Today at San Diego Comic-Con’s Mega Man 30th Anniversary panel, Capcom closed things out with the reveal of Mega Man 11’s next Robot Master.
Formerly a forest dwelling robot built to teach others about fire safety, Torch Man also practiced martial arts in his spare time. Developing his own Fist of Fire, he’ll be putting it to good use in opposition of Mega Man as the Blue Bomber makes his way through Torch Man’s campground at night.
Looks like the main gimmicks here will be enemies that hide in camping tents, and sections without any moonlight due to overgrowth. There’ll be lantern carrying enemies along the way, keeping it illuminated but also attacking Mega Man with the oil from their lamps. There’s going to be a flaming turkey mid boss, a raging forest fire, and more between you and Torch Man.
Once you reach him it’ll be time to fight him head to head, dodging his fiery punches, dive kicks, and more. If you persevere through his overwhelming heat, Mega Man will claim the Blazing Torch weapon. This fires a projectile up diagonally before it comes back down just like Torch Man’s red hot kicks, making for an interesting multi directional attack. By utilizing the game’s Power Gear system you can up that to three simultaneous projectiles, giving a new meaning to fire power.
You’ll be able to face Torch Man and the rest of the new Robot Masters when Mega Man 11 launches on October 2nd.