Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Brings Retro Love to 16- and 32-Bit Eras

Mega Man is getting another retrospective collection, this time compiling his awkward journey into more powerful systems, as well as the nostalgic attempts to go back to his roots.

The Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 compiles Mega Man 7-10 for $19.99. It will come out on August 8 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Mega Man 7 was the Blue Bomber's foray into the Super Nintendo, with bigger and more cartoon-like sprites helping define the artistic direction going forward. It's most known for introducing Mega Man's rival, Bass, who even has his own robot dog, Treble. Mega Man 8 was a PlayStation game and got another graphical upgrade, along with infamously awful voice acting.

Mega Man 9 and 10 were both retro-inspired games meant to imitate the look and feel of the original 8-bit games, and each includes all of their downloadable content.

The collection also adds a museum of art and development materials, a music player, a Challenge Mode and stage remixes, and some easing tools like Extra Armor (half-damage) and more checkpoint saves.

Conspicuously missing from the Collection is Mega Man & Bass, a Super Nintendo spin-off that borrowed elements from both MM7 and MM8. It was only brought to North America later as a Gameboy Advance port, so maybe Capcom is holding it off for a handheld Legacy Collection. Still, it would fit neatly into the time period represented here. Then again, so would Mega Man Soccer.

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