It's E3 time! The 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo is underway, and while we're in the fourth day of announcements and events, today is the day Mega Man has come out to play.
For starters, courtesy of Capcom USA's Patrick Kulikowski on Twitter, we've got a couple of looks at the relevant parts of their booth at the show:
Riding the Rush Jet, fighting a rogue Robot Masters alongside the Blue Bomber... it's like a Mega Man fan's dream come true!
A history lesson spanning time and space!
There's trivia on the monitors, too! You can see more of those here.
Capcom also held their own live stream of Mega Man 11 with a little Q&A. If you missed it, Capcom hasn't posted it to YouTube, but ShadowRockZX has us covered:
The Q&A didn't reveal too much, but watching the playthrough of Block Man's stage still revealed some neat details as both Normal and Newcomer modes were demonstrated. Check out the idle animations for Mega Man, the way the boss gates change colors to indicate you can't go back, and the "demo" sequence when you gain a new special weapon!
That's all so far from Capcom -- but that's not all!
Nintendo had their E3 2018 Nintendo Direct this morning, and the main focus was on the latest entry in their all-star party fight club, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And this time, everyone who has been in a Super Smash Bros. game before is included -- and then some! So if you ever wanted to pit Mega Man against Solid Snake, Young Link, or Wolf O'Donnell, your time has come!
Here's the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate portion of the Nintendo Direct:
Not too much is said of Mega Man himself, but that doesn't mean nothing was said. It's small stuff, but his stage now features all the hazards from both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Plus, some new faces join in his Final Smash:
That's all for now, but as the Super Smash Bros. Invitational goes on, we may yet learn more -- for instance, Knuckles the Echidna was revealed during a match as a new Assist Trophy -- could we see Zero or someone else from Megaland show up?
I'll bring more info, if any, as it comes. For now, enjoy this new artwork of Mega Man from the game: