Monday, July 21, 2014

Mega Man 5, 6 & Battle Network Hitting EU Virtual Console This Week

Good news for our friends in Europe: a triple dose of classic Mega Man games are coming your way. Nintendo of Europe (and Nintendo UK) have announced that Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6, and the original Mega Man Battle Network are all headed to the Wii U Virtual Console on July 24th.

Another piece of good news: according to today's press release, Mega Man 5 and 6 are the US versions. As one may recall, the PAL versions played at a slower framerate than their North American counterparts.

So in just a few short days you'll be able to complete your Wii U NES Mega Man collection and kick off, what we hope will be, a string of Battle Network releases. No word yet on when these titles will hit North America. The sooner the better, though; I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Thursday. If not, we'll keep you posted.

Thanks to Eric for the tip!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mighty No. 9 Update: July Gameplay Footage

A new month, a new Mighty No. 9 gameplay video. It starts off on familiar ground, but closer towards the middle you'll notice a few new bits of action. We catch a glimpse of Beck's transformations, some new enemies, and even a little bit of Call.

For a game nine months to release, things are shaping up nicely. There's still lots of room for polish and refinement, though. It'll be interesting to see how things will look closer to the new year.

SourceMighty No. 9 Update #59

Friday, July 18, 2014

Replica Mega Man Helmets Coming to San Diego Comic-Con

The 2014 San Diego Comic Con is almost upon us. And if you are fortunate enough to be attending, you'll be pleased to learn that Capcom are debuting a sweet pair of replica Mega Man helmets (made out of chrome resin, no less).

According to Brett Elston, these guys stand at 10'' and about 5'' inches wide. Classic blue and red/white colors will be available for purchase at Capcom's booth (215). Much like the 25th anniversary statue of SDCC past, these light up with the aid of a USB cable.

If you can't make it out to the show, Brett says there will be other opportunities to nab 'em up later. The red/white variant, however, has limited availability. There's a higher chance on that one selling out before it's blue brethren. The sooner you get it, the better.

If you're interested in checking out other swag on sale at Capcom's booth, check out this post here. SDCC kicks of July 24th!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Covers & Solicitation for Mega Man #42

Midtown Comics have unveiled two variant covers and solicitation for Mega Man #42, featuring the second part of the Mega Man 3 story arc. As you can see above, the cover on the left features traditional art from Patrick Spaziante, while the cover on the right is part 2 of a 3-part "SUPER SMASH" collector sets.

Solicitation: The battle rages on! Based on the legendary game Mega Man 3 comes 'Legends of the Blue Bomber,' Part Two. We've seen Mega Man battle Robot Masters before, but now see the fight unfold from the perspectives of the villainous robot adversaries themselves! Shadow Man recalls his humble beginnings and how they brought him to his deadly duel with Mega Man! Gemini Man is ready to ambush our hero with his hologram copies! But while the battle rages on, Break Man is behind the scenes on a mission of his own - why is he hunting down Dr. Wily's first set of Robot Masters? Featuring all-new cover art from Patrick 'SPAZ' Spaziante, and part 2 of a 3-part connecting 'SUPER SMASH' collector cover set!

To complete the Super Smash Bros. cover set, be sure to pick up Sonic the Hedgehog #266 and Sonic Universe #69.

News credit: The Mega Man Network

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rockman EXE and Rockman Xover Art/Soundtrack Sets Announced

Later this fall, the original Rockman EXE and Rockman Xover are getting the "Capcom Special Selection" treatment. These are official 32-page art books bundled with mini soundtracks, going for 1,852 Yen a piece. As one may recall, Rockman DASH 2 received a similar package in 2009.

The e-Capcom description for the Rockman EXE set suggests new and never-before-seen concept art appearing in the art book. The CD will contain select tracks from EXE1 and an arranged version of "Theme of EXE" from Operate Shooting Star.

Meanwhile, the Xover set contains artwork for content not currently available to players, such as OVER-10 and Giallo. Music-wise, it's pretty much everything from the game. This is the first time Xover's soundtrack has been publicly released.

Both sets are due September 25th, exclusively through e-Capcom.

Thanks to MidniteW for the heads up.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mega Man StreetPass Puzzle Completed!

By way of BumperHelicopters, here's the completed Mega Man StreetPass puzzle in action. Suffice to say, it's quite cute. When viewed on a Nintendo 3DS, the action is displayed in, well, stereoscopic 3D.

Still no word when the puzzle will hit Mii Plazas outside of Japan. We'll keep an eye out, though. Thanks to Heat Man for the find!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Keiji Inafune Ponders "Mighty Legends"

It's no secret that Keiji Inafune adores Mega Man Legends. So much so, in fact, he once expressed interest in making another game just like it some day. Nearly a year has passed since that comment was made, and Inafune isn't backing down from it.

In a recent Q&A session at SGC 2014, Inafune voiced further interest in seeing the Mighty No. 9 series go in different directions. Speaking through his translator, he posed the following question to the audience: "If you guys saw a Mega-Man Legends-style 'Mighty' game come up on Kickstarter, would you consider backing it?" As one would expect, the fans erupted into a roaring cheer, with one fellow belting out "take my money."

Inafune's translator continued, "he's got nothing to announce today, but the fact is, he's heard all of you shout out like that, so hhe's definitely putting that in his pocket and taking it back with him."

Where do you stand on the prospect of a Mighty Legends?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mega Man Battle Network/Star Force Marathon for Charity

Beginning at 5:30 PM UTC on Friday, July 18th, TeamBN are holding a 37-hour Mega Man speedrun marathon for Doctors Without Borders. They intend on blazing through mostly every title in the Mega Man Battle Network and Star Force series, and popular fan-game Chrono X.

Donations will be accepted throughout the stream with incentives presented along the way. For more information on the marathon, its participants, and how to donate, be sure to visit The Rockman EXE Zone. Good luck to TeamBN!

Thanks to RogerT for the heads up!