Capcom confirmed today that in celebration of the Mega Man series’ 30th anniversary the iconic hero will return in brand new release Mega Man 11. Blending classic side-scrolling action gameplay with new features and a fresh new look, the Blue Bomber’s latest adventures will arrive on October 2, 2018 for PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC.
In the events of Mega Man 11, long-time mustachioed series villain Dr. Wily is back to his mischievous ways and has had a true flash of evil genius, deciding to invest in an ambitious idea from his time at Robot University where he studied alongside Dr. Light, Mega Man’s benevolent creator. Dr. Light, who also recalls this inventive idea, decides to upgrade Mega Man with this powerful prototype known as the Double Gear system, installing it into his circuits and expanding his abilities for the greatest fight yet for everlasting peace as they take on the evil attempts of Dr. Wily to conquer the world. In a new trailer released today, fans can get a first look at the all-new Double Gear system as well as formal introductions to two of the game’s new Robot Master bosses: the egotistical brick-building Block Man and the electrifying speed demon Fuse Man.
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The veteran development team behind this new entry has retained the series’ core gameplay gamers have come to know and love. Jump, slide, shoot, and more through challenging stages and Robot Masters. Defeating them and absorbing their powers is the heart of the game, and swapping between all the new powers is now easier and faster than ever through a useful weapon wheel. The Double Gear system in Mega Man 11 adds a unique new twist on the satisfying platforming action, offering options to enhance Mega Man’s speed and power on the fly.
- Speed Gear – Introduces the ability to slow the flow of time, a useful tool for many situations such as navigating tricky platforming sections or avoiding fast-moving enemies or obstacles.
- Power Gear – Allows players to charge the Mega Buster to a new level, and weapon-based abilities become even more robust.
- Double Gear – When at critical health, Mega Man will gain access to a hidden ability to activate both gears simultaneously, unleashing maximum power and allowing for deft maneuvers in the direst situations.
In addition to Mega Man 11, fans of the Blue Bomber have a lot to look forward to in this mega year with Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 on Nintendo Switch newly released this month, with all 10 of the original series now playable on the platform. Additionally, all of the games in the more mature, futuristic X series will be available in Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2, coming this July 24, 2018 to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
Mega Man 11 and Mega Man X Collection 1 + 2 will make their public playable debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, CA at the Capcom booth (South Hall, #2223) from June 12-14, 2018.
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After watching the trailer my only critique is Mega Man’s voice….oh man, that’s bad. Like a poorly dubbed anime or something. 🙁 Bleh.