Let’s head back to the turn of the century. Toonami was a thing, and one of the shows that it had was the story of Megaman, which has actually been around since 1987 when Capcom first released it on the Famicon and the NES. Since then, Megaman has had several incarnations, and still keeps producing titles with the most recent one being Megaman 11 that was released last year. But not much of Megaman’s spin-offs get talked about or have continued since the early 2000’s. That being Megaman Zero and Megaman ZX.
Megaman Zero had first started its run back in 2002 on the Gameboy Advance and ran through until roughly 2005 after created 4 titles in the series (aptly, 1, 2, 3, and 4). After the end of it’s plot line, the story continued in the Nintendo DS series known as Megaman ZX which came out in 2006, and its sequel Megaman ZX Advent which came out a year later in 2007. While the Zero series was mostly well liked, the ZX series was short lived despite it receiving positive feedback. But after more than 10 years, the pixelated side-scrolling adventure has finally returned in a new remastered edition with the Megaman Zero/ZX Legacy Edition:
The Megaman Zero/ZX Legacy Edition includes all 4 titles from the Zero collection, as well as both titles from the ZX series, all wrapped up to have 6 total games in one file. Along with the six games, there’s a numerous set of all new sorts of additions and changes that the players can choose between that get highlighted in the trailer.
The first up is the change between the original graphics from the handheld gaming systems versus an HD filter over it to heighten the graphics. This can be chosen in the menu and switched whenever. Along with the graphics change, there will be two new racing modes in each of the series, with their own specific set of rules and styles. And the final addition to the collection is that each level will gain a mid-level save point, so that players don’t have to worry about restarted the entire level all the time.
The Megaman Zero/ZX Legacy Edition will be available January 21, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Along with it will come access to the Reploid Remixes Feature, adding new songs to the entire game.