This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this Mega Man collection, but considering the last time was a couple console generations ago, it’s nice to see an update for gamers to enjoy. I’m a big retro gamer, but in recent years I’ve ended up selling my retro collection due to lack of space. So these type of gaming collections are exactly what I like to see, so I can still play my favorites, without having to dig out my old stuff.
Mega Man Legacy Collection will be available digitally across North America and Europe starting August 25, 2015 for $14.99 / €14.99 / £11.99 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC, and early 2016 on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. Physical editions of the game will also be available early 2016 in North America for $29.99 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS. More details regarding the Nintendo 3DS digital release and the physical editions will be confirmed at a later date.
This collection celebrates a piece of video game history by not only featuring the series’ origins with all six of the 8-bit classics, it also collects hundreds of high-resolution scans of vintage concept sketches, production art, unused Robot Master designs, a database of enemy information, a robust Challenge Mode full of remixed gameplay sections, plus a music player with all the games’ soundtracks—more than 100 songs!
Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serves as a good starting point for new players, too. All six of the classic games will retain their retro 8-bit style with a newly added HD finish, giving all of the original sprites the crispest look fans have ever seen.
Will you be downloading this on the 25th?