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While the arrival of Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console — as opposed to the 3DS equivalent — caused head scratching earlier this year, the undeniable positive is the release of a host of high quality titles on the system. We can now add another Capcom spin-off to that list, with the excellent Mega Man Zero available on the Wii U eShop in North America right now, ahead of the usual download update.

Its arrival is to celebrate Mega Man's birthday, and we were big fans of this GBA entry in our retro review, giving it 8/10. Brutally difficult but with an awesome soundtrack and intense sword-based action — among other weapons — it's well worth consideration for fans of the franchise.

Nintendo has also confirmed some discounts on other Mega Man games, available from now until 08:59 Pacific time on 22nd December; the details are below.

3DS eShop

Wii U eShop

Are any of you in North America planning to pick up Mega Man Zero or any of these offers? Let us know in the comments below.

Thanks to Thomas (Aqueous) for the heads up.