There was some big news coming out of Capcom this week. During a Mega Man 30th Anniversary Livestream on Twitch, the publisher announced that they will be releasing Mega Man 11 in late 2018 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC through Steam.
This announcement comes as a major surprise to Mega Man and Capcom fans. We had already heard about the upcoming release of both the Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for the Nintendo Switch, but with the reveal of the new game, this 30th anniversary just got a whole lot better.
The game will feature the familiar side-scrolling gameplay, but with enhanced features for modern consoles. The graphics will look vastly different from even the most recent Mega Man X game. The game will have a 2.5D (two and half dimension) design direction with hand-drawn characters and environments. Dr. Wily will return as the Big Bad, but players will be introduced to knew Robot Master bosses and new weapons.
The announcement, again, comes ahead of the series’ 30th Anniversary celebration which starts in 2018. Part of the celebration was the announcement of the Legacy games for Nintendo Switch and the new Rewind accessibility option for all consoles and PC.
In addition, all eight games from the Mega Man X series will make their way to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in Summer 2018.
It looks like 2018 will be a phenomenal time for Mega Man fans. I will be looking forward to checking these games out on the PC. Of course, I expect them to be just as hard as they were when I first played them on the Nintendo. There’s nothing like failing miserably at a game to remind you that you just don’t have the dexterity anymore.
You can watch the Mega Man 11 trailer below for a fantastic nostalgia trip and check out some amazing screenshots in the Gallery.