Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 for Nintendo Switch are out now

In the year 20XX, a super robot named Mega Man was created. This classic line is carried in the hearts of Mega Man fans everywhere, and now both fans and newcomers alike can enjoy ten classic adventures anywhere, anytime, across two collections with Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, available now for Nintendo Switch!

Mega Man Legacy Collection brings together Mega Man’s original six boss-busting adventures, packing the series beloved platforming gameplay into a neat new package that contains plenty of bonus content. A massive gallery of production art, concept art, box scans, manuals, and way more await you! Listen to your favorite 8-bit tunes with an included music player, and take on the thrilling challenge mode to put your skills to the test in special trials. If you have a Mega Man amiibo, you can unlock additional fan-made challenges (from this contest), previously exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version of the game and now making their console debut on Nintendo Switch! Plus, you can quickly recover from past mistakes thanks to the new “rewind” feature – just by holding a button, you can roll back gameplay, allowing you to pick up where you left off.

With Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, see how the series evolved through the 16-bit and 32-bit eras with Mega Man 7 and Mega Man 8. Each game brought vibrant graphics an expanded storyline and, in Mega Man 8, introduced fully voiced and animated cutscenes to the classic series for the first time. Mega Man 9 and 10 brought things back to basics just as the retro revolution was kicking off, bringing the series back to its roots with NES-style visuals and gameplay. Mega Man 9 re-introduced Mega Man’s sometimes friendly rival, Proto Man, as a playable character, while Mega Man 10 adds the ability to play as Bass, Mega Man’s nemesis, to the mix. The Nintendo Switch version also makes this the first time 9 and 10 can be played on-the-go! Just like the first collection, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 comes packed with a massive art gallery, a music player, and a challenge mode filled with unique trials. Using a Mega Man amiibo will unlock exclusive challenges for the Nintendo Switch as well!

You can grab both collections for yourself digitally via the Nintendo Switch eShop with Mega Man Legacy Collection for $14.99 and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for $19.99, or pick both up at retail (MMLC on a cartridge and MMLC2 as a digital download) with an exclusive Mega Man 30th Anniversary cleaning cloth (while supplies last) for $39.99. With all ten classic titles coming to Nintendo Switch, it’s a great time to catch up or relive your favorite mega moments ahead of Mega Man 11, coming late 2018 to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2's "X Challenge" will feature an original story mode

This week's issue of Famitsu has a feature on Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2, and it reveals some new details for the game. It appears there will be an original story mode in X Challenge, but we don't have any details on what it offers or how it works. This could end up being tied to the X Challenge mode, which has players battling two Mavericks at the same time.

On top of that, we also know that some Mavericks from Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 are going to be featured in "X Challenge Volume 1". Duff McWhalen, The Skiver, Commander Yammark, and Blizzard Wolfang will be involved in the battle, which all come from Mega Man X5 and X6.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 - amiibo challenge gameplay

Thanks to TheDreamingHawk for the heads up!

Capcom changes Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 cover art

Remember when the cover art for Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 featured a giant banner at the top warning users about a required download? Well that required download is still there, but Capcom has removed the banner from the game's cover art. Now you can find that information on the back of the box. It certainly looks better, but I worry some consumers will be left angered when they find out the game card only contains half the games.

Capcom shares results of their Mega Man fan survey

Famitsu recently conducted a survey about the Mega Man franchise, and 1,473 Japanese people participated in answering. Here are the results of that survey.

- a majority of people started playing the franchise with Mega Man 2
- Bass was the most popular character, with Protoman coming second, and Mega Man coming third.
- the favorite stage out of the Classic series was Gravity Man’s stage, with Snake Man’s and Quick Man’s stages following
- Quick Man’s stage was voted as the hardest to beat, followed by Guts Man and Wily Stage 1 from the original Mega Man
- the ‘hardest boss to beat’ was Yellow Devil, followed by Quick Man and Wily Capsule from Mega Man 7.
- Metal Blade was the winner of the ‘Favorite boss weapon’ question, though Pharaoh Shot and Slash Claw were popular too
- one question on the survey was ‘What you would advise Dr. Wily to do if you were his assistant’.
- fans suggested all the bosses fighting Mega Man at once, using more spikes, and making bosses out of Met helmets

The survey also looked at 2,603 people who responded from outside of Japan, with most living in North America.

- many people commented on the Mega Man X and Mega Man Battle Network series as well
- favorite Classic Mega Man game was Mega Man 2, then Mega Man 3, and then Mega Man 8 was in third place
- favorite characters were Bass and Protoman, with Roll, Metal Man and Mega Man rounding out the top 5
- ‘Favorite BGM’ had people choosing Mega Man X series BGMs
- favorite classic series music was Dr. Wily Stage 1 from Mega Man 2
- Galaxy Man Stage and Spark Man Stage themes took second and third
- most of the BGMs came from Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 - Capcom live-stream recording

Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom's iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series' origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 - Switch icons

Alright guys, life or death choice here. If you had to pick just one Mega Man game as your favorite, which would it be? We're talking about the classic series, so Mega Man 1 through 10. Which one is your baby?!

Capcom blog - Get equipped with a stylish new Mega Man art contest - prizes signed by Mega Man 11 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya!

For over thirty years, a defining feature of Mega Man has been the way his color palette changes each time he uses the weapon of a defeated Robot Master. With Mega Man 11 changing things up and giving the Blue Bomber a unique appearance and a new color scheme based on the power he’s using, that got us thinking – what would he look like if he equipped weapons from past Mega Man games? That’s where you come in!

It’s no secret among Mega Man fans that as far back as the original Mega Man, there were plans for the Blue Bomber’s sprite to change based on what he was equipped with. Now, we want to see what you can create based on the following premise:

What would Mega Man look like if his entire appearance changed when he equipped a Robot Master’s weapon from Mega Man 1 through 10?

Full details here