If you haven't played any Mega Man games, it's getting trickier and trickier to miss out on doing so, as the series' expansive list of games has been seeing re-releases in a lot of major ways. In the latter half of 2015, the Mega Man Legacy Collection released to the world, featuring all of the first Mega Man games from 1 to 6. After that did quite well, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 was announced two years later, and released the same year, continuing on down the list by consisting of Mega Man 7, 8, 9, and 10. Now, we'll be getting a chance to dig into what are some fans' absolute favorite parts of the franchise: The X series. Today, Capcom announced via a snazzy trailer and blog post that Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will both be releasing this July.


The X series takes place a near century after the events of the original Mega Man series, and puts you in the role of Mega Man X, in an ongoing battle against Reploid machines that have begun attacking humanity. These collections, Legacy Collection 1 and 2, will feature all eight Mega Man X games split up between the two in separate collections, though they will be available bundled. Legacy Collection 1 comes with Mega Man X, X2, X3, and X4, while the Legacy Collection 2 comes with, you guessed it, Mega Man X5, X6, X7, and X8. It's not just a simple re-release though, as Capcom is adding a brand new mode to the proceedings known as X Challenge Mode. In this mode, the game puts you up against two random bosses pulled from the 8 Mega Man X games. The catch here is that you have to fight both bosses at the same time, and the randomness aspect means that different match ups will require different strategies, so there's a lot of variety to be found here. The collection will also include a whole lot of old artwork and trailers for hardcore fans to view, similar to the prior re-releases.


Now, what will the collections be releasing on and how will they be available? Earlier, Capcom released a similar trailer and news for Japanese audiences about these collections and confirmed that the game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, so we have plenty of platforms to choose from. Both of the original Mega Man collections discussed above have been confirmed for a May 22nd release on Nintendo Switch as well, so you'll be able to play the entire original series and the entire X series on any of these choices. You'll be able to purchase both of the Mega Man X Legacy Collections either digitally or through retail when they release on July 24th for the West. Keep in mind they'll be sold bundled together, with the retail version giving two discs. You can view the trailer below to see it all for yourself, as well as the all-new X Challenge Mode mentioned above.


Tanner is a freelance writer. He enjoys all things video games, particularly the weirder ones, and can often be found drinking coffee and trying to get through his backlog.

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