Before Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter dominated Capcom’s lineup of video games, Mega Man was the company’s most successful franchise. It was 30 years ago in 1987, when we first caught a glimpse of the super robot Mega Man who immediately captured our hearts with his determination to fight the mad scientist, Dr. Wily. To celebrate this huge milestone as the franchise approaches its 30th year, Capcom has announced via a Twitch stream dedicated to Mega Man, that announced all future releases that includes a new game, and a re-release of beloved classics. Check out some of the images of the games from the Capcom Unity blog below:
Mega Man 11
First off, lets talk about the newest game that Capcom will introduce in the franchise, Mega Man 11. It has been seven years since the last entry in the main storyline was released when Mega Man 10 hit the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, and PSP. In Mega Man 11, players can expect the titular hero just as how we remembered him in the past. He is still on a mission to take down Dr. Wily’s mad machines and put a stop to his evil schemes.
However, Mega Man himself has received a some upgrades and a subtle new look. He has now the ability to change more than his color when he swaps to a Robot Master’s weapon. This can be clearly seen in the trailer showed above so expect some awesome transformation as he traverse his way through unique and colorful environments. Mega Man 11 will be out by late 2018 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PCs.
The Return Of The Classics
Don’t let the long wait for the new game bum you out as Capcom is also planning to re-release the classic Mega Man games prior to the release of Mega Man 11. On Spring of 2018, the Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (check out our hands on preview here) will be released for the Nintendo Switch. Afterwards, in Summer of 2018, Capcom will also release all 8 Mega Man X games (check out our retro review here) on all platforms so newcomers to the series can relive the rich history of the franchise before delving into Mega Man 11.
To recap, here are the future releases we can expect from Capcom:
- Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 will be coming for the Switch in Spring 2018
- All 8 Mega Man X Games for the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC in Summer 2018
- The newest entry in the franchise, Mega Man 11, will be coming for the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC by late 2018
It’s really a great time to be a Mega Man fan as Capcom celebrates the 30th year of the franchise. Are you excited to relive your childhood? Or are you curious to discover the wonderful world of Mega Man? Tell us in the comments below and stay tuned for more updates.