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Capcom Officially Announces Mega Man Compilations

December 23, 2003, 8:27 am PST
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One for the GameCube, one for the Game Boy Advance. You know you're going to want both.

CAPCOM® BRINGS TOGETHER THE ULTIMATE MEGA MAN(tm) ANTHOLOGY IN MEGA MAN MANIA AND MEGA MAN ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

SUNNYVALE, Calif -- December 23, 2003 -- Capcom® today takes players on a retrospective journey through the evolution of their renowned blue action hero with the announcement of the Mega Man Anniversary Collection for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo GameCube(tm) and Mega Man Mania for the Game Boy® Advance.

The 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. This set will also include two never-before-released-in-the-US Mega Man arcade games: Mega Man the Power Battle and Mega Man 2 the Power Fighters. Mega Man Mania will be comprised of the classic Mega Man titles (Mega Man I - V) from the Game Boy® system and offer special bonus features. Mega Man Anniversary Collection and Mega Man Mania are scheduled to be released throughout North American in spring 2004. The ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) rating is pending.

"Mega Man Mania and the Mega Man Anniversary Collection pays tribute to the brainchild behind this multimillion unit selling franchise, Keiji Inafune, and the original games that he created," said Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. "It gives gamers, who have not experienced the Mega Man phenomenon, an opportunity to play the titles that redefined the platform genre."

In the 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, producer interviews and a history of the series. Both Mega Man Mania and the Mega Man Anniversary Collection provide a comprehensive look at Mega Man's progression through the years, as this near human robot embarked on his journey to become one of the longest running videogame icons to date. Take a trip down memory lane, reliving Mega Man's numerous quests to defeat Dr. Wily and his attempts to control the world and its resources. Gamers will reacquaint themselves with past adversaries such as Metal Man, Gemini Man, Pharaoh Man, Centaur Man, and Tengu Man, just to name a few. Mega Man Anniversary Collection and Mega Man Mania encompass everything a new and hard-core fan would want for their existing library.

The Mega Man Anniversary Collection will include the following features:

- 10 Mega Man games on one disk

-- Mega Man 1 through Mega Man 8

-- Two never before released in the US Mega Man arcade games: Mega Man the Power Battle and Mega Man 2 the Power Fighters

- Additional content - Unlock hidden original artwork, producer interviews (GameCube only), anime videos (PlayStation 2 only), and information about the entire franchise

- Updated soundtrack

The Mega Man Mania will include the following features:

- Five original Mega Man games on one game pak

-- Mega Man I through Mega Man V

- Gamers can choose to play the game in its original black and white form or in an all new colorized version

- A museum of artwork from the series

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