Taking place well after the conclusion of the Mega Man X series, Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX have received the legacy collection treatment with the entirety of both series in one package. As ZX is the first time the series took advantage of a handheld with dual screens, there are various display options and screen layouts to accompany this.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection combines some of the franchise’s trademark challenging boss battles, fast-paced platforming, and precise combat. New players looking to cut a path through the Zero and ZX series for the first time can use the optional Casual Scenario mode to tackle each game’s challenges with reduced difficulty, and the new Save-Assist system to create save points mid-mission for a more approachable experience. Nostalgic fans can also choose to play using the original sprite art, or they can bash some bots using the new optional HD-smoothing filters. While exploring the open world of Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent, players can also choose from a number of screen layouts to display the original releases’ dual-screen controls.
Once players master all six games, they can jump into the brand-new Z Chaser mode. Z Chaser challenges players to compete for the fastest time across stages pulled from each game in the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. Players can hone their skills solo, race against ghost data from top performers on the global leaderboard, or take on their friends head-to-head in local multiplayer. Those interested in the history and art from each series can dive into the in-game gallery featuring over 650 pieces of original production art, while listening to the music player’s complete selection of both original compositions and new arrangements.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and on PC via Steam for $29.99. For more information, visit the official website.