Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mega Man Zero Collection Heading To US, Europe

It was only a matter of time: Capcom today announced that the Mega Man Zero Collection is coming to the US and Europe this summer. Check out the official press release after the break for more details...

A Collection of the Legendary Mega Man ZERO Titles Bundled Together For On-The Go-Action!
SAN MATEO, Calif — January 28, 2010 Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that the Mega Man® ZERO Collection is coming to Nintendo DS™. The Mega Man ZERO Collection is comprised of all four Mega Man ZERO titles bundled together. Having sold over 500 thousand units in North America, all four titles will be available on one DS cartridge for the first time at a great price. The portable Mega Man® fun will begin when the title arrives in early Summer 2010.

The first Mega Man ZERO game was released in 2002 on the GameBoy® Advance. It featured Zero, a popular Capcom character that was introduced in the Mega Man® X series. The Mega Man ZERO series follows Zero through a dark and thrilling 2D action-adventure with high-quality visuals and action. There will also be interesting devices like the Chain Rod and Zero Knuckle. For the first time, the Mega Man ZERO series will be available for Nintendo DS™, complete with all-new modes.

In Mega Man Zero our hero awakens after 100 years of sleep to a world where innocent reploids (robots) are unjustly attacked by an organization called "Neo Arcadia". This new government has turned the world into a place where it is extremely hard for reploids to live and where they are under constant persecution. Reploids who have managed to escape from the punishment flee to an old city which now lies in ruin, but the evil Neo Arcadia is closing-in on their location. A genius scientist named Ciel, who lives with the innocent reploids in hopes of saving them, tries to revive the legendary reploid Mega Man Zero in order to save the cornered reploids. As Mega Man Zero, it is up to you to save the world.

In Mega Man® Zero 2, it has been one year since Zero saved the reploids and defeated the evil advance of Copy X and Neo Arcadia. Nevertheless, Neo Arcadia still hunts him and sets a trap for our hero. His plan is to trick Zero and use him to wreak chaos between reploids and humans once again. But, can he succeed? Mega Man® Zero 3 is set in a world called "Neo Arcadia" that has been created as a utopia for humans and reploids. This new chapter continues the adventure of the series' title hero, Zero, and his reploid allies in the Resistance group who are fighting for peace.

In Mega Man Zero 3, Zero encounters a malevolent new reploid called Omega who has unleashed the evil power of the Dark Elf to brainwash the Resistance in order to take over Neo Arcadia. As the only one who has escaped the brainwashing attack, Zero must fight to save his allies and Neo Arcadia.

Mega Man® Zero 4 picks up right after the events of Mega Man Zero 3. After falling under the evil rule of Dr. Weil, Neo Arcadia has collapsed into a state of chaos and confusion. Zero discovers this disastrous turn of events when he and his friends come to the rescue of a band of humans fleeing Neo Arcadia. Now it’s up to our hero Zero to resolve this terrible conflict between humans and reploids to restore peace and security to the land. With new systems to seize enemy weapons and create strengthening chips, plus new Cyber elf programs to introduce new abilities, this is some of the most exhilarating Mega Man action you can get in a handheld experience.


  1. What a mess of a press release. "ZERO?" "Z-sabor?" Mega Man Zero 3 being name-dropped in the Zero 2 paragraph?

    I thought Capcom had moved passed this kind of sloppiness when it came to the Mega Man franchise. Doesn't anyone employ copy editors any more? I'm one and I'd love to copy edit for a video game company someday. :P

  2. THAT'S what I'm talking about. I really did not want to have to learn Japanese for this collection.

  3. Thank You Capcom, you just made me my day and my summer 2010!

    Can't wait for this game! I've never played these games before now I'll get a chance!

  4. Nevermind, the "Z-sabor" thing is only in the Mega Man Network's version of the press release.

    Still, you can tell this release was written by someone who'd never even heard of the series: "There will also be interesting devices like the Chain Rod and Zero Knuckle." Really now?

    Still, good news for Zero fans and those who didn't get the chance to play all/any of the games back on GBA. I own all of them, so my purchase of this will be entirely dependent on how much Collection Mode adds to the experience. I like the Zero series a lot but it's not my favorite, so I'm not sure I feel the need to own it twice. But who am I kidding, I'll probably end up getting it sooner or later... I'm not chomping at the bit for it, though.

    If anything, the release of this and Tatsunoko vs Capcom in the US just makes me continue to respect Capcom as a company that really listens to and keeps a two-way dialogue with its fans about what they want. Lots of companies SAY they do that, but Capcom's one of the only ones that backs it up time and time again.

  5. Oh, damn auto-correct screwing up my sentences. I wish I could turn it off. Of COURSE, I bitch about Capcom's lack of copy editing and then I see "moved passed" in my first comment. Way to drive my point home. :P

  6. Totally worth buying it!
    (Unlike OSS >_>)

  7. you know how much you wanna bet we get "megaman zero 5"?

  8. "a world called Neo Arcadia"
    and then theres,
    "Nevertheless, Neo Arcadia still hunts him and sets a trap for our hero. His plan is to trick Zero"
    HIS plan? Neo Arcadia is a person now?
    in the Zero 1 one they also call it an "Organization"
    who the FUCK writes this? he needs a kick in the face.

  9. LOL at the mistakes. Apparently they can't copy correctly. XD

    YAY!! I'll be buying this!

  10. How about this? Is Zero ever called "Mega Man Zero?" Isn't it just "Zero?" >_>

  11. Excellent. That makes 3 Collections! Now all Capcom needs to do is release the MegaMan Legends 1&2 set for PSP thats already available over there. Perfect way to gear up for a Legends 3...hint hint. ;) I mean, if they made a Power Stone collection, certainly they can release the Legends over here. Maybe even add The Misadventures of Tron Bonne seeing is how it's so expensive on it's own.>_<

  12. "How about this? Is Zero ever called "Mega Man Zero?" Isn't it just "Zero?" >_>"

    No. When the series first came out everything was "Megaman Zero" this and that.

  13. Tcat, the character himself is NEVER called Rockman Zero. only the manga both states the time as 22XX, and Zero as "Rockman Zero"

  14. @ Flame
    I lol'd, nice

  15. As a perfectionist, this series will remind me of repressed memories I don't want to remember.

    Ugh, Zero 3 "Fefnir" and "Leviathan" mini game. @_@

    Least I'll have something to play again on the ago. 358/2 Days got pretty boring, and the weekly Layton puzzles only last so long.

  16. @Anon5:

    Why? The Zero series is one of the few examples of Capcom being able to definitively end a Mega Man series not only on their terms, but on a truly conclusive, satisfying note (the only other one being Battle Network, and Star Force if SF 3 ends up being the last one). If they made Zero 5 (god forbid), it'd totally screw that up, simply for the fact that



    Zero is finally, actually dead (at least until Model Z comes around). Him being alive in a Zero 5 would be even more laughable than him "hiding himself while he repaired himself" in X6 (another example of a game that conceptually and officially was not supposed to happen).

    So, no thank you on Zero 5. DO NOT WANT. Not because I hate Zero, but because Zero 4's ending is so amazingly appropriate and poignant.

  17. AMEN to that Maverick Hunter Ashe.

    Although for the sake of argument, while Zero says that to X, he later admits to one of Light's capsules that he doesnt know who repaired him.

  18. @MHA: Zero 0, on the other hand, I won't mind. Playable Elf Wars, anyone?

  19. @MHA

    Agreed. Capcom has a tendency to milk MegaMan, but for the Zero series, I think they actually fit great continuity in there and ended it quite well indeed.

  20. @MaverickHunterAsh:

    Just give Capcom a weekend and a case of beer, they'll find a retarded and stupid way to bring Zero back from the dead again.

    On Topic:
    I'm glad this is coming over here, i'll definitely pick this one up when it comes out.

  21. Yeah, I'm with Ash, no more MMZ games. Personally, while i liked the MMZX series, I wish they hadn't tried to tie it in with the Zero series, it was kinda lame, like a saturday morning cartoon adaptation. I HOPE they remix the music in these games or at least have the option to, but I highly doubt it. I'm just happy to have the e-cards available in the US FINALLY.


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