After years in the creative wilderness, Capcom’s finally giving Mega Man some love this year, with Mega Man 11 arriving later in 2018 – a belated gift for the Blue Bomber’s 30th anniversary.
Before all that, Nintendo Switch owners will be able to catch up on all 10 of the mainline Mega Man games in a special two-part collection out in May. Simply called Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, they’ll contain straight ports of the 8-bit and 16-bit originals, plus a few extra modern creature comforts, like the ability to rewind your mistakes, a challenge mode, and an online leaderboard.
The collections will be available as separate digital releases or as a special retail version – oddly, this will contain a cartridge for the first Legacy Collection, but only a download code for the second installment. Exactly why Capcom couldn’t package both collections on one cartridge for the physical release isn’t clear. Still, buying a boxed copy does come with one extra perk – a special 30th anniversary Mega Man cleaning cloth.
The trailer below shows off the collection in a bit more detail, and also reveals that, if you have one of those old Mega Man amiibos lying around, you’ll be able to use it to unlock some exclusive additional in-game challenges.
Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 launch on May 22.