Capcom has revealed new details for Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2. The game will be release on July 24, 2018 for $39.99 at retail stores and include both collections or you can buy them separately on the eShop for $19.99 each. The retail version will include X1-X4 on the game card and X5-X8 on a code voucher that allows you to download them to the Switch via the eShop.
New to this compilation are several features. The X Challenge Mode allows players to select a loadout and take on two bosses from various X games at once and this mode features three separate difficulty settings and online leaderboards.
A new Easy Mode is offered for new players to jump in and have fun with the games. Also included are a museum featuring original production art, a music player filled with original tunes, and a short animated film. The game also boasts improved visuals and options to filter the game to look closer to CRT televisions or a smooth filter to make it look nicer on a HDTV.
The celebrated Mega Man X series comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC! Play as Mega Man X – the powerful evolution of classic fighting robot Mega Man – as he battles a variety of deadly bosses known as Mavericks in eight exhilarating action-platformer games. Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series’ exciting foray into 32-bits: Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3, and Mega Man X4. The heroic robot grows stronger as he takes down Mavericks and steals their weapons, and also has the ability to dash and wall jump for thrilling, fast-paced combat. Mega Man X’s mysterious friend, Zero, also joins the fray as a playable character later in this collection.
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 also spans two gaming eras, showcasing the evolution of the series with Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7, and Mega Man X8. A third playable character, Axl, joins the cast in Mega Man X7 and Mega Man X8 as the series jumps into a new realm of 3D character models and environments.
In addition to eight iconic Mega Man X titles, both Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 come with an armory of new features. Test your Maverick-hunting skills in the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in a series of two-on-one battles. Think you can take down the slippery Chill Penguin and hulking Frost Walrus simultaneously? Give it your best shot! Additionally, Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes a huge museum filled with rare production art, catalogs of classic merchandise, a playlist of nostalgic commercials, and more. The collection also includes an animated a prequel film starring the origins of Mega Man X villain, Sigma.
Retail releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One include a disc for Mega Man X Legacy Collection and a disc for Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2. The retail release for Nintendo Switch includes a game card for Mega Man X Legacy Collection and download voucher for Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2.
Individual digital releases for Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 also coming July 24, and will be available for pre-order soon for $19.99 each.