Sunday, March 18, 2018
Capcom and Asobism are teaming up for a special Rockman EXE and Dragon Poker collaboration. Starting March 26th through April 9th, Rockman EXE characters will begin appearing in Dragon Poker a mobile poker-based role-playing game. Wait till you see all the new artwork commissioned for the event...
Saturday, March 17, 2018
So this is interesting. For the first time in the franchise's history, an individual series has it's own anniversary logo. The packaging for the upcoming Rockman X & Rockman X Mega Missions box set contains a unique Rockman X 25th anniversary logo. You can see it here in the top right corner of the package. And hey, check this out – the silhouette is from Maverick Hunter X. Interesting, no?
So what's so special about all this? Well, it implies a campaign celebrating the X series' 25th anniversary (December 17th, 2018) is in the works. The logo will likely find itself attached to various commemorative goods and merchandise throughout the year. It'll probably show up on the packaging for the X Legacy Collection(s), too. Point is, whatever Capcom are planning it's significant enough to warrant this unique branding.
All we can do right now is speculate, I guess. Stay tuned!
(Thanks to CapKobun, MegaDegaDrive and toumeishonen for the tip!)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Monster Hunter World's long-awaited 8-bit-inspired Mega Man Palico gear is coming soon. Capcom today announced the gear will finally be available starting April 13th. Tickets to craft the gear will be distributed during the game's Spring Blossom Festival from the 13th through the 27th.
When hunting with a Mega Man Palico, you can listen to classic NES Mega Man tunes which changes depending on your weapon type. Mega Man Palicos also feature their own unique Blue Bomber-inspired taunts and moves, like chugging E-Tanks to replenish health. You can see the Mega Man Palico in action here.
Monster Hunter World is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC-bound later this year.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Our friend Heidi Kemps is back with another round of Mega Man 8 animation cels. Grab your Zenny and check 'em out below:
If you're just catching up, these authentic cels are part of a collection Heidi managed to snag for a few hundred dollars at a Fanimecon swap meet last year. Since then, Heidi has been auctioning them off on eBay about once every couple of months. There's plenty more cels to go, so don't fret if you come up empty handed this time.
Best of luck, everyone!
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The latest episode of Capcom TV had a small feature on the Nintendo Switch version of Mega Man Legacy Collection 1. Here, Ucchy-san and his cohorts showed off the new Nintendo Switch-exclusive rewind function. Simply hold down the L button to roll back time and give yourself a do-over.
Additionally, Ucchy-san showed off some Japanese retail exclusive preorder bonuses – keychains, desktop wallpapers, and postcards – and the coloring pages from the Japanese-exclusive limited edition.
Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 for Nintendo Switch is due out on May 22nd, 2018.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Want to know more about that random Mega Man 2 plug and play unit that quietly hit Walmart shelves last week? John Riggs has provided us with the above video review, which goes over all of the details and features. Is it worth your hard earned Zenny? Well, let's just say there are better ways to play Mega Man 2. Much better ways.
Now, if you want to pick this up for the hell of it (let's be real, obscure Mega Man stuff is great to collect), you should check in with your local Walmart. This unit cannot be purchased online, though you can see if your store has it in stock via Brickseek. Simply change SKU to UPC and type in 840172056463 and enter your zip code.
Thanks to MegaNerdX for the tip!
Saturday, March 3, 2018
The fifth demo build of fan-game Mega Man Battle Network Chrono X will be available to download on March 18th. Version 5 includes a number of changes from revamped graphics and new chips, to brand-new bosses (Pirate Man and Cactus Man) and "MeMENTO" transformations.
The most significant addition to V5, however, is online multiplayer. This long awaited feature doesn't require Hamachi or any third party software to play – it's all done in-app! What's more, you can square off against players from different devices. In other words, if you're playing on PC your opponent might be playing from their smartphone a whole country away. Pretty nifty, yeah?
All this can be seen in the new trailer above. Check it out when you've got a couple minutes to spare! Stay up to date on all the Chrono X happenings via the project's official website, Facebook, Twitter or Discord channel.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Capcom have announced an E-Capcom exclusive limited edition of Rockman Classics Collection 1+2 for Nintendo Switch. The 6,469 yen package includes the game (Classics Collection 1 on cartridge; CC2 digital download), 15 double sided A4-sized coloring pages (also sold separately here), a case to store the coloring pages, and one of two randomly selected coasters. It's, uh, an interesting assortment of things, to say the least.
E-Capcom goods only ship within Japan, so if you have the ability to do so, you can pre-order the limited edition here. For everyone else, I suggest you can an eye on Nin-Nin Game. They tend to stock up on these sort of E-Capcom exclusive goods and ship to the United States.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
As part of their year-long Mega Man Legends 20th anniversary tribute, our friends at Get Me Off the Moon are running another fun contest. This time, they're putting the call out to the Legends faithful to resolve Mega Man Legends 2's cliffhanger ending. The winning entry will walk away with a rare "Bad Mega Man Volnutt" 4Inch-Nel figure and one other goodie.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
KishSquared's Super Smash Bros.-inspired Mega Man Arena is only a short day away! Announced in late October 2017, this 8-bit brawler features nine characters, 27 stages based on classic NES Mega Man stages, and 4-player local matches. Check out the launch trailer above!
Keep your eyes peeled to www.megamanarena.com for the download. The game goes live on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5pm EST! I had the chance to play a preview build – it's great. Gameplay, controls and production values (the cutscenes!) are among the best in recent memory. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Look forward to it!