Capcom intentionally putting glitches in Mega Man 9 for nostalgic effect

This news is going to make you crazy retro gamers spunk up a treat, but Capcom has announced that it will be putting graphical glitches in Mega Man 9 to help you relive the glory days. Yes, deliberate (OPTIONAL) sprite flickers are yours to enjoy as the game pretends it cannot process all the information on the screen. Jesus, I bet some of you have erections right now after reading that, don’t you? You retro gamers are weird.

“Yeah, there were some things, like you couldn’t have more than three enemies on the screen at once, so we had to make sure that that’s how it stayed in our game,” explains Capcom’s Hironobu Takeshita. “In the part with the dragon with the flame, [there should be] flickering, and whatnot.”

I personally find this whole thing slightly absurd, but I cannot fault Capcom’s genius. The Mega Man 9 team are going to release a graphically prehistoric game, load it with intentional glitches on PURPOSE, and people are going to LOVE them for it. Capcom must be rolling on the floor and laughing until they throw up every time they see someone verbally fellating them for this. 

It’s genius, I tell you. Up next, Nokia to release old school mobile phones that are the size of housebricks. Retro fans scream “TAKE OUR MONEY!”

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