Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2, a compilation of all the classic Mega Man X games together for $20 each, has a new mode called X Challenge. This week’s Famitsu offered some new information on what to expect (translation and scans via Rockman Corner). As it turns out, there’s quite a lot. For instance, did you know there’s actually a story to X Challenge?
X Challenge has two volumes, one for each Collection, and they offer different stages. For example, Stage 1 to 3 in the first volume will have Slash Beast and Crescent Grizzly as bosses. The same stages in Volume 2 will have Web Spider and Wire Sponge though. There are 27 stages in total and players can choose up to three out of nine Special Weapons to battle with (pooled from Mega Man X to X6).
The X Challenge also has difficulty levels that affect settings like health regeneration in the next stage, remaining time carrying over and “strength” of the Mavericks. It also turns out that Mega Man X will have a special new armour similar to Ultimate Armour. No details have been provided on what it does. Finally, online leaderboards for the mode are confirmed.
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 is out on July 24th for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.