Mega Man fans rejoice! The blue bomber is finally back to take down the Robot Masters, and end Dr. Wily’s nefarious shenanigans.
In Mega Man 11, players will have access to a new array of abilities, including the brand new Double Gear system, which can slow down time or overpower your Mega Buster. The Double Gear system is a new core mechanic in the series, providing players with new options and strategies to develop as they move through levels. Utilizing this system is not mandatory, but it does provide a major leg up for those who take advantage of it.
Players will have to watch out for the Robot Masters who leverage this power as well. As players wittle away the Robot Masters’ health, they will take advantage of the Double Gear system to overclock themselves, taking boss fights to a whole new level.
Mega Man 11 also features several exciting new modes and features, including:
- For vets and first-timers – Multiple difficulty options are available for a player of any platformer skill level. Controls for an on-screen weapon wheel have been added for easy accessibility to all of Mega Man’s weapons during combat.
- Multitude of classic and unique Challenge Modes – Tackle a wealth of classic Challenge Modes such as Time Attack or Score Attack as well as several other unique Challenge Modes like Balloon Rush, Jump Saver and more.
- Bust to the top of the Online Leaderboards – Best your buddies’ scores or times across several Challenge Modes or simply aim for the top, challenging players around the world. A nifty auto-upload option ensures your score/time is uploaded automatically to the Online Leaderboards.
- Get caught up on robo-lore in the Gallery – Get up close and check out the unusual and wonderful characters of Mega Man 11!
Check out the trailer below:
Mega Man 11 is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. A physical collector’s edition is also available for Nintendo Switch, including a Mega Man amiibo and more memorabilia.
THC’s Thoughts: I’ve really only played games from the Mega Man X series, so I’ve never played too much of the classics. That said, it’s exciting to see the way Capcom moved the series forward while simultaneously rooting the game on its predecessors. What do you think of the new entry? Will you be picking it up? Let us know in the comments below!