Capcom’s internal development strategy to keep us drowning in member berries continues this week, as Mega Man X2 is dashing onto New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Consoles!

Originally released for the SNES way back in 1994, Mega Man X2 is a 2D action platformer that picks up right after the events of its predecessor. Once again assuming the buster of Mega Man X, you’ll be chasing down the remaining eight rogue Reploids of a dwindling rebellion in the hopes of finally restoring peace to the world. From a gameplay perspective, X2 largely plays like an extension of the first, retaining all the unique features that set the series apart from the original classics. Expect a slightly darker storyline, air dashing, wall jumping and heaps of hidden collectibles to find. Personally, it’s one of my favorite games in the series, and deserves a spot in your digital libraries for the bangin’ soundtrack and creative boss designs alone.

Mega Man X2 will be available tomorrow, October 6th, for $7.99.

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.

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