Capcom has offered an extended look at Mega Man 11‘s previously teased challenge mode.
In the upcoming continuation of the original Mega Man series, players will have access to a few different challenges, including time trial runs and the new Balloon Attack trial. Capcom TV recently provided a hands-on look at those two versions of the challenge mode in action.
First up, as shared by Kira A on YouTube, the time trial fight against Torch Man was shown off on a recent episode. It appears that the flame-based Robot Master was attempted at the game’s Normal difficulty setting, but that doesn’t mean it was an easy battle. Check out the video below to see the fiery foe defeated in less than a minute.
While time trial modes have been used in previous titles in the franchise, the Balloon Attack challenge will be unique to Mega Man 11. As previously explained by the developer, the trial will task players with completing Blast Man’s stage using their best platforming skills. Red and blue balloons will be placed throughout the stage, and it will be up to Mega Man to only destroy the blue, as popping a red one will add time to the challenge’s counter. Another episode of Capcom TV, provided by YouTuber ShadowRockZX, gave an in-depth look at how this mode will shake out. Check out the failed run below.
The Blue Bomber’s next adventure will also feature other challenges to overcome. Jump Saver will have players trying to finish a stage using slides and limiting their jumps, while Score Attack will require Mega Man rack up as many points as possible in a single stage.
Mega Man 11 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 2nd.
Source: Kira A on YouTube