Mega Man fans are about to freak out — the sequel that’s been rumored for a year will finally come to fruition. Today Capcom officially announced Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, which will finally bring the last four games of the series into a complete collection for you to own on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam on August 8th. To our surprise, there’s no Nintendo Switch version announced, so we’ll have to see if that changes or if there are different plans for the console down the road.
Now, when I say the last four games, I realize that there are a lot of people who will leave that up to interpretation and cause great debate as to what the “last four” should be. This particular collection is Mega Man 7, 8, 9, and 10. And it was most likely done this way to remove any confusion from casual fans eyes.
Also, when was the last time you saw a collection of games that spanned three generations of console? You’re getting an SNES game, a PS1 game, and two that appeared on the last generation of systems — that isn’t too shabby. Those going to E3 next week will be able to experience the game in the Capcom area, too. Below is a brief snippet from the press release sent out this morning, as well as the launch trailer:
“The collection also includes a Museum jam-packed with history and production art, challenge remix stages for long-time fans, and first-timer friendly options like added armor and checkpoint saves for easy reload. Journey through the later entries in the series with these four titles: Mega Man 7 introduced mysterious rival Bass and his companion Treble, while Mega Man 8 featured the series’ first impressively animated and fully voiced cutscenes; Mega Man 9 marked the series’ return to its roots with 8-bit visuals, music, and gameplay; Mega Man 10 retained these features and included three playable character options.”