Capcom provided further details on its upcoming game Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection as part of its presentation at the Tokyo Game Show on September 15.
Game Director Masakazu Eguchi announced each title in the 10-game collection will include online features such as online battles and chip trading. Capcom’s website specifies the game will not support cross-saves or cross-platform play.
Eguchi also announced a 3D MegaMan.EXE will help players through the game selection screen and gallery, and that he will feature voiced reactions.
The collection is due out on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC on Steam in 2023. Capcom has yet to announce a specific release date for any platform.
The Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection includes games dating back to 2001 when Capcom first introduced the Battle Network line of titles. The collection will include all mainline games including the dual versions from Mega Man Battle Network 3 onward.
The game is set in the near future in the year 200X when Internet technology has led to the Network Society. People at this time carry around PETs or mobile devices that feature sentient programs called Net Navis. The purpose of these PETs is to help users better enjoy the network.
In the wake of the network’s rise, there is also an influx of cyber crime. Protagonist Lan Hikari and his NetNavi MegaMan.EXE work in tandem to solve these crimes.
Fans can purchase the entire collection or buy the collection in two digital-only volumes. Volume one will include the first three titles (four games in total) while the second volume will include the latter three (six games in total).
The tactical role-playing franchise debuted on the Game Boy Advance with all games appearing on the console.
Mega Man Battle Network 1, 2, and 6 were only on the Game Boy Advance while the other three appeared on the Wii U Virtual Console.