Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kid Robot Mega Man Figures Delayed, Minis Cancelled

What happened to Kid Robot's Mega Man figures that were supposed to be available in September? According to a customer service representative, the 7-inch Mega Man and Proto Man figures have been pushed back into mid 2015. The pair remain up for pre-order on Big Bad Toystore.

As for the mini figures - the blind box series and keychains - it appears they've been given the ax. BC Direct points us to a message from figure vendor MyPlasticHeart, confirming the cancellation of both miniature lines. This was posted back in July but the statement still stands. For the uninitiated, Kid Robot has been struggling financially; whole lines are being cut, this way and that.

On the upside, someone posted a nice teaser image of a previously unannounced 7-inch Break Man figure. No word if it will ever see the light of day, but the prospect exists. When was the last time Break Man had a figure?

Thanks to BC Direct for the tip!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Now Available in North America

The wait is over. Super Smash Bros for Wii U is now available in North America. You can download the game right now from the eShop or, if you're into physical copies, head to a local midnight retail launch.

Why are we covering this? For the uninitiated, Mega Man is a playable character - from the get-go, no less! He comes with his own unique stage, Wily Castle, a batch of trophies, and some nice musical selections. There's a Mega Man Amiibo in the works, too!

That's pretty much all there is to say, really. So yeah; have fun! I'll see you online!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Covers and Solicitation for Mega Man #46

With November winding down, it's about time we got this month's Mega Man solicitation. Archie Comics' Mega Man issue #46 looks to cap things off with a bang - the final showdown between Mega Man and Break Man:

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Gary Martin & Various (CA) Justin Harder
DING DING DING! Get ready for the fight of the century with: Mega Man versus Break Man! 'The Ultimate Betrayal' Part Two: This is it, the day has finally arrived-it's the epic-beyond-epic duel you've been waiting for as brother battles brother and the Blue Bomber brings the ruckus to the Prodigal Son!
Everything has been building to this battle of two siblings-and the fate of the world is at stake! The Mega Man 3 game adaptation reaches a fever pitch in this exciting installment, featuring cover art from Patrick 'SPAZ' Spaziante and a special 'brother versus brother' variant by acclaimed artist Justin Harder!

News Credit: The Mega Man Network

Preview Pages for Mega Man #43

Our friends at Arcade Sushi have posted a five page preview of Mega Man issue #43, which is the penultimate chapter of "Legends of the Blue Bomber" story arc.

The issue summary, as a reminder: "Based on the renowned game Mega Man 3 comes "Legends of the Blue Bomber" Part Three: We’ve seen Mega Man battle Robot Masters many times before, but now witness the automaton insanity unfold from the perspectives of their creators! Magnet Man wonders if he’s led his brothers astray as he prepares to stop Mega Man. Needle Man won’t go quietly, instead choosing a battle on his own terms! Meanwhile, Auto makes a shocking discovery about Dr. Wily—but will he survive to report it?!"

You can check out the full five-page preview for yourself, live and in color, right here.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mighty Gunvolt DLC Revealed; Four New Stages

Inti Creates has dated the first round of Mighty Gunvolt DLC, Gamer reports. The Mighty No. 9 x Gunvolt x Gal Gun crossover is expected to receive four new stages on November 26th. It is currently only scheduled for Japan, priced at 300 yen. UPDATE: North America gets it on Nov. 28th, $3.99.

New bosses will coincide with the additional stages, including Pyrogen (Mighty No. 1) and Brandish (Mighty No. 7). Elise from Gunvolt and Mr. Happiness from Gal Gun will make an appearance, too. What's more, the DLC will provide an easier to navigate stage select screen. I don't recall the current format being too troublesome... but there ya go.

More images available at Gamer.  

Source: GoNintendo (via Heat Man)

Loot Crate's Mega Man Exclusive Is... a Mini Helmet!

Looks like the November "battle" Loot Crate is arriving on doorsteps a couple days in advance. Inside the box, you'll find a nifty miniature Mega Man helmet replica -- it's a smaller version of the one Capcom offered at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer.

According to early unboxing videos, the color of the helmet varies. You'll receive one of four colors (classic blue, red, grey or green) and additional standee. The crate also includes a Mega Man vs. Ryu pin and a bunch of cardboard Mega Man/Ryu standees to create your own one-on-one brawl.

See it in action after the jump!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rockman Xover: No Plans to Distribute OVER-0 Before End of Service

As previously reported, Rockman Xover will cease operations on March 31st, 2015. There's still some time to play the game but don't expect any new content from here on out. According to a tip from Rockman Corner contributor Django, Capcom has no plans to resume events or additional content for the game. This will leave one previously announced form, OVER-0, unreleased.

To fill the gap before the game is officially taken offline, monthly rewards can still be redeemed. You can see a list of those right here. No more Battle Memory Cards, it seems; it's mostly Zenny, Gacha Tickets and cans.

Other than that, Xover is pretty much dead. It's too bad they didn't get around to a Rockman DASH world, you know?

Thanks, Django.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Famed Mega Man Composer Scoring New Project, Target Acquired

Composing legend to the classic series Mega Man games, Manami Matsumae is back with an all new project. Having recently wrapped production on Shovel Knight, Matsumae is lending her talents to Target Acquired.

Read on for more details... and a chance to win a signed copy of Matsumae's score!