iam8bit Limited Edition Street Fighter II Cartridge Now Shipping

iam8bit and Capcom celebrated Street Fighter's 30th Anniversary by announcing a limited edition of Street Fighter II playable on Super Nintendo Entertainment System compatible hardware last August. The sold out collector's item is now shipping and iam8bit has released a new unboxing video.

Each cartridge is newly manufactured and will come in one of two available colors: Opaque Ryu Red or Translucent Glow-in-the-Dark Blanka Green, housing the original game code and fully playable on NTSC consoles.

Street Fighter II will feature restored versions of the original box art and will include:

Brand-New Playable SNES Cartridge (Limited Edition of 5,500)*
Tri-Fold Box w/ Foil, Gloss & Embossments
Premium Instruction Booklet
Retro Pack-In Surprises
Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design

*Cartridge colorways are randomly inserted into sealed, unmarked boxes and versions shipped out cannot be guaranteed. The edition of 5,500 is comprised of: Opaque Ryu Red (4,500 total); and Translucent, Glow-in-the-Dark Blanka Green (1,000 total).

This is not an officially licensed Nintendo product. For more information, please visit iam8bit.com.

Mega Man 11 almost had a "super masculine" Mega Man, and the game itself was pitched multiple times before approval

Looking for yet another round of info on the upcoming Mega Man 11? Here's a few more juicy tidbits about the game, as well as its development.

- Capcom's staff had a hard time figuring out how to continue the Mega Man franchise after Keiji Inafune's departure
- the Robot Masters are former allies of Dr. Light
- the team experimented a bit with Mega Man's design, and at one point he was "super masculine"
- several people pitched new Mega Man game ideas before Kazuhiro Tsuchiya got the go-ahead
- the dev team re-designed old stages from Mega Man 5 through 10 to test the new art style

Game Informer hosting an entire month of Mega Man coverage

Capcom is finally making a new Mega Man game and Game Informer has exclusive details to share about their time playing the game and speaking with the new development team. Get ready for a full month of exclusive content celebrating Mega Man's past and Mega Man 11.

Official PR - Capcom Reveals Mega Man 11 in Celebration of Video Game Icon’s 30th Anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 4, 2017 – Today during the Mega Man® 30th Anniversary Livestream in partnership with Twitch, Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, revealed Mega Man® 11, the next evolution in the long-running 32 million unit-selling action platformer series. Led by a talented, veteran development team at Capcom, the new game features tight side-scrolling action gameplay the series is known for while completely revolutionizing the experience for modern consoles. Mega Man 11 will be a great entry for both fans and newcomers to the series to dive into as it retains its signature challenge while offering a variety of difficulty options. The game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows PC in late 2018.

The classic series takes a leap forward in visual presentation in Mega Man 11 with a 2.5D design direction introducing beautiful, completely hand-drawn characters and environments. A freshly redesigned Mega Man takes on Dr. Wily’s berserk machines, defeating Robot Master bosses and taking their weapons, in an ever-evolving fight for justice with new and unique enemy designs. This is just a small taste of information of what’s to come in Mega Man 11 alongside the start of the series’ 30th anniversary year, and fans can look forward to more details on the game in Summer 2018.

Visit press.capcom.com to download the new Mega Man 30th anniversary trailer featuring the first-ever gameplay footage of Mega Man 11 plus screenshots and concept art, including a first look at a mysterious new Robot Master. In these assets, players can also see the hero’s new look and take note of how he takes on characteristics of defeated Robot Masters when wielding their weapons.

The anniversary celebrations don’t stop with the thrilling announcement of Mega Man 11! Throughout 2018, fans and newcomers to the franchise can look forward to revisiting some of the most noteworthy games in the series’ history. Confirmed today, both Mega Man® Legacy Collection and Mega Man® Legacy Collection 2 are coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018, making all 10 of the numbered series games playable on Nintendo Switch leading up to the release of Mega Man 11 later next year. The first collection, which includes the original six 8-bit games, sees the addition of a new Rewind accessibility option to go back in time following blunders. This feature will also roll out to existing owners of Mega Man Legacy Collection on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC.

Also confirmed today, all eight games from the futuristic Mega Man® X series are coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC in Summer 2018. The X series introduced features such as powerful armor upgrades and wall-jumping, with more mature themes in this action platforming series. Fans can expect more information on these games in the coming months.

Since the initial release of Mega Man on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, the character has become a legendary icon in gaming history. This is an exciting time to be a fan of Capcom’s beloved hero. Fans can stay tuned all throughout 2018 for more news on all the games announced today and other celebratory activities going on during the 30th anniversary year.

All 8 Mega Man X titles coming to Switch

Capcom has confirmed that all 8 Mega Man X games are coming to Switch. We didn't get to hear if it's going to be a compilation or single-game releases, but they are indeed on the way!

Mega Man 11 coming to Switch in 2018

It's finally happening. Not only is a brand-new Mega Man game in the works, it's also coming to Switch! We have to wait until late 2018 to enjoy the game, but at least we know it's happening!

Capcom says Monster Hunter XX Switch sold better than expected

What were Capcom's expectations for Monster Hunter XX Switch? We don't know the exact figures, but we've learned that Capcom is quite happy with how things turned out. According to Capcom President Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the game ended up selling better than expected. Hey Capcom, you should celebrate by LOCALIZING THE DAMN GAME!

Nintendo retweets Mega Man 30th anniversary live-stream event announcement

Oh boy...OH BOY! Now I'm honestly getting excited. Nintendo of America's Twitter account has retweeted Capcom's announcement of a Mega Man 30th anniversary live stream. There has to be something going on here, right?! Hurry up and get here, Dec. 4th!

UPDATE - For what it's worth, Sony is also sharing the information on their social media accounts.