Mega Man™ Battle Network Legacy Collection will upload all 10 Mega Man™ Battle Network titles, including graphics filters and additional bonus content, to today’s consoles, including Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 (PS4™), and PC via Steam in 2023. Available as a single collection or as part of two separate digital volumes, the full list of titles in the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection includes:
- Mega Man™ Battle Network
- Mega Man™ Battle Network 2
- Mega Man™ Battle Network 3 White
- Mega Man™ Battle Network 3 Blue
- 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 features optional high-resolution filters that allow players to enjoy smoother, less pixelated visuals. Players can turn the filters off/on at any time if they would prefer to enjoy the original visuals of the Battle Network games. Network Navigators will also be able to access over 1,000 pieces of concept art, character sketches, and official illustrations in the collection’s Gallery. The “Mystery Data” section will contain exclusive illustrations from past events and images of licensed goods from this era of Mega Man™ titles. If you’d like to rock out to some tunes while browsing all of the art, the Music Player includes more than 180 tracks from all 10 titles.
The story of Mega Man Battle Network takes place in the near-future interconnected world of Net Society, which depends upon computer programs known as Network Navigators (or NetNavi for short) to manage everything from their toasters to city power grids. While the networked age brings all manner of convenience, it has also imported a wave of cybercrime eroding all levels of society. In these games, players take on the role of Lan Hikari using their PErsonal Terminal (or PET) and his NetNavi, MegaMan.EXE, to confront the culprits behind these cybercrimes. Players control MegaMan.EXE as he explores the net, engages in grid-based combat, and uses Battle Chips to gain devastating abilities capable of deleting even the most sinister viruses.