Fresh off the Japanese announcement of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2, Capcom announced that it will release in the West a couple days earlier.
Here’s a first look at its English trailer:
The Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 is a part of Mega Man’s 30th anniversary celebration. It includes Mega Man X, X2, X3, and X in Legacy Collection and X5, X6, X7, and X8 in Legacy Collection 2. They’ll be available as separate purchases for $19.99 each or a retail bundle for $39.99 in a combo that includes a disc for each collection on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. As previously reported, the Switch version will include a cartridge with Mega Man X Legacy Collection and a digital download voucher for Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2.
Here are more details from Capcom Unity:
Set in the year 21XX, Mega Man X builds on the groundwork of the original Mega Man games while taking a slightly darker and more serious approach to storytelling in a future world filled with Reploids, human-like androids with independent thought and free will, and Mavericks, Reploids that have turned against society to cause harm and destruction. While retaining the unique abilities of his predecessor to claim the weapons of his defeated opponents, X has a number of new capabilities, including the ability to slide down or jump off of walls, and equip powerful new armor pieces to augment his abilities.
Eight action-packed adventures span X’s journey from a B-Class novice Maverick Hunter to an S-Class pro, with the addition of the cool and collected Zero and the hot-headed Axl as playable characters in later entries. The crisp, clean sprites of Mega Man X through X6 look great on modern TVs, with optional smoothing and CRT filters available to customize how each game looks. You can also play each game in its original resolution, switch to full screen while preserving the aspect ratio, or switch to widescreen mode. The 3D models of Mega Man X7 and X8haven’t been left out, with both games getting sharp, improved visuals for modern consoles.
Included with both collections is The Day of Σ, a video originally included with Maverick Hunter X that explores the origins of series antagonist Sigma and the rise of Mavericks while shedding additional light on the events leading up to Mega Man X. You’ll also be able to check out vintage trailers for every Mega man X game, a museum full of art, and view a variety of goodies including toys, trading cards, music collection packages, keychains, and plenty more featuring the cast of characters from the Mega Man X games over the years
If you’re in the mood for the wailing 16-bit guitars of Mega Man X, X2, and X3, you’re in luck – both collections will include a full soundtrack for all four games included in each one. There are even brand-new tracks created just for Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 to check out, and incredible remixes of memorable music from each game. Speaking of, some of those tunes are for a brand-new mode…
X Challenge! 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!
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 24, 2018.