In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Mega Man series, today Capcom announced the Blue Bomber will with the release of Mega Man 11 on October 2nd.
With the announcement of the games release date, Capcom revealed a new gameplay trailer, highlighting the new Double Gear System. Mixing the old mechanics that Mega Man fans adore with fresh abilities, the Double Gear system is an exciting addition to the game, allowing players to quickly enhance Mega Man’s powers as he makes his way through the platformer. The Double Gear system is detailed as:
- 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.
For those new to the series looking to catch up prior to the release, Capcom is making it easier than ever. Just this month Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 released on the Nintendo Switch containing the first 10 games of the series. The collection is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. If you’re still looking to scratch that Rock Man itch, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2, is scheduled for release on July 24, 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
Mega Man 11 will be released on October 2, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC.
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