Try the first Mega Man game in almost a decade with the new demo for 'Mega Man 11'

Mega Man 11/CapcomMega Man returns n Mega Man 11 for the first time in eight years.
  • Mega Man 11 is the first Mega Man game since 2010, bringing a refreshed style to the series.
  • Capcom released a demo of the game for Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One today.

After an absence of nearly eight years, one of gaming’s original heroes will return in “Mega Man 11” this October, and fans now have their first chance to try the game with a demo released Sept. 7.

Like all traditional Mega Man titles, “Mega Man 11” will feature a series of stages controlled by robot bosses. Once Mega Man takes down the stage boss he will earn their special weapon ability to help him progress through the game. The demo allows players to play through a stage controlled by Block Man and appears to be the same build of the game that appeared at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June.

Mega Man 11 is the first main title in the series since 2010. For years, developer Capcom seemed content to shelf the character after a public split with series creator Kenji Inafune. After a guest appearance in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the release of four different collections of classic Mega Man games, Capcom finally revealed their refreshed take on the series in Dec. 2017.

While Mega Man 9 and 10 used 8-bit sprites in the style of the earliest Mega Man games, Mega Man 11 introduces 3D models, effects, and backgrounds to the series’s iconic 2D gameplay, fully embracing the “2.5D” style that “Super Mario” and other popular platformers have adopted.

Mega Man 11 will launch on Oct. 2 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Oct. 2. The demo is currently available for download on each console.

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