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Battle Block Man in Mega Man 11 Demo

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Capcom has released a free downloadable demo for their upcoming platformer Mega Man 11. The demo is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. Mega Man 11 is launching on October 2.

The demo lets the Blue Bomber take on Block Man. Players will be able to choose from three different difficulty settings and explore the hand-drawn world of Mega Man 11. Mega Man will have access to the new Double Gear system and several boss weapons to take down Block Man.

A community challenge called “Bust Block Man” has also begun. Players can contribute by posting a picture of their victory over Block Man on social media using the hashtag #BustBlockMan. If enough players contribute, everyone who plays the demo will earn a set of single-use items that can be used in the full retail version of the game.

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In other Mega Man 11 news, Capcom has also revealed a new robot master, Bounce Man. Bounce Man is smooth, round, pink, and stretchy. His level is Boing-Boing Park, which features springy walls and bouncing balls. Defeating Bounce Man gives Mega Man the Bounce Ball weapon, which fires three rubber balls that bounce around the battlefield before bursting into confetti.

Mega Man 11 is designed as an old school Mega Man experience with modern features and art. The new Double Gear system grants Mega Man new skills like slowing time and powering up his Mega Buster.

Mega Man 11 is launching on October 2 in both digital and retail forms for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and digitally on PC. It’s rated E10+ for Cartoon Violence.

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Super Nintendo Classic Edition Is Out Today

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The highly anticipated Super NES Classic Edition hits stores today with a retail price tag of $79.99. The retro console comes in at a teeny miniature replica size, two controllers, and 21 games, including the never-before-released Starfox 2.

“Super NES Classic Edition is perfect for any Nintendo fan, retro gamer or anyone who just wants to play some really fun video games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And at a reasonable price, the system will be a great addition to any holiday shopping list.”

The Super NES Classic Edition includes an HDMI cable, USB charging cable with AC adapter, and two wired controllers.

The library of included games is very impressive, drawing from huge classic games and series like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Mega Man, and Final Fantasy. The library includes 13 of the top 14 games I listed in my wishlist for the retro console before they were announced. You can see all the included games in the handy pic below.

All games are available from the start with the exception of Star Fox 2. You’ll need to beat the first level of Star Fox to unlock it.

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The SNES Classic comes with a few modern features as well. A Rewind feature lets you reverse about a minute of game time to retry particularly challenging sections. You can create up to four suspend points to save your games any time. You can also wrap different borders around the old games to help fill in the widescreen discrepancy.

Nintendo made waves last year with the excitement – then disappointment over the NES Classic Edition. The little retro console came bundled with 30 games, but Nintendo failed to keep up with the incredible demand.

This year Nintendo pledged to deliver more SNES Classic Editions on launch day than were shipped all last year for the NES Classic. I can already personally attest to the difference. I walked into a Target ten minutes after they opened this morning and was able to pick one up after their line of 20 or so people had already gone through.

The NES Classic Edition will also resume production sometime in 2018.