Mega Man X fans have been patiently waiting for new content from the franchise for literal years at this point. Aside from the Legacy Collection bundles released back in 2018 along with a... shall we say, enthusastic mobile game in the form of Mega Man X DiVE in 2020, we've had no original content since Mega Man X8 launched all the way back in 2004.
Well, Mega Man X is back... Sort of. But not really. The original SNES game is getting the homage treatement in brand new Minecraft x Mega Man X DLC, which is available now on Nintendo Switch. The content will include some iconic levels from the original game, 10 character skins (including X and Zero, of course), the Mega Man X soundtrack, and multiplayer support.
Be aware that you'll need the latest version of Minecraft in order to download this DLC.
Here's what Mojang Studios itself has to say about the release:
"Dash through the blockiest Mega Man X world, charged with the original Mega Man X soundtrack and 14 classic skins from the series! Use The Blue Bomber’s arsenal of 9 weapons to fight an army of Mavericks, make your way through iconic levels, and defeat epic bosses."
Hopefully this is some sort of signal that we can potentially expect more Mega Man X content in the future, but we're not going to hold our breath. Minecraft has played host to a number of different IP over the years, so this is just one more to check off the list.
Will you be checking out the Mega Man X DLC for Minecraft? Let us know with a comment down below.
I don't play minecraft but, as a Megaman X fan, that looks and sounds incredible!
Gotta agree with @Bobb … I despise Minecraft with a passion but, as another Megaman X fan, THAT DLC looks amazing.
Or you can just play the original.
If you had asked me 20 years ago what Mega Man would look like in the far future of 2023, that's... not what I would have pictured.
Somehow this looks much, much, much worse than the original, which by all standards still looks amazing to this day. Also, the gameplay looks pretty horrible.
I don't think the point of the DLC is to replace the original Megaman X. It's about another treat to Minecraft players
@Bobb Agreed. Still, for the limits of the game, this looks phenomenal!
I mentioned elsewhere, but it's absurd that out of all the Mega Man IPs they could've used in a 3D game where you adventure, mine, and fight baddies underground... they didnt choose Legends.
That DLC looks pretty solid.
I hope Capcom is paving the way to a new Mega Man X.
@DTFaux Legends is really bad, though. Nostalgia goggles blind people to it’s horrendous flaws.
@SonOfDracula I'm not gonna pretend the games aren't without their problems (or that the series isn't on the more niche side compared to X and the original), but let's not assume that folks who have positive opinions about them in 2023 haven't touched the entries since1998 and 2000, respectively...
@DTFaux Because Legends is the smallest possible spinoff franchise of Megaman? And Megaman X is one of if not the most recognizable version of Megaman?
@Ulysses Trust me, I'm not naive to the fact that the X series is one of the more well known versions out there. That said, that hasn't stopped Capcom from using Volnutt [and Tron Bonne and Servbots] to cameo for and rep the Megaman series before.
At this point, any official recognition of Megaman feels like a blessing, I'm more just commenting on the missed (or hopefully, delayed?...) opportunity.
@DTFaux Oh believe me, I'm just as heartbroken about the way Legends 3 evaporated. Part of me still hopes Capcom will secretly finish Legends 3 for Switch someday.
I’d say its combat was the worst aspect. Every fight was BORING or infuriating. Usually both. And the controls were some nonsense, even by 5th Generation PS1/N64 standards.
But from a visual standpoint it actually holds up better than most 5th generation free roam 3D adventures. It’s an attractive game even today.
Also it does have a sweet story, especially if you mentally tie it in with the other Megaman games. It’s the post apocalyptic final chapter of the entire franchise that was hinted at in several games.
I would love for Capcom to do a remake of both Legends titles.
@OrtadragoonX Yeah, Legends would need an overhaul, not a port or remaster. There's literally nothing I enjoyed about it when I played it as a kid lol
@SonOfDracula It’s only “horrendous flaw” is the tank controls, which aren’t that difficult to get used to and are frankly over exaggeration from most critics. Most people who discover & spend time with Legends say it’s quite ahead of its time and a gem to play to this day. Couldn’t agree more, can’t say I’ve found a game that comes close to the level of charm that Legends has to offer.
@SirCarbs Whenever I see, “most people” that usually means a couple of YouTube personalities. I don’t think a large majority of people are clamoring to play this outdated mess.
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