Mega Man 11 seems to combine retro game design and slightly modern looks. It adopts a kind of cel-shaded visual style similar to what we saw in Mighty No. 9, but it’s already clear that the game runs far smoother than that much-maligned project. It also does a better job of upgrading the spirit of the old Mega Man titles in terms of their aesthetics. That spirit is evident in this previously leaked concept art for Mega Man‘s new look.
So far as Mega Man 11‘s gameplay goes, Capcom indicated that they are aiming to recreate the classic gameplay of Mega Man titles gone by. While that certainly speaks to the basic gameplay of the series – run, jump, beat bosses, and upgrade your weapons – some fans no doubt hope that it also means the return of Mega Man‘s punishing style of gameplay. After all, Cuphead became a huge success in 2017 largely off the back of incredibly tough Mega Man-like gameplay (and, of course, that game’s art style).
Here’s everything we know about Mega Man 11:
Mega Man 11 Release Date
Mega Man 11 will be released on Oct. 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Mega Man 11 Trailer
Here is the trailer:
Mega Man 11 Art
Here’s your first look at the concept art that inspired the blue bomber’s design in Mega Man 11:
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