Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mega Man X Legacy Collection Album Teases "X's Fight is Not Yet Over"


Copies of the physical Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 soundtrack are popping up in Japan early, and there's a little something interesting hiding in the booklet. The last panel in the game story summary page, right next to Mega Man X8, is the following message: "The story of X's fight is not yet over."

That's the super literal translation, at least. And you know what? It sounds vaguely familiar to a certain message to fans in an old, pre-Mega Man 9 20th anniversary book: "The legend is not yet complete..."

I'm a little divided on what, if anything, this could mean. On one hand it could very well imply there is a future for the Mega Man X series – Mega Man X9 or otherwise. But on the other hand, X's fight technically never ended after X8. Perhaps it's an in-universe reference to the events of the Elf Wars, the Zero and ZX series? It's a little too early to say, maybe. We can speculate, of course. That's always fun.

Source: guu_tara (thanks for the translation, Sensei Hanzo! You too, GileumRix! )

23 comments:

  1. Wow. For me, this confirms that we will indeed have Mega Man X9.

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  2. There's no way that isn't an allusion to Mega Man X9 being in the works. From a visual, design perspective, look at how it reads: X7, X8, then an evenly sized and spaced area with those very words.

    Something's up.

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  3. Please let this be a sign or confirmation of x9 and more. We need to have a arc for game that covers the elf war so it all ties into zero and zx hopefully leading to more zx

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    1. I think they should keep doing what they've done so far and refrain from bridging the series. Just let them live.

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    2. Please,no. Please keep the series separate, I would be extremely displeased to see direct references to Dr. Weil, the Elf Wars and Omega in a X game. The story of the X games is bad, but the Zero series is worse to thr point of being annoying for me. Let us all agree to keep the series separate.

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    3. they are literally in same universe and time line with zero referencing x a lot.

      wut?

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  4. I'm pretty sure this is as close as we'll get to a teaser for X9, before a proper reveal.

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  5. Kazihiro Tsuchiya(CAPCOM staff) wasn't lying when he said they have plans for X's 30th anniversary.

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  6. Anybody know where I could buy this digitally? I have a copy coming in from Japan, but I'm impatient :(

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  7. I hear what you're saying, but this is likely eluding to X9. Great news, but I kind of figured with the hype Mega Man has been getting that we would get this. I haven't been this happy in a very long time as a Mega Man fan.

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  8. I eould love to see a new game into the X series based on his time during the Elf Wars.

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  9. It could be awesome, megaman X deserve to be back!

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  10. What can I say...just fucking yes, even for now there's now official confirmation, it's finally a really good news to see that like the legacy X collections...I can't wait to have the two at home.
    The soundtrack Legacy is an awesome album. Capcom finally understand the importance of the Blue Bomber in the video game world! ESSENTIAL!

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  11. Hopefully, it will look like the SNES,PSX and PSP entries and not like X7 and X8, especially X8 with the ugly and bad character AND level design, 3D rendering, voice acting (I wanna punch signas everytime I come back from a stage) etc. If they show something like that : I will NOT be interested. Mega Man X Corrupted is far more interesting. Maybe they could put the Rockman 11 team behind the project...

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    1. Are you mixing up X7 with X8?

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    2. Mega Man X Corrupted will never be official though.

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    3. X7's modeling is very well done thoigh. Sure, no mouth movements, but everyone looks as they should with very vibrant textures. Even the Legacy Collection Dev team praised it for being very well done and easy to port/upscale.

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  12. If an X9 does happen, I wonder what animals they'll pick for the bosses. There are still so many they haven't tried.

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  13. I'll take this with a grain of salt and leave my expectations in check, but if x9 does happen then that will be awesome.

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  14. Let's face it, this definitely means X9 and I couldn't be more sure and happy!!!

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  15. "The LEGEND is not yet complete..."

    Mega Man Legends 3 Confirmed.

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