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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mega Man Franchise Sale...and Zero's a constantly dying robot

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Zero's death-defying privilege, seen in games with big discounts now.

Alright, I'm not quite over the whole robots died en masse thing I wrote about for Memorial Day. And I finally have my KoopaTV account back, as you can see. Sorry that you all had to go through that ridiculous mocking squid jerk yesterday.

I don't think I'll be able to write a “go buy Ace Attorney on sale” article this month (...well, I already did, but I mean on Nintendo eShop and not Steam). Instead, CAPCOM is granting us a Mega Man Franchise Sale on Nintendo eShop and... apparently on the Xbox store, too. It features Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2; as well as Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2; plus Mega Man 11. Those are all 50% off except for Mega Man Legacy Collection, which is weirdly only 34% off.

But there's one more thing. For the first time ever, Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is discounted by 25% off, for a total price of $22.49. (You may remember I wrote a review of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection's... Music Player.)

These sales last until May 31 at 11:59 PM Pacific, or 2:59 AM Eastern on June 1.

I'm bringing this up because, since I wrote about robot death on Monday, I was thinking about the Mega Man franchise while writing about that article. There's a lot of robot death, disease, and despair that takes place, and you can experience it all at low, low prices. But it also seems unfair...

Zero dying gif Mega Man X
Zero dying at the end of Mega Man X, his debut appearance.
He would later appear, and die more, several times afterwards.

Zero has died many times throughout the Mega Man X, Mega Man Zero, and debatably Mega Man ZX series. The fact that I can write that sentence obviously means that Zero gets to be revived many times, as well.

But the robots from the Isle of Ancients didn't get that luxury. They're gone. And they remain gone. Zero gets to screw around with that.

He even has a way, if you play Mega Man Zero 3, of getting around the fact that he's an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and still become a playable character. I mean, Zero is cool (and if you play the games you'll figure that out), but he has so much... PRIVILEGE.

You could argue that Ludwig Von Koopa himself has death-defying privileges, but he'd prefer that you do NOT get very personal with him about that in the comments section. Instead... talk about... something else. Maybe that you like the Mega Man games or something. Ludwig's trying to play through Mega Man 11 now that he's done with Fire Emblem Three Houses on all four routes. He's not doing very well on Normal difficulty, and somehow found the demo easier.

Did you miss out on the sale here? It's happening again, two weeks later, along with many many other games.
There is another explicit Mega Man Franchise Sale happening three months later.

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