Capcom have announced that every console owner is set to get the chance of buying a version of Megaman 11.
The big news was revealed today during the Mega Man 30th Anniversary Livestream in partnership with Twitch and Capcom.
It has been confirmed that the next evolution in the long-running 32 million unit-selling action platformer series will be led by “a talented, veteran development team at Capcom.”
The new game will feature “tight side-scrolling action gameplay the series is known for while completely revolutionizing the experience for modern consoles.”
“Mega Man 11 will be a great entry for both fans and newcomers to the series to dive into as it retains its signature challenge while offering a variety of difficulty options.
And as mentioned above, the game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in late 2018.
More information was provided during the livestream, including the news that Mega Man 11 will be directed by Koji Oda, with Kazuhiro Tsuchiya joining as producer.
It sounds like a project in the vein of Sonic Mania, which proved a massive hit this year.
During the live stream, the developers revealed that they hoped to “resurrect” the Mega Man franchise, while avoiding changing the winning formula too much.
More from Capcom: “The classic series takes a leap forward in visual presentation in Mega Man 11 with a 2.5D design direction introducing beautiful, completely hand-drawn characters and environments.
“A freshly redesigned Mega Man takes on Dr. Wily’s berserk machines, defeating Robot Master bosses and taking their weapons, in an ever-evolving fight for justice with new and unique enemy designs.
“This is just a small taste of information of what’s to come in Mega Man 11 alongside the start of the series’ 30th anniversary year, and fans can look forward to more details on the game in Summer 2018.”
It was also revealed that a new Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 are being released on Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018.
This will make all 10 of the numbered series games playable on Nintendo Switch leading up to the release of Mega Man 11 later next year.
The first collection, which includes the original six 8-bit games, sees the addition of a new Rewind accessibility option to go back in time following blunders.
This feature will also roll out to existing owners of the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Another eight games from the futuristic Mega Man X series are also being released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC in Summer 2018.
The X series introduced features such as powerful armor upgrades and wall-jumping, which will be available on all major platforms.