Two years after the release of the first jam-packed Mega Man Legacy Collection comes the colorful follow-up bundle Mega Man Legacy Collection 2. In an announcement post on the company’s official website, Capcom Unity has announced when players can get their hands on the title, how much it’ll cost, and which platforms the title is available on.
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 launches late this summer, hitting retail and digital shelves on August 8. The title will be available for for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It runs for a modest $19.99 USD and brings together four Mega Man favorites, wrapping up the Blue Bomber’s best adventures in a single place. Spanning the classic and retro evolution of the beloved side-scrolling series, MMLC2 includes Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, Mega Man 9, and Mega Man 10.
The seventh installment in the action-filled series jumps from 8-bit to 16-bit visuals and introduces an in-game store, Mega Man’s sweet avian ally Beat Whistle, and a brand-new rival: “a mysterious robot named Bass and his robotic wolf companion, Treble.” Mega Man 8 takes it up a notch in the visual department, boosting to 32-bit, and introduces voice acting for the first time. Users will play as the space robot Duo, traverse through vibrant levels in an “intergalactic story,” hoping to discover the power source known as Evil Energy and finally put an end to Dr. Wily’s nefarious plans.
Mega Man 9 returns to 8-bit graphics and classic gameplay as players seek to avenge Dr. Light’s unjust prison sentence. The MMLC2 edition of this game boasts add-on content that gives users the option to play as different characters — like the Blue Bomber’s arch rival Proto Man, or a robot master called Fake Man. The final game in the collection, Mega Man 10, tacks on another enemy with Bass and maintains the 8-bit aesthetic, pushing players to take down the Mega Man Killers. The MMLC2 version is extra special as well, as it features unique Mega Man 10 stages originally released as DLC.
Additionally, the sequel collection features a slew of bonus challenges and title-exclusive content. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 players can slide their way into the game using the “Extra Armor” option, which slashes damage taken in half. The title also includes efficient and convenient checkpoint saves for all the times an adventure “doesn’t go quite as planned.” But fear not, dedicated Mega Man fans. For those who thrive off difficult quests, the new collection comes with hardcore options, intense stage challenges and remixes. In Challenge Mode, players can battle it out for the number one spot on the online leaderboards.
As expected, Man Legacy Collection 2 touts the ubiquitous Museum Mode that shows off an archive of game production art and designs, Blue Bomber sketches, development materials, Mega Man concepts, and more. While meandering through the museum, players can make use of the new music player to listen to their favorite Mega Man tracks from each of the four games included.
What’s interesting about the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 reveal is that the title isn’t available for two popular systems: the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS. Given how well the Switch has performed, breaking sales records and establishing a solid user base, one could assume that Capcom Unity would push to offer Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 on Nintendo’s latest console. And with the 3DS, it’s a matter of history. The company previously launched the first Mega Man Legacy title for the 3DS in a grand, all-out affair. Capcom even released limited edition gold amiibo for the game. That considered, it’s quite odd the company wouldn’t do the same this time around.
With E3 2017 just around the corner, Capcom struck at the right time to make this announcement. Players’ interest in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is likely now piqued, and will be pleased to know that they can demo the title live at the Capcom booth during E3 next week.
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is set for release on August 9, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Capcom Unity