Saturday, January 23, 2021

Mega Man Zero 4 Composer Uploads Original "Falling Down" Demo

Mega Man Zero fans, heads up. Mega Man Zero 4 composer Shinichi Itakura recently uploaded the very first, original demo for "Falling Down." It was composed on December 8th, 2004. That's around four months before Zero 4 launched in Japan!

As a reminder, this is the theme that plays during Zero's final battle with Dr. Weil as they plummet to earth. It's one of many fan-favorite tunes from Zero 4's OST. The number of fan arrangements, remixes and tributes is staggering.

Itakura writes, "when I was cleaning up my old hard disk drive, I found some old song data. There was a sound source at that time that I was involved in composing. I didn't think there was a demo audio mix left." He adds, I am glad that many people have covered the performance of "Falling Down". I would like you to listen to the original phrase."

Thank you, Itakura! Rock on, good sir!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Mega Man "Cable Guy Holder" Announced

EXG Pro recently announced a new wave of their popular "Cable Guy Holders". The new lineup includes characters like Super Sonic, Wolverine, Amy Rose, Mortal Kombat’s Sub-Zero and... Mega Man! You can see what the figure looks in full after the break!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Rockman X DiVE's Sprint Festival Begins Today

There's a lot of activity happening in Rockman X DiVE this week! We have a fan favorite Maverick becoming playable, the second installment of XDiVE Maximum Race and the beginning of the Spring Festival event, among other things. Check out all the details after the break!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter Field Guide Due This Year

So this is a project I've had a small hand in for a little while now. I think pretty much everyone knew it would happen at some point, too. At long, long last, the Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter Field Guide is going to be a thing.

As the successor to the highly popular Robot Master Field Guide, the Maverick Hunter Field Guide will be a comprehensive (hardcover) handbook to the Mega Man X series. It will feature in-depth character profiles of EVERY major X series character. From X and Zero to Chill Penguin and Optic Sunflower, no stone will be left unturned! There may even a couple surprises, too!

Speaking of, the book will also feature some very cool, all-new art-- ah! Maybe I've said too much? You'll have to wait until the official announcement to find out...

More details, images and pre-order info coming soon!

Source: Previews World

Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters Artbook Announced

One of the coolest things announced last year was the "Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" art exhibit, which opened its doors on October 23rd, 2020. It will end on February 23rd this year. 

With the prohibition of taking photos from inside the exhibition and the ongoing pandemic, there was concern that we wouldn't be able to take a peek at all the goodies inside. But that fear is now dispelled with the announcement of an artbook to immortalize the exhibit -- forever!

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, January 18, 2021

Rockman X DiVE - Magma Dragoon Becomes Playable This Week

Magma Dragoon was added as a boss in Rockman X DiVE's 10th Story Mode chapter back in August, 2020. And now, he's going to be playable in this week's Rockman X DiVE update! Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Official Mega Man 11 Youtooz Figure Announced

Do you collect vinyl figures? Then you're probably no stranger to Youtooz. The Canadian-based company catapulted to popularity in 2019 figurines based on YouTubers and internet personalities. They're known for their short stature, attention to detail and... tightly  closed eyes.

Recently, though, Yout stoozarted branching out -- creating and distributing figures based on popular IPs. And today, they've turned their squinty gaze towards 'ol Mega Man.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Cancelled "Capcom Generations" Screenshots and Info Surfaces

LSuperSonicQ shared roughly four images from "Capcom Generations", a previously unknown, cancelled action-oriented game. The title was in development between late 2003 to early 2004, led by former Capcom employee Chris Tang. 

According to Chris, the game used his proprietary "action game" engine that initially went into a couple other failed pitches. Several Capcom characters were playable, such as Mega Man, Dante (Devil May Cry), Yun (Street Fighter) and and Super Joe (Bionic Commando). The title was a passion project for Cris... unfortunately, though, a lack of funding prevented it from really getting off the ground.

A playable prototype does exist and is currently in Cris' possession. He hopes to shoot some gameplay footage in the near future. Until then, we can only marvel at what almost was.

There's a lot more history behind this and several other projects from Cris Tang in the video above. Check it out!

Rockman X DiVE's 8th DiVE Festival Begins

The first DiVE Festival of the new year is here! The 8th DiVE Festival brings the second playable Sigma, a new skin for Ultimate Armor X, the return of the Space-Time Jumper event and much more. Find all the details after the break!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Mega Man Star Force Manga is Now Available in English

Mega Man Star Force (or Ryuusei no Rockman as it's called in Japan) is one of many Rockman manga that never received an official English translation. Illustrated by Masaya Itagaki, it was a trilogy that was originally serialized in Gekkan CoroCoro Comic from November 2006 to January 2008.

Now, thanks to the efforts of translation group Puff Blast, we can read all three books for the first time in English. You can find all the details after the break!

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sigma's Rockman X4 2nd Form Heads to Rockman X DiVE This Week

On top of the Ultimate Armor X AC Ver. skin, the return of the Boomerang Kuwanger event and the addition of PVP with friends, Sigma (X4 2nd form) is coming to Rockman X DiVE on January 13th. 

He won't be a Raid Boss but a playable character when the 8th DiVE Festival takes place. Find all the info after the break!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Lost Stereoscopic 3D Mega Man 1 Mobile Port Dumped

Today we're dropping a rare and relatively obscure mobile port of Mega Man 1 that -- if you have the right hardware -- can be played in stereoscopic 3D!