Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Trailer Debuts Speed-Run Mode, Will Feature Global Leaderboard

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Trailer Debuts Speed-Run Mode, Will Feature Global Leaderboard

Test your speed against friends and online foes alike!

Capcom recently announced Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The collection will release on January 21, 2020, and it will include all four Mega Man Zero games as well as both Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent. That’s a lot of good games in one package. Today, though, Capcom sweetens the deal: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection will feature an all-new speed-run mode. It’s called “Z Chaser,” and it comes complete with an online leaderboard, so you’ll be able to measure your skills against the very best.

The trailer emphasizes the three main components of the Z Chaser mode.

  • Single Chaser – The rules are simple: Race against the clock and clear each stage! Includes five difficulties levels (B, A, S, Z, ZZ). Zoom through each stage to beat your best time! Every millisecond counts! There are 12 stages in total! Do you have what it takes to defeat your rivals?
  • Double Chaser – Go head-to-head with friends in local play on one console!
  • World Record Chaser – Download top-ranked replay data from players across the globe and challenge their best times! Improve your top time as you chase your rivals. It’s up to you to choose how to play!

Conspicuously missing, unfortunately, is the ability to go head-to-head with friends in online play. No online multiplayer in 2019 seems odd, so hopefully Capcom adds such a feature before the game releases.

Regardless, it is still nice that there is some effort being made to add new things to this collection of old games, and I do think a speed-run mode is a great fit. Learning and conquering Mega Man levels has always made me feel like I’m really good at video games, and being able to document my efforts will drive that sense of mastery even further. I’ll lose it when I take a look at the leaderboard and realize I’m nowhere near as fast as I thought, but that’s a different story.

Once again, Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection releases for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on January 21, 2020. Everybody gets to play, which is nice, and consoles are extra lucky: they’ll receive a physical edition release.