Friday, January 12, 2018
Capcom will host a Rockman 30th anniversary commemorative event on February 10th, 2018 in Hanayashiki Park (Asakusa, Tokyo) and Hirakata Park (Hirakata, Osaka) respectively, the company announced.
Dubbed "Rockman Unite", the event will play host to a number of events such as a treasure hunt to find a mysterious "dream chip". Attendees will also have the opportunity to much of Rockman-themed food and snag a few exclusive goods, too: clear file folders, postcards, key holders, acrylic key chains, hoodies, and a spiffy tote bag. Oh yes; Rockman.EXE and Blues.EXE will make a special appearance, too.
The event runs until March 21st in Hanayashiki and February 25th in Hirakata Park. Entree fee is a cool 500 yen – practically nothing! More details (in Japanese) can be found at the event's official page here.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Play Asia, purveyors of import video games and related goods, are loading up on a pair of official Mega Man 30th anniversary t-shirts. Originally sold through E-Capcom, everyone outside Japan will now have the opportunity to scoop these up just in time for spring weather. Hit the link above and check 'em out.
The shirts feature the very awesome 30th anniversary key art illustrated by Mega Man 11 charter designer Yuji ishihara. The image brings together all eight Mega Men (including Rockman Xover's OVER-1), readying their respective busters in unison. An official hi-res version of this piece has yet to be distributed; you can, however, grab a waifu2x enhanced version here.
Source: Play Asia
Sunday, January 7, 2018
If you liked HMO Collectibles' Mega Man X statue, you've got something new to look forward to! Everyone's favorite red crusader, Zero, is next in line to receive the premium statue treatment.
As you can see right now, the statue is just an uncolored prototype. The final version will be 1:4 in scale and includes a "multitude of switch out options to create many display variations of your choice." What does that mean? Well, going by HMO Collectibles' Facebook banner, the statue will have some articulation and interchangeable parts.
Pre-orders will be available soon via HMO. In the meantime you might want to start saving up some Zenny – this one won't be cheap!
Source: HMO Collectibles
Thursday, January 4, 2018
If you were holding out for additional designer series Mega Man figures by TruForce, boy, do I have some bad news for you. TruForce today announced that – despite the success of the first Mega Man X figure – there will be no more figures coming from the line.
Did you get a fancy new iPhone X over the holidays? If so, you might be interested to know that Capcom recently updated Mega Man X mobile to support iPhone X and iOS11. The update adds accommodation for iPhone X's larger display and compatibility with older devices running iOS 11.
Other than that, the game plays about the same as it did prior. It's not the best port of Mega Man X out there but it'll do for some. You can grab it from the App Store for $4.99.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Game Informer's month-long coverage of Mega Man 11 has concluded! If you're just now catching up or want to revisit all the news, interviews and special features (including a fantastic Mega Man 7 developer's commentary you might have missed over the holiday) from December 2017, head over here.
With that out of the way, it's hard to say when the next batch of Mega Man 11 news will drop. A Capcom Unity post from December 4, 2017 seemed to suggest more info is coming this summer ("We’ll have much more to share with you all on Mega Man 11 in Summer of 2018"). I'm hopefully, though, we'll here more in the coming months. There's just too big a gap between now and summer, you know? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Anywho, that's a wrap. Looking forward to more news!
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Every month the official Rockman Unity app provides users a chance to unlock mobile wallpapers. These wallpapers can be unlocked by "defeating" Robot Masters – logging in once a day and tapping on their portrait until their health bar is zero. With a little finesse, though, it's possible to defeat Robot Masters in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is manually change your phone's clock to the following day. Rinse, repeat and the wallpaper is yours.
Of course, if you don't want to do any of that, we're here to make life a little bit easier. Courtesy of Reploid21XX, you can download January's wallpaper – featuring Proto Man.EXE and Chaud – right here. There's three sizes available.
What other fun wallpapers await us this year? Stay tuned!
Friday, December 29, 2017
Udon Entertainment's Mega Man Mastermix is slated to hit shelves in late January, 2018. To celebrate the end of the year and the start of the next, I'm holding a contest to win all six issue #1 covers (these five covers + the very limited "Fried Pie" variant).
To enter simply shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "MASTERMIX". One winner will be randomly selected at 12:00pm CT on January 31st, 2018. Entry is open to everyone – shipping is all on me. So wherever you are in the world, you're more than welcome to participate.
That's all that needs to be said I think. My inbox is open and ready – good luck!
Monday, December 25, 2017
Bandai have released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Super Robot Wars XΩ x Rockman collaboration event. Though the event itself doesn't begin until January 1st, 2018, players can start gathering special "Rockman tickets" right now. These tickets can be redeemed for SSR versions of Rockman units (Rockman, Blues and Forte and various Robot Masters) when the event launches.
Oh, and this is interesting too: Rockman, Blues and Forte will be portrayed by veteran Rockman voice actors. Rockman will be played by Ai Orikasaka (who hasn't voiced Rockman since Rockman 8 in 1997), Blues will be voiced by Ryutaro Okiayu (he played Blues in Battle & Chase; Zero in X4) and Forte will be voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama (he voiced Forte in Rockman 8). Is this casting a clue into who will be playing who in Rockman 11? Who knows! It's something to think about.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
2018 is a big year for our blue boy. From Mega Man 11 to a new animated series, there's a little something for everyone. Here's a recap of what's coming down the pike.