Mega Man 9 box art has broken my retrometer.

Never thought retail packaging could be sexy? Well Capcom is here to experiment with those boundaries, and make you question yourself, your upbringing, and the world in which we live.

Everything from the NES cart CD case (another picture after the jump) to the $9.99 bargain priced sticker just screams awesome. But to everyone’s dismay, these babies are reserved for press – which makes me about 999612 daily hits short of getting my hands on one. 

So unless this manages to generate an f-load of traffic, I guess I’ll just keep drooling over these pictures. 

Update: Wow, one of these packs has gone up for grabs on eBay and was picked up for a cool $750 US

via Kotaku.com.au


1 Response to “Mega Man 9 box art has broken my retrometer.”

  1. 1 cynicwithagamepad
    September 17, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Hahaha, man, when I first saw that box art like a month ago, I was grinning ear to ear. The old cheesy 70’s sci-fi style megaman art made my day with that, it’s nice that at least one company knows how to deliver the old school nostalgic goodness.

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