Thursday, March 23, 2017
Mega March from Super Effective is on a roll with a heepin' batch of uncommon to little-known Mega Man Star Force facts. I had the chance to help out in this week's episode so check that out!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Due to manufacturing issues, Sentinel's 4Inch-Nel Mega Man X figure had to be delayed from February to March. Today, however, a new release date has been set: Saturday, March 25th. That date is a guarantee for folks who ordered the figure and live in Japan. For everyone else, your orders should ship out soon after.
Sentinel did not discuss which components caused the delay - the magnetic feet are highly suspect, though - but that's all in the past and collectors can now look forward to a shiny new toy coming very soon.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Miho Asada's Battle Story: Rockman EXE manga is due for a three-volume reprint in Japan this Spring. To tide fans over until then, Asada took to Twitter to show off the new front and back cover art for the first volume. How cute!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
First revealed at CES in January, Retro-Bit's line of officially-licensed Capcom controllers are headed to retail next month. The controllers - USB-based NES, SNES and Mega Drive/Genesis pads - feature the likes of Mega Man, Ryu and Arthur. They'll set you back $19.99 a piece.
According to Retro-Bit, we can expect to the controllers soon on Amazon, GameStop, Newegg, Micro Center, and Lukie Games. A number of in-store chains will carry them, too. A running list of stores is available at Retro-Bit's site.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Now this is really something. Chris Covell of Your Weekly Famicom - a site set up to translate portions of old Weekly Famitsu issues - translated Capcom's commentary on the eight winning Rockman 4 boss designs. The original artwork of the winning submissions were published, too. I do believe some of these haven't been seen in 26 years!
Don't forget, this was the same boss contest that Yusuke Murata (Eyeshield 21, One-Punch Man) won. His winning submission, Dust Man, yielded the following comment:
"This one has a slightly unusual touch to its art. Naming the character 'dust', of all things, was brilliant."
*Chris' note: "dust" is Japanese English for "garbage", hence all the trash/scrap in the level. I assume the word was made via naïve backformation of "dustbin."
Check out all the winning designs and commentary here!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
A pack of 8-bit-inspirered Rockman stickers are now available for the LINE social media smartphone app. The set includes 24 animated sprites and sounds for a cool 240 yen (about $2.00 US). You can see (and hear) them in action here.
Distribution is currently limited to Japanese LINE accounts. However, this page lends credence to international availability soon.
UPDATE: For everyone outside Japan, this place is offering the cooler LINE stickers from last year. Thanks, anon!
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Official Rockman food and drinks are the new hot commodity at the Shinjuku Capcom Bar. To commemorate the occasional, Ucchy-san, Rockman Unity's lovable host and curator, is here to show off three tasty drinks: blue raspberry Rock Buster, mango Roll, and the Blues Shield cocktail. The videos are in Japanese but Ucchy's charm transcends language!