Tuesday, December 17, 2013
20 Years of Mega Man X
Well, what do you know! It's December 17th. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Mega Man X series. This day, two decades ago, began the long and fruitful journey of the first Mega Man subseries. Since then, Mega Man X has seen eleven games, expanded into comics and manga, and launched a heaping ton of merchandise. Though the series has been largely dormant since 2005's Maverick Hunter X, it has remained an enduring brand, living on in the hearts of the fandom.
So how are we celebrating such a milestone? Capcom, for one, just released the 12-disc Rockman X Sound Box collection. It's loaded with music, comes with a neat little booklet, and even includes at least one unused piece from the original Mega Man X. I, for one, can't wait to hear it.
Rockman X2: Soul Eraser is headed to the eShop in Japan next week. It joins its predecessor, Cyber Mission, for a mere 600 Yen. Lastly, there's a new X-themed world out for Xover. Nothing truly significant here other than an appearance by Dynamo. He's the boss, naturally.
That's pretty much all there is going on officially. When we'll hear the true return of Mega Man X, I have no idea. In the meantime, though, I remain thankful for what we've got. If anything, just remember that Mega Man X has not made it 20 years because of nothing. It's made it this far because of you. You, the Mega Man faithful, deserve some credit too. So thank you!
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