Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is coming to Steam in January

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is a collection of six games from two separate series and "a ton of bonus content" that's headed to PC (and other platforms, if that's your thing) early next year. Taking place 600 years after the Mega Man X games, the Mega Man Zero series—four games in all—"sets the stage for the revival of the legendary Reploid Zero as he joins human scientist Ciel and Resistance forces in their fight for a better future."

Hundreds of years after Mega Man Zero wraps up, along comes Mega Man ZX: Humans and Reploids are living in peace but now the Mavericks have arrived to mess things up. And once you've got that unpleasantness cleared up, it's time for Mega Man ZX Advent, featuring two new heroes looking to make their marks on the world.

Players who want the Mega Man experience without the Mega-hassle can take advantage of Casual Scenario Mode, which provides powers-up, extra lives, and eliminates insta-death spikes and pits (they'll inflict damage instead), and Save-Assist, which automatically saves your game mid-mission. Each feature can be turned on and off in each individual game. 

Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent will also feature optional visual filters and screen layouts, and there's a new Z Chaser mode being added, although details on that won't be revealed for awhile yet. 

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection will be out on January 21 on Steam.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.