Get your Mega Buster and level memorization skills ready for action, as Mega Man 11 will be released on October 2nd, 2018! The reveal comes from a PlayStation Blog post today and describes details about pre-ordering the game on PS4 and introduces some new systems and aspects to the Mega Man franchise.
Touted as the most powerful upgrade Mega Man has ever received, the Double Gear system allows the Blue Bomber to slow down time and overcharge his Mega Buster. While these abilities may seem overpowered to veteran Mega Man players, the player doesn’t have to utilize them. Only one of the abilities can be used at one time as well, and if used too often, Mega Man will overheat, preventing use of either Gear.
Another welcome change to this iteration is how weapons are changed. They can still be selected in the paused menu, but a simple flick of the right thumb stick will also change Mega Man’s weapon. This allows the player to stay engaged in the fight and to never interrupt the action in order to swap out weapons to gain an advantage.
Two Robot Masters are depicted in the new trailer, Block Man and Fuse Man, both of which have interesting attack patterns. It appears that utilizing the new Double Gear system will be essential to these boss fights, as Block Man is strong and transforms into a giant golem like machine that requires the overcharged Mega Buster shot. Fuse Man is very fast, and it appears beneficial to use the slow down technique with the other half of the Double Gear system in this fight.
Mega Man 11 is available for pre-order on the PS4 PlayStation Store and comes with the added bonus of a remixed soundtrack and special PS4 theme on Mega Man history. Check out the pre-order video here:
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