Physical collectors rejoice! The physical edition of Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection will contain every game on the series, all on one cartridge. A tweet from the official Mega Man Twitter account put it clear as day that all six games will be playable from boot with no additional downloads.
6 games. 5 heroes. 2 series. 1 cartridge or disc.
Grab Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection at retail for Switch, PS4, or XB1 in North America starting January 21st, 2020, and get all six games plus Z Chaser with no additional downloads required! pic.twitter.com/oscZDOl5Z4
— Mega Man (@MegaMan) September 13, 2019
The Mega Man Zero series is a direct sequel to the Mega Man X franchise. The player takes control of Zero a century after the events of X. There are four games in the Mega Man Zero series across the Game Boy Advance and a collection on DS. The two ZX series games take place after the Zero series and are basically a Metroidvania spin on Mega Man, and they also offer female protagonists.
In recent memory, there have been quite a few game collections for the Switch that required additional downloads. Final Fantasy X-X2 HD Remaster, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and even the physical releases of both Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 have offered around half or less of the content on the cartridge. Capcom has done everyone a favor here by cutting out the guesswork. Finally a win for the physical collector.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection releases on Jan. 21, 2020.