The date has been set and it looks like Mega Man 11 will be hitting the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on October 2nd this year so that it can keep up with the whole 30th anniversary celebration that is going on for the franchise. Something that I know Capcom wants us all to keep being reminded of with all of the other collections of the past titles coming along with it. Much like many of the other IPs coming to this point. We will focus back on Mega Man 11 for now as it is the new title and will not only be bringing us more to the character and story. That, and a few new mechanics that we have yet to experience in any of the thirty years we have been enjoying Mega Man.
You can pre-order Mega Man 11 right now and that will score you an alternate soundtrack for the game to be used while playing. Not the most exciting of things, but it should add on to the fun of the new Double Gear system that will be adding in a few changes to Mega Man like enhanced speed, power, and other hidden abilities for the Mega Buster and other weapons we claim along the way. You can see some of them, and two of the bosses, in action with the latest trailer for Mega Man 11 that we have down below. Then get ready to wait a bit longer to see the rest and see just where all of this will take us in the future of this game and most likely the franchise. At least that would be the easy assumption for it all if it sells well.
Mega Man 11 — Pre-order Trailer
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. 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.
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.
Will Mega Man 11 be the title that gets you ready for the hardcore gaming sessions this Fall? What do you think of the Double Gear system that we are going to be seeing added to the franchise here and do you think it will shake the gameplay up enough? What other bosses do you think we will see in the game based on Fuse Man and Block Man that we get to see here? Let us all know what you are thinking down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. When we have more for Mega Man 11, we will pass it along here to you. Just be sure to keep check-in on the site to see it all as we get closer to the release date.