Mega Man Legacy Collection Charges(hots) onto PC
The Blue Bomber has touched upon PC's shores before, many many times in fact. Such legendary titles as the X series and such infamous titles as Mega Man 1 and 3 back in the heady days of DOS. We'll forgive you if you've never heard of them though because they were often regional releases only seen in either north America or Japan. That's why it's so nice to see Capcom finally giving us PC gamers the love we deserve in the form of the Mega Man Legacy Collection developed by Digital Eclipse.
Apparently running on a new “Eclipse Engine”, the original six (SIX!) Mega Man games are re-created in shiny high definition, but retain their classic 8-bit looks. A museum mode is chock full of a collection of art, sketches, concept art and information from the history of the series all captured in high resolution scans. A challenge mode and leaderboards with top players having their replay data uploaded for others to ogle at rounds out a competitive portion of the package. Apparently the challenge mode won't be all self esteem destroying fun, missions to train new players will also be available.
The Database feature is looking perhaps the most promising addition. Each game will feature a database of enemies where you can read about and study them but also skip directly to them for a quick scrap. This will let you practice against bosses, allowing you to lose over and over without having to sit through the stage. It also means we'll get a look at the surprisingly inspired Vietnam-themed Napalm Man stage, where we can all have flashbacks to the jungle.
Whether you love classic video games or are just looking for a sanity destroying challenge then the Mega Man Legacy Collection might be just what you're looking for. It'll see a release on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 this summer, as well as a later winter release on 3DS. There's no exact date yet but there's a price, $14.99 – sounds like a fair bit to us, you'd probably pay about the same for between 3 and 5 of the classic NES carts, and they wouldn't have all the extras.
That's all for now, enjoy the handful of screenshots below and look out for our coverage of the game at E3 and once it's in Review Man's hands. Meanwhile, check out the wonderful Mega Man X Street Fighter fan game given the official nod by Capcom.