Following an earlier announcement that Mega Man will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, Capcom has announced the release date for the arrival of the Blue Bomber.
The magical day, according to their latest blog post, is May 22, 2018.
A pleasant surprise for long-running fans of the series, it’s part of the wholesome package designed for its 30-year anniversary celebration, and held in celebration of the upcoming Mega Man 11 title in late 2018.
Remember the good ol’ days of falling into pits and running into a barrage of lasers just when the level is about to be completed? With the Switch version, players are able to execute the brand-new “rewind” feature, and give it another go. That, coupled with the ability to create a save anytime, should make for a more enhanced experience, as well as better playability.
For those with a strong competitive spirit, there’s the newly-implemented Challenge Mode that offers remixed stages, and the opportunity to compete in an online leaderboard. Accompanying it would be the Sound and Museum Modes, in which players are granted access to the games’ soundtracks, and a collection of “rare and insightful development archives” respectively.
Another welcome element of the Mega Man Legacy Collection is amiibo support, where the standard or gold Blue Bomber amiibo can be used to unlock fan-made challenges, previously only made available on the 3DS.
Interested parties may purchase both Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for US$15 and US$20 respectively, or pick them up together for US$40. Pre-order is now open, and comes with a Mega Man 30th Anniversary cleaning cloth in tow.
After a long hiatus, it’s only fitting that the future has never looked brighter for the iconic Blue Bomber, especially with so much goodness in store!