Thursday, April 17, 2014

Game Center CX to Air Mega Man X Episode Next Week

On next week's new episode of Game Center CX, everyone's favorite game-testing everyman, Shinya Arino, will face off against Mega Man X. The episode will air April 24th on Fuji TV, according to the show's official website.

For the uninitiated, GCCX is a Japanese television show that follows comedian Shinya Arino as he attempts to conquer classic video games. As the Section Chief at fictional company "Game Center CX", Arino is given a full day to beat a challenge presented by his crew. Unfortunately for Arino, he's pretty bad at video games. His quirks, jokes, and banter with his staff as he struggles along makes for excellent entertainment. You really should check it out.

Naturally, we'll be on the lookout for the subbed episode from GamingCX. Stay tuned!

Source: Fuji TV (thanks, Nigoli!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rockman 5 Coming To Japan Wii U Virtual Console

The Wii U's Virtual Console in Japan is getting another dose of Rockman. Next week on the 23rd, Rockman 5 is joining the Famicom lineup for the typical ¥500 (or ¥100 with a Wii transfer).

No word yet on when Mega Man 5 is hitting western Virtual Consoles, but we do know it's coming. Hopefully more news soon!

Source: NintenDaan, yon

Monday, April 14, 2014

Check Out the 3D Battle Network Fan Project

In lieu of anything from Capcom, the Mega Man fan games really seem to be coming out in force... or maybe we just have more time to focus on them these days. Whatever the case, here's a neat project from Drsypher and HeatPhoenix: Mega Man Battle Network 3D.

As you might have guessed, they're attempting to recreate the tried and true Battle Network formula in 3D. "Battle chips, navis and program advances are all back in three dimensions in Mega Man Battle Network 3D," reads the above video's description. "Collect chips and build your own folder and take on a variety of battles and challenges!"

According to "Team MMBN3D", the project aims to combine the very best elements of all the Mega Man Battle Network games into one engine. The game will be available on PC later this summer.

If you're interested in learning more, hit up YouTube channel, or following them on Tumblr and Twitter.

Thanks for the heads up, Team MMBN3D!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The MegaJacket Has Been Greenlit

The Mega Man-inspired hooded jacket, an outstanding concept from video game clothing designer Enzo Volante, is now a thing. The men's cut has received over 200 pre-orders and is now officially in production, reads a banner at the Capcom Store. 

As the story goes, Capcom would only produce the jacket if a certain number of people committed to buy it. Specifically, 200 male and 100 female cuts had to be pre-ordered by March 31st. While the men's cut exceeded its goal, it appears the female cut failed to reach 100 pre-orders. It's still up for pre-order, however, so there may yet be a chance to push it into production.

In any case, the jacket is due out July 23rd. It may not be suitable summer wear but it's nice to have it for a breezy fall!

Source: Capcom Store

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Discotek's 'Ruby-Spears' Mega Man DVD Set Goes Retro

Discotek Media are gearing up to re-release the complete Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon series on DVD this fall. Best of all, though, the set's box art is designed to mimic classic NES packaging. It's even got authentic wear and tear! Brilliant!

The four disc set is due out on September 30th, 2014. Pricing details are forthcoming.

Source: Discotek Media

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Super Smash Bros. Direct: Mega Man News Roundup

The Super Smash Bros. focused Direct has come and gone, and we got plenty of updates on both Wii U and 3DS versions. As anticipated, there were a few new Mega Man related details including the full scoop on the his move set and Final Smash (pictured above), the Yellow Devil stage hazard, and more.

Hit the jump below for all the details!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kidrobot's Mega Man Figures Up For Pre-order

If your wallets still haven't given up with all the Mega Man merchandise coming out, you can now pre-order Kidrobot's Mega Man vinyl figures at MyPlasticHeart. These guys are expected to be available September 25th. Check it out:

The first wave of figures is all Mega Man 1 themed (Proto Man being the exception). If it does well enough, we've been told Kidrobot will look into adapting other games in the classic series. Anything beyond that, well, we'll just have to wait and see.

Thanks to MadX for the tip! | Image credit: Plastikitty

Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Nintendo Direct to Focus on Super Smash Bros.

Taking a break from the typical Nintendo Direct, the house that built Mario are broadcasting a global Super Smash Bros. Direct next Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. EST.

New details about the Wii U and 3DS games are expected... perhaps a few Mega Man related surprises, too, if we're fortunate. We're long overdue to see his accompanying assist trophies, additional moves, and 3DS stage. So should anything noteworthy come of it, we'll be providing up to the minute coverage right here on the 'ol corner. 

For streaming times in your region, visit the official Super Smash bros website here.

Stay tuned!