To everyone’s surprise, a lesser known mega Man The game has just appeared on the Switch eShop in the US. At the time of writing, it’s not yet available on the eShop in the EU, but we’ll be sure to update it if it comes up.
Mega Man Battle & Fighters is a Switch port of a Neo Geo Pocket Color compilation, consisting of portable versions of Mega Man: Battle of Power Y Mega Man 2: The Mighty Fighters. The game was released in 2000, but was only available to customers in Japan.
The new Switch release will set you back $7.99 and appears to be a direct port of the Japan release. It also appears to have been published by SNK rather than Capcom, which may explain the lack of marketing surrounding the release. Here is the summary from the game’s official eShop page:
MEGA MAN BATTLE & FIGHTERS presents two titles prepared for NEOGEO Pocket Color: MEGA MAN: THE POWER BATTLE and MEGA MAN 2: THE POWER FIGHTERS.
■ MEGA MAN BATTLE & FIGHTERS is now available through NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection! You can also play as different PROTO MAN, BASS and DUO characters, each with their own distinct play styles. Prepare your buster and jump into the world of MEGA MAN!
■ Jump right into the action as you take on bosses from MEGA MAN Games 1-7! Defeat a total of 40 bosses and kill DR. WILY’s Plans for World Domination!
■ Character data can be obtained randomly by defeating enemies! Get ready and collect all 36 types to complete your own personal database!
*This product contains only the Japanese version.
*Commercial features have been disabled.
*The manual included in the game is for the NEOGEO POCKET Color edition. Therefore, some of the controls may vary on Nintendo Switch.
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