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Mega Man Zero Collection Announced for June Release

Posted by Zach Kaplan

Spend $30, get Zero (now with trailer!)

We previously reported that this game was to be released in Japan, and Capcom just announced its Western debut on June 8th. You can preorder it now and pick it up for just $29.99.

Mega Man Zero Collection encompasses all four releases in the Game Boy Advance series, originally introduced in 2002. Additional features include both the games' original difficulty levels as well as a new "Easy Scenario" mode, customisable controls, unlockable wallpapers and cards and an art gallery. You can read the full press release below.

The Mega Man Zero Collection for Nintendo DS will be released in June. The new release includes all four Mega Man Zero games, previously released for GameBoy Advance, on one DS cart.

The first Mega Man Zero game was released in 2002. It featured Zero, a character that was introduced in the Mega Man X series. In the Mega Man Zero Collection you can follow Zero through a dark and thrilling 2D action adventure.

[via megaman.capcom.com]

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WaveWarlock

#2

WaveWarlock said:

Awesomeness, as I've never played any of the Zero games yet. Hopefully they alow you to customize the button layout

Fuzzy

#4

Fuzzy said:

Really looking forward to playing these games for the first time.

Ravage

#5

Ravage said:

"Spend $30, get Zero"
Ha ha, I think this contends for best tag line :D

SMEXIZELDAMAN

#7

SMEXIZELDAMAN said:

Ah this looks great. I will be going to new york for a school trip after school has ended. I'll probably get this for the ride there :)
Edit: Noooos I can't cuz this comes out a couple days later :(. Ah well still looks great.

Kevin

#8

Kevin said:

First game was awesome but MAD hard! Can't wait to play it again and the others since I never got around to the others.

Digiki

#10

Digiki said:

Hmm, I don't think I'll get it, already have 1-3.

Although it is tempting as they're phenomenal.

Despair1087

#12

Despair1087 said:

looks really good, i may buying just for collection purposes... plus dsi doesnt play gba D:

Wolfcoyote

#13

Wolfcoyote said:

I need to replace my DSi (shoulder buttons have been nearly kaput for months) but when I do, this will be one of the first new DS games that I'll purchase. I haven't touched ANY of the Zero series of games (too busy with the Battle Network series) so this would be an interesting treat.

pixelman

#14

pixelman said:

Did they seriously use japanese text in an english trailer? lol. I'll probably pick this up at some point. The games look pretty good.

Karakato

#17

Karakato said:

I borrowed MMZ3 from a friend and finished it a week later. It was a blast to play, but getting everything perfect was ludicrous!!! I will get this when it comes out, can't wait for it.
@LinktotheFuture
It plays more like the X series but with added difficulty and more skills.

Varoennauraa

#18

Varoennauraa said:

I only played the first. I loved it. It was the hardest game I have ever played, but after learning the tough parts you felt like Chuck Norris!!! Trailers music(mostly soundvice) reminded me a bit of E1M1.

HanuKwanzMasBif

#19

HanuKwanzMasBif said:

Wow, when I first looked at this game in my Nintendo Power, I didn't give it a second thought. But when I saw this... it looks great!

Villain

#20

Villain said:

Clarification for you guys who never played these games; a short introduction.

The Mega Man Zero games is the sequel series to Mega Man X, though it's not quite the same as the X games. In the game, you take control of Zero from the X series, although this Zero is physically very different from the original Zero. He carries a handgun, a different Z-sabre and even gets other main weapons.

It takes place another 100 years into the future, and takes place around the conflict between Neo Arcadia, a city that is home to the humans, and a group of reploids on the run from Neo Arcadia, which seeks to neutralize them all to ensure peace between humans and reploids. A human scientist girl, Ciel, resurrects the remains of Zero and seeks his help to make a stand against the wicked leaders of Neo Arcadia. That's how it starts. The plot references the X games, but mostly stands on it's own with a large cast of characters and original design.

The gameplay is a lot like the later Mega Man X games, with quick movement and offensive combat in it. There's no real special weapons to achieve from bosses, but you do unlock ammo-less main weapons a la Devil May Cry and gain special moves for most of them in most games. In some games, you can even level up your proficiency with the weapons.

The difficulty is STEEP, and there's a ranking system involved. Also, there's so-called Cyber Elves to be used to boost your abilities, raise your max HP and even get some backing firepower.

I'm a huge fan of Mega Man Zero, so this is great news, really. Mega Man Zero 4 is the best Mega Man game since MMX back in 1993. 4 deep, dark, fascinating Mega Man games on one cartridge? Sold.

Varoennauraa

#21

Varoennauraa said:

^And Zeroes(at least the first) have slight MetroidVania feel in them.

Sadly my DS went OS(one sceen), but this will be amongst my first 3DS purchases!

Fuzzy

#22

Fuzzy said:

Can Zero do a wall slide? Ive missed that playing the old Mega Mans.

theblackdragonAdmin

#23

theblackdragon said:

a question for those who've played any of these games: i got all the way to Wily in MMX back in the day and got bored trying to beat him, so i gave up. these games look/sound interesting, but am i just going to get bored again at the end due to the difficulty level?

MeloMan

#24

MeloMan said:

In all honesty, if MMX at the end bored you due to its difficulty, none of the MMZ's are any different as they ARE difficult, like MMX5 and MMX6 difficult (minus the cheap hit detection). Although I will say, if you use up every CyberElf you come across, the games become MUCH easier, which makes me wonder why they took it one step further with an Easy Mode. Hmm... don't know how easy this easy mode will be, but it might be right up your alley theblackdragon... stay tuned for the review...

V8_Ninja

#26

V8_Ninja said:

Can't...wait...pain...getting...to...me......

EDIT: On a side note, there seems to be no difference in the sprites from the original MMZ1 and the MMZ1 in the collection. While I'm not surprised (the game's basically a straight DS port of the GBA games), it would've been nice to see Capcom go the extra mile. Oh well.

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