Capcom has revealed another one of the eight robot masters players will go up against in Mega Man 11 later this year, as well as a new mode that will cater to fans of platforming challenges.
According to the latest Capcom-Unity blog post, the new boss, Blast Man, will be taking his name to heart by placing explosive obstacles in the player’s way. His stage will put Mega Man in “the ruined remains of theme park and movie studio hybrid that Blast Man has shaped into his massive playground.” Apart from returning enemies, like Sniper Joe and his trusty shield, there will also be new baddies that will launch fireballs and detonate bombs as Mega Man makes his way through the dilapidated amusement park.
As seen in the image below, once players reach Blast Man’s lair, they will have to dodge the bombs thrown by the robot master, while also dealing damage to him with the Buster Gun.
The new Gear system that is set to debut in Mega Man 11 will also give Blast Man the chance to create more powerful explosives when he gets low on health. Thankfully, once the boss is defeated, Mega Man will earn the Chain Blast weapon, which shoots out floating bombs that can attach to walls, ceilings, and even enemies. The Blue Bomber will also receive Blast Man’s Power Gear ability, letting him create similarly massive explosions.
The developer also revealed Dr. Light’s upgrade shop will return, which was a system that was heavily featured in Mega Man 8. Mega Man will be able to use bolts he finds throughout the different stages to buy modification chips, such as the Auto-Charge Chip, which you can see in the image below. A few returning chips can also be seen, including the Speed Boost Chip that lets Mega Man run and slide faster than normal.
In addition to the chip system, the Time Attack mode will also return in the upcoming game. An online leaderboard will be included that will update which players are able to complete a robot master’s stage in record time. However, a new mode, Balloon Attack, will also be in the mix. Similar to Time Attack, Mega Man will have to make his way through the areas as fast as possible, but instead of enemies, he’ll have to avoid red balloons and shoot only the blue to knock off time from the clock. According to Capcom, this mode will put a player’s “platforming skills to the test.”
Mega Man 11 is set to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 2nd.
Source: Capcom-Unity blog