Sunday, October 19, 2014
Courtesy of Gamer, we now have our first look at Rockman Sound Box Vol. 2's cover art. This masterpiece sums up the product quite nicely: music from various Classic series side-games collected in one place. Battle & Chase, Rockboard, Soccer, and more!
Sound Box Vol. 2 boasts over 600 tracks across 10 discs (see the complete track list here). It will retail for 12,000 yen (roughly $110 USD), due out on December 17th, 2014.
Source: Gamer (via Heat Man)
Saturday, October 18, 2014
For fans of sweet Rockman garage kits you'll probably never be able to buy, you'll be pleased to know Hobby Rock is organizing again for 2015. The event, which showcases amazing homemade figures and creations, will coincide with the Winter Wonder Festival in February.
After the break, we've rounded up some preliminary images of the show's newest kits. Undoubtedly, there's a little something for everyone...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Though Mega Man Universe was cancelled three years ago, traces of its development still linger on the net. Gameplay, images, music, and now there's this: a patent for the game's stage editor and its subsequent sharing features.
According to the patent, Tobuto Dezaki -- known for his work on Haunting Ground, Breath of Fire IV and Tech Romancer -- designed Mega Man Universe's stage editor. This was intended to be a core component to the game, expanding on the tools previously introduced in Mega Man Powered Up. For example, Universe would have allowed creators to adjust enemy behavior, their movement patterns and how much damage they dealt to the player.
Further, the patent sheds new light on a quality assurance system, once designed to deter impossible to beat stages. Mega Man Universe required players to actually beat their homemade stage before sharing it online. If the stage cannot be cleared by the creator, the game would prevent it from being distributed to other players. "Insta-death" stages, like those that flooded Powered Up's network, would no longer be an issue.
To further deter the distribution of impossible stages, in-game currency would have been rewarded to creators that abide by good stage design ethics. This would have nabbed you a batch of items and abilities to be used in-game. The document is mum on specifics, though, leaving us to read between the lines.
There's a whole bunch of other features detailed in the patent, which you can find right here. It's an interesting, albeit lengthy read. For a simpler outline of the how all this stuff works, hit the jump below for official diagrams and images.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Wii U owners in Japan will be able to download the first Rockman Zero next week on the 22nd. Naturally the game will run for 702 Yen.
Of course, whether or not North America or Europe will see it that soon remains undetermined. But hey, I figured you might appreciate the heads-up.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Triple dose of Mighty No. 9 news today. First off, the third beta stage is now available to backers. PR calls this one -- Mighty No. 3's power plant -- the "toughest stage yet." The key to success, though, is your ability to down dash. Do it correctly and things should be a breeze!
Second, Comcept has uploaded a teaser trailer for "potential bonus DLC." The near-minute long video introduces a new Mighty Number, Zero. From what little we see of him, Zero looks to be a twisted amalgamation of various parts. Check it out here.
Lastly, after calculating 20,000 votes, Comcept confirmed the game will be presented with English voice acting only. No Japanese audio this time around!
Monday, October 13, 2014
By way of the Director's Room Miiverse, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed not one, but four Mega Man trophies for the Wii U version: Bass (with Treble), Zero, Roll and Proto Man. He writes:
"Pic of the day. Here's Bass, a trophy for the Wii U version!! When I first saw this, I was really surprised by the quality of this trophy and Treble's presence. Even though this will only appear as a trophy, this was made from the ground up. Designers really are amazing."
Sakurai adds, "Zero's here too!! There are also trophies of Roll and Proto Man." He didn't specify which version of Roll/Proto Man, though. My bet's classic series... but, hey, you never know!
Source: Director's Room
Sunday, October 12, 2014
For the Mega Man fan wanting a softer approach to robot friends, manufacturer Sanei Boeki are readying a set of classic-style plushies. Play-Asia has opened up pre-orders for Mega Man, Rush and Proto Man plush toys due out in December.
The three are about 6 inches in height, going for $26.99 a pop. What's more, there is a medium-sized 10-inch Mega Man variant (far right) for $40.99. I gotta say, Rush looks the best of the three. Just look at that majesty. That right there is a dog.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Outed at Capcom's New York Comic Con panel, Mega Man is headed to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.
Players can outfit their Palico in classic Mega Man armor. When equipped, the helper cat uses a Rush Hammer to aid you in battle. As a nice touch, he makes various 8-bit noises, such as Mega Man's "death sound" when he retreats.
Check out more images after the jump.