Here’s something that might interest you if you’re an artist. Capcom is holding an art contest as part of their promotional efforts for Mega Man Legacy Collection. They’re asking fans to re-imagine the covers of the first six Mega Man games for a chance to win a copy of the upcoming compilation. The contest runs until August 14th, and you can find all the details at the Capcom-Unity blog.
With all the great Mega Man fan art online, I’m sure this is going to be a tough challenge. At the very least, I’m sure a lot of the drawings will be better than the original Mega Man cover. But who knows, this is the Internet we’re talking about.
Alternatively, you could go online and pick up the Mega Man Anniversary Collection on Amazon for around $10. Granted it’s not free, but it does come with Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, and two games that were never released in the US. That’s more than you can say for the Legacy Collection, which only goes up to Mega Man 6 (though it does include HD visuals and a Challenge Mode). Not to mention Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 that came out after the Anniversary Collection.
But hey, winning a competition and getting free stuff is always great. Even if the thing you win is inferior to a product released 10 years ago.