Mega Man 11 heads to Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch in early October, Capcom today confirmed.
The release will celebrate the franchise’s 30 year anniversary with “classic side-scrolling action gameplay with new features and a fresh new look” on 2 October, Capcom advised.
“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,” Capcom said via press release.
“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.”
The new Gear system will also offer different enhancements to Mega Man, as follows:
- 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.
Mega Man 11 heads to Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch on 2 October.