Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is coming to Switch, PS4 and PC

Nintendo has announced that the Mega Man Battle Network series is coming to Switch, PS3 and Steam.

All 10 games in the main GBA Mega Man Battle Network series are being brought together in a new compilation called Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection.

The compilation, which will be released in 2023, will be sold physically as a single volume, and digitally as two separate volumes.

It will also include a gallery with over 1000 illustrations and a music mode with over 150 songs.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection – trailer

The full list of games to be included is:

  • 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: Blue Moon
  • Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun
  • Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel
  • Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman
  • Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar
  • Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar

While the main Mega Man series is generally associated with side-scrolling action platforming, the Battle Network spin-offs were instead designed as RPGs.

Battles take place on a 6×3 grid and players collect Battle Chips, which are used during fights in a similar style to card-battling games.

The Battle Network series gained a standalone following of its own, leading to their own anime and manga series.

Battle Network 3-6 were re-released on the Wii U Virtual Console, but the first two games have only ever been released in their original GBA incarnations.