Tuesday, May 26, 2020

"Super Mega Man" Joins Rockman X DiVE This Week

Another character joins the Deep Log as part of the Rockman and Rockman X DiVE collaboration event! Last week it was Mega Man, Proto Man and Roll. And now, it's "Super Mega Man" from Mega Man 7.

Super Mega Man, an S Rank character, will be out next Thursday after the usual maintenance period. He comes with an impressive Triple Jump and two skills: Supporting Beat where Beat acts as a helper attacking enemies on-screen no matter how far they are, and Rocket Buster, a homing attack that will dealt damage on his way back to Super Mega Man.

Let us know what you think about Super Mega Man in the comments! Isn't the animation from the character screen wonderful?

Friday, May 22, 2020

TruForce "Ver. Ke" Mega Man X Reissue Coming to Big Bad Toystore

If you missed out on picking up TruForce's Ver. Ke X the first time around, Big Bad Toystore have begun accepting pre-orders for an exclusive reissue. It's reasonably priced at $79.99, too. That's far, far cheaper than what you'll find on eBay or secondhand sellers.

You can snag your pre-order here. It's expected to ship sometime in June!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mega Man, Proto Man and Roll Join Rockman X DiVE

Teased by Protodude months before Rockman X DiVE launched, the first batch of Classic Rockman Series characters (and a boss) are finally here. Proto Man, Roll and of course Mega Man join the "Deep Log" today! Find all the details below!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mega Man: Fully Charged Comic Book Series Announced

Mega Man: Fully Charged season 2 may not be happening any time soon, but the animated series is getting new life as a limited comic book series.

An Interview with Mega Man Artist Omar Alvero

Not only is Omar Alvero the art director for video game apparel maker Eighty Sixed, but he designed the popular Mega Man 11 "Diagnostic" t-shirt, shown above. It shows the inner-workings of the blue bomber's head, right down to the ceratanium shell.

I had the chance to sit down with Omar to talk a little about this piece, his history as an artist, and other odds-and-ends that you might find interesting. Grab an E-Tank, pull up a chair and join us below!

Friday, May 15, 2020

New Images of Kotobukiya "Rising Fire" X Model Kit

Kotobukiya have posted new images for the upcoming "Rising Fire" Mega Man X model kit to Twitter. What's more, the manufacturer confirmed that the kit will include new and exclusive "magma" X Buster effect parts. As a special bonus, a "Dragon Flame Blade" part for the Zero model kit will be included as well! You can check that out here.

For the uninitiated, this kit is based on X's Rising Fire color scheme from Mega Man X4. It was revealed at Winter Wonder Festival 2020 in February.

More details, release date and pricing are expected to be announced shortly.

First Look at Icon Heroes Mega Man Goods (PinBook & Puzzle Set)

A few weeks ago we reported that Icon Heroes acquired the license to produce brand-new Mega Man figures and merchandise. And this week, the manufacturer pulled the curtain back a little bit on two items: "Mega Man PinBook Volume 1" and a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Product descriptions below:

  • Mega Man PinBook Vol. 1 - Available 4th Quarter 2020 ($40): "PinBooks feature a set of beautifully designed hard enamel pins packaged in a book-style packaging with stunning cover art.  Each limited-edition pin is individually numbered with a matching number on the book.  Each PinBook also has a unique volume number and features a magnetic closure to keep the pins secure inside.
  • Mega Man Puzzle - Available 4th Quarter 2020 ($20): "Icon Heroes presents the Mega Man 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle! Stimulate the mind with this fun activity alone or with friends and family! Featuring beautiful artwork, this puzzle features many popular Mega Man characters and measures 19.7" wide x 31.5" tall."

You can click the links above to pre-order. More Icon Heroes Mega Man goods are expected to be revealed soon!

Help Capcom to Improve Rockman X DiVE

As promised by the development team a week ago, a survey to voice our opinions about Rockman X DiVE has finally go online. Find all the details below!

Mega Man Franchise Now at 36 Million Units Total, Mega Man 11 at 1.2 Million Units

Capcom has updated their Game Series Sales and Platinum Titles pages to reflect the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2020. Unfortunately, we do not have any data on how well Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection performed this past quarter. Nevertheless, we do have some good news:

  • Mega Man 11 saw an additional 200,000 units in sales between November 2019 to March 31st, 2020. The game has now officially sold 1.2 million units. Mega Man 11 continues to be the fastest selling Mega Man title in well over 25 years. 

At the end of the day, the franchise remains in a healthy state. Mega Man 11, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 continue to show strong legs. I think it's safe to say that those discounted sales across multiple storefronts really helped. Now, as for ZX/Zero Legacy Collection... it's difficult to pin-point how it's doing. Pending official word from Capcom, we can only speculate.

We'll let you know if we hear anything concrete.

Source: Capcom IR

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Layer Added to Rockman X DiVE + Major Content Update Details

Roughly teased a week ago, the first major content update for Rockman X DiVE is finally here. A highly fan-requested character was added as well: the final Navigator from Rockman X8... Layer!

What's more, the content update brings a lot of new elements to the game and a variety of events to help players get extra rewards. While some features are available now, other will arrive at a later date as this update is meant to be released gradually. In the meantime, you can check out all the content that was released today below!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hardcover Mega Man Star Force: Official Complete Works Shipping Early

For those of you that pre-ordered the brand-new hardcover edition of Mega Man Star Force: Official Complete Works from Amazon, I have some good news for you. Apparently, Amazon has begun shipping copies to some folks a few weeks in advance! ShadowRockZX and Meruna Stellar both report that they received three weeks ahead of the planned June 2nd release date. Nice!

So yeah; you should probably keep a close eye on your mailbox in the coming day. You may just get your copy early, too!

Thanks for the tip, Shad!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Wonder Festival Fall 2020 Cancelled; New Mega Man Figures Will Be Shown "Later"

Wonder Festival organizers announced that Wonder Festival Fall 2020 has been cancelled over COVID-19 concerns. The event would have taken place on November 1st, 2020.

Traditionally, new Mega Man figures and toys are revealed at Wonder Festival. Manufacturers such as Kotobukiya, Good Smile and Sentinel have used the event to show off prototypes, among other tantalizing details. Although Wonder Festival 2021 is still on track to take place on February 7th, 2021, these companies still intend on sharing news about the latest Mega Man figures this year.

Representatives from Kotobukiya, Sentinel and Mega House (makers of the upcoming Rockman.EXE vs Forte.EXE diorama) informed me that they will "pursue different opportunities this year" to share updates on existing products and announcements about new Mega Man figures. Due to the ongoing pandemic, development and distribution of said products may be affected. There is no guarantee that these products, both previously announced and unannounced, will make their respective target release dates.

More information on this topic will be shared in the near future.

Source: wf_official