Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Z Chaser Trailer and TGS 2019 News

Briefly introduced when the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection was announced back in August, here's a much closer look at the "Z Chaser" mode designed for the collection. Plus, we also have news from today's Live Stage Event at Tokyo Game Show. Everything after the break!

In case you can't watch the trailer, here's the full rundown of the Z Chaser Mode features:
  • Single Chaser – The rules are simple: Race against the clock and clear each stage! Includes five difficulties levels (B, A, S, Z, ZZ). Zoom through each stage to beat your best time! Every millisecond counts! There are 12 stages in total! Do you have what it takes to defeat your rivals?
  • Double Chaser – Go head-to-head with friends in local play on one console!
  • World Record Chaser – Download top-ranked replay data from players across the globe and challenge their best times! Improve your top time as you chase your rivals. It’s up to you to choose how to play!

Today at Tokyo Game Show Capcom presented the Rockman × TEAM SHACHI Collaboration Project and it turns out it was something more than a music collaboration! It's also a web browser mini-game for smartphones. If you want to play it, visit this website, scan the QR Code with your smartphone, and enjoy! Be aware that you need a smartphone running iOS 10/Android 8 or above and the web browsers Chrome or Safari. Above you can watch the full Video Clip of the song Rocket Queen feat. MCU.

Finally a work-in-progress design for the Rockman & Rockman X 5-In-1 Special Box was shown during the Rockman Zero & ZX Double Hero Collection & Rockman Series Special Stage. A new re-design of Rockman and X internal schematics drawn by Ryuji Higurashi and Keiske Mizuno.

During the Live Stage we also received confirmation that Kazuhiro Tsuchiya is now the producer of the Rockman series as opposed to his role in Mega Man 11 where he was just the producer of the game. You can think of him as the "new Keiji Inafune".

Tokyo Game Show is far from over, Capcom still have some live events planned for this weekend, check the full schedule here.


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    1. Thank God this franchise has leadership direction again. Now how long until X9?

  2. As chaotic as X Challenge could seem at times, I didn't really expect it to be topped by any extra mode ever. While both that and Z Chaser require a great deal of knowledge of the game and its rules I think X Challenge does a better job at being a new experience despite reused assets. The familiarity with quirks in boss AI and weapons was needed at the higher difficulties, or even just buster-only, and that made it feel like a real challenge geared towards series veterans. Still, one of the many reasons it worked out was because bosses in the X series are very lenient compared to the Zero series. Something like that would never work out in the Zero collection, since the bosses are much less exploitable and much more tightly designed.

  3. Anyone remember Zero 2's multiplayer option? I guess they finally revisited the racing portion.

  4. Wait a minute, one of of the names on the leaderboard in that trailer is "LiTo". Did they seriously sneak in a reference to the MMZ manga?


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