Monday, February 17, 2020

Rockman ZX Advent Developer's Report Translation

From May to July of 2007, a set of six "developer's reports" were published on the Rockman ZX Advent Official Blog, which featured interviews of key staff members that worked on the game. These include director Ryota Ito, character designer and scenario writer Makoto Yabe, character chief designer Gyosei Tamura, background designer Hidenori Katsuki, main programmer Tetsuhurio Shishido, and sound producer Ippo Yamada.

Presented for the very first time in English (thanks again to our friend Sider), we're proud to deliver a translation of the developer's reports.

While there is nothing too ground breaking here, it's interesting to learn what these key staff members did and their struggles and highlights during ZX Advent's development. You can find it after the break!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

A Look at Some of the Mega Man Garage Kits at Winter Wonder Festival 2020

The 2020 Winter Wonder Festival has come and gone, and we had a nice showing of official figure and model kits. But that's not all the event is for, no. Per tradition, Wonder Festival also plays host to a numb of fan-made kits -- garage kits. And sure enough, there were plenty of amazing, hand-crafted Mega Man kits.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mega Man-Inspired 30XX Announced for 2021

A sequel to the much-beloved Mega Man-roguelike 20XX is in development, Batterystaple Games announced. Aptly titled 30XX, the sequel promises a handful of new features and channels some major Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero energy. Trailer and first details after the jump!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

New Rockman X DiVE Trailer Released

Capcom Taiwan has released a new trailer for Rockman X DiVE. There's nothing particularity new in here but, nevertheless, it's a cool trailer to make us a little more excited for the March, 4th launch.

As a reminder, the pre-download is currently only available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. However, you can pre-register no matter your location to get Alia for free and contribute to the in-game rewards unlock event which recently surpassed over 70,000 registrants!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Yuko Komiyama is Working on the Rockman X DiVE Soundtrack

I recently had the chance to exchange a few words with composer and arranger Yuki Komiyama via Twitter, where she was kind enough to confirm that she is working on the Rockman X DiVE Soundtrack! Although there is not much else to say beyond that, we have prepared a little bit of information about Ms. Komiyama after the break in case you are not familiar with her!

Rockman X Dive Weapon Design Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the Rockman X DiVE Weapon Design Competition have finally been announced via a Facebook post by the development team. Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

A Better Look at Kotobukiya Zero and Nightmare Zero + Pre-Orders (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Big Bad Toystore has opened pre-orders for both kits. Regular Zero here and Nightmare Zero here.

Hot off the heels of Wonder Festival, Kotobukiya have posted two product pages for the Zero and Nightmare Zero model kits. Click the preceding links and check out more than a dozen images of each kit and their complementary accessories! Additionally, pre-orders for the normal Zero are currently being accepted from Ami Ami. The Nightmare version, for now, requires a proxy to be able to pre-order from Kotobukiya's Japanese store. Pre-orders close on March 22nd.

While we're at it, here's the product description for Zero:

"The exact proportions are faithfully recreated based on the character’s appearance in the series, and thanks to the technology of CAD engineering that allows a wide range of impressive articulation, users are able to recreate Zero’s many poses from the game. Within this kit, Zero comes equipped with his signature Z-Saber in 3 different effects. Furthermore, by attaching the Milight 316 (lithium-ion battery with an LED attached) to the Z-Saber, you can make the clear blade light up!
The other accessories that are included in the model kit, including the Buster Shot Gun, hand parts, and three interchangeable facial expressions make this model kit perfect for posing in many different situations. You can switch out the hair part from the separately sold Mega Man X Zero Nightmare Version to create more dynamic poses."

And here's the description for Nightmare Zero:

"Moving away from the original color of Zero, the overall color scheme of Zero Nightmare Version was made with a purple base as drawn from the character’s appearance in the game. The new Nightmare Version of Zero’s signature hair differs from the original with more movement incorporated in its 3-dimensional design. The hair part in Zero’s original color will also be included as an additional part in this model kit, so you can enjoy creating various scenarios when posed together with the separately sold Zero. "

Both model kits are due sometime in June. Additional details on price and availability are forthcoming. Hang in there!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

Rockman Zero & ZX Sound Box Backside Artwork Revealed

Last week we got a little sneak peek at the cover art for the upcoming Rockman Zero & ZX Sound Box. And today, by way of Rockman Unity, we a look at the back cover. It's once again drawn by series artist Toru Nakayama and features Ciel, Aile and Ashe.

As previously reported, the Rockman Zero & ZX Sound Box features 208 tracks spread across 6 CDs. It will also include 9 original tracks created specifically for the Rockman Zero & ZX Double Hero Collection/Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. A 16-page booklet will be includes as well.

Rockman Zero & ZX Sound Box can be pre-ordered from Amazon Japan, Play Asia and CD Japan. It's expected to release on March 25th for 8,800 yen (roughly $80 or 71€).

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Rockman X Dive Official Website and Pre-Registrations Open

Just a few hours after we reported about the possible launch date and open beta trial for Rockman X DiVE, we have more news to share! Don't waste any time and check out all the info after the break!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Rockman X Dive's Possible Launch Date Surfaces

The day we have been waiting for finally is here – maybe. After the delay in December, we may have a solid launch date for Rockman X DiVE. It comes to us via an updated listing on Taiwan's Google Play store and the iOS App store. All the info after the break!