Mega Man has been a big part of the news lately, it seems pretty apparent that Capcom is trying to bring forward a revival of the once great franchise. Mega Man himself has not really seen much love from the company for a few years now but Capcom is ready to go back to basics and revive some of their best games in the franchise as is the companies strategy. To prove they want to do things with Mega Man Capcom has announced Mega Man Legacy Collection, the collection will feature the first six games in the original series but with (as the ad suggests) “HD flair”. Mega Man Legacy Collection will also feature a massive mueseum of Mega Man artwork, history and more, the collection will even add some new modes to the classic games including a challenge remix mode, online leaderboards and video replays. All of this content comes in a singe downloadable bundle which is coming for the 3DS, Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC, the 3DS version of the game will arrive this winter, meanwhile the other versions will arrive in summer. Capcom has released a trailer for the game along with a press release which you can read and watch both below:
Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom’s iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection will feature all six games and more for an MSRP of $14.99/€14.99/£11.99 this summer as a digital download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and this winter on Nintendo 3DS.
In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.
Six classic games in one – Play a piece of video game history with the original six Mega Man games and experience the origins of the classic series.
8-bit style with HD flair – The games retain their retro 8-bit style with an added HD finish, giving a crisp, clean look to the charming, classic sprites.
Challenge remix mode for new and veteran players – The robust new Challenge Mode remixes gameplay from all six games for a new type of challenge. It provides both increasingly difficult trials for experienced players and also teaches newcomers to become familiar with the style of the games and tackle some of the trickier areas.
Museum of the era – The Museum Mode features a massive repository of history and art collected from the era of the games in this collection. Take a look back at the history of Mega Man with loads of information, high-res art, concept pieces, sketches and more in the Museum.
Developed with an all-new engine – Using the newly developed Eclipse Engine, Capcom and Digital Eclipse are able to archive these six pieces of video game history with faithful reproductions of the originals for a new generation of gamers.
Leaderboards and video replays – Fans will be able to watch video replays of the top players on the leaderboards, showcasing a whole new generation of Mega Man talent.
It is not a new Mega Man game like many people want but it is a start hopefully this is a good sign for what is to come.