Thursday, June 23, 2016

Leaked Images of TruForce's "Armored" Mega Man X

A pair of images have come to light exposing TruForce's upcoming "armored" Mega Man X figure. As anticipated it, it's not a new mold but a recolor of the existing figure. At first glance it doesn't look to be based on one particular armor. Rather, a mixture of Second and Blade armor's primary colors. I fully expect TruForce will bill this an a "new armor."

TruForce is expected to unveil the figure officially in the coming weeks leading up to Comic-Con. Stay tuned for further details!

Source: RockPage

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Keiji Inafune: "I Own All the Problems That Came With [Mighty No. 9]"

The saga of Mighty No. 9, Comcept's long-awaited spiritual Mega Man successor, has been one rife with difficulties and frustration. However, amid the game's launch, Keiji Inafune didn't shy away from the criticism: he freely admitting these problems were all on him.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Mighty No. 9 Now Available in North America and Asia (Updated)

It's been a long time coming but Mighty No. 9 is officially out the gate. Backer keys are purportedly being prepped for distribution soon. If you opted for a PC key, you can redeem it by logging onto Humble Bundle with your Kickstarter e-mail address. If that doesn't work refer to this support page.

I gotta say, its really sucks that backers did not receive the same "early access" privileges as reviewers, YouTubers and Twitch streamers (who've been playing it as early as last week). It's a crappy move that further cements the campaign's incompetence and misguided management. I sincerely hope you all get your money's worth soon.

No word yet about those physical rewards, by the way. I'll do my best to keep this post up-to-date with more information. For everyone else whose not a backer, do enjoy.

UPDATE: Comcept informed backers this morning that anyone who requested a code for the Xbox 360 version will have to wait a bit longer. That version has to be resubmitted to Microsoft due to a bug. As compensation, these backers will receive a Steam key.

Additionally, the Mac and Linux versions are no *quite* done yet. They're currently undergoing testing and should be ready in a few days,

UPDATE 2: Be aware some Steam DLC keys going out are duplicates of one another. I have at least two reports of users receiving two Ray DLC codes instead of a Retro DLC code. If that's you, contact

UPDATE 3: A patch for the Wii U version will be pushed out later today.

Ask Protodude #2 - June 2016

This month I field questions about Comicpalooza Mega Man cartoon news (or lack thereof), NT Warrior streaming rights, and more!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Proto Man Replica Buster is Blasting Your Way

ThinkGeek's replica Mega Buster was such a big hit, they're following it up with another one. Spotted on the E3 showroom floor, here's our first look at the full-size Proto Man buster replica. It's not currently available to pre-order, though I've been told it's "really only a matter of time."

Much like the previous Mega Buster, Proto Man's will feature LED lights and sound. We'll have more details to share as soon as a product page goes up online. Look forward to it!

Image source: djonesart

Another Look at FiguartsZERO Rockman

First revealed in Hobby Japan, Bandai brings us an even better look at the upcoming FiguartsZERO Rockman figure.

Mega Man 7 Heads to New 3DS Virtual Console Today

New Nintendo 3DS owners in North America can download Mega Man 7 today from the eShop! The SNES classic is available now for $7.99.  No discount is available if you happen to own the game on Wii or Wii U.

More SNES Mega Man games are on the way with X1-X3 already confirmed for Japan. It's only a matter of time!