Mega Man 11
Yesterday, Capcom held a special livestream for the 30th Anniversary of the Mega Man series, and there were some pretty neat announcements for fans. The biggest one is quite obviously Mega Man 11, which is coming to the Nintendo Switch in late 2018 (alongisde other platforms). Unlike the Mega Man Legacy Collections, it’s developed in-house, by a team of “talented, veteran development team at Capcom”.
The game is designed in order to appeal to both existing fans and newcomers, with challenging platforming action, but also a variety of difficulty options to ease (or spice up) things. Capcom chose to get rid of the old-school 2D artstyle used by Mega Man 9 and 10, and instead went with a 2.5D art style featuring “completely hand-drawn characters and environments”.
We don’t know much about the game itself, other than Mega Man will have to (once again!) take on Dr Wily’s machines in order to (presumably) save the world. Of course, he will be able to take the weapons of the Robot Masters, and this time, he also takes on their characteristics.
Unfortunately, fans will have to be patient before getting more details about Mega Man 11: the next time Capcom will share some will be in Summer 2018 (presumably at E3 2018).
Here’s the debut trailer and some pictures for Mega Man 11:
Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2
Can’t wait for Mega Man 11? Well then, why not replaying the first 10 games in the series? You will be able to do so on Nintendo Switch thanks to Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, both releasing in Spring 2018. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s any extras for the Nintendo Switch versions, though the first collection is getting a Rewing option.
And yes, the two collections will be sold separately, and not on the same cartridge as part of a special pack (though such a pack is definitely something Capcom could announce closer to launch).
Mega Man X
Finally, it was announced that all 8 games from the Mega Man X series would be released on Nintendo Switch this Summer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there will be any sort of collection (like for the original series), and Capcom is seemingly intending to release all 8 games separately.
The Upcoming Games page has been updated with all games announced during the Mega Man 30th Anniversary livestream!
Source: Capcom PR