Capcom’s Mega Man 30th anniversary live stream on Monday carried several pieces of news, chief among them the announcement of Mega Man 11. However, Mega Man fans, especially Nintendo Switch owners, should not let another announcement get lost in the mix. Capcom revealed during the stream that the Switch will be getting Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 some time in 2018.
These two popular game compilations feature all of the mainline Mega Man games, with the first collection carrying 1-6 and the second collection containing 7-10.
Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 came out in 2015 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One and later hit the Nintendo 3DS as well. However, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, which launched earlier this year, has never been on a Nintendo console.
Here’s a look at the games in the collections:
- Mega Man (1987) – Started it all
- Mega Man 2 (1988) – Bestselling installment; popularized the series
- Mega Man 3 (1990) – Introduced Mega Man’s slide and canine friend Rush
- Mega Man 4 (1991) – First time Mega Man could charge his shot
- Mega Man 5 (1992) – Introduced Beat the bird
- Mega Man 6 (1993) – Last on the NES, introduced Rush Adaptor forms
- Mega Man 7 (1995) – Only core series game on the SNES
- Mega Man 8 (1996) – Pay no attention to the English voice acting
- Mega Man 9 (2008) – Back-to-basics gameplay
- Mega Man 10 (2010) – Play as Mega Man or Proto Man
In addition to the games, the legacy collections come with extra content like a challenge mode with replays and leaderboards. Players can also practice boss battles before entering the levels. Both collections are confirmed to include amiibo support on the Switch.
Here are the original launch trailers for both games:
For fans of the blue bot, 2018 looks to be the perfect year for a Nintendo Switch, as owners will receive access to a brand new Mega Man title, every Mega Man X game, and both classic collections. On the Switch, these games will be more easily accessible from any location than ever before.
Who could ask for more?
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