One thing Mega Man fans can look forward to this year is the recently announced Mega Man Legacy Collection. The HD collection contains six legendary Mega Man adventures and is coming to a number of platforms this summer on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game isn’t expected to be released until the fall. Sadly there is no Wii U version, if you’re wondering why it’s missing from the list of platforms. Anyway, here’s all the details that have emerged so far about the Mega Man Legacy Collection.
- Rapid fire is in and totally optional
- No shoulder button weapon switching
- Menus use Japanese artwork; U.S/EU packaging in the museum
- Complete Works arranged music on menus, not in-game
- All six games retain the one frame button lag from NES
- Menu colors are based on the original Mega Man color coordinates from Capom’s old licensing manual
- Replays limited to 100 individual replays
- One save slot per game
- Considering a hot key for save/load state
- There’s a platinum trophy for PlayStation 4 (YAY!!!!!)
- No Navi Mode (i.e in-game hints)
- The intent of this collection is to present MM1-6 on modern consoles in the highest quality possible. *If* sales are good, they will consider collecting other Mega Man games.
- No 3DS details until much later
- They did not specify why the Wii U is being left out, just one of those “not right now” answers
- The final issue of Mega Man will be #55. We are planning on making it a commemorative special, though we are still hammering out the details. The issues before will set the stage for some important moments connected to the game Mega Man 4.
Capcom has today announced that the iconic Mega Man is getting his own collection on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo 3DS. The collection contains six classic Mega Man games and is the perfect introduction for newcomers to the beloved franchise. The Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC versions will be coming this summer for a MSRP of €14.99 / £11.99. However, the Nintendo 3DS version of the Mega Man Legacy Collection will be released this winter. There doesn’t appear to be a Wii U version.
In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.
Mega Man fans rejoice!! Not only are we primed to feast on Mighty No. 9 later this year, but it appears as though a new Mega Man animated series in on the menu too! And boy, am I hungry!
Dentsu Entertainment USA and Man of Action Entertainment are partnering to create a new animated series based on Capcom’s iconic color changing boy robot. The 26-episode series has a target release date of 2017 to coincide with Mega Man’s 30th birthday. Man of Action should sound familiar to comic book fans. It’s the studio that’s home to names like Joe Kelly (Deadpool, I Kill Giants), Joe Casey (WildC.A.T.s, Cable), and Steven T. Seagle (It’s A Bird…, Uncanny X-Men). This is also the same group that dreamed up the likes of Ben 10 for Cartoon Network, and has worked on Marvel Animations’ Disney XD programs, Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble.
Now all we need are some hand-drawn, HD remakes of the Mega Man X games! Or is that just pipe dreaming?
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After months of waiting we have finally got a release date for the promising Mighty No.9. The 2D shooter will be coming to the United States on September 15th and in Europe on September 18th. You will be able to purchase the game either physically or digitally, the choice is yours. If English isn’t your native language then you will be pleased to know that Comcept has announced that there will be Japanese and French voiceovers. The company has also revealed that the DLC for Mighty No.9 will feature a new stage and will also unlock Ray. If you buy the game physically you will get the DLC and Kickstarter backers will get it for free. The Nintendo 3DS version will be released at a later date.
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The grand prize at the upcoming Wizard World Comic Con is this stunning Metallic Mega Man amiibo which has been designed by Chris “Evilos” Avalos. There can only be one winner at the tournament which will see some of the best Super Smash Bros players battle it in the tournament which is due to take place at 1pm on Saturday April 25th. If you are interested in participating in the competition then it will cost you $10 and sign ups will be started at 11am on the day, so you’ll have to be quick about entering.
Now here’s a good opportunity for you! You can now vote for which Mega Man title you would like to see first on the Wii U Virtual Console. You’ve got four games to choose from and they are all pretty good. The voting needs to be done by April 29th and the winner will be announced and released on May 7th. Here’s the Mega Man Game Boy Advance games you can choose from:
- Mega Man & Bass
- Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue/White
- Mega Man Zero 2
- Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun / Blue Moon
Want the Mega Man amiibo figure for the recommended retail price? Then you’re in luck. GameStop have them in stock on their website, but hurry as they will undoubtedly be snatched up by collectors or people wanting to sell them on for profit. The retail price of the Mega Man amiibo is $12.99.