Mega Man 11 Switch Physical Release And Amiibo Skipping Europe

Monday, June 4th, 2018

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The physical release of Mega Man 11 on Switch and its accompanying amiibo will not be released in Europe, Capcom confirms. In their statement to The Nintendo Channel, Mega Man 11 will be a digital-only affair on Switch in Europe, while they have no announcement about the Mega Man amiibo at this time. The physical releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will still cross the Atlantic, however.

This wouldn’t mark the first time Capcom has shirked Europe on retail Switch releases. The Switch re-release of Resident Evil Revelations 1 + 2 last year was not shipped to retailers in the region, with Capcom citing the high production costs of Switch carts and distribution.

“Capcom has to take various factors into account when deciding what format to deliver our titles to our fans. These can include but are not limited to overall production costs, manufacturing times, distribution, and first party regulations. In the case of Resident Evil Revelations, we’ve found that unfortunately it’s not viable for Capcom Europe to create a physical version of the title on Nintendo Switch for our territories, however we will be making this available as a digital release.”

Mega Man 11 releases in most territories come October 2nd on all major platforms. European fans feeling shirked from a lack of physicality on the Switch can still import the retail copy and amiibo.

About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.