Mega Man 11 Release Date Announced

Capcom announced today that Mega Man 11 will release on October 2nd, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. That’s right, the blue helmet warrior is back in 2018 in a new adventure blending classic side-scrolling action gameplay with a fresh new look and new features.

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The press release gives a glimpse into the story, “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.”

The Double Gear system in Mega Man 11 adds a unique new twist on the platforming action, offering options to enhance Mega Man’s speed and power on the fly. Speed Gear allows for the slowing of time, useful for navigating the tricky platforming sections or to avoid fast-moving enemies or obstacles.

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Power Gear means being able to charge the Mega Buster to a new level, and weapon-based abilities become even more robust. Then, the Double Gear allows Mega Man to gain access to a hidden ability when at critical health to activate both gears simultaneously, unleashing maximum power and allowing for deft maneuvers in the direst situations.

Don’t forget Mega Man is already on the Switch as part of the Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2, with all 10 original series titles now playable on the platform. Furthermore, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 is coming this July 24th, 2018 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Published by Rhys Baldwin.

Mega Man 11 Announced & MORE

During Capcom’s Mega Man 30th Anniversary livestream on Twitch, the developer and publisher of the beloved platforming series announced a new mainline Mega Man title. That’s right, he’s back.

Mega Man 11 will feature the familiar side-scrolling action that fans love but will also look to revolutionise the experience for newcomers to the series. The game will offer a number of difficulty options and bring its own signature challenges. The title is set to release on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in late 2018.

If that wasn’t enough it was confirmed that both previously released Legacy Collections will be making their way to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018. This will make all 10 of the numbered series games playable on the handheld console hybrid leading up to the release of the 11th title. The first collection includes the original six 8-bit games and will see the addition of a rewind feature, allowing you to go back in time after mishaps. Said feature will make it’s way to existing owners of the title on other platforms too.

That isn’t even it, the Mega Man X series that features eight titles are also coming to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, set to release in Summer 2018.

Written by Rhys Baldwin.

(News Courtesy of Capcom)