Mega Man 11 Debuts An Explosive New Boss
This guy's a blast.
Mega Man 11 is fast approaching, with only two of the eight Robot Masters revealed so far. Now we can make that three, because Capcom has just taken the wraps off another on its official blog. Blast Man is a theatrical showman who occupies an abandoned theme park that he's revised after his own "Blast Man Adventure."
As you may expect from the name, Blast Man lobs bombs, then hits his Power Gear to create super-bombs with bigger explosions. Your reward for beating him is the Chain Blast, a sticky bomb that can take out enemies by itself or get chained with other Chain Blast bombs for multiple detonations. Using the Power Gear makes the explosions huge.
The announcement also revealed a new game mode, Balloon Attack. It's similar to a Time Attack mode, but rather than enemies the stages are littered with colorful balloons. You'll need to burst blue balloons and avoid popping red balloons to keep your run through the stages going.
Blast Man joins Fuse Man and Block Man as the three known Robot Master bosses so far. For more on Mega Man 11 and modernizing a classic franchise, check out our interview with producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and director Koji Oda. Mega Man 11 is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on October 2.
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