Capcom announces Mega Man 11 and a host of re-releases

Mega Man 11 has been announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC for 2018.

It’s the first mainline Mega Man release since Mega Man 10 in 2010. The new game will be a side-scrolling 2D release but will feature 3D character models, which is a departure from the 2D sprites seen in other titles in the series. 11 also sees Mega Man changing his costume whenever he equips a new weapon.

The announcement comes ahead of what will be Mega Man’s 30th anniversary in 2018, and were revealed on a Mega Man focused livestream last night.

Capcom also announced that all eight Mega Man X games will be released for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC some time in 2018. It’s not known whether they will be bundled or individual, or if they will be released physically as well as digitally.

As well as this, there will also be releases for both the Mega Man Legacy Collection and Legacy Collection 2 on Nintendo Switch. The former contains Mega Man 1 through 6, while the second included 7-10. Each had different developers (Backbone the first collection and Capcom the second), and we’re yet to discover who’ll be handling duties on the new releases.

Also confirmed is the addition of a rewind feature that will allow players to retry tricky sections. This will be included in the Switch version at launch, and will be added to existing versions for other formats via a patch.

Here’s a trailer for Mega Man 11:

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