It looks like Capcom is playing to the old-school crowd. The company recently announced the “Mega Man Legacy Collection,” which will include the first six “Mega Man” games of the 8-bit era, as well as various extras to please fans.
These extras will include a new challenge mode, production art, some sketches and much more content that will be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), scheduled for June 16-18 in Los Angeles.
As many classic gamers know, the “Mega Man” games were some of the most difficult-to-play titles that Capcom ever made, causing many players to get mad at their Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Of course, while the difficulty never wavered, the players who managed to reach the end of the game felt an incredible sense of accomplishment afterward.
Gamespot has reported a new challenge mode that wasn’t in any of the older NES games. This mode will reportedly remix segments from all six “Mega Man” games and will supposedly give veteran gamers a good challenge.
But Capcom won’t just be aiming for the hardcore crowd. The developer has stated that the collection’s difficulty will be scalable, so it will supposedly appeal to veteran gamers and new players. But because “Mega Man” games have never been known to be easy, it will be interesting to see how Capcom adjusts the classic games to appeal to the newer crowd.
Siliconera reports that the game will sport online leaderboards and video replays, so those who want to be the best they can be can compete with other “Mega Man” fans around the world. Meanwhile, other players can watch the progress of top players via the video replays so they can see how well the others do and learn from them.
The “Mega Man Legacy Collection” will arrive sometime this winter and will be available for Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft's Xbox One, along with the PC and Nintendo 3DS. It will be available only as a downloadable title for $14.99.