It has been announced that the Mega Man 11 game will be officially released this coming October. The news coincides with the 30th anniversary of the franchise and follows up the Mega Man Legacy Collections title released for the Nintendo Switch. The newest installment in the series will also feature a new addition with the Double Gear system.
As Forbes reported on Wednesday morning, the Double Gear system allows players to switch between Speed and Power gear. Speed gear will slow down time and Power gear will help to give more power when performing attacks. Players can also combine the abilities for strategic use in the new game. A YouTube trailer video for the game’s release features the Double Gear system in action.
It’s being said that Mega Man 11 has a more modern look to it than its predecessor Mega Man 10. The tenth title in the series had more of the 8-bit graphics look that previous titles had. The newest title looks like it will retain the 2D style of how the gameplay operates.
The Mega Man franchise has been going strong since 1987 with the release of the original title on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Since then, it has spawned ten installments, the Mega Man & Bass spin-off, and versions of the game for Game Boy, Sega Genesis, and the Sega Game Gear consoles. In August 2017, the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 was released. There have also been six Mega Man Mobile titles all release last year.
Mega Man 10 was released back in 2010 and was known as “Threat from Other Space” based on its Japanese title’s translation. The game was first released as a download for various game consoles before it was made available via physical copies. The game received mostly good scores from reviews sites including an 8.5 out of 10 from IGN and an 8 out of 10 from the GameSpot website.
The official release date for Mega Man 11 will be on Tuesday, October 2nd. The newest title in the popular series will be made available on Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch, and on personal computers.