When Mega Man first came out on the Nintendo game system, it only had marginal success. Fortunately, Capcom had the good sense to go ahead with developing Mega Man 2. Now, three decades later, we’re celebrating that game with the Mega Man 2 30th Anniversary Cartridge.
Capcom developers had to work on the game during their free time when not working on other projects. Content that hadn’t been used in the first game was redeployed in this second title. Takashi Tateishi lent his talents to compose the soundtrack, with Yoshihiro Sakaguchi as the sound programmer. The game was released in Japan in 1988 as Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (The Mystery of Dr. Wily). In next few years, it was released as Mega Man II in North America and PAL regions. Mega Man II had great success, selling more than 1.5 million copies. The game has been praised for its audio, visuals, and gameplay, and has even been names as one of the greatest video games of all times.
iam8bit, in partnership with Capcom, is releasing a limited edition run of only 8,500 cartridges of this classic game. The brand new playable cartridge comes with a dual-fold box with foil, a premium instruction booklet with a forward by Salvatore Pane, and retro pack-in surprises. Each detail as thoroughly restored to match archival materials. Now you can finally bring down Dr. Wily and his band of henchmen.