There are eight games in the Mega Man X series, and soon they'll finally all be playable again in an up-to-date collection. Yes, beyond that PlayStation 2 and GameCube Mega Man X collection from 2006. And they're coming to the Switch too.
The new Mega Man X Legacy Collections will be out on July 24 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The collection will be divided into two halves, with the first legacy collection containing Mega Man X to Mega Man X4, while the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 contains the later games, from Mega Man X5 to Mega Man X8.
With the new collections, come big updates too. The games all come with a high-resolution filter option, which you can see in the trailer above. For the 2D games, the filter smooths out pixels, while the 3D entries' polygons are sharpened. The collections also feature a new "X Challenge" mode that has players battle against two of the series' familiar bosses at the same time.
Like the other Mega Man Legacy Collections, the Mega Man X Legacy Collections have a lot of optional goodies too. There's a full gallery of key art from the series, a music player to enjoy the tunes outside of the context of the video game itself, a product gallery of old figures and other merchandise, and throwback trailers for the games. Yet perhaps most notably, the animated short The Day of Σ, a prequel to the Mega Man X series that was originally released with the Mega Man X remake Maverick Hunter X for PSP, will be making its grand re-debut.
The two collections will be available individually for $19.99 each digitally, and $39.99 at retail, bundled together into one package. (Except for the Switch edition, which contains a download voucher for the second half of the collection.) The other Mega Man Legacy Collection's long-awaited port will also be arriving on Nintendo Switch on May 22, just ahead of the wide Mega Man X re-releases later this summer. As we said at the start of this year, 2018 is shaping up to truly be the year of Mega Man.