Mega Man Zero re-released on Wii U as part of 'Mega Manniversary'

Mega Man Zero, the first game of the acclaimed Game Boy Advance series, has made its way to the Wii U Virtual Console, as part of today's Mega Manniversary sale.


It's time to wish Mega Man a happy 27th birthday. As he approaches the big 3-0, Capcom and Nintendo are celebrating the Blue Bomber's birthday with a game that doesn't exactly feature him in a starring role. Mega Man Zero makes the jump from Game Boy Advance to the Wii U Virtual Console today, centering around Mega Man X's reploid hero, Zero.

Mega Man Zero takes the series further into the future, taking place a hundred years after Mega Man X. Zero is awakened from a cryogenic sleep and finds a world on the brink of robo-genocide. Though Zero still has his ultra-cool arsenal from Mega Man X, Mega Man Zero amps up the difficulty level to new heights... which, for a Mega Man game, says an awful lot. The game is available now for $7.99.

Nintendo is also offering up a special Mega Manniversary sale on the eShop. Mega Man 5, 6, and 7 are running for half-off on the Wii U eShop, while the Game Boy versions of Mega Man 2, 3, and 4 are similarly slashed on the 3DS eShop. These deals can be found on the Nintendo website, as well.

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