Capcom touts sales for Mega Man Anniversary Collection.
CAPCOM ® ’S MEGA MAN ® ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION PROVES MEGA BLOCKBUSTER AT RETAIL
Blue Bomber Anthology Sells More Than 500,000 Units
SUNNYVALE, Calif. ¾ December 6, 2004 — Capcom’s Mega Man Anniversary Collection , a retrospective journey through the evolution of the renowned blue bomber for the Nintendo GameCube™ and the PlayStation â 2 computer entertainment system, has blasted off store shelves and into more than half a million homes since its debut on June 22.
This compilation embodies the qualities of the Mega Man franchise by continuously captivating audiences with its universal appeal and game play variety in each subsequent adventure.
Mega Man Anniversary Collection reintroduces
the titles that redefined the platform genre and also pays tribute to the creator of this multimillion unit selling franchise, Keiji Inafune .
Mega Man Anniversary Collection is rated ‘E’ for everyone by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board)
and will also be available for the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft in March 2005.
“Our goal with Mega Man Anniversary Collection was to offer longtime fans and those new to the series a comprehensive package at the best value,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. “We are positively overwhelmed by the strong demand for the collection and anticipate its continued success at retail.”
Mega Man Anniversary Collection is an anthology of classic Mega Man games (Mega Man 1 through Mega Man 8) from the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation game console and arcade systems. The compilation provides a comprehensive look at the blue bomber’s progression to become one of the longest running videogame icons to date. This set also features two never-before-released-in-the-US Mega Man arcade games: Mega Man the Power Battle and Mega Man 2 the Power Fighters .
In Mega Man Anniversary Collection ,
players will be challenged to see if they have the skills to master some of the most extreme Mega Man titles ever released and to unlock a cache of bonus features that includes 30 minutes of anime (PlayStation 2 only) , a producer interview (GameCube only), and a history of the series. Relive Mega Man's numerous quests to defeat Dr. Wily and his attempts to control the world and its resources.
Mega Man Anniversary Collection encompasses everything a new and hard-core fan would want for their existing library. The game retails for $29.95.