Capcom is bringing the entire Mega Man X franchise to modern platforms this July in the Mega Man X Legacy Collection. In addition to the games, the Legacy Collection comes packed with extra content like concept art, music, and even a prequel anime. There’s also the new X Challenge mode, complete with its own story. With just over a week to go until the bundle drops, Capcom has just revealed another new feature.
Mega Man X Legacy Collection adds a new “Rookie Hunter” mode. This feature can be selected on the menu screen, or toggled on and off during gameplay. When selected, Rookie Hunter mode acts like an easy setting by halving the damage you take from enemies. It will also prevent instant deaths from spikes and bottomless pits, but this latter function is only available in Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X8 for some reason.
This will be a welcome addition for less experienced fans looking to enjoy the classic games. The fact that you can switch it on and off at will is fantastic, giving players the ability to challenge themselves whenever they wish without completely halting their progress if things get too tough. Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 launches next week on July 24th.