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ESRB Rates Mega Man X2 for Virtual Console

Posted by Trevor Chan

More love for Mega Man

With the re-release of Mega Man X on the Wii's Virtual Console back in April, it looks like the X series is set to return as a classification from the Entertainment Software Rating Board suggests,

Tucked away within the ESRB website is a rating for Mega Man X2. Originally released on the SNES back in 1994, the action platformer was also made available on the GameCube as part of the Mega Man X Collection in 2006.

The SNES original also utilised Capcom's CX4 chip, a floating point processor that allowed improved mapping and wireframe transforming; the other game to do so was its sequel Mega Man X3.

With no official announcement from Capcom yet, it could be a while until it appears on the Wii Shop Channel. We'll bring you news of release dates and pricing when they are made available.

[via esrb.org]

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User Comments (49)

Kevin

#5

Kevin said:

How about spreading some more love on the NES Capcom? Little Nemo and Ducktales i.e. Still waiting for those two.

photofool83

#6

photofool83 said:

I agree with Kevin. Please, Capcom bring Little Nemo and Ducktales to virtual console!!

Xiao_Pai

#10

Xiao_Pai said:

Yay! The first one and this one is my favorite....even though I never finished the game, forget where I got stuck on this one.

MeloMan

#12

MeloMan said:

Ah, the CX4 Chip and wireframing. Yeah, that was pretty cool for its time. It was only really used a couple of time, but eh. Just like in the caption, time again for those "ok" bike scenes. I felt this was the weakest of the original 3 X games as it just felt ho hum and the music definitely doesn't trump X1's or X3's. (Storm Eagle and Toxic Seahorse ftw :D

Link79

#13

Link79 said:

Awesome! One step closer to the Snes version of X3! Soon I won't have to suffer with that butchered PS1 port with the awful music on the X collection.
Looking forward to that!

I wonder if the original Star fox is more likely now? Since MM X2 uses a special chip for wireframe images maybe they figured out how to properly emulate those kinda games.

Bass_X0

#14

Bass_X0 said:

The VC being able to emulate one or two special chips still doesn't mean it can emulate all special chips.

bezerker99

#15

bezerker99 said:

@ 9. Sneaker - NA already has MMX. Is it not available in your region?

(Also, MMX-2 is old news....at least a week old by now...I feel a draft in here)

Scottie

#16

Scottie said:

@15
Yes we are still waiting for Mega Man X and have not had a Wii VC game for almost three months here in the UK!!!

Link79

#17

Link79 said:

@ Bass_X0
I never said all chips could be emulated.
Just that there might be a better chance now.
We don't even know for sure if emulating these type of games is an issue.
Maybe they just haven't got around to releasing those games yet.

Link79

#19

Link79 said:

@ Yoyogamer
Oh really? I didn't know Yoshi's Island was out over there.
Well that's interesting.
At least we get the GBA version soon on 3DS.
Still strange we never got the Snes version though.

WaveWarlock

#23

WaveWarlock said:

Note to self, avoid all hidder armor aside from the Dash Boots. :p
That X Armor you get in the original destroys the experience.

Tasuki

#24

Tasuki said:

I dont know. To be honest dont count it untill its released they can tell me over and over the its been ESRB rated but that doesnt mean anything. I mean Earthbound has been ESRB rated for years and it still hasn't been released on the VC.

@Kevin: Ducktales and Little Nemo will probably never come out on the VC due to the fact that they are not Capcoms own property. For example for Ducktales to get released on the VC they would also need Disney's ok as well and since Disney is now contracted with another compnay to do their video games this could be seeing as a conflict of interest. My suggestion if you are waiting for Ducktales to come out on the VC youd save yourself a lot of time by just picking up a NES and a copy of the cartridge.

Bass_X0

#25

Bass_X0 said:

It would probably easier for Disney to publish Capcom's Disney games on VC themselves than for Capcom to. LucasArts didn't have anything to do with developing or publishing the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones games yet they were still manage to publish them for the VC.

MakeMyBiscuit

#26

MakeMyBiscuit said:

I had the Mega Man X Collection for the Gamecube but Capcom didn't make it compatible with component (480p) cables so I had to physically switch out the connection between component and composite every time I wanted to play the game through my Wii. Needless to say, I sold it so I will be looking forward to this release on the VC.

SwerdMurd

#27

SwerdMurd said:

one of my favorite games of all time. I will buy this the day it comes out, despite owning it twice already (Megaman X Collection and the SNES cart). Too damn good--best music, best bosses, best Megaman X game.

motang

#28

motang said:

I don't remember playing X2 at all back when it came out on the SNES, so guess I will be getting this one when it comes out.

Henmii

#29

Henmii said:

How many Megaman X games where released on the snes? Because I thought only the original Megaman X was released on the snes!

sonik

#34

sonik said:

Release this in Europe too, and the first Mega man X and Mega man 5 to Nes.

What is the hold up? It's digital media not any disc release. Cost is small to none, yes a small amount of storage space at nintendo server.

Bass_X0

#35

Bass_X0 said:

Whats the hold up, sonik? Its that companies are showing little interest in releasing VC games; they've either moved on to the 3DS VC or are concentating soley on retail projects. Even just getting games rated and submitting them to Nintendo to upload to the VC requires someone to actually want to do so.

Tasuki

#37

Tasuki said:

@Henmii: Megaman X, X2, and X3 were all released on the SNES. The rest of the series was on the Playstation and PS2.

retro_player_22

#39

retro_player_22 said:

@ yoyogamer

Not really, the only Yoshi's Island game that is coming is the GBA version hitting the 3DS for 3DS Ambassador only. Expect DK64, Yoshi's Island, Star Fox, Dr. Mario 64, and Pilot Wings 64 to hit VC sometime in the near future.

Henmii

#41

Henmii said:

"Megaman X, X2, and X3 were all released on the SNES. The rest of the series was on the Playstation and PS2"

Thanks for the answer!

Bass_X0

#42

Bass_X0 said:

Luffy, its not impossible to get licensed games but its more expensive and harder work if the publisher doesn't already have the license for certain properties. Capcom really wanted to release Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on PS3 and XBOX360 so they went to get the license because the game would be a hot seller. They could have released their SNES Marvel games on the VC since they now had the license to do so but they didn't.

Nintendo wanted to aquire the Bond license to release N64 GoldenEye 007 on VC but Microsoft stood in their way.

Because many licenses are usually more trouble than they're worth to get, companies just aren't going to bother getting them.

eviLaTtenDant

#43

eviLaTtenDant said:

sonik wrote:

Release this in Europe too, and the first Mega man X and Mega man 5 to Nes.

Said everything. Nothing to add.

Linkus

#44

Linkus said:

I have almost given up hope on more VC releases in europe :-(
But I truly wish I am wrong and that the Mega man x games as well as Mega man 5 and 6 will be released!

vegeta

#46

vegeta said:

X2 isn't as good as the original in my opinion but it still a good enough to be on the VC due to X collection being so hard to find.

Octorok385

#49

Octorok385 said:

I thought the fast pacing of X2 made it a little more fun than X3. I used to tear through it as fast as I could back on the SNES. Is there a release date on this yet?

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