Once one of the most popular and prolific franchises in gaming, the Mega Man series has been mostly dormant since the release of Mega Man 10 back in 2010. Aside from a few compilations of older games and cameos in other titles, the almighty Blue Bomber has remained silent.
Earlier today, Capcom hosted a Twitch broadcast to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary, and with it came a couple of surprise announcements. First off was another compilation: a collection of all eight Mega Man X titles will be heading to all modern consoles, as well as PC, in summer of 2018.
The second announcement was more surprising: after what will be eight years, a brand new entry in the base Mega Man series. Mega Man 11 was officially announced during the stream, also heading to all modern consoles and PC.
Unlike the previous two games in the series, which emulated the original 8-bit presentation of Mega Man 1 through 6, 11 looks to be taking more of a modern approach, using a popular 2.5D side-scroller style.
The game is aiming for release in late 2018, with no specific release date announced.
You can check out some newly released images for the game below.