Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection Articles RSS Feed | Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network New Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Trailer: Biometal X's Megamerge in Action Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:15:22 -0500 Josh Broadwell

It's been a fair while since we've heard anything about the upcoming Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. However, Capcom just broke that silence with a brand-new trailer highlighting the Chosen Ones and their special abilities.

The story in the X and ZX games revolves around robots called Biometals, creations whose power far exceeds their creators' expectations. One, in particular, Biometal X, has the power to Megamerge with heroes of the past and can take on their special characteristics.

That's the big draw in these games: playing as regular Biometal X and using a variety of powers drawn from other robots to completely change your playstyle. It's pretty standard form for Mega Man on paper, but in practice, it opens up a range of different possibilities and approaches, which the trailer shows off.

Of course, that's just related to the ZX games. The regular Mega Man Z games are remakes of earlier Zero titles, some of the best and most challenging games in the entire series.

After suffering a slight delay — a herald of more things to come, one might say — the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is set to launch on February 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Look forward to our review around that time, and stay tuned to GameSkinng for more Mega Man news as it comes busting in.

Mega Bummer: Capcom Delays Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:28:28 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Capcom recently announced a slight delay for the Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection. The collection was originally set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 21, 2020. Now, however, it's been pushed back one month and is expected to launch on February 25, 2020.

Mega Man series Producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya posted a video announcing and explaining the delay, which can be seen above.

He said that the team wants to create the best experience possible and that they made the difficult decision to push the game back to achieve that goal. There aren't any concrete details about what challenges the team actually ran into.

The delay also has no bearing on the collection's pre-orders and the alread-announced pre-order bonuses.

If you somehow managed to miss the bus when Zero/ZX Collection was first announced a few months back, we've got all the details for you here. In short, it's a compilation of the Zero and even rarer ZX games in the Mega Man franchise, entries usually regarded as some of the better and more difficult ones in the franchise.

Be sure to stay tuned for more on Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection as it breaks. 

Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection Blasts Its Way to Consoles and PC Next Year Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:20:07 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Capcom has confirmed the recently leaked Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection, which was accidentally outed by the Honk Kong PSN yesterday, is actually real. It'll be power sliding onto the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 21, 2020.

An official announcement trailer was released alongside the news, which can be seen above this story.

Capcom also announced via the official Mega Man Twitter account, that those who pre-order the collection will receive ten brand new in-game songs, dubbed the Reploid Remixes. 

The Zero games take place long after the Mega Man X games and were initially released on the Game Boy Advance. In what doubtlessly surprises no one, they star Zero, who made some appearances in the X games.

However, the Zero games innovated on the usual Mega Man formula in a few ways and are generally regarded as some of the better games in the franchise. For one thing, Zero introduces a rank system, with higher ranks affecting what attacks Zero can unleash on some of his more challenging foes.

There's also more of a focus on completing missions alongside defeating bosses.

These and the ZX games that are also included in the collection were developed by Inti Creates. They are the minds behind recent sidescrollers like Azure Striker Gunvolt, hence a greater emphasis on action, missions, and revisiting stages multiple times.

The Blue Bomber is rather busier in recent months than he's been in a while. Following the reboot that was Mega Man 11 last year, he's also starring in an upcoming Mega Man X Dive for mobile platforms.