Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 Release Dates Confirmed for Consoles and PC

Get your fill of the Blue Bomber this summer with two power-packed volumes. 

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This year marks Mega Man's 30th anniversary, and Capcom is going all out to make it a special occasion. Mega Man 11 releases later this year, and in addition fans will be able to relive the excellent post-apocalyptic adventures throughout the Mega Man X series as well. Today, Capcom confirmed that the Mega Man X Legacy Collection will release this summer, spread across Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2, featuring all eight games on two separate volumes. Both will be available on July 24 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

If you're unfamiliar with the Mega Man X series, you certainly shouldn't be. Among some of the best in the Mega Man franchise, Mega Man X games follow "X," or Dr. Light's bigger, badder version of Mega Man. Originally launching on SNES back in 1994, Mega man X brought several sequels with it as it offered a gorgeous new coat of paint with improved sprites and tighter platforming as well as the option to play with X or his Maverick-hunting pal Zero with his Z-Sabre.

All eight Mega Man X titles will come with both volumes of the game, and unfortunately there isn't one single volume you can purchase to enjoy all the releases at once. You will, however, be able to buy them at retail as a two-disc bundle to make things easier. If you're interested in collecting all the games, here's how both sets are broken down. Mega Man X Legacy Collection comes with Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3, and Mega Man X4. Meanwhile, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 includes Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7, Mega Man X8.

Both collections come with artwork to look through, older trailers to commemorate the games' releases, and a new X Challenge mode that finds X facing off against two Maverick enemy bosses at once. It's a good time to be a Mega Man fan, so clear your slate for this summer and get ready to breeze through the entire X collection.

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