Capcom held their 30th anniversary stream for the Mega Man franchise and while most fans have already wrote the company off, Capcom came out and announced quite a few things for the Blue Bomber, including the announcement of a new game in the classic series: Mega Man 11!
Mega Man 11 will not be in 8-bit format like Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 were. Instead, it will be upgraded to an HD 1080p style that looks a bit reminiscent of Comcept and Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9. Despite the looks, which have garnered mixed reactions from the community, the game looks and feels like a classic Mega Man game. The trailer showed off Mega Man’s abilities which are jump, shoot, slide and charge shots. In addition, the trailer unveiled the Rush is along for the ride as the Rush Coil was seen propelling Mega Man up to a ledge to grab a coveted E-Tank.
There were no previews or hints of any of the robot masters nor was there a concrete release date outside of a “Coming Late 2018” tag at the end of the video. The video did show off one of the robot master’s powers with Mega Man being able to rain down four turquoise stone blocks. It also appears that Mega Man just doesn’t switch colors this time around, but takes on slightly new forms. The form showed off for this power was spotted in the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 art collection for Mega Man 8.
Mega Man 11 will be coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Mega Man 11 Official Announcement Trailer
Mega Man 11 Screenshots
Mega Man 11 wasn’t the only thing announced by Capcom. They announced via Twitter that all eight Mega Man X games will be coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam in Summer of 2018. It was not stated whether or not the games would be coming separately or as part of a game collection. They did state that more details would be coming in the future for this.
The final big announcement during the stream was that Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in Spring of 2018. In addition to this, there will be exclusive Amiibo support for both titles on the Switch. There will also be a new Rewind feature for both of the Legacy Collection games for all platforms and that will be available for free in a future patch update.
It has been seven long years, but finally, the Blue Bomber is back!