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Capcom Announces Mega Man Legacy Collection

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As we gear up to E3 starting just under a week from now, it was inevitable that announcements would start to fly.  Odd that one of these announcements comes from Capcom for the Mega Man Legacy Collection that combines the first six Mega Man titles from the NES era into one comprehensive package.  This is not the first time these games have all been collected – there was the Mega Man Anniversary Collection in 2004 for the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube with differing opinions on the results and the faithful virtual console allows you to get each game piecemeal for $5 – however in keeping with its “HD Remaster” initiative Capcom is claiming higher quality graphics.  The real draw here, aside from the 1080p upscale, is the various challenge modes to switch things up and test even the most seasoned Mega Man fan as well as the museum that has so far promised sketches and art.  The Mega Man Legacy Collection will launch sometime this summer on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4 with a 3DS port due this winter for $14.99.

Fred’s Take:  This is a somewhat shameless attempt to cash in on the upcoming Keji Inafune (he created Mega Man) project Mighty Number 9.  Not only that but aside from upscaling the games and adding some very bare bones items it seems like a shameless cash-in with almost no work done.  Still, Frank Cifaldi is head of restoration at Digital Eclipse, the company behind this and many other remakes, and if anyone is going to treat it with care, he will.  I just hope this is not the precedence we can come to expect from Capcom’s new dedication to HD and finally see some proper remasters like, say, a Resident Evil 2 overhaul.  If you have never played these games, I can see the argument for an inexpensive collection that looks great on an HDTV.  Grab the PS4 version though because I can’t stand Microsoft d-pads. 

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Written by Fred Rojas

June 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Posted in News

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