Mega Man fans rejoice, because Capcom are restoring and remastering the first six games for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The Mega Man Legacy Collection will include the legendary half-dozen titles remastered into 1080p, along with extras, new modes, remixed stages and bonuses.
We've got the trailer and details below.
Digital Eclipse are handling the restoration work, a newly-reformed studio themselves. "Each game has been restored to a playable state from their original source elements, and is contextualized by vintage artefacts dating back to the first game’s publication in 1987," they explained in a press release sent to Dealspwn.com.
“Movies have the Criterion Collection, but there hasn’t been anything like that for games,” said Frank Cifaldi, Head of Restoration for Digital Eclipse. “We’re living in the golden age of a brand new form of artistic expression, and we’re not doing a very good job of making sure our games will be available five years from now, let alone fifty. The more we can do right now to take video game preservation seriously, the safer our history will be.”
“Every time a game gets re-released as a quick, easy cash-in, we devalue our heritage a little bit more,” said Mike Mika, Head of Development for Digital Eclipse. “We think games deserve better than that, and we suspect that the market is going to prove us right.”
Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. In addition to the six original Mega Man games, it will also feature new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.
It's out this summer. Who's in?