Capcom announced today that Mega Man 11 will release on October 2nd, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. That’s right, the blue helmet warrior is back in 2018 in a new adventure blending classic side-scrolling action gameplay with a fresh new look and new features.

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The press release gives a glimpse into the story, “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.”

The Double Gear system in Mega Man 11 adds a unique new twist on the platforming action, offering options to enhance Mega Man’s speed and power on the fly. Speed Gear allows for the slowing of time, useful for navigating the tricky platforming sections or to avoid fast-moving enemies or obstacles.

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Power Gear means being able to charge the Mega Buster to a new level, and weapon-based abilities become even more robust. Then, the Double Gear allows Mega Man to gain access to a hidden ability when at critical health to activate both gears simultaneously, unleashing maximum power and allowing for deft maneuvers in the direst situations.

Don’t forget Mega Man is already on the Switch as part of the Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2, with all 10 original series titles now playable on the platform. Furthermore, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 is coming this July 24th, 2018 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Published by Rhys Baldwin.

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