Mega Man 11 is officially headed to home consoles and PC on October 2nd, Capcom have announced. Not only that, the house that built the blue bomber has dropped a brand-new trailer and TONS of details! Hit the jump below – do it now!
Plot synopsis from Capcom Unity:
"It’s no surprise that the mustache-twirlingly evil Dr. Wily is up to his old tricks, but this time the master of malevolence has a brand new tactic tucked away in his lab coat. Reflecting on his younger days when he studied alongside Dr. Light – the good-natured and ever-hopeful creator of Mega Man – Wily recalls a creation of his own: the Double Gear system, capable of pushing robots beyond their normal capabilities. Putting his idea into action, the unscrupulous doctor steals eight of Dr. Light’s robots to use for his own nefarious plans. At Mega Man’s request, Dr. Light installs the prototype Double Gear system in the heroic blue ‘bot, imbuing our hero with brand new skills in his quest to put a stop to Dr. Wily’s diabolical plan and continue the fight for everlasting peace!"
Here's what you can do with 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.
- Overdrive Mode - 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.
"Block Man! This vain, brick-building ‘bot has an ego the size of a pyramid, and a bit of a hero complex to go with it. Headstrong and thick as a brick, Block Man is able to form blocks out of thin air, and can use the Power Gear to change into a gargantuan form when he’s pushed to his limits. This rock-solid Robot Master is definitely no pushover, but you’ll have to navigate a series of perilous pyramids in order to reach him."
"Fuse Man! This fast-thinking Robot Master resides deep within a power plant, filled with challenging platforming and tricky traps. Never one to refuse a fight, this speed demon will charge you with assault and battery if you’re not careful. Getting to his lair to begin with is a challenge on its own, with lasers that will require quick thinking to maneuver around and lots of electrified surfaces that will give you a jolt if you don’t watch where you step!"
"New to Mega Man 11 is how parts of Mega Man’s appearance change when he equips a Robot Master’s weapon, giving him a distinct look reminiscent of the Robot Master he’s acquired each weapon from. It’s also easier than ever to choose a power to use thanks to a new weapon wheel that can be accessed with a flick of the right thumb stick, letting you switch weapons on the fly. Helping Mega Man in his fight for everlasting peace, Roll and Auto can create useful upgrades and items to upgrade Mega Man using bolts scattered throughout stages and dropped by enemies, giving Mega Man even more versatility for combat than any previous mainline Mega Man title before."
Pre-orders for Mega Man 11 are now available through Capcom with others to follow shortly. Pre-order through "qualified" retailers (Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Nintendo eShop, Steam) and you'll receive "a FREE suite of eight alternative, in-game instrumental piano arrangements for the stage themes when Mega Man 11 releases."
Pre-ordering the game on PlayStation Network yields an exclusive Dr. Light's lab theme. Grab it here.
The game will have a psychical and digital release in North America (and Japan) for $29.99 across all platforms.