Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mighty No. 9 - Online Race Battle Gameplay

In case you missed the PAX panel, here's the Mighty No. 9 "Online Race Battle" segment. This clip has Keiji Inafune squaring off against Inti Creates’ Takuya Aizu. Players compete for score cruxes as they advance through Mighty No. 5's stage.

Who will win? Watch and fin out.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Rockman Xover Battle Tower Delivers Another New Boss

The fourth (and presumably) final member of Nero's inner circle of Rockman Xover baddies has been revealed. The electrically charged "Oro S" now roams the halls of the Battle Tower. The so-called "Maiden of Lightening" is actually the older sister of Verde R. Small word, no?

As per usual, Oro's emergence brings a new piece of music. You can listen to the ripped track here (courtesy of MidniteW). We can assume this will be one of the many pieces headed to the "Capcom Special Selection" Rockman Xover soundtrack.

So with all four bosses revealed, we're left to wonder what the Battle Tower will bring next. Many Xover fans believe this is not the last we'll see of the big four -- a combination, a single boss made up of each member, may be in order.

Source: Capcom Unity

See The Mighty No. 9 Beta In Action!

Backers of Mighty No. 9 are being treated to a special beta version today. For everyone else, here's some exciting footage to keep your appetites whet. You can check out the ins-and-outs of Mighty No. 5's stage in the video above.

As a reminder, this is only the beginning; additional stages are expected to be added to the beta soon! More news as it arrives.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mighty No. 9 PC Beta Launches Today

At this year's PAX, Keiji Inafune's panel played host to another look at Mighty No. 9. Audiences were treated to two new trailers: the first, a gameplay b-roll featuring new stages and transformations (Mighty No. 7), and the second focusing entirely on "Online Race Battle" mode.

What's more, Inafune and his team announced that a beta version of the game will be sent out to eligible backers (beta reward tier or higher) within 24 hours. Though the beta is only one stage, Inafune states additional stages will be made available at a later date. Feedback from fans will help influence the final game.

If you're not a backer, Inafune hopes to have the game up on Steam Early Access to share it with a broader audience. Nothing is set in stone yet, so keep those fingers crossed. For everyone, check your inboxes!

Lastly, Comcept is also holding on a special event called "Mighty Month,” where fans can celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter through contests, trivia, interviews, and more. For more details, hit up the official forums.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

8-Bit Legends 3 Prototype Version Now Available

Mega Man Legends 3 is here! Well the fan-made version of the cancelled Prototype/Prologue, anyway. Get Me Off the Moon and DASH 3 Reboot have just launched The Mega Man Legends 3 Prologue 2D Version as a free download for the PC. If you want it, head to this website, then type in the passcode "dash3" in the textbar. If traffic has you down, you can find a mirror right here.

We hope you enjoy the final product! Big thanks goes out to the DASH 3 Reboot team, Makoto Tomozawa for the new music, Hideki Ishikawa, and our old pal Heat Man for the English script. Job well done, folks.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Azure Striker Gunvolt - Rockman Corner Review

Azure Striker Gunvolt for the Nintendo 3DS is a brand new game from Mega Man father-figure Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates. Given the powers involved, one could easily write this one off simply as a spiritual successor to Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX (both developed by Inti). But Gunvolt is more than that. The "guns ablaze" spirit of Inti Create's popular Mega Man offshoots is indeed alive and well here; but at its core, Gunvolt shines as something new entirely.

Get Your Mighty Gunvolt Download Codes Here (Update: All Gone!)

In addition to an advance copy of Azure Striker Gunvolt for review, 8-4 has graciously provided me with three download codes for Mighty Gunvolt. If you're lucky, you'll be able to play this fun 8-bit romp hours in advance! For everyone else, Mighty Gunvolt is free with the purchase of Gunvolt.

The codes will be posted below throughout the night. If you manage to use one, drop a note in the comments (so we know you’ve used it). For the sake of keeping this giveaway manageable, unrelated comments will not be published at this time. These codes are valid in North America only!

  • Code 1 of 3: A05JV7372ASM5FFE (GONE)
  • Code 2 of 3: A05JV7381P1HXC2R  (GONE) 
  • Code 3 of 3: A05JV73935KW0C7V  (GONE) 

That's all of them. Thanks for participating!

Mega Man X3 Blasts Its Way to Wii U Virtual Console

Capping off the "Mega August" festivities, Mega Man X3 has launched on the Wii U Virtual Console. As always, this Super NES classic will run you $7.99. Unlike X1 and X2, X3 wasn't originally available on Wii, so there won't be an upgrade discount this time around. Just throwing that out there.

Looking ahead to future North America Virtual Console releases, we've got Mega Man 7, Battle Network 2 & 3, and Mega Man Zero 1 & 2. We'll be seeing a majority of those before the end of the year. More updates when they become available!