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.
R.O.C.K. ON! Pre-order Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection to get ten new in-game songs – one new stage remix in each of the six games, and four bonus Music Player tracks! pic.twitter.com/8kLub7aIHA
— Mega Man (@MegaMan) August 27, 2019
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.