Capcom announced that it’s developing Mega Man 11 for release next year to celebrate the 30th birthday of the hugely popular game character. On Monday, the game developer revealed the official trailer for the game during a much-hyped livestream on Twitch.
Capcom reveals Mega Man 11
The first game in the franchise was initially released on Dec. 17, 1987 for the Nintendo, but the next one will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. There hasn’t been a new title in the series since 2010 with the release of Mega Man 10.
As one would expect, Mega Man 11 will be a platform game with side-scrolling action like the first 10 titles in the franchise, although Capcom is adding some impressive new effects to it. The game maker said instead of continuing to use the traditional 8-bit style like it continued to do in the newest titles, it will be using “hand-drawn” art.
In Mega Man 11, the Blue Bomber will again be collecting power-ups, fighting bosses and traveling through some difficult levels. Also Mega Man’s appearance changes in addition to his color when he grabs a power-up. We’ve embedded the official Mega Man 11 trailer from Capcom at the bottom of this post. Koji Oda is directing the game, while Kazuhiro Tsuchiya is producing.
More goodies for Mega Man fans
The developer plans to launch the game late next year, but in the meantime, there’s another gift for fans of the franchise. Capcom also announced on Monday that the eight Mega Man X titles will be going to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
The game maker did not provide release dates or say whether they will be released individually or as a bundle. However, a bundle seems likely as Capcom previously released Mega Man Legacy Collections 1 and 2, which contained the first 10 titles, on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The company said that the collections will be landing on the Switch with support for amiibos next year as well.
Here’s the official Mega Man 11 trailer, which will have to satisfy fans for now until Capcom releases further details in 2018: