Monday, September 22, 2014

Mighty No. 9 Beta - New Stage Available for Backers

The Mighty No. 9 beta version received a brand new update today. Tier 2+ backers can now sample Mighty No. 2's underwater/ice stage. The update brings some additional polish to the core gameplay, too; steadier framerate and faster ledge grabbing, among other tweaks. I noticed Beck's model looks a bit smoother too.

Not a backer? No sweat! Check out the video above for a full walkthrough.

Is Mega Man Powered Up Finally Coming to PSN?

Mega Man Powered Up, a re-imagining of the original Mega Man, was released in 2006 for the PSP. In the years to follow, the game has failed to make the digital leap to PlayStation Network. Former Capcom SVP Christian Svennson cited compatibility issues, stating “There are technical problems that neither we or Sony are able to get around. The game doesn’t run properly when put in digital form. So it’s physical only for the time being."

Today, however, there is a renewed chance of hope. Mega Man Powered Up is one among 700 digitally compatible titles for PlayStation TV in Europe. If the listing is correct, Powered Up will be joined by its Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X counterpart on or near the hardware's launch in Europe on November 14th. Powered Up does not, however, appear on the US PS TV titles (though more titles are subject to be added later).

Pending official word from Capcom, this could really go either way. Right now we can't say for certain if this is an early leak or a simple mistake. We will keep you posted nevertheless.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Let's Look at the Rockman Xover Art Book

The Capcom Special Selection Rockman Xover art book is now available in Japan. The pages within shed light on many unused OVER-1 designs, including some truly off-the-wall concepts. For example, OVER-C. It's a Cinnamon-cat-thing.

These images were graciously provided by Capcom Unity member MegaModo. I've tossed up a few after the jump. For the rest, scope out this thread here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Now Available

Platinum Club Nintendo exclusivity begone! Nintendo 3DS owners in North America can now get their hands on the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS demo. As per usual, you can find it on the Nintendo eShop. It's the same demo offered to Platinum Club Nintendo members -- five playable characters (Mega Man, Mario, Link, Pikachu and Villager) and one arena.

Unlike the Club Nintendo version the public demo is limited to 30 uses. If you want to keep playing beyond that, well, better leave that 3DS permanently switched on.

Super Smash Bros. launches in North America on October 3rd.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Covers and Solicitation for Mega Man #44

By way of Comic Vine, the covers and solicitation to Archie's Mega Man #44 have been revealed -- and what do you know, they look pretty great! The Mega Man 3 storyline continues...

"The blue-BOMBastic conclusion to LEGENDS OF THE BLUE BOMBER is here! The battle is about to reach its shocking conclusion—or will it?
Based on the legendary game Mega Man 3 comes “Legends of the Blue Bomber” part 4! Hard Man is all set to destroy Mega Man—so why is he offering his enemy a free recharge? Spark Man won’t hold back as he sets out to avenge his fallen brothers! Meanwhile, Dr. Wily puts the finishing touches on his greatest creation to date, meaning this isn’t the end of Mega Man’s battles!"

Issue #44 ships December 17th. Full solicitation available at Comic Vine.

Thanks for the tip, Eric.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Closer Look at Mega Man: The Complete Series DVD Set

Discotek Media has put up a small preview for their upcoming Mega Man: The Complete Series DVD set. If you thought the deliberate wear-and-tear cover was neat, wait until you see the inside...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

First 4 Figures Mega Man Statue Now Available for Pre-order

Way back in June, collectible maker First 4 Figures showed off three prototype Mega Man statues. Now they've announced more details and images for the first statue planned for sale, "Running Mega Man."

Yet More Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Codes! (All Gone)

Thanks to the gracious donation of Digit Press' Nz17, we have three more Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo download codes to giveaway. Sure, the public demo will be out on Thursday... but wouldn't it be nice to play it early? Of course!

Here's how this is going to work: I will be updating this post three times today with a new code. No need to comment or anything like that - just keep a watchful eye right here. I will be using Twitter to provide clues when the next code will drop. All three codes are restricted to North American 3DS consoles.

Good luck everyone!
All gone!

Image credit: Uejini