Monday, August 31, 2015

New Images of Nendoroid Mega Man, Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow

You didn't forget about this little guy, did you? Good Smile Co. has posted a batch of new Nendoroid Mega Man images today. A number of accessories are shown off for the first time -- Buster effect parts, interchangeable faceplates, and a teeny-tiny E-Tank. See them all here.

GSC says pre-orders are going up tomorrow around noon JST. And if you order from the GSC online shop, you'll receive an exclusive "death effect sheet!" Totally rad!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Archie Mega Man: Master Edition Due Next Year

With Archie's Mega Man winding down, the publisher is looking ahead to 2016 with a different kind of trade paperback. Spotted at the BNC CataList, Mega Man: Master Edition Volume 1 aims to collect the first three graphic novels in a single book.

BCN lists the book as a manga-sized, portable volume spanning 336-pages. It's due out by May 16th, 2016 at $24.99 USD. As per usual with these early listings, pre-orders are live on Amazon.

Source: BNC CataList

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mega Man Legacy Collection Headed to Japan

Good news for our friends on the other side of the world: Mega Man Legacy Collection is coming to Japan, rechristened as Rockman Classics Collection.

The good word comes from a savvy crew of data miners who unearthed the above logo from Legacy Collection's files. What's more, screenshots from the game have been found on Japanese Xbox One servers. Together, these images suggest a future release.

It remains to be seen when the game will hit Japanese consoles. Availability is also in question, whether or not it will be available both in digital and physical formats.

Source: lifelower, r/megaman

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Check Out Mega Man Tribute's New HC Cover Art

Courtesy of Amazon, here's a fresh look at Mega Man Tribute's new cover art. This piece graces the hardcover reprint, illustrated by Hitoshi Ariga (Mega Man Megamix, Mega Man Gigamix) and Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz.

The book goes on sale December 10th, 2015 for $44.99. Pre-orders are now available.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mega Man Legacy Collection Giveaway! Get in Here! (Finished)

UPDATE: And that's a wrap! The three winners have been notified via e-mail. Congrats to the winners! Thanks to Capcom USA for providing the codes.

What better way to celebrate the launch of Mega Man Legacy Collection with a little giveaway? We've got three download codes to give away: PS4, Xbox One and PC. All you have to do is drop a comment with the following: your email address and console of choice. I'll choose three random winners in 24-hours at 9:45 pm CT, August 26th.

To keep things safe and tidy, please remove all @'s and .com's when submitting contact info. When the giveaway closes and the winners have been notified, I'll kill the comments. Your info goes with it.

Good luck and have at it!

Mega Man Legacy Collection is Out Today! (PS4, XOne, PC)

It's 2015 and we're finally getting something! Yes, Mega Man Legacy Collection is here! The game rolls out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today for $14.99. The digital Nintendo 3DS version is still on track for an early 2016 release.

For those not in the know, Legacy Collection brings MM1-6 to modern day consoles courtesy of the Eclipse Engine. Additional extras include Challenge Mode with online leader boards and replays, a museum filled with concept and production art, a number of filters and viewing formats, and a jukebox.

Physical versions for Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo 3DS will arrive in early 2016 for $29.99. Capcom will provide more details on that front at a later date.

Monday, August 24, 2015

This Mega Buster Fits Right in Your Pocket

Let's be real, $80 is a little steep for a life-size Mega Buster. For the Zenny-conscious fan who has to have one, though, ThinkGeek's now selling a mini Mega Buster that fits right in your pocket!

The key chain version doesn't have any fancy sounds, but it lights up! A very handy accessory for finding your way in the dark or annoying your cat. Isn't it just adorable?

You can grab yours here for a cool $10.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Various Official Rockman Websites Have Shutdown

Here's a bit of a head scratcher for you: Capcom Japan has reportedly pulled the plug on individual Rockman websites. These include:

Only a pair of outlets survived the purge: the official Rockman portal and Rockman Unity.  It should be noted these two are regularly updated. The four that got the ax haven't seen any significant updates in 5+ years.

Now, this could simply be Capcom cleaning up the brand's web presence; relegating the franchise under a smaller umbrella. The disheartening bit about that though? Those four pages represented their individual series, some for over ten years. I fondly remember checking out ZX's page in the days leading up to the first game's release, rocking out to looping tunes. It's a little sad to see them go.

Anyway, I'm sure this is nothing to panic over. There is no evidence of anything "sinister" going on behind-the-scenes. We'll keep an ear out, of course. In the meantime the WayBack Machine exists. You're free to revisit these pages anytime.

Source: CapKobun (thanks, MidniteW)