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If you enjoyed the original Mega Man Legacy Collection, we've got great news for you. Capcom has decided to complete the saga, announcing Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 will be headed to multiple platforms later this year.
Classic gaming fans basically adored Mega Man Legacy Collection, as it compiled some of the best games in the series into a single, tidy package. The recently announced Legacy Collection 2 will pick up right where the last game left off; cramming another four Mega Man games into a single offering. While the first bundle included the first six Mega Man games, Legacy Collection 2 will supply games seven through 10.
This actually sounds like a pretty great package for those completionists in our audience, as it offers an interesting span of history for the Blue Bomber. Mega Man 7 was an SNES game while Mega Man 8 launched for the original PlayStation. As for Mega Man 9 and 10, they actually launched just this past generation, but they were designed to emulate the look, sound and feel of the original NES classics. You can check out the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 announcement trailer below.
On top of the four games, Gameinformer is reporting that Legacy Collection 2 will include the usual batch of extras, including an art collection, a music library and a couple of other quality of life options for the games themselves. For instance, you'll be able to halve the damage you take if the games prove to be a bit too hard, and you'll also have the ability to turn on checkpoint saves. Purists will likely avoid those options, but it's certainly nice to know they exist. Mega Man games are notoriously difficult, so anything to lighten that burden will likely be appreciated by folks who simply want to see the journey through to the end without breaking a controller in half.
If you're looking to add Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 to your personal collection, you'll be able to do exactly that on Aug. 8. The game is currently set to arrive on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Nintendo Switch is currently absent from the list of platforms, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it turn up in the near future. As for the price, the collection will set you back a reasonable $19.99.
So what do you think, readers? Is a collection like this enough to entice you to jump into the Mega Man series all over again, or are you too busy playing the ridiculously crowded roster of fantastic games coming out for modern consoles in 2017? For those new to the series, do you vets have any advice for newcomers before they dive into this particular collection? Let us know in the comments below.