Mega Man may have been nearly abandoned by Capcom for awhile, but Mega Man X had it even worse for awhile since the release of Mega Man X8 in 2004. We finally got a glimmer of hope with him being front and center in the recent Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and now Capcom has finally announced a new release of the classic series on modern platforms.
We’ve already told you about the other two big announcements from the Mega Man 30th anniversary stream earlier today, the reveal of Mega Man 11 for all platforms and then the release of Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 for Nintendo Switch. However, they weren’t done there as we also got a Mega Man X related announcement as well.
During the stream, it was announced that all eight Mega Man X games would be coming to modern platforms, including PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in the summer of 2018.
You would think this means we’re getting a collection with all eight games released in it, but the wording could technically mean the individual release of games possibly as well since they never stated it was a collection. That would definitely be kind of strange, but we really don’t know.
By saying the eight X games, this sadly means the somewhat underrated Mega Man X: Command Mission will not be included, which was an RPG take on the X series. If this is indeed a collection though, having X1-X8 is one heck of a collection, even if Mega Man X7 is downright awful.