Today’s Bonus (and completely unexpected) PS Store Release: Misadventures of Tron Bonne


Sony already posted this week’s PlayStation Store update, but it looks like Capcom decided to wait a day before blowing everyone’s mind with a special addition to the digital storefront.

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne was originally released for the PSone in 2000. As a spinoff of the Mega Man Legends sub-series, it didn’t receive a whole lot of attention from gamers, possibly due in part to a small print run. But a forgotten Mega Man game (even if Mega Man is nowhere to be seen) won’t stay forgotten for long and interested collectors soon pushed copies on the secondary up to triple digits. Needless to say, I hope you cashed out yesterday as the game is now available to download through the PlayStation Store for $5.99.

Here’s what Capcom had to say about The Misadventures of Tron Bonne on the Capcom-Unity blog:

For the completely uninitiated, TMOTB is sort of a spin-off of a spin-off, building on the charming world, aesthetic, and characters of the Mega Man Legends games from a new angle: leaving MegaMan Volnutt and the Caskett brigade on the sidelines, the game focuses instead on the travails of beloved anti-heroine and “air pirate” extraordinaire Tron Bonne, who must take on a variety of missions to earn money to pay off her brother’s astronomical debt.

Gameplay is divided into several diverse mini-campaigns, each with completely different mechanics—some RPG-inspired, some adventure-inspired, some puzzular, and some very akin to the explosive action of the mainline Mega Man Legends games. All of this is tied together via a delightful central hub—the Gesellschaft airship (ironically the cause of the Bonnes’ debt in the first place)—where Tron can chat with, train, and recruit her lovable, motley army of Servbots. Servbot management is a highly addictive element that takes a cue or two from Japan’s well-established sports management genre and truly sets this game apart as a unique classic.

What are you waiting for? Head over to the PlayStation Store now to scoop up a piece of gaming history.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned’s Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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