Tuesday, April 22, 2014
NES Remix is a jumble of bite-sized challenges based on classic first party NES favorites. Ever wanted to play as Link in Donkey Kong? It's that sort of game. With the sequel due out in a couple of days, sights are already set on the potential third entry and the possibility of Nintendo expanding the series to include third party games like Mega Man, Castlevania, and Contra.
IGN recently pitched this very question to NES Remix director Koichi Hayashida. “Well personally I'm a fan of those games, and I like them a lot," he said. “If there's a big enough outpouring of support for these titles, it's something I'd like to take a look at.”
Hayashida is also keen on the idea of Nintendo branching the Remix series out to other platformers with challenges based on the SNES and other legacy consoles. "If we get a big enough cry for that, with a lot of people saying, 'Hey, we'd love to see more of these perhaps for the SNES, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance,' then it would be something we can take a look at,” Hayashida continued.
As we've seen recently, Mega Man is a perfect fit among Nintendo's all-stars. The franchise would be a welcome addition to future Remix titles, I'm certain. All in all, though, it depends on the demands of the players.
Monday, April 21, 2014
The collaboration between Mega Man and the card game Universal Fighting System has officially launched. As of this past weekend, both the Mega Man and Proto Man trading card sets are now available throughout North America. You can find them both online and in-store (hobby shops and the like) for a suggested MSRP of $29.99.
Some online retailers carrying the sets at this time include Noble Knight Games, FRP Games, Cool Stuff Inc., and various eBay stores. Stock is limited all around so grab yours while you can!
Source: UFS: Universal Fighting System
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Another Mighty No. 9 backer-only contest is upon us. This time, Comcept are putting the call out to help design the game's support character:
"This spunky little guy needs both a color scheme, AND a name! In short, he needs YOU, Mighty Beckers!
Now the entry submission portion of this survey can only happen in the Mighty Labs section of the exclusive Mighty No. 9 forum, so head on over there for more details, guidelines, character explanations, template to color and the chance to show us what you got!"
As per usual, you must be a backer and a registered member of the Mighty No. 9 forums to participate. Entry deadline is April 26th at midnight PST.
Best of luck to all those who enter!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
On next week's new episode of Game Center CX, everyone's favorite game-testing everyman, Shinya Arino, will face off against Mega Man X. The episode will air April 24th on Fuji TV, according to the show's official website.
For the uninitiated, GCCX is a Japanese television show that follows comedian Shinya Arino as he attempts to conquer classic video games. As the Section Chief at fictional company "Game Center CX", Arino is given a full day to beat a challenge presented by his crew. Unfortunately for Arino, he's pretty bad at video games. His quirks, jokes, and banter with his staff as he struggles along makes for excellent entertainment. You really should check it out.
Naturally, we'll be on the lookout for the subbed episode from GamingCX. Stay tuned!
Source: Fuji TV (thanks, Nigoli!)
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Wii U's Virtual Console in Japan is getting another dose of Rockman. Next week on the 23rd, Rockman 5 is joining the Famicom lineup for the typical ¥500 (or ¥100 with a Wii transfer).
No word yet on when Mega Man 5 is hitting western Virtual Consoles, but we do know it's coming. Hopefully more news soon!
Source: NintenDaan, yon
Monday, April 14, 2014
In lieu of anything from Capcom, the Mega Man fan games really seem to be coming out in force... or maybe we just have more time to focus on them these days. Whatever the case, here's a neat project from Drsypher and HeatPhoenix: Mega Man Battle Network 3D.
As you might have guessed, they're attempting to recreate the tried and true Battle Network formula in 3D. "Battle chips, navis and program advances are all back in three dimensions in Mega Man Battle Network 3D," reads the above video's description. "Collect chips and build your own folder and take on a variety of battles and challenges!"
According to "Team MMBN3D", the project aims to combine the very best elements of all the Mega Man Battle Network games into one engine. The game will be available on PC later this summer.
If you're interested in learning more, hit up YouTube channel, or following them on Tumblr and Twitter.
Thanks for the heads up, Team MMBN3D!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The Mega Man-inspired hooded jacket, an outstanding concept from video game clothing designer Enzo Volante, is now a thing. The men's cut has received over 200 pre-orders and is now officially in production, reads a banner at the Capcom Store.
As the story goes, Capcom would only produce the jacket if a certain number of people committed to buy it. Specifically, 200 male and 100 female cuts had to be pre-ordered by March 31st. While the men's cut exceeded its goal, it appears the female cut failed to reach 100 pre-orders. It's still up for pre-order, however, so there may yet be a chance to push it into production.
In any case, the jacket is due out July 23rd. It may not be suitable summer wear but it's nice to have it for a breezy fall!
Source: Capcom Store
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Discotek Media are gearing up to re-release the complete Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon series on DVD this fall. Best of all, though, the set's box art is designed to mimic classic NES packaging. It's even got authentic wear and tear! Brilliant!
The four disc set is due out on September 30th, 2014. Pricing details are forthcoming.
Source: Discotek Media