Mega Man 11 official screenshot showing a boss fight

If you've been snuggled comfortably under a rock for the past week like I was, you may have missed something rather special: Capcom has finally release another 'proper' Mega Man game! Perhaps more importantly, the newly launched Mega Man 11 has ended up not only being a refreshingly faithful successor to the original, but also a pretty darn solid game in its own right.

From what I can tell, all of the classic elements are present: you can pick and choose which boss you want to square off against, each boss drops a weapon that is incredibly useful against some other boss, the difficulty is cranked up to 11 but you have plenty of tools to overcome it, and the list goes on. The only real divergence appears to be the new Double Gear system that lets you slow down time and power-up your weapons, as well as the modernized visuals and extra challenging Superhero difficulty mode.

So if you've played a Mega Man game before, chances are you already know what Mega Man 11 is all about. However, if this is your first contact with the series, or if you need a bit of a refresher, allow me to share the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander:

Mega Man 11 is currently available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, so if you feel like giving it a try, you have plenty of platforms to choose from. If you're just looking to learn a little bit more about it, however, you should visit either the official website or Steam. Enjoy!

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