Friday, November 28, 2014
Re:BomBom has the first look at Shigeto Ikehara's Rockman 1&2 manga compilation. As you've no doubt surmised, it's huge. The reprint will chronicle Ikehara's adaptations of the first two Rockman games, which originally ran in Comic Bom Bom from 1992 to 1994.
The book will release on December 22nd for 1,598 Yen (roughly $14.66 US). Here's hoping this will be a future prospect for UDON to grab!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Adding to our previous report, Gamer has gotten their hands on the complete track list for Rockman Utopia, the first of two new Rockman albums due in early 2015. No samples yet, but we now have a much better idea of what to expect... and it's more diverse than previously thought!
Inti Creates is kicking off Thanksgiving with a nice helping of Gunvolt news. First and foremost, here's a brand new trailer for Mighty Gunvolt version 2.0.0. Version 2.0.0 and the DLC will release alongside Mighty Gunvolt as a stand-alone game on Friday, November 28th. It will run you $3.99.
But that's not all...
Capcom is once again teaming up with the purveyor of Mega Man paraphernalia in the West, Great Eastern Entertainment, and the result is a Mega Man X Plush. Though price and release date remain to be determined, sources suggest a late winter/early spring release window. Size-wise, we're looking at 7-inches (roughly in line with GE's previous Mega Man plush outings).
Fun fact: this is first officially licensed X plush. 22 years and no soft version of the great Maverick Hunter has ever been produced. Good on GE for achieving this milestone!
I wonder which character is next? This one shouldn't be too hard to imagine...
Source: Great Eastern Entertainment
Sunday, November 23, 2014
What happened to Kid Robot's Mega Man figures that were supposed to be available in September? According to a customer service representative, the 7-inch Mega Man and Proto Man figures have been pushed back into mid 2015. The pair remain up for pre-order on Big Bad Toystore.
As for the mini figures - the blind box series and keychains - it appears they've been given the ax. BC Direct points us to a message from figure vendor MyPlasticHeart, confirming the cancellation of both miniature lines. This was posted back in July but the statement still stands. For the uninitiated, Kid Robot has been struggling financially; whole lines are being cut, this way and that.
On the upside, someone posted a nice teaser image of a previously unannounced 7-inch Break Man figure. No word if it will ever see the light of day, but the prospect exists. When was the last time Break Man had a figure?
Thanks to BC Direct for the tip!
Friday, November 21, 2014
The wait is over. Super Smash Bros for Wii U is now available in North America. You can download the game right now from the eShop or, if you're into physical copies, head to a local midnight retail launch.
Why are we covering this? For the uninitiated, Mega Man is a playable character - from the get-go, no less! He comes with his own unique stage, Wily Castle, a batch of trophies, and some nice musical selections. There's a Mega Man Amiibo in the works, too!
That's pretty much all there is to say, really. So yeah; have fun! I'll see you online!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
With November winding down, it's about time we got this month's Mega Man solicitation. Archie Comics' Mega Man issue #46 looks to cap things off with a bang - the final showdown between Mega Man and Break Man:
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Gary Martin & Various (CA) Justin Harder
DING DING DING! Get ready for the fight of the century with: Mega Man versus Break Man! 'The Ultimate Betrayal' Part Two: This is it, the day has finally arrived-it's the epic-beyond-epic duel you've been waiting for as brother battles brother and the Blue Bomber brings the ruckus to the Prodigal Son!
Everything has been building to this battle of two siblings-and the fate of the world is at stake! The Mega Man 3 game adaptation reaches a fever pitch in this exciting installment, featuring cover art from Patrick 'SPAZ' Spaziante and a special 'brother versus brother' variant by acclaimed artist Justin Harder!
News Credit: The Mega Man Network
Our friends at Arcade Sushi have posted a five page preview of Mega Man issue #43, which is the penultimate chapter of "Legends of the Blue Bomber" story arc.
The issue summary, as a reminder: "Based on the renowned game Mega Man 3 comes "Legends of the Blue Bomber" Part Three: We’ve seen Mega Man battle Robot Masters many times before, but now witness the automaton insanity unfold from the perspectives of their creators! Magnet Man wonders if he’s led his brothers astray as he prepares to stop Mega Man. Needle Man won’t go quietly, instead choosing a battle on his own terms! Meanwhile, Auto makes a shocking discovery about Dr. Wily—but will he survive to report it?!"
You can check out the full five-page preview for yourself, live and in color, right here.