After a weekend of murmurs, it has finally been confirmed that Mega Man 11 is bombing on to the PlayStation 4 on October 2nd. The rumour mill was a day out, but who are we to judge?
The North American PlayStation Blog was chosen to make the disclosure; we can only imagine that the launch date will be the same for both sides of the Atlantic. But either way, there are many reasons to turn blue with excitement as Kellen Haney of Capcom was quick to tell us.
“Now, Mega Man is about to get equipped with his most powerful upgrade yet in Mega Man 11: the Double Gear system.
“Dr. Wily is up to his old tricks, and Mega Man must tap into the evil genius’s own technology to combat eight haywire Robot Masters. The new Double Gear system allows Mega Man to increase his speed, slowing the world around him to a crawl, or power up his Mega Buster shots to blow away tough enemies. You’ll be able to tap into these new abilities from the start of the game, which can be helpful aids in tricky situations.”
In addition to the new mechanic, we’ve also been introduced to a couple of new bosses. Fuse Man is a fast and sparky fella, keen to zap you with a few hundred volt. Unfortunately Block Man is no friendlier, instead opting to drop pixelated cubes on to your head.
They’ve also incorporated a weapon wheel in to the controls. They’re hoping it will make its handling more efficient and modern.
The blog ends by pointing out that pre-orders are now live, and will come bundled with a few enticing extras.
“All pre-orders will include in-game alternate soundtrack DLC so you can groove through stages with remixed music. And, in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Mega Man, pre-orders on PlayStation Network will also include an amazing interactive Mega Man theme created by Truant Pixel.”
If this article wasn’t mega enough for you then head over to the PlayStation Blog to read through a couple of stages. Or don’t, if you prefer a surprise. Your choice.
Are you ready to Smurf it up?