Torch Man Announced for Mega Man 11 at SDCC [Update: New Trailer]

Torch Man Announced for Mega Man 11 at SDCC [Update: New Trailer]

The next Robot Master revealed.

Update: Capcom released a new trailer showcasing Torch Man in Mega Man 11. Check out the new video below.

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Capcom unveiled a new robot master for the upcoming Mega Man 11 during today's Mega Man 30th Anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The new boss is a fire-based robot called Torch Man, a name that has a long history in the Mega Man franchise.

During the Mega Man 30th Anniversary Panel Capcom showed off the first image of Torch Man, a Robot Master that was rumored to be in the upcoming Mega Man 11. A picture of Torch Man taken from the panel has been circulating on social media since the reveal.

True to his name Torch Man is a fire-based robot with two cauldrons of fire jutting from each shoulder. However, this isn't the first time the Torch Man name has been used in the Mega Man series. The name was previously used for one of the six Robot Masters in the DOS Mega Man 3 game, as well as the original name for Fire Man from the Mega Man Battle Network series. The latter fire robot had to be renamed, but with so many fire-based robots in the Mega Man series it's not surprising.

We previewed Mega Man 11 earlier this year and found it to be a decidedly forward-looking entry into the series, for better or worse. Mega Man 11 introduces new mechanics, changes to core gameplay, and four difficulty levels. Time will tell if this affects the core Mega Man experience however.

Check out our 11 Things We Know About Mega Man 11 list to see all the changes coming to Capcom's latest Mega Man title. Mega Man 11 comes out on October 2 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

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