During today’s “Capcom Spotlight“, Director Masakazu “Mr. Famous” Eguchi announced Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will include all 499 previously released Patch Cards and a brand new Buster MAX Mode. “Patch Cards” were Japan-exclusive physical cards released for the original Battle Network games. These previously had to be scanned into the games with separate hardware. Their inclusion in this collection means this is the first time North American and European players will have access to these cards, albeit in a digital form. These cards can be used from Battle Network 4 onwards.
The new Buster MAX Mode has been added to help players solely interested in the story make swift progress through the 10 titles included in Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection. In this mode, MegaMan.EXE’s standard attack gets its damage multiplied by 100. With this much power, every enemy in the game should be defeated in no time. This quality of life addition might also be appreciated by players who’ve already beaten these games and are revisiting them. However, this mode is exclusive to single-player, so network battles will remain fair.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection’s Included Games
Players will have access to Buster MAX Mode across these titles:
- Mega Man Battle Network
- Mega Man Battle Network 2
- Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue
- Mega Man Battle Network 3 White
- Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun
- Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon
- Mega Man Battle Network 5 Team Protoman
- Mega Man Battle Network 5 Team Colonel
- Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar
- Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cybeast Falzar
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection launches April 14, 2023 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam at an MSRP of $59.99. No Xbox release has been announced.
Lastly, be sure to check out our other coverage of today’s announcements from the Capcom Spotlight presentation:
- Street Fighter 6 In-Game Commentator Feature Includes Japanese Actress Hikaru Takahashi
- Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo Available Now
- Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Launches June 30
- Exoprimal Launches July 14, Open Beta Test Announced
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Launches April 28 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S