Capcom is doing the unthinkable and are actually celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mega Man this year. Mega Man 11 is slated for late 2018. But before that, the publisher has another trick up its buster. They’ve announced that all 8 Mega Man X games will be coming our way as Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2.
Mega Man X Legacy Collection will consist of Mega Man X, X2, X3, and X4. While Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 will round out the series with X5, X6, X7 and X8. Both are headed toward Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
You can purchase each collection individually for $19.99 when they release on July 24th. Or, in North America, you can purchase them as a combo pack for $39.99 on consoles. The combo pack presents each collection as one disc each on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. On the Nintendo Switch, Mega Man X Legacy Collection will come on a cartridge while a download code will be provided for Legacy Collection 2.
Capcom is also throwing in The Day of Σ into each package. The video fleshes out the origins of the series’ antagonist, Sigma. And also explains the rise of the Mavericks and the drama that lead to Mega Man X as a series.
There are other pieces of nostalgia packed in too. Original trailers, concept art collections, images of toys, trading cards, keychains and much more.
There is a new mode being developed for each Collection too. But judging by the sounds of it, the new X Challenge may only be intended for the best of the best:
“Have you ever laid awake in bed dreaming of what it’s like to fight both Chill Penguin and Frost Walrus at the same time? You won’t have to wonder much longer, as this brand new mode for Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will pit you against pairs of classic Mavericks. Take three weapons with you into battle, or defy the odds with a buster only run! Even the most die-hard X fans will have their skills put to the test, and even the least threatening Mavericks can surprise you when they’re teamed up together. Are you an S-Class Maverick hunter? With additional leaderboard support, you’ll be able to compare your best time and see how you stack up!”
Each of the collections will also provide soundtracks for the games it packs in. Capcom teases that there are brand-new tracks thrown in too, as well as remixes of the iconic tracks from the original games.
Both of these packages sounds like a fantastic addition to the Mega Man library. And a worthy purchase to help tide us over until Mega Man 11 hits later this year.