Mega Manniversary! Celebrate 27 Years of Mega Man with Zero and a Classic Sale!

Less than a week ago, we learned that Japan would be celebrating the Blue Bomber's 27th birthday in style-- with numerous Rockman releases via Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store. Fortunately, it looks like Capcom USA has decided to get in on the fun!

Not only has Mega Man Zero been released for the Wii U's Virtual Console (following a false start last week), but six Mega Man games from the Classic series have been discounted by 50 percent as well! Thanks to the features of the Wii U Virtual Console, the infamously punishing difficulty of the original Mega Man Zero may be mitigated somewhat without the need for going into full-on Easy Mode as per the Mega Man Zero Collection, making this a prime opportunity to revisit this

As for the discounted releases, the second, third, and fourth installments of the Classic series for Game Boy are now available at the reduced rate for the Nintendo 3DS. Meanwhile, the fifth, sixth, and seventh releases in the main series are discounted in the Wii U eShop. Hey, maybe now would be a good time to pick them up and follow along with Glass Knuckle's "A Critical Look at" series, assuming you weren't already.

And since I know some of you are wondering: I haven't seen anything about Europe, nor anything for the PlayStation Network in either region. Sorry, guys.

Finally, let's cap off this celebration with the video that's been making the rounds of modern-day teenagers with attitude being zapped back 27 years to relive Mega Man's very first adventure:

We featured this on our Rock Tumblr when it came out, but figured this was a good time to showcase it on the main site. Thanks to everyone who sent in a tip about it!