After years of hopes and anticipation, Capcom has finally released Mega Man 11 to the masses. The game is now available digitally and at retail for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One; while PC owners can only buy it digitally.
Unlike 2008’s Mega Man 9 and 2010’s Mega Man 10, the Blue Bomber is back with a more anime-like look; almost reminiscent of the disastrous Mighty No9. Mega Man 11 is also the newest chapter in the long running feud between Mega Man and Dr. Wily by bringing back the classic formula.
Mega Man 11 also introduces the new Double Gear system which allows players to to slow the flow of time or power up his trusty Mega Buster and other weapons acquired from defeated Robot Masters. Don’t expect to make this easier as Wily did the same in his trusty Robot Masters.
Mega Man games have been known for their difficulty; to ease new players in, Capcom has added a handful of new difficulty modes to accommodate all styles of play. Once you’re done with the story, players can tackle a bevvy of Challenge modes such as Time Attack, Score Attack, Balloon Rush; just to name a few.
If you’re on the fence, there’s a demo currently available for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One. I tackled the demo; while it didn’t impress me much, I’m a die-hard Mega Man fan, so this is a no brainer for me.