While compilations like the Mega Man Legacy Collection offer a great trip down memory lane, they aren't modern experiences. Today, during the Mega Man Anniversary event, Capcom announced that Mega Man 11 will be coming to Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 in late 2018.
Looking at the trailer, it's clear that Mega Man 11 features gorgeous visuals and tight platforming. This is definitely the look we wanted in 2017. The aesthetics are similar to Mighty No. 9 which launched last year. Hopefully, Mega Man 11 won't be plagued with performance issues and other problems like Mighty No. 9. However, only time will tell because the developer needs to make sure the controls are precise more than anything else.
Aside from Mega Man 11, all eight Mega Man X games are coming to Xbox One and other platforms too. It's unclear when they'll hit the console but it should be before Mega Man 11 releases.
All 8 Mega Man X games are coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC! Tune in at https://t.co/qn8POJ2KIj for more details! pic.twitter.com/dAHMD7w5rbAll 8 Mega Man X games are coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC! Tune in at https://t.co/qn8POJ2KIj for more details! pic.twitter.com/dAHMD7w5rb— Mega Man (@MegaMan) December 4, 2017December 4, 2017
Today's reveals are great news for gamers who love the Mega Man franchise because not only will they get to experience some of the best platforming titles of yesteryear in 2018, but they'll also get a brand new adventure. Here's hoping that just like other such projects, the team understands the franchise and makes sure they show it the right reverence when bringing it to the latest generation of devices.
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It's not going to be Xbox Play Anywhere.
It's probably not coming on windows store. When they say PC it's probably Steam.
Yay the mega man x series was the best
Love how everyone is comparing it to modern games.... but capcom used this style with Maverick Huunter X (megaman X remake) on the PSP (and a chibi version of Mega man 1 called Megaman Powered Up! on the PSP as well) Those 2 games ran perfectly, so comparing it to Mighty #9 may not be the most appropriate
Yeah, I saw the trailer for MM11 and I'm really excited. Although I'm more excited about the X collection, I preferred the RPG-like elements and collectables in the X series over the Megaman games.
I was really intent on playing these properly on PC, but my controller broke. These games are insanely hard.
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