Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Rockman Unity today brings us a sneak peek of the Rockman 11 Limited Edition package design. So far it's shaping up nicely – and look! It's Dr. Light and Dr. Wily in their youth. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a deliberate nod to the period when they developed the Gear System. It makes me wonder, too: will we see a young Dr. Light/Dr. Wily *in* Rockman 11? Maybe a flashback? That would be a first for the games.
As previously reported, there will be two types of Rockman 11 collector's packages for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4: the Limited Edition and the sort-of-but-not-really e-Capcom exclusive Complete Edition. You can pre-order and import them from Amazon Japan, Play Asia or Nin-Nin Game.
Source: Rockman Unity
Friday, June 15, 2018
A listing for a Mega Man 11 diorama has been spotted on GameStop. The $49.99 statue features Mega Man standing victorious before a groveling Dr. Wily. Neat! It's expected to ship on October 30th.
No high-res images or additional information is available at this time. This appears to be a very early listing – not even Capcom have announced it. Snag a pre-order it here.
More updates on this soon. Thanks, Reploid21XX!
E3 has come and gone, and to our delight, Mega Man 11 is walking away with seven best of show nominations. The above image comes to us from Mega Man 11 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya. He tweets, "I thank all the people involved in E3. I am happy if you favorite Mega Man 11." In other words, he's very humbled.
I've kept tabs on Mega Man's E3 presence for several years and let me tell ya, this is a first. Congratulations on a great E3, Tsuchiya! We can't wait to play the game!
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Nearly nine years after its release, you can finally play the Japan-exclusive Rockman EXE: Operate Shooting Star in English. The long awaited translation patch was just released by the folks at The Rockman EXE Zone. Download it here!
In addition to a fully translated storyline, the patch also includes English text and graphics for the "Star Colosseum" sidegame. Moreover, the original Mega Man Battle Network script has been edited and adjusted to fix errors and inconsistencies with later Battle Network games.
For the uninitiated, Operate Shooting Star is an updated version of Battle Network 1 that includes a brand-new event involving characters from Mega Man Star Force. Once you've completed this event, you can switch between BN Mega Man or SF Mega Man in battle. There are other additions and changes to the main game too which are listed here. The big one for me is the updated battle system, which takes a few elements from Battle Network 2 such as the addition of wildcard * Battle Chips. Oh, and the Power Plant puzzle has been made vastly easier!
A huge thanks Greiga Master, Prof. 9, MegaRockEXE, MidniteW, Jumi, Lex, and everyone at team TREZ for all their hard work. I can't wait to give it a spin!
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Mega Man 11 is real – like, you'll actually get to play it in a few months. But why now? Why wasn't Mega Man 11 a thing three or even five years ago? In an interview with Venture Beat, Mega Man 11 director Koji Oda revealed it had everything to do with Mega Man Legacy Collection's commercial success.
According to an official notice posted to the Japanese Wii U eShop, Mighty No. 9 will be de-listed from the storefront on Wednesday, June 20th, at 10 am. At the moment we don't know if this will affect the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version, nor do we know if the game will be removed in North America and Europe.
Although no reason was given why the game will be removed, it could be due to Level-5's acquisition of Mighty No. 9 developer Comcept which took place exactly one year ago today.
I'll keep an ear to the ground for updates. Thanks for the tip, ZerokageHB!
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Block Man isn't the only playable Mega Man 11 stage at E3. After the jump below, check out several minutes of live, off-screen footage of Fuse Man's stage. We don't get to see the actual fight against Fuse Man, though there's quite a bit of new, never-before-seen stuff here.
Here's archived footage from today's Mega Man 11 live stream with Capcom USA and producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and director Koji Oda. There's lots of stuff to see, hear and learn in a about 40-minutes worth of footage.
For the uninitiated, Capcom USA's Kellen plays through the entirety of Block Man's stage in both Normal and Newcomer Mode. The Gear System is on full display here which, again, is an entirely optional tool (you can literally beat the game without using it, they say). Later, we get to see Mega Man square off against two separate "stacking block" boss battles and a fight with Block Man himself (whose apparently a fan of Pink Floyd). Switching to Newcomer Mode, Kellen shows us that players will have access to an unlimited amount of Beat Calls and a rapid fire buster shot.
All in all, Mega Man 11 is shaping up quite nicely. Expect more Mega Man 11 news soon!
The doors are open to E3 2018 and we have a MUCH better look at the Mega Man 30th anniversary booth. In addition to a lovely, wall-spanning timeline and trivia, there's a neat Mega Man 11 photo op too! If you're at the show you can snap a pic with Mega Man, Rush and our boy Block Man!
More Mega Man 11 updates are coming soon – stay tuned!
Mega Man (and literally every character in Smash Bros. history) is coming back to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch. As outlined in the Nintendo Direct, Mega Man's Final Smash is a bit different: after detonating the Black Hole Bomb, Mega Man summons Proto Man and Bass in addition to previous Mega Man incarnations. Beyond that, Mega Man looks like he plays exactly as he did in Wii U/3DS. One minor difference, though, is Leaf Shield is faster and stuns each time it hits another player.
Also mentioned in the Direct, Mega Man's stage includes every trap and contraption from both Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS.
And that's about it Smash Bros.-wise! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches December 7th, 2018!