Capcom brought out the big mega busters for their 30th anniversary stream for Mega Man, announcing a slew of classic game ports along with a brand new major installment to the long-running platforming series.
On their 30th anniversary stream to celebrate the original Mega Man, Capcom has announced that the Mega Man X games 1-8 with be coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2018, and the previously-released Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will be arriving on Switch with some form of amiibo support. Most exciting of all, though, was the announcement of a brand new mainline series entry, Mega Man 11:
This new sequel moves away from the pixel art look of the previous series revival Mega Man 9, and utilizes a more 2.5D rendered style reminiscent of Mighty No. 9 (although this looks more like what everyone wanted Keiji Inafune’s Kickstarter to be all along).
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Along with some gameplay of this exciting new entry, much was discussed about the art direction for the new series. As it turns out, Capcom left a couple clues as to the eventual look of MM11 in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2‘s art gallery (see below):
The image on the right depicts Mega Man having attained one of the boss robot master’s powers, which in this game will bring a form change to Mega Man, along with the usual color change. The stream also left this brief glimpse of the as-yet-unnamed robot master this look stems from:
So to recap the load of announcements Capcom dropped:
- Mega Man 11 coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in late 2018
- Mega Man X installments 1 through 8 coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2018
- Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 coming to Nintendo Switch with amiibo support
Are you excited for this news? Are you a Mega Man fan, or if not, has this news enticed you to finally check out the franchise? Let us know if the comments!
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