Mega Man 11 Gets An October 2018 Release Date And An Amiibo

If October 2018 was already packed with gaming goodness, you’re going to have to make room for one more. Capcom has just announced that Mega Man 11 will be released this October. And it’s an early release, dropping on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch this October 2, 2018.

Here’s all the info that Capcom sent our way.

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. 

Our first glimpse at the robot masters including Block Man and Fuse Man

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. 


Update: Looks like there’s a bit more info coming out regarding Mega Man 11. Checking out the Japanese site, it appears that the title will also have a difficulty setting. 

For people who are playing Rockman for the first time, we have a wealth of difficulty settings from “NEW COMER” which reduces the number of mistakes with various assist functions, to “EXPERT” boasting more than the conventional counterparts

Megaman 11 difficulty settings

Screws/Bolts will also return in the game.  These items are hidden throughout the game and can be used to to purchase items in shops (at least that’s how they worked before).
Item manufacturing screen image

That’s not all, as Capcom and Nintendo also announced the amiibo to go right along with the game – on the Switch. No word on the pricing as of yet.


Here’s the Mega Man 11 amiibo.

Mega Man 11 will also be playable during E3 2018 at the Capcom booth (South Hall, #2223) from June 12-14, 2018. If you’re heading out to the event, definitely make sure you try and get some hands-on with the Blue Bomber’s return.

Mega Man 11 releases on October 2, 2018, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.


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