Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 8th
Mega Man 7, 8, 9, and 10 are making their way to PS4, Xbox One, and PC this August via Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.
Following a Korean Rating Boards leak, Capcom has announced Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The collection is set to bring together four of the Blue Bomber’s adventures into one package that will include a slab of bonus content and challenges. Better yet you won’t have to wait very long to get your hands on it: as it is poised to release on August 8th both at retail and digitally for $19.99 USD.
While the first Mega Man Legacy Collection included the first six games, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 will include games 7, 8, 9, and 10.
The following overviews of the four games are provided:
Mega Man 7 introduces new concepts to the classic series such as an in-game store, which allows you to purchase helpful items with bolts you’ll find throughout the game. Pits aren’t a problem when you have a Beat Whistle to summon Mega Man’s friendly bird ally and save you from your fall! On top of the big visual jump from 8-bit to 16-bit with this entry, Mega Man 7 also introduces a new rival for the Blue Bomber, a mysterious robot named Bass and his robotic wolf companion, Treble.Advertisement
Mega Man 8 jumps into the 32-bit era with a vibrant splash, bringing even greater detail to animations and sprites and introducing voice acting to the series for the first time. Jump (jump!), slide (slide!) and shoot your way through gorgeous and unique levels in Mega Man’s quest to put a stop to Dr. Wily’s evil plans. Experience an epic, intergalactic story that tells the tale of Duo, a robot from space in search of an insidious power source known as Evil Energy, via fully animated and “famously” voiced cutscenes.
Mega Man 9 sparked a retro revolution with a return to the series’ 8-bit roots. In a shocking twist, it seems like Dr. Light’s robots have gone berserk, landing Dr. Light in jail! Dr. Wily claims he’s blameless, but you just know he’s up to no good. It’s up to Mega Man to save the day with classic gameplay that brings it back to basics, while keeping some modern flourishes like a helpful in-game store. Plus, play as Mega Man’s eternal rival, Proto Man, or take on an additional robot master, Fake Man, in bonus add-on content included with MMLC2.
In Mega Man 10, another rival joins the cast alongside Proto Man, adding Bass as a playable character in a challenging 8-bit quest to put an end to the “Roboenza” epidemic (or in Bass’ case, prove that he’s the strongest robot). Once you’ve busted the out-of-control Robot Masters in the main story, take on the challenging Mega Man Killers in their own unique stages that originally released as DLC and come included in this collection. Claim their weapons as your own for permanent use in Mega Man’s story in the main game!
The collection also comes with an “Extra Armor” option that reduces damage taken by half, as well as convenient checkpoint saves to pick up where you left off. According to Capcom, this has been added to help newcomers to the series who may not be well-versed in the iconic series.
Meanwhile for hardcore players or those who like to challenge themselves, new stage remixes and challenges will be included in Challenge Mode, which will also include online leaderboards.
Lastly, a full museum is included. Said museum will be packed with an archive of production art, sketches, development materials, concepts, and more. Additionally, there is even an music player to listen to all of the tracks across the four games.
Below, you can view Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 in its debut trailer and screenshots: