Mega Man 30th Anniversary Getting Limited Edition Cartridges

Super fighting robot gets a super-cool collectible.

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Capcom is teaming up with iam8bit to produce a neat collectible for Mega Man's 30th anniversary. The Mega Man 2 30th Anniversary Cartridge and Mega Man X 30th Anniversary Cartridge are limited editions priced at $100 apiece. They're expected to ship in September 2018, and pre-orders are now open through iam8bit.com.

Each of the cartridges is a limited run of 8,500 units--7,500 in a standard opaque light blue, and a mere 1,000 in translucent, glow-in-the-dark blue. They'll be in sealed, unmarked boxes, so whether you get the regular or the ultra-rare copy will be left a mystery until you open it. Plus, each cart is actually playable in your NES or SNES.

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The Mega Man 2 cart is a dual-fold box with an instruction booklet with a forward by Mega Man collector and author Salvatore Pane. The Mega Man X cart is a tri-fold with a similar instruction manual forward by Jirard Khalil. Both copies also promise "retro pack-in surprises."

The announcement kicks off Capcom's "Mega May," implying more surprises in store for the Blue Bomber. The character is preparing for a come-back with the release of Mega Man 11 later this year, and with E3 around the corner we're likely to hear some more about it. So far we've seen glimpses of a new art style, but not much else. It's coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch this year.

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