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Mega Man Legacy Collection will restore & remaster the first 6 games on Xbox One, PS4 and PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Mega Man Legacy Collection will restore & remaster the first 6 games on Xbox One, PS4 and PC

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?

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Late  Jun. 8, 2015 at 16:45

I'm semi-tempted, but very confused - and wouldn't like to say whether I want to buy it until I know what it is they're actually doing!

This Mike fella wants to preserve classic games, and hates it when games get re-released, so he's re-releasing some classic games?

I could understand his point if they were releasing this with original 8-bit graphics (and perhaps a way of toggling to new, as a few games have done recently - Halo springs to mind), but they're calling it "HD" and "1080p", so presumably they're updating the visuals (but perhaps leaving 8-bit stylings for some parts?).

Surely if it's all 8-bit they can't call it 1080p?

Or is it just the concept art etc. that's in 1080p?

Marketing people make my head hurt sometimes.

JonLester  Jun. 8, 2015 at 16:53

@Late: Ha, gotta love press release speak. I think I see what he's getting at. They don't much like lazy ports of old games, rather they'd prefer to properly restore and remaster classic titles instead.

In terms of visuals that means new aspect ratio/resolution (hence the resolution of the game is 1080p rather than running in a letterbox mode) and cleanup, while in terms of content that means new modes etc.

Last edited by JonLester, Jun. 8, 2015 at 16:58

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