Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection releases April 14, 2023 – PlayStation.Blog

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Hello PlayStation players, pleased to meet you. I’m Mr. Famous! I’m glad to announce that Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will be released on April 14, 2023. I’m also excited to bring you a new trailer and tell you that you can pre-order Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection starting today!

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the latest information regarding the recently announced online gameplay features and additional bonuses included in Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection. Before that, allow me to introduce the Mega Man Battle Network series.

The Mega Man Battle Network series takes place in Network Society, where advanced network technology connects and powers everything from household devices to the infrastructure of cities. This system is typically referred to as “the Cyberworld” and has become a part of everyday life for the citizens of Network Society. 

People carry Personal Terminals, or PETs – mobile devices equipped with sentient programs called NetNavis. PETs and NetNavis allow people to enjoy the many benefits the network provides by “jacking in,” a process of connecting their PET to various devices.

Although advanced network technology has improved everyday life for many people around the world, it has also brought with it new opportunities for cybercrime. The protagonist, Lan Hikari, and his NetNavi, MegaMan.EXE, must work together to solve a recent wave of cybercrime incidents.

Battles ensue when you encounter sentient viruses in the Cyberworld. The player can move MegaMan.EXE freely within the red 3×3 grid while enemies move around in and attack from the blue area. MegaMan.EXE can use Battle Chips to his advantage when facing enemy programs as well! Battle Chips have several uses, including recovering HP, inflicting damage on enemies in unique ways, and much more. Jack in to the action of Battle Network and strategize when and how to use the diverse Battle Chips that are available to you.

The Battle Network Legacy Collection contains 10 classic games, including the different versions of the mainline games in the series, from Mega Man Battle Network to Mega Man Battle Network 6. 

Now, let’s get into the new online functions! Players can enjoy head-to-head NetBattling and Battle Chip Trading with far-away NetBattlers by connecting to the Internet. You can access online functionalities through in-game submenus in each game.

From the NetBattle menu, you can choose either “Practice” to enjoy battles casually, or “Real Thing” battles where the winner takes a Battle Chip from the loser’s backpack. You can also choose “Triple Battle” where games are decided in a best of three matches, “Version Battle” which preserves the rules from the original games, and more.

 “Private Match” allows you to play with far-away friends by entering a room code.

In “Public Match” you can also play ranked matches with far-away NetBattlers.

In the “Trade” menu, you can exchange Battle Chips, Styles, Programs, and Folders based on the original versions of each game. You can choose Private Trade to trade with your friends, or Public Trade, which will allow you to trade with NetBattlers from all over the world.

*PlayStation Plus subscription is required to use online functions.

Let’s not forget the Download Chips! Download Chips are special Battle Chips that were originally distributed in very specific ways such as in-person events held in Japan. A total of 15 Download Chips are included in Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection.

Several highly rare and unique chips are included.

Finally, let’s jump into the Custom PET Pack. The Custom PET Pack is a DLC containing Special Skins and songs with special arrangements. Special Skins change the appearance of the 3D MegaMan.EXE who guides you in the Legacy Collection. There are also four songs with special arrangements that can be played in the music player. The Custom PET Pack will be available as a pre-order bonus. Make sure you get it!

In Vol.1, Hub Style will be available for 3D MegaMan.EXE, and two songs with special arrangements will be added to the music player.

In Vol. 2, Dark MegaMan will be enabled for 3D MegaMan.EXE, as well as two additional songs with special arrangements in the music player.

*Bonuses may vary depending on region.

Thank you very much for reading this far. No matter what, we’re always connected!

Sincerely yours, Mr. Famous

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