Check out Kramez’s blog at Capcom for more info:
It was quickly decided by the marketing group that if we were going to release a game that looked like it came from 1987 that we should run the whole marketing campaign as if we were working in the games industry in 1987. From there, it was a very easy leap to putting in a call to I Am 8-bit artist Gerald de Jesus, who we comissioned to create the beautiful/horrible homage to past packaging Mega Man mindcrimes that you see above.
And the best bit...
...and I promise you that we'll have some t-shirts of this beauty available for purchase soon!
Oh yeah boy! I wants me one of those!!
Check out the awesomely-hideous Mega Man 9 faux-boxart one more time: