Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rockman EXE 1 2014 Developer Interview Translated

To commemorate the Rockman EXE series' 18th anniversary (today!), our friends at The Rockman EXE Zone have translated a 2014 interview between character designer and art director Hayato Kaji and character designer Yuji Ishahara. This interview was originally conducted in honor of Rockman EXE 1's Wii U Virtual Console release. You can check out a select portion of it below!

- I’d think giving everyone a Navi mark must be quite a bit of work, is that right?
Ishihara: It actually just kind of works out (laugh). I design them all at once with the character’s image and the Navi’s colors in mind. So when the Navi is complete, the mark just ends up somehow being complete, too. The simpler it is, the cleaner it fits in. It’s not that difficult at all, it’s fun, actually.

Kaji: Because emblems exist, you can relate to characters through them. Children are especially happy to have that sort of thing.

Ishihara: However, it’s always been unclear whether they’re supposed to be something like a family crest, an individual’s mark, or a Navi’s unique mark (laughs). Hinoken has the same mark for all of his Navis, but Meijin has a different one every time, for example.

Kaji: Rockman alone has the “H” from “Hikari Lab” in his design. At first, it was just a normal cross, but a different designer put in one more line and made it cooler.

Check out the full interview at The Rockman EXE Zone

Saturday, March 16, 2019

"Capcom World-News" Scans Part 1: 1989 – 1991

I've got a neat blast-from-the-past to share with you all this weekend. A one "Brian" has graciously gifted Rockman Corner with several high quality scans of Capcom's oldest-known publication, "Capcom World News". Inside the pages of these age-old newsletters lies some very neat Rockman history.

Today I'll be sharing complete scans from Capcom World News Issues 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and "Extra". You can download all of them from my Dropbox or Drive. Note that they're in .tiff format. After the jump below, I've written up a little breakdown of all the noteworthy gems inside each issue.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Rockman X2 25th Anniversary Band & Piano Albums Available to Purchase

Starting today, the Rockman X2 25th Anniversary Band & Piano albums are available to purchase in MP3 and WAV format, and also PDF Score for those who want to play the music by themselves. The albums in MP3 format are on sale until April 30th and the individual instrumental tracks (Guitar, Bass, Keyboard & drums) are deeply discounted – 540 yen (normally between 1,620 to 2,700 yen).
The Rockman X2 albums can be purchased here. And in case you missed the Rockman X albums, they can be purchased here.

Full list of prices after the jump.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Every Episode of "Ruby-Spears Mega Man" is Legally Streaming On YouTube

So this flew waaay under my radar but, hey, it's news to someone. So you know that 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of our beloved Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon, right? Well if you feel like getting into the spirit of things, you can binge watch the entire show right now – for free.

WildBrain, a subsidiary of DHX (producers of Mega Man: Fully Charged) quietly launched a YouTube channel called "Mega Man Retro" last year. The channel hosts all 27 episodes of the Ruby-Spears 'toon commercial-free. Video quality is between decent ("The Incredible Shrinking Mega Man") to "meh" ("Electric Nightmare"). Still, it's nice to finally have the show streaming somewhere in an official capacity. If the video quality here just isn't your thing, the still-in-print 2014 DVD box set remains a viable option.

However you choose to watch it, there's no better time to check out "Mega X", Cold Steel", "Curse of the Lion Men", and other wonderfully ridiculous episodes. The show's 25th anniversary officially kicks-off on September 11th, 2019.

Source: Mega Man Retro

Monday, March 11, 2019

First Rockman X2 "25th Anniversary Piano Album" Music Samples Are Live

Samples from the Rockman X2 25th Anniversary Piano Album are finally here! Most of the tracks are available.  You can listen to them right here.

GMStore will be regularly adding more samples to that page until they provide samples for all the tracks in the album. Alternatively, the majority of the Band Album samples are available and you can listen them in the link above. Release dates for both albums have yet to be revealed, but we are close to the announcement.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Don't Forget to Pick Up the Mega Buster Devil Breaker in Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5 is out in the wild and in case you forgot, you can also pick up Nero's "Mega Buster Devil Breaker" today, too. There's a couple different ways to get it:

  • Buy the Deluxe or Collector's Edition of Devil May Cry 5 (includes Mega Buster Devil Breaker, among other)
  • Buy separate "Deluxe Upgrade" to receive all Deluxe Edition content (Mega Buster, etc.)

When equipped, the Mega Buster bestows Nero with the ability to fire and charge projectiles. Nero will also strike a familiar Mega Man-pose when he jumps, too! See it in action in the video above!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mega Man: Fully Charged Episodes 33-40 Now Streaming on Cartoon Network

Mega Man meets the prankster bot Chaotique (Episode 35, "All Work And No Work")

If you're a cable subscriber within the United States, you'll be happy to know that eight brand-new episodes of Mega Man: Fully Charged are now streaming on Cartoon Network's website. As per usual, you can also watch them on Cartoon Network app and on-demand via your local cable provider.

There's only TWELVE episodes left for season one, people. We're getting down to the wire!

Source: Cartoon Network

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Mega Man: Fully Charged Guts Man Figure Now Available (And It Actually Farts)

Another Jakks Pacific Mega Man: Fully Charged product is now available on Amazon – it's Guts Man! The show's very literal interpretation of 'ol Gutsy is now a pose-able figure. Best of all, it features one heck of a gimmick: "[the figure] has an expanding belly and makes a fart sound!" Truly the epitome of Mega Man figures, people.

It also includes:
  • Includes 6 points of articulation (shoulders, hips, knees).
  • Includes a cannon accessory that can be swapped onto the 5-inch blue Mega Man figure.

Guts Man will set you back $14.99. Grab yours here!

Rockman Corner is Now on Discord!

Image credit: ConstipatedNugget#5299

Happy weekend, folks. Here’s a quick bit of news for you: Rockman Corner now has a Discord Server! If you are unaware, Discord is an all-in-one voice and text chat program made by and for video game aficionados. We believe this will allow the discussion and topic of the Blue Bomber to go even further with this rising platform!

You can chat up all things Mega Man and Rockman and general gaming with fellow blog readers, stay up-to-date on the news, and get the latest on Patreon-related projects. Speaking of Patreon, supporters can get equipped with an exclusive Discord title: “Mega Patrons”. You can jump on that here

This server allows us to engage more closely with one another. It also helps that we’re partnered with other Mega Man communities, such as r/Megaman, Mega Man X9 and more to come in the future!

That being said, please - follow our rules, have fun and please – If you have ANY issues or concerns, reach out to myself or Protodude on Twitter.


See you there!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Blue Bombers Clash in Mega Man "Death Battle!"

The highly requested and long-awaited Mega Man "Death Battle" episode is live! Mega Man, X, Mega Man Volnutt, Mega Man.EXE, and Star Force Mega Man enter the ring and throw down to the, well, death. If you've never seen an episode of Death Battle before, this is one you don't want to miss.

Did your favorite Mega Man win?

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mega Merch: Super Groupies x UBIQ™ Low Cut Sneaker Review

Here on Rockman Corner we promote a lot of products that are announced by Capcom and its various retail partners. With this mini-series, I (Chloe/Yink) would like to discuss some of the products on the market, giving a small review of the item(s) and some information on where to find it!

Today, we've got a neat product: a nifty pair of shoes from a collaboration between Super Groupies and UBIQ, priced in at ¥9,800 JPY (at this time, approximately $88 USD).

Monday, February 25, 2019

More New Mega Man: Fully Charged Episodes Heading to Cartoon Network

A string of nine new episodes of Mega Man: Fully Charged are heading to Cartoon Network in the States, Animation Magazine reports. Not only that, the show will also begin airing on weekday afternoons at 12:30pm ET/PT starting Monday, March 11th.

Episode titles and descriptions after the break!