Despite Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 launching later this week, Capcom might have already let it slip that a new entry in the long-running series is in the works.
According to Mega Man fan site Rockman Corner, physical copies of the upcoming collections’ soundtracks have an interesting tease inside the booklets. On the pages covering the stories for each of the games in the series, fans in Japan found a section after Mega Man X8 with a mysterious message, as seen in the tweet below. The translation (via Rockman Corner) reads, “The story of X’s fight is not yet over.”
— guutara＠C94金曜ペ31a (@guu_tara) July 18, 2018
While the hopeful message could just be a nod to the series that took place after the events of the X franchise—Mega Man Zero and ZX—Capcom has teased new games through similar means in the past. For example, before Mega Man 9‘s announcement, the 20th-anniversary collectible book for the main series had the message, “The legend is not yet complete.” More recently, a piece of concept art was hidden within Mega Man Legacy Collection that teased the arrival of Mega Man 11.
Of course, the booklet’s cryptic note doesn’t confirm anything, and fans will have to wait for official word from Capcom. However, with the developer’s track record of teasing games, it’s hard to overlook the possibility of the X series returning. Who knows, there could also be more clues hidden within the gallery sections of the upcoming X collections.
Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 are set to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 24th.
Source: Rockman Corner