Friday, March 7, 2014
On Rockman Unity, Ucchy-san is teasing the above photos of the upcoming Rockman Zero Zero S.H. Figuarts figure. As it's only a prototype, little is known about when it will hit retail. Nevertheless, things are looking promising so far. Head to Rockman Unity for more images.
For those curious, yes; the S.H. Figuarts label is intentional. In recent months, Bandai has merged the D-Arts brand with the S.H. Figuarts label.Products that would have fallen under the D-Arts banner will now be released under the S.H. Figuarts line starting in April. Figure articulation and general engineering will not be impacted in any way.
Thanks for the tip, Heat Man!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
This isn't Mega Man related, per se, but it's something I'm sure many of you would like to see. Just announced at BitSummit, this is Azure Strike Gunvolt -- a brand-new 2D action game from Inti Creates and Keiji Inafune. From graphics and gameplay to music, it's pretty much Mega Man Zero (and a little ZX)... and that's a very, very good thing.
Gunvolt is currently slated to hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop this summer (Japan and North America). Expect more details to bubble up in the very near future. In the meantime, head over to 4Gamer for additional screens. This is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Sound Rangers train keeps on chugging. The popular rhythm-based RPG is pumping out three consecutive Mega Man events this month, promising new characters and tunes to battle to. No Legends characters this time, however; this one's all about the classics.
Monday, March 3, 2014
If Amazon is to be believed, Archie Comics are set to collect the complete Sonic and Mega Man crossover, Worlds Collide, in a single hardback volume. "Sonic/Mega Man Worlds Collide: Deluxe Edition" is a 336-page book due on November 25th, 2014 for $46.76 US. That's just about enough pages to collect all three individual Worlds Collide trade paperbacks!
Further, Amazon lists a limited edition version for $73.54 US. Pending official word from Archie, however, we can only speculate what makes this so "limited." Foil dust jacket? Additional pages of concept art? Who knows.
So if you've been meaning to check out the crossover, this may be the way to go. More news as it comes.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
The second, fully playable beta for for the fan game known as "Mega Man 2.5D" has gone live. The new demo includes one new co-op stage (Snake Man), and freshly produced single-player mode featuring two stages (Snake Man and Shadow Man).
If you like what you see above, visit the project's official home page to download the beta.
Thanks for the tip, Eric!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Is your shelf in dire need of something big and menacing? Well, friend, you might want to try your hand at winning a free Figuarts Sigma statue from Capcom Unity. Brett and the crew are putting the call out for Sigma tributes -- fan-art, cosplay, Vine video, whatever. Do something unique and creative, and Sigma here can be yours.
"To enter: Starting on Monday March 3, create something in honor of X's irrepressible foe. It could be an amusing Vine, fan art, a remix, a doodle, cosplay... pretty much anything so long as it was created for this contest and properly pays tribute to Sigma. Once you've created something, tweet @MegaMan with #SaluteSigma and a link!"
You have until Friday, March 7th to submit a tweet with #SaluteSigma. Contest is only open to residents within North America. One winner will be chosen on March 21st via Twitter. For more details, head over to Capcom Unity.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
On May 20th, Nintendo will terminate the Wi-Fi Connection service worldwide for Nintendo DS and Wii. Internet-connected services such as online play, matchmaking and leaderboards will no longer function from the announced date.
Certain services will remain online beyond May 20. For DS, these include the DSi Shop, DS Browser, and DSi Browser. For Wii, Netflix, Hulu, Wii Shop Channel, Internet Channel, and YouTube will keep on rolling.
The following Mega Man games are affected: Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, Mega Man Star Force (Pegasus, Leo, Dragon), Mega Man Star Force 2 (Zerker X Ninja | Zerker X Saurian) and Mega Man Star Force 3 (Black Ace | Red Joker). You can find the complete list of affected DS and Wii software here.
Yes; you will still be able purchase MM9 and MM10 DLC. Leaderboards will be dead, though... so to will Brother Band and battles/trading in Star Force. With Star Force 2 and 3 being the first true online multiplayer Mega Man games, this is truly the end of an era. It's a real bummer.
More details in the source.
The time has come for what's currently Capcom's newest Mega Man game to get another update. The latest Rockman Xover update brings us World 11, which is themed after Mega Man Battle Network 6. Here, players can take on Blast Man.EXE, Dive Man.EXE, Tengu Man.EXE, and Ground Man.EXE.
Furthermore, OVER-1 can acquire a new armor, OVER-D. OVER-D is based on Duo.EXE, though it retains elements from his classic series iteration. Unfortunately, its stats pale in comparison previous armors. It's so bad, in fact, some are writing it off as a joke.
Hit the break for new artwork and screens.