Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 available 22 May 2018 on Nintendo Switch

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Mega Man fans will be pleased to hear that Capcom are bringing the original Mega Man series to the Nintendo Switch this May.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will be available as separate downloads on the Nintendo eShop. There will also be a physical release of Collection 2 which will contain a download code for the first set of games.

It’s not clear if the game will get a physical release in Europe but knowing Capcom I suspect it won’t. Fans will also be in two minds about them splitting the games into two collections – being cynical they’re clearly trying to make as much money as possible which is nothing new as far as this company is concerned. However, I suppose it’s good to be able to just buy the 8-bit games if they’re the ones you prefer and it’s still probably cheaper than having to buy them all individually on the eShop. The collection should also make a nice addition to the Nintendo Switch’s retro games library.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 contains six 8-bit classic games: Mega Man, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5 and Mega Man 6. The games contain new features such as the ability to rewind time to avoid tricky deaths.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 contains four titles spanning the 16-bit and 32-bit era: Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10. These games come with extra modes such as challenge mode where you can complete challenging stage remixes with online leaderboards.

You can watch Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 Switch launch trailer below for more information:

If you’re lucky enough to own a Mega Man amiibo you’ll be able to unlock new in-game challenges. I’m hoping Nintendo reprint more of the lovely gold version which I missed the first time around.

There’s no further news on the brand new Mega Man 11 which we’re expecting in late 2018.

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