Thursday, August 28, 2014

Azure Striker Gunvolt - Rockman Corner Review

Azure Striker Gunvolt for the Nintendo 3DS is a brand new game from Mega Man father-figure Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates. Given the powers involved, one could easily write this one off simply as a spiritual successor to Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX (both developed by Inti). But Gunvolt is more than that. The "guns ablaze" spirit of Inti Create's popular Mega Man offshoots is indeed alive and well here; but at its core, Gunvolt shines as something new entirely.

Get Your Mighty Gunvolt Download Codes Here (Update: All Gone!)

In addition to an advance copy of Azure Striker Gunvolt for review, 8-4 has graciously provided me with three download codes for Mighty Gunvolt. If you're lucky, you'll be able to play this fun 8-bit romp hours in advance! For everyone else, Mighty Gunvolt is free with the purchase of Gunvolt.

The codes will be posted below throughout the night. If you manage to use one, drop a note in the comments (so we know you’ve used it). For the sake of keeping this giveaway manageable, unrelated comments will not be published at this time. These codes are valid in North America only!

  • Code 1 of 3: A05JV7372ASM5FFE (GONE)
  • Code 2 of 3: A05JV7381P1HXC2R  (GONE) 
  • Code 3 of 3: A05JV73935KW0C7V  (GONE) 

That's all of them. Thanks for participating!

Mega Man X3 Blasts Its Way to Wii U Virtual Console

Capping off the "Mega August" festivities, Mega Man X3 has launched on the Wii U Virtual Console. As always, this Super NES classic will run you $7.99. Unlike X1 and X2, X3 wasn't originally available on Wii, so there won't be an upgrade discount this time around. Just throwing that out there.

Looking ahead to future North America Virtual Console releases, we've got Mega Man 7, Battle Network 2 & 3, and Mega Man Zero 1 & 2. We'll be seeing a majority of those before the end of the year. More updates when they become available!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rockman Sound Box CD Collection Announced

Remember that E-Tank loaded with classic series Rockman music? It's coming back! Sort of. Capcom has announced plans to reissue the ten disc set (sans E-Tank) at a lower price on October 29th. Dubbed "Rockman Sound Box", it will include ten CDs with music from Rockman 1 to Rockman 10. It will run you a cool 10,000 Yen ($100).

Hit the jump below for the full track list.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mega Man X4 & Mega Man X5 Headed to PSN in North America

At long, long last the PlayStation Store is getting a much needed infusion of Mega Man X love. Capcom have announced that both Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5 are being released as PSOne Classics in North America this September. Finally.

Mega Man X4 is first out the gate on September 2nd (next week!), with Mega Man X5 in tow on September 9th. You can play these fine entries on PS3 and Vita.

Source: Capcom Unity

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sample the Mega Man 2 Medley from Super Smash Bros.

Crisp and clean, devoid of distracting sound effects. For your listening pleasure, here's Nintendo's official release of Mega Man's Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U theme. Namco's Rio Hamamoto oversaw the arrangement. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Tekken franchise, among others.

Gotta say, listening to this non-stop brings back wonderful feelings of Mega Man's initial reveal. The first time that footage rolled... man, the hype was real. So good!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Inafune Discusses Mighty Gunvolt's Development, Confirms DLC

We're just a few days away from the North American launch of Azure Striker Gunvolt. As previously reported, everyone who picks up the game within the next three months gets a free copy of Mighty Gunvolt. This little 8-bit romp features no less than seven stages and three playable characters, including Mighty No. 9's Beck. Not a bad value, no? Well it gets better.

In a recent Inti Creates podcast, executive producer Keiji Inafune and producer Takuya Aizu confirmed the development of downloadable content for Mighty Gunvolt. While Mr. Aizu was hesitant to divulge the details, Inafune was more than willing to spill the beans (6:03). "I want to see more stages you can only clear as Beck," he says. "You're getting a first taste of Beck. I think fans would really like that. So, there you go, Inti. It's in your hands."

And there you have it: additional Beck stages. We'll have more details on the subject soon...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Covers and Solicitation for Mega Man #43

By way of Midtown Comics, the latest covers and solicitation to Archie's Mega Man #43 have surfaced. The variant cover holds a neat little touch despite the ecycled art. Can you see it?
W) Ian Flynn (A) Gary Martin, POWREE (CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante
The battle ain't over yet, and the legend has only just begun! 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?! Featuring all-new cover art from the legendary Patrick 'SPAZ' Spaziante and classic Capcom variant cover to complete your Mega-collection!

Thanks to Eric for the tip!