Set to be released this summer on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and on the 3DS in the winter, this collection will be sold for $14.99 on digital markets. The game will include all six Mega Man games originally released on the NES: Mega Man, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5, and Mega Man 6.
The games will also have additional features. Challenge mode will give you extra tasks to accomplish, such as ‘Defeat these six areas with only one bar of life’ or ‘Defeat all six bosses from Mega Man 1 in a row’. You can then compare your progress with others online with leaderboards as well as replay data.
There will also be a Database for each game. The Database will have information on the various enemies in the game, including bosses. You can also face them in a practice session so you can learn how to best deal with them. Finally, a museum with concept art, ads, and other materials will be included.
The game will be developed by Digital Eclipse using their new Eclipse Engine, which will be used to precisely replicate the original visuals of the games in 1080p. The game will be streamed during E3 2015 and will be playable at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
Even though I’m pretty trash at them (and I prefer the X series), I love Mega Man and I appreciate that Capcom is doing something with the franchise, even if it’s just a re-release. It’s a bit disappointing that 7-10 are not included but I know people typically think less of those titles. With the glut of re-releases coming from titles that were out just a few years ago, this is a series that deserves to be brought back. Sure, you can already get them on the Wii U virtual console, but here’s hoping the added features are worth it.