Capcom announces Mega Man Legacy Collection 2!

After the success of the Mega Man Legacy Collection which launched on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in August 2015, Capcom has announced there will be a follow up featuring some of the series’ rarer titles!

The original collection release saw the six main Mega Man titles from the Nintendo Entertainment System but in the 8-bit era of the little blue guy there were other titles during the X period and later on in life.

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Some of the series’ rarer titles all in one affordable collection

This new collection introduces 16 and 32 games bringing Mega Man 7 (Snes) and 8 (Playstation) and the virtual titles from the Xbox 360, Mega Man 9 and 10 to next-gen consoles. The earlier two titles saw a fresh pallete in comparison to the rest of the numbered Mega Man games and almost had that fresh feel that Mega Man X had but still feeling true to its 8-bit origins. The latter were a major throwback to the original games with a look that was made ever-so famous by Mega Man 2. All of these titles mixed the mainframe of the series up a lot giving Mega Man a lot more attributes and spicing up the levels to keep you on your feet.

The Mega Man series is renowned for its difficulty and no doubt fans will be trying to prove their skills with some of the harder titles to be released. On the contrary the game will feature an armour pack to ease players into the games. That’s not all though as the games have remixed stages adding to the difficulty and content. Unlike previous games there will be savepoints which are a blessing in disguise with these difficult games. You would hope that with there only being four titles instead of six that you would get extra content as well. With this style of Mega Man games complete we can only hope for a new title or even an X collection as all of the games in both series prove to be some of the priciest collector’s items.

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If these games weren’t hard enough already…

The game will release on August 8 and will also feature a look at Mega Man’s history with the art design and character lists. The game will also feature the four title’s soundtracks with some of them having some really nice tracks that will make you feel incredibly nostalgic. The physical and digital release is priced in America at $20 so will no doubt be around a similar price in the UK.

Get your blasters at the ready for one of the best game packages you wil receive this year! I very much look forward to playing as Rockman this Summer!

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Digimon Tri to get English dub (Spoilers included)

On September 15th, American cinemas will be treated to the first part (Saikai) of the six-part Digimon Tri movie series. The series has already released two parts in Japan, the second being Ketsui and will see its third release in September. I expect once shown in the cinema, an English dub will be available online.

Digimon Tri takes place six years after the original series and follows on from Digimon Adventure 02. The absence of the second Digi-destined is not really addressed, but there are hints they are in the Digital World. Unlike Digimon Adventure, this series doesn’t treat the Digi-destined kindly with attention to school, teenage life and the issues of growing up. Along with a new art style, the series is a modern anime with festivals, romance and spa trips instead of the earlier seasons’ Digital World focus. It appears at first that the characters are becoming more destined as they grow up, but that all changes once there’s an unexpected disturbance.

The show presents a better idea of the destruction caused by Digimon fighting instead of a Power Rangers approach where a city is destroyed and is fine the next day. It’s a show that has taken what the originals did, but has been inspired from other anime genres such as slice of life.

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It appears that their could be a separate timeline seeing as Kari and TK have the second generation digivices, Tai still has his goggles and as aforementioned no second digi-destined. You may not get much out of Saikai in terms of Digimon battles, however what we do see is a nice throw back to the original series. What you will find is character development as the movie is split into six parts. Tai and Matt feud again, but this time whether Digimon should fight as Tai is unsure where he stands anymore. Joe cowardly tackles responsibilities such as education which makes his character more frustrating than ever. Mimi questions her flamboyant nature. They take what was familiar in the first season and make it more realistic and relatable for their fans who have grown up.

I previously spoke with Coleen O’Shaughnessey and Jeff Nimoy who played the roles of Sora and Tentamon in the original series. They said if asked they would reprise their roles they would definitely take the opportunity and so it will be interesting to see if they will be featured.

New characters and Digimon have also been introduced into the series. It seems like this series has taken an influence from Digimon Tamers. The reason for this idea is that there are more people who know about the Digimon’s existence and have been working undercover. New characters include Daigo Nishijima and Maki Himekawa who have been monitoring the digi-destined. Another influence from Tamers is the focus on Digimon being data. Like computer data, Digimon are manipulated to become evil through a virus and turn into data when defeated. Looking like data and glitching out is different, but the interception of digital/electronic devices from the movie are still a major part. The Digital World itself envisions a more computer-like aspect than the originals and reminisces the movie with empty space surrounded by code.

The series is full of nostalgia for fans of the originals who have grown up and lost touch with other series’ down the line. There’s plenty of new content, humour and Digimon but, still the same feeling of these characters we watched on TV.

I highly recommend checking out the Japanese versions already available. There’s also a pretty sweet intro theme as well.