Mega Man 11 will be released for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 2.
Capcom announced the new game today, and released some new story and gameplay details for the upcoming title.
In Mega Man 11, series villain Dr. Wily is back to his mischievous ways and has decided to invest in an ambitious idea from his time at Robot University where he studied alongside Dr. Light, Mega Man’s creator.
Dr. Light, who also recalls this inventive idea, decides to upgrade Mega Man with this powerful prototype known as the Double Gear system. The system is a brand new ability being added into the Mega Man series for the first time.
The Double Gear system in Mega Man 11 adds a unique new twist on the platforming action known throughout the series, offering enhancements to Mega Man’s speed and power.
The Double Gear gives Mega Man access to a hidden ability to activate both gears simultaneously when at critical health, unleashing maximum power and allowing for deft maneuvers in the direst situations.
Some of these new abilities detailed include the Speed Gear which gives the player the ability to slow the flow of time. The Power Gear is also new—that allows the player to charge the Mega Buster to a new level.
Mega Man 10 was the last main installment in the Mega Man franchise to be released. It originally came out on March 2010, for the Nintendo Wii, PS4, and Xbox 360. That makes Mega Man 11 the first new main series Mega Man game to be released in eight years.