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.
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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Capcom has announced a partnership with animation studio Pure Imagination Studios to produce an animated special based on Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise. It’s called Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild, and is expected to premiere in 2019.
Legends of the Guild tells the story of a young hunter out to prove himself as a monster hunter. He’ll have his chance when he discovers that his village is directly in the path of an Elder Dragon, the strongest monsters in the Monster Hunter world.
“We are thrilled to return fans to the universe of Monster Hunter and expand the series’ rich lore,” said Ryozo Tsujimoto, Monster Hunter producer at Capcom. “We think die-hard fans will appreciate our dedication to the source material while those uninitiated to the series will still be treated to an epic adventure in a wholly unique world.”
The Monster Hunter series has been successful in Japan for years, but nothing has come close to the level of success brought by Monster Hunter: World. Monster Hunter: World released globally in January and has gone on to become Capcom’s fastest-selling game in company history. It’s available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and allows up to four players to join together to hunt monsters online. It’s coming to PC next month.
Pure Imagination Studios has experience turning licenses into animated shows and films, including LEGO and Marvel.
“With Monster Hunter, our talented and diverse group of animators, storytellers and producers, who have created content for LEGO, Marvel and Star Wars, are collaborating with Capcom to create a powerful and engaging story universe to serve its enormous global fanbase,” said John P. Roberts, Chief Content Officer at Pure Imagination Studios.
Look for Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild to premiere in 2019.
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