In what has been the greatest day for Mega Man in several years, it has also been confirmed that both Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will be seeing release on the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
— Mega Man (@MegaMan) December 4, 2017
The ports were announced as a send-off for today’s Mega Man 30th Anniversary Celebration livestream held by CAPCOM on Twitch. In it, developer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya admitted that the development team regretted not being able to bring the sets to the hybrid console initially, citing that the hardware released between development cycles of the first and second.
In addition, a couple of extra features were confirmed by official CAPCOM PR. Exclusively for Switch owners, Amiibo support will be added to both Legacy Collections — although to what extent is still unknown. However, the original Mega Man Legacy Collection will be receiving an update for a “rewind” feature that will be made available for all versions of the game, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
The anniversary celebrations don’t stop with the thrilling announcement of Mega Man 11! Throughout 2018, fans and newcomers to the franchise can look forward to revisiting some of the most noteworthy games in the series’ history. Confirmed today, both Mega Man® Legacy Collection and Mega Man® Legacy Collection 2 are coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018, making all 10 of the numbered series games playable on Nintendo Switch leading up to the release of Mega Man 11 later next year. The first collection, which includes the original six 8-bit games, sees the addition of a new Rewind accessibility option to go back in time following blunders. This feature will also roll out to existing owners of Mega Man Legacy Collection on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC.
Mega Man Legacy Collection was originally released in 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC — with a Nintendo 3DS version that soon followed in 2016. Subsequently, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 was released earlier this year on August 8 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.