Nintendo and Capcom have been giving Mega Man all kinds of love on the Virtual Console as of late, making sure that the Blue Bomber’s entire classic line-up and more recent Game Boy Advance games can be played on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
It seems like so long ago, but Mega Man also had a decent little run on the PlayStation that Sony is finally coming around to porting. Capcom has confirmed plans to bring Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5 to the PlayStation Network as PS1 Classics on Sept. 2 and 9th respectively, making them available on both the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
The games will join the PS1 ports of Mega Man 1-4 and the PSP remake Maverick Hunter X on the PSP.
Excellent news. For one thing, it confirms that Sony and other publishers haven’t given up on the PS1 Classics line in the face of PlayStation Now, and it also shows that Capcom still kind of gets what its older fans want. Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5 are two of the best games under the entire overarching Mega Man franchise, combining classic 2D sprites powered by the superior PlayStation hardware and excellent level design.
Plus, Capcom also gets that nobody wants Mega Man X6.
Naturally, the news has flooded Capcom Unity with Mega Man fans asking if this means the Canadian voice actor union issues have cleared the release for the Mega Man Legends games on PSN. It’s going to take a bit more of a miracle for that to happen, I believe.
Still, I can’t get upset with the news of these two classics finally being available on a modern console, especially Mega Man X4. Man, those anime cutscenes were awesome.