega Man Zero collection being released, it would be interesting if there will be a collection of the original Mega Man games one day for the DS.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

New features Gamestop advertises: Scenario Campaign Mode, dual screen functionality, customizable controls, and an art collection gallery. I'd post a link, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to here.

Narroo
Narroo

Ah, but I already have 2~4, and used to have 1. What will they add to make it worth it?

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

About time they gave a date. Going to be getting this