Capcom Announces Mega Man Legacy Collection, E3 2015 Lineup
Capcom announced its lineup for E3 2015, including the newly announced Mega Man Legacy Collection for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo 3DS.
The House of the Hadouken revealed its E3 2015 lineup. As you would expect, it consists of Street Fighter V, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, Resident Evil 0 HD and the Mega Man Legacy Collection. This will mark SFV's first major event and will be the main focus of Capcom's presentation this year. Other than Ryu and Chun-Li's return, this lineup is seems rather lackluster — isn't Capcom going to showcase Monster Hunter Stories or Monster Hunter X?
Here's what Capcom had to say about the Blue Bomber's new retro collection:
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. In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.
We have to admit that we're letdown by the lineup of the Mega Man Legacy Collection. It's 2015 and the Mega Man Legacy Collection is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with only Mega Man 1-6 on it? The Mega Man Anniversary Collection featured Mega Man 1-8 and it was released over a decade ago for PlayStation 2, GameCube and the original Xbox. Does this mean a second Legacy Collection is coming out with 7-10? Since it is Capcom, Mega Man 7-10 could be released as day-one DLC. Given current blu-ray disc capabilities, it should have been no problem to include Mega Man 1-10 all together.
The timeliness of the Mega Man Legacy Collection, which is coming out this summer, calls to mind another title. With the Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 launching on Sept. 15 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, we have a feeling this surprise summer release was meant to spite Keiji Inafune and his team at Comcept and to take away from Beck's debut.
On the bright side, Capcom released a trailer for Resident Evil 0 HD: