Tuesday, July 29, 2014
As previously reported, Discotek Media are bringing the delightfully campy Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon back to DVD. The new set features all 27 episodes in a single package, wrapped in absolutely radically box art. Just look at it; that's deliberate wear-and-tear, people.
Today, it's up for preorder from Rightstuf. Expected to launch on September 30th, the whole kit and kaboodle will run you $29.99 (normally $49.95). So if you've been hankering on checking out the show, or just want to replace those old sets, you're in luck!
Also, I do believe a giveaway contest is in order... we shall see!
Source: Rightstuf (thanks, MidniteW!)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Over the weekend, the summer Wonder Festival got underway in Chiba, Japan. Naturally there was a colorful array of homemade Rockman figures and models on display. And while many of us couldn't be there in person, we're fortunate enough to have friends on Twitter who caught a bit of the action.
You can see their photos here and here or check out a select few after the jump!
Friday, July 25, 2014
The ascent up Rockman Xover's Battle Tower just got a little more sinister. Awaiting players this month is the second of Nero's lackeys, Blu D. Just like Rosso M before him, Blu D is an original character exclusive to Xover. Whereas Rosso M was based on a phoenix, Blu D is presumed to be a tortoise. A tortoise wielding a big 'ol trident. He's pretty neat looking, actually. And look; fan-art.
With two guardians remaining, I think it's safe to say Capcom's going for an elemental thing here. Going be these silhouettes, one is assuredly electric-based. The other... maybe earth/wood? We'll find out soon enough.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Today's Nintendo Minute (guest starring Capcom USA's own Brett Elston) delivers good news for Battle Network fans in the west. The original Mega Man Battle Network will be making its way to the North American Wii U Virtual Console next Thursday, July 31st. You can check out the announcement at the 2:45 mark above.
No word yet on price, though $7-$8 is anticipated. We'll have all the details next week!
Thanks to Axl_abe for the tip.
And you thought Battle Network 2 was next? Nope; Nintendo is jumping two sequels ahead to Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (aka Battle Chip GP). The side-story/spin-off is slated to hit the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console on July 30th for 702 Yen.
Battle Chip Challenge is... well, 'meh' at best. It's not terribly fun and, quite honestly, there's little to no actual challenge. It's just so easy. A breeze, almost. Mix that up with repetitive and dull combat and you've got yourself a series low point.
The general consensus tends to highlight BCC as the beginning of Battle Network's quality decline. The game's focus on tournaments would carry over into Battle Network 4. Red Sun or Blue Moon, the narrative was pretty much the same: tournaments. So many tournaments. On the upside, BCC did give players the chance to play as Navis other than Mega Man.EXE. That was pretty cool.
Anyway, BCC is very much indeed coming to Wii U. It'll end up on our shores eventually, most likely after BN1 (next week!). At this point I think it's safe to say Europe will get it first. So if you enjoyed the game in the past or curious about it now, stay tuned -- it's coming.
Monday, July 21, 2014
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
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.
Source: Mighty No. 9 Update #59
Friday, July 18, 2014
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!