Saturday, July 4, 2015

Red Ash - Game & Anime Revealed, Two Kickstarters (Mega Man Legends Successor)

You saw the teaser now check out the real deal. Red Ash was officially revealed today at AX2015 by former Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune. A collaborative project by Comcept and Studio 4℃, Red Ash strives to be the spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends... and then some.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

'Red Ash' Revealed: Inafune's Spiritual Mega Man Legends Successor?

Hold on to your butts. Keiji Inafune and Studio 4°C's next project has leaked ahead of Anime Expo... and it looks to be a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rockman X6 is Coming to Japanese PSN

Well, well. It looks like someone sorted out those nasty licensing issues because Rockman X6 is coming to PlayStation Network in Japan. It's set to launch next week on July 8th. Yay?

Curiously enough, it was only a few weeks ago we learned the game was having trouble hitting the digital storefront. And what do you know, Brett was right: sometimes these legacy titles just creep up on us. We can't say for sure if this means the game gets a pass in North America (or Europe) too, but we'll keep an ear out.

Source: Capcom Retro

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Keiji Inafune to Appear at AX 2015 with 'Special Announcement'

Mega Man and Mighty No. 9 fans who are attending Anime Expo 2015 from July 2nd to the 5th are in for a special treat, as none other than Keiji Inafune will be in attendance. Inafune is hosting a panel on July 4th (11:30 am PT) alongside Studio 4°C president Eiko Tanka, where they will discuss video games and anime.

Most interesting of all, they will present a special announcement for show attendees. I have confirmed it is not related to Mega Man per se, but it "may interest Mega Man fans." For those who are not able to attend, worry not, for all the relevant news from the panel will appear here on the blog.

Beyond that, you'll be pleased to know both Inafune and Tanka will be signing autographs throughout the weekend. You'll find more details at the AX homepage.

Covers & Solicitation for Mega Man #54

Solicitation info for the penultimate issue of Archie's Mega Man is here. Issue #54, Red Shift, promises to deliver thrills, chills and surprises -- a perfect lead up to the series' fateful conclusion.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Capcom Devs Look Back on Classic Robot Masters

Mega Man Legacy Collection is headed our way (sometime) this summer, and Capcom Unity is counting the days down by looking back at the colorful Robot Master cast of yesteryear.

Each day until the game launches, Capcom Japan developers will observe one Robot Master. Today's inaugural entry is none other than the self-proclaimed kung-fu master himself, Cut Man. Rockman Unity admin Takekuni Uchida, Mega Man 7 programmer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, and Mega Man 1 and 2 programmer H.M.D sound off on all things Cut Man: his design, BGM, etc. The Mega Man Network's David Oxford provides additional commentary on behalf of the community.

Anyway, this should be a fun thing to keep up with. The crew will only be looking at the first six games in the classic series, mind you. If you do a little math, that should give us an approximate window when MMLC rolls out.

Source: Capcom Unity

Sunday, June 28, 2015

'Mega Man Tribute' Hardcover Reprint Coming This Fall

If you missed out on Mega Man Tribute the first time around, here's some good news for you! Amazon US is listing a new reprint due November 26th. Best of all? It's a budget hardcover edition going for $59.99. Exorbitant prices begone!

What's more, it appears Megamix author/illustrator Hitoshi Ariga is producing new cover art. The piece is work-in-progress at the moment. Come Fall, though, it'll be all nice and pretty!

We'll have more details on this release soon!

Source: Amazon, B&N

Thursday, June 25, 2015

X and Zero Face Off Against Sigma in Project X Zone 2

Among a slew of changes and additions to Project X Zone 2: Brave New World, Sigma will be joining the cast as an opponent. X and Zero are back and, according to Siliconera, they're playable from the get-go.

"And then there’s X and Zero, together from the last game but playable from what seems to be the beginning," writes Siliconera. "Their neutral move is X-Buster and Z-Saber. Their right attack is Triad Thunder and Ryuenjin, which can be followed up by their left attack, which is Frost Tower & Hadangeki. Their neutral move keeps launches an enemy horizontally, but their directional attacks send enemies straight into the air. Bandai Namco nods heavily toward Mega Man X3 here, as the pair unit gets a remixed version of the game’s introductory stage as one of their themes."

Project X Zone 2 is bound for Nintendo 3DS later this year. Head to Siliconera for more details.