Capcom has confirmed our suspicions that the upcoming remasters of every entry in the Mega Man X series will be split into two collections. Players will be able to revisit the catalogue of games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 24th.
According to the latest Capcom-Unity blog post, Mega Man X Legacy Collection will include Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3, and Mega Man X4. The second set of games, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2, will contain Mega Man X5 through Mega Man X8.
In North America, a physical combo pack that includes both collections will be available for consoles for $39.99. The PS4 and Xbox One combo packs will come with two physical discs, while the Switch version will include a physical cartridge for the first X Legacy Collection and a digital download for X Legacy Collection 2. Both collections will also be available digitally on all platforms for $19.99 each.
In addition to the previously revealed gallery mode, both collections will have several graphics options. Players can toggle on smoothing and CRT filters, with the ability to play the games in their original resolution. Capcom showed off the optional filter feature in a new trailer, which you can check out below.
As for new content not seen in the original releases, the short film The Day of Sigma will be included in the first X Legacy Collection, which tells the origin story of the series leading antagonist. Also, a new boss rush mode, X Challenge, will allow Mega Man X to take on two bosses at once.
The separation of the series into two collections doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as ratings for both titles were leaked by the Australian Classification Board earlier this year. However, it wasn’t clear which games would appear in each of the collections or what extras would be included. The X Legacy Collections are just two of the three major Mega Man releases this year, with Mega Man 11 also set to arrive soon.
Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 24th.
Source: Capcom-Unity Blog