Capcom unveiled a new trailer for the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, which arrives in April 2023. The trailer showcased more gameplay from the two-volume collection and revealed that all the Mega Man Battle Network Patch Cards would be included in the Legacy Collection‘s functionality.
The Mega Man Battle Network Patch Cards (also known as “Mod Cards”) were a function previously exclusive to Japan. They worked with every Mega Man Battle Network game from MMBN 4 onward. Patch Cards were physical cards you could buy and then scan into the game using Nintendo’s e-Reader hardware add-on. Players could swipe a Patch Card to trigger additional functionality, like adding additional HP, unlocking a new weapon, or stocking new items. All 499 Patch Cards, including special and rare ones, will be available in the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection as digital equivalents. Their functionality can be toggled on and off at will in the collected version of Battle Network 4, 5, and 6.
Capcom also detailed an additional mode to make the game more convenient to play. It’s called “Buster Max Mode” and it can be toggled on and off at will. The mode increases the power of the default MegaBuster weapon by 100 times, making regular battles extremely easy. The function is disabled in online NetBattles.
Finally, Capcom also detailed more about some special DLC bonuses included in the “Custom PET Pack.” These will include two special skins based on Mega Man’s Hub Style and Dark Mega Man. They can be used in the launchers of Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of the collection. There are also four rearranged background music tracks to play in the music player.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will launch on April 14, 2023. It will come out for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Pre-orders from participating storefronts will unlock additional skins and music.