Mega Man 11 Game Announced, Coming 2018

A brand new 2.5D Mega Man game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC next year.

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A big surprise revealed during the 30-year anniversary of the Mega Man series is that there will be a new main entry to the franchise. Mega Man 11 gameplay was shown and will be coming to players in 2018.

In this new entry, Mega Man's armor and weapon will both change depending on the type of power that he's using at the time. Some older concept art for the series has come back to life in Mega Man 11 as well. More information on the game will be coming in summer 2018 with a targeted release for late 2018.

This announcement came hot on the heels of the news that all of the Mega Man X games will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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    December 4, 2017 11:19 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Mega Man 11 Game Announced, Coming 2018

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      December 4, 2017 11:20 AM

      Is it 8-bit like 9 and 10?

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        December 4, 2017 11:24 AM

        A brand new 2.5D Mega Man game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC next year.

        2.5D generally means that it is a 3D rendered game with 2D gameplay so I'd think not.

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          December 4, 2017 11:45 AM

          2.5D is correct. It looks pretty good too.

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        December 4, 2017 11:24 AM

        Nope!

        Looks a lot like Inafune's Might No. 9 visually, haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aSC5A726f0

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          December 4, 2017 11:50 AM

          That looks so good.

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            December 4, 2017 12:01 PM

            Something about it really rubs me the wrong way. It's another mish-mashy looking style rather than appearing cohesive the way the 2D games do. Like you got mobile game looking backgrounds and platforms with low quality animations paired to cartoony and stylized character art that really stands out from the rest.

            I realized a while ago I'm just not a fan of the 2.5D platformer because they so rarely pull all elements together and get it right.

            Was super disappointed when I heard IGA's Bloodstained game was also going with that 2.5D presentation. Give me a Mega Man or Castlevania with fluid 2D animation and art on par with or better than a modern 2D platformer take like Dead Cells instead. :(

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              December 4, 2017 12:25 PM

              While I am a fan of 2D art, Bloodstained seems fine to me in practice.

              No, it's not jaw dropping the way hollow knight can be, but it works well enough.

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                December 4, 2017 12:39 PM

                Bloodstained is kind of the same deal as this with me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYNeGqp20uQ

                Stylized characters that don't really fit with the blah general background level art and design. It's just so flat and boring looking and not at all in line with the character art is presenting. A still from that game can look like a photoshop of two separate games.

                I can at least see why they went with that for the added depth to the scenes at least, and of course it's probably cheaper and easier than doing every screen and room in the detailed hand drawn with parallax depth old school style, especially when talking stuff that scales up properly for higher res displays. That probably goes for most 2.5D games, like this Mega Man 11. Still don't like it though :(

                Same dislike extends to most of the modern 2.5D fighting games. Either the backgrounds suck or the characters or animations do, rarely do you see it all working together in a beautiful way. I think Guilty Gear Xrd and the new Dragonball Fighterz from the same team are the lone exceptions, but there the 3D stuff is deliberately emulating 2D anime styles. But the backgrounds, while also looking like hand drawn with the textures, do have some weird 3D-ness that doesn't always mesh well. And then on the other end you see something like Marvel vs Capcom Infinite or KoF14, yikes. Give me the 2D Marvels or 2D KoFs character art and animations over that trash any day :(

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              December 4, 2017 12:37 PM

              I feel like Bionic Commando Rearmed was one of the few that did 2.5D right.

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                December 4, 2017 12:38 PM

                I wish they had continued to make more of them after Rearmed 2 :(

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                December 4, 2017 12:52 PM

                I'd probably agree, at least I don't recall having any issues with that one at the time.

                I know there's more examples out there, imo it's just a lot harder for these 2.5D presentations to pull everything together in a way that is satisfying and pleasing to look at on the whole, even if they manage to nail the 2D gameplay in a 3D engine (which is another big issue for me). Constantly finding them to distracting or ugly in some way or another. Which I'd happily admit may just not appeal to my own visual tastes and sensibilities, it's all entirely subjective.

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              December 4, 2017 12:47 PM

              Reminds me a bit of mm8.

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              December 4, 2017 3:24 PM

              I might agree with you on the backgrounds, but the enemies have way more personality than Might No 9. I'm stoked they tried to bring the old aesthetic into 2.5d.

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          December 4, 2017 12:27 PM

          It looks good, it just needs to feel good.

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          December 4, 2017 12:31 PM

          It looks like what people wanted from MN9

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            December 4, 2017 12:37 PM

            My thoughts exactly.

            Mighty No. 9 = "Well it's better than nothing"
            Mega Man 11 = "This is what I thought I was backing in the Kickstarter"

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          December 4, 2017 12:37 PM

          Looks like what MN9 was supposed to look like in the initial renders before they shit the bed

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          December 4, 2017 12:46 PM

          that looks amazing

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      December 4, 2017 11:38 AM

      ALL THE GAMES ON SWITCH PLZ

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        December 4, 2017 11:45 AM

        I'm beginning to feel this way lol.

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        December 4, 2017 12:29 PM

        It's amazing they haven't released their shit on the Switch yet. It will print money.

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          December 4, 2017 1:01 PM

          Capcom are idiots but they’re finally coming around

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        December 4, 2017 6:34 PM

        Yes!

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      December 4, 2017 12:02 PM

      Every mega man game after 3 has been bad y / n ???

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        December 4, 2017 12:24 PM

        Of course not. 4 was still a good game, X is, well, fucking X, with the first three being quite good, and the ZX games were also quite solid.

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          December 4, 2017 12:28 PM

          Don't forget the Megaman Zero series!

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            December 4, 2017 12:31 PM

            I kinda meant to include them with the ZX and forgot.

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            December 4, 2017 3:24 PM

            That entire series was great.

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        December 4, 2017 12:30 PM

        I get where you are coming from here, I really do...but no.

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        December 4, 2017 12:43 PM

        Not bad, just not as good as mega man 1-3

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        December 4, 2017 1:01 PM

        X and X2 are terrific

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          December 4, 2017 1:12 PM

          Indeed. Though man do I wish I had my time back for some of the PSX X games.

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          December 4, 2017 3:21 PM

          Yeah, X and X-2 are better games than 1-3, without the nostalgia factor.

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          December 4, 2017 4:17 PM

          X3 is pretty good too! And I've heard really good things about X4.

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        December 4, 2017 1:03 PM

        megaman dos was good

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        December 4, 2017 1:21 PM

        X, X2, 9, 10, ZX

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        December 4, 2017 1:43 PM

        No

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        December 4, 2017 7:42 PM

        See 3 was good and 4 was pretty good, and 5 and 6 were okay, but 7 sucked big dinosaur balls.

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      December 4, 2017 1:36 PM

      The only megaman game I think I ever played was this

      http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100502171534/megaman/images/7/7b/Tiger-MegaMan2.jpg

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      December 4, 2017 3:21 PM

      Fuck yeah, I love all the footage they showed there! Looks like it plays well, the animations and enemy design give a similar vibe to the orignal series, music is interesting, and it looks like it could have some original gameplay in the enemy encounters.

      Unlike Mighty No. 9, where I got a queasy feeling the first time I saw gameplay footage.

      Also, the first few minutes of that video demonstrate whey I stopped trying to collect every Mega Man game about 10 years ago. They just wouldn't let up.

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      December 4, 2017 3:39 PM

      Oh good maybe now those people who bitched about MM9 and MM10's style will STFU

      We got what we wanted last time you got what you wanted this time. Everyone wins.

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      December 7, 2017 8:05 AM

      graphic look quite good http://sockshare.io