Capcom has confirmed today that in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Mega Man series, a new title in the franchise drops October 2nd, 2018 – Mega Man 11! Releasing on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC, Dr. Wily is back (again) and has had a true flash of evil genius. He’s investing in an idea from his time at Robot University, and Dr. Light, recalling this plan, upgrades Mega Man with the powerful prototype known as “Double Gear”, installing it right into his circuits. Here’s what we know about the Double Gear System:
- Speed Gear – Introduces the ability to slow the flow of time, a useful tool for many situations such as navigating tricky platforming sections or avoiding fast-moving enemies or obstacles.
- Power Gear – Allows players to charge the Mega Buster to a new level, and weapon-based abilities become even more robust.
- Double Gear – When at critical health, Mega Man will gain access to a hidden ability to activate both gears simultaneously, unleashing maximum power and allowing for deft maneuvers in the direst situations.
In addition to this, the Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 is out on the Switch, and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC this July 24th, 2018.