After many years of silence, and one bad imitation by Infaune, Capcom finally remembered they own one of video gaming’s most iconic characters. Mega Man is coming back — in a mega way!
The long-awaited Mega Man 11 was confirmed to be in development by Capcom this morning, along with a one-minute reel to prove it. Producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and director Koji Oda, both veterans of the series, will be involved, as well as character designer Yuji Ishihara. Work on Mega Man 11 has actually been going on for some time and Capcom slipped model sheets for the game into the image gallery of Mega Man Legacy Collection 2. They were there the whole time and you never knew!
Speaking of the Legacy Collection, both halves will be made available for Nintendo Switch this spring. Part 1 was released for PS4, XBox One, PC and 3DS back in 2015 and covered the first six games; part 2 came out for the same systems (minus 3DS) earlier this year and covered the last four. The Switch version will include all ten in one little card (assuming there’s a physical release).
And there’s more! The Mega Man X series will be rereleased in its own collection, for the first time since the Playstation 2 days! The collection will contain X’s 1 through 8, and be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. It’s coming this summer.
As for Mega Man 11, it will be out for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One a year from now. Capcom says they’ll have more information on the game “next summer,” most likely during E3.