Friday, December 19, 2014

Worlds Unite Prelude Set for Free Comic Book Day Edition


Coming in May, 2015, Archie Comics will be releasing a Free Comic Book Day prelude to Sonic and Mega Man: Worlds Unite. As per tradition, it's a flip book combining content from both the Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog series, acting as a primer for impending crossover event. Here's the solicitation:

"Worlds Unite: PRELUDE" - It's TWO free comic books in ONE! Just in time for the start of the ALL-NEW epic Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover event, "Worlds Unite," comes a primer issue exclusively for Free Comic Book Day! The road to "Unite" began in the history-making "Worlds Collide" storyline, continued in 2013's "DAWN OF X" storyline, and once again our heroes must meet-Mega Man's journey chronicled on one side, and Sonic the Hedgehog's on the other! This is the must-have primer for the biggest comic book event of 2015-as two video game icons must come together... or risk dying alone! Featuring art from both Sonic and Mega Man comic book fame!


(W) Ian Flynn (A) Ryan Jampole, Various (CA) Ben Bates

Source: Archie Comics

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mega Man Zero Out Now on Wii U + eShop Half Off Sale


It's Mega Man's 27th anniversary here in the U.S and to celebrate, Nintendo and Capcom have launched Mega Man Zero on the Wii U Virtual Console and discounted a number of classic titles on 3DS and Wii U.

From now until December 22nd, you can save 50% on six games. On the 3DS front, we have Mega Man II, Mega Man III and Mega Man IV for $1.50 a piece. On Wii U, there's Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6 and Mega Man 7 for $2.49 each. Mega Man Zero is not discounted; it will run you $7.99.

If you're missing any of these titles now's a good time to scoop 'em up!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

13-Inch Mega Man Figure - Now in Color!


Well that didn't take too long! Rockman Unity is showing off images of the colored 13-inch Mega Man figure from X-Plus Toys. Magnificent, isn't? But wait! There's more...

Happy 27th Anniversary, Rockman!


It's December 17th in Japan, and today marks the 27th anniversary of Rockman. Sadly, there really isn't much going other than a bevy of classic titles hitting the Japanese PSN and Wii U. Hopefully we'll be seeing some of that on our end. Mega Man Zero might be up on the North American eShop this week but other than that, we're probably in for a quiet one.

I wanted to keep this post light and breezy, so I'll just say that despite the lack of new games and such, I'm thankful for Mega Man's appearance in Smash. It's been great to see this icon thrive among Nintendo's best, and I hope it will pave the way to a brighter future. Nintendo did a damn fine job here and I know I'm not alone when I say, "I want more."

I leave you with the above celebratory piece from Rockman Megamix author/illustrator Hitoshi Ariga. For comparison, here's Capcom's.

Peace out, home-fries.

Covers & Solicitations for Mega Man #47


By way of Arcade Sushi, here's our first look at Mega Man #47. Serving as the penultimate entry in the "Ultimate Betrayal" story arc, this issue pits Mega Man against a most diabolical foe: Doc Robot.

"The penultimate chapter to the ultimate Mega Man epic is here! “The Ultimate Betrayal” Part Three: Mega Man must brave the many difficult challenges of Dr. Wily’s newest castle! Awaiting Mega Man in the trapped-filled halls of the ferocious fortress is the vicious and super-powerful Doc Robot! 

After seeing the pure destruction from this ferocious machine at Light Labs, does our hero even stand a chance? Or is the dreaded Doc Robot truly unstoppable?! The answers to these questions and more, plus cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and a special new variant cover from fan-fav T.REX, all in this latest MEGA-issue!

On Sale Date: 3/18 | 32-page, full color comic | $3.99 U.S. "

Source: Arcade Sushi

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rockman EXE 3 Black & White Hit JPN Wii U This Week


December 17th, 2014 marks the 27th anniversary of Rockman, and Capcom is readying another classic for digital distribution. On top of five PSN PSone classics, Rockman EXE 3 Black and White is set to hit Wii U in Japan on the 17th. They will run for 650 Yen a piece.

In all, that's seven individual Rockman games launching on a single day. It remains to be seen if Capcom USA or Capcom EU will follow suit... only time will tell!

Source: Capcom Retro

Friday, December 12, 2014

Archie's Mega Man X is Crossing Over With Sonic Boom


Well here we are: another Worlds Unite teaser. It's not just classic Mega Man this time -- look, there's X! And, and... oh dear. Sonic Boom's Sticks the Badger. 

So yeah, further confirmation Worlds Unite is a four-way-crossover with classic, X, Archie's traditional Sonic series and Sonic Boom. It'll be interesting to see how this pans out, for better or worse.

See the full teaser image at IGN UK. Sonic and Mega Man: Worlds Unite story arc kicks off Spring 2015.

Source: IGN UK

Giant 13-Inch Mega Man Figure Due in March


By way of Rockman Unity, X-Plus Toys will be launching a giant classic Mega Man in March, 2015. It's 13-inches!

You can see more images at this post. Even in the early stages it looks promising. The build appears to a lot better than the 25th anniversary statue. It's made of soft plastic, except for the Buster power strip and helmet "ears" (those are transparent plastic). The whole kit and kit and kaboodle will cost 8,424 Yen, which is about $71.00 USD.

More updates as they come.

Source: Rockman Unity