This year marks the 30th anniversary of Capcom’s much-loved Mega Man series, and as a result Capcom celebrated with an anniversary livestream event last night in which it revealed the first new main series Mega Man game in seven years.
Entitled Mega Man 11, the new adventure will feature a mix of 3D modelled characters with hand-drawn environments in ‘2.5D’ style visuals inspired by his classic look. Returning characters such as Rush and Roll will feature, and the devs promise that the series’ hallmark difficulty will be retained, although there’ll also be difficulty options to get new players into the mix. It’ll be out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch at some point in ‘late 2018’. Here’s some screenshots to take a looksie at:
If that wasn’t enough, Capcom has also announced its intention to bring all eight(!) entries in the Mega Man X series to modern consoles Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC in the summer of 2018, and to top that all off it’ll also be porting the classic collections of even older Mega Man games, The Legacy Collection 1 (featuring games 1-6) and The Legacy Collection 2 (with games 7-10), to the Nintendo Switch in Spring. Existing owners of those two collections on the other formats will also get a Rewind feature patched into the game.