Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mighty No. 9 Now Available on Mac and Linux

A little over two months after Mighty No. 9's initial launch, the game is finally available to download on Mac and Linux. If you've been waiting for these versions, you can grab them on Steam. DRM-free versions are reportedly in the works, too, bound for Humble Bundle as "soon as they are ready."

Still no word yet on the 3DS and Vita versions, though. Keep on waitin'.

Source: Mighty No. 9 backer update

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Humble Capcom Bundle Brings Sweet Mega Man Deals

If you're looking to pick up Mega Man Legacy Collection on PlayStation 4 or Mega Man 9 & 10 on PS3, then the latest Humble Bundle is genuinely worth a look.

Jet Mega Man + Power Mega Man Available to Ship to Europe via BBTS

Sentinel's online store is your one-stop-shop for all those cool new Mega Man figures... unless you live in Europe. Fortunately, Big Bad ToyStore ships to the EU and they've just posted pre-orders for the 4-InchNel Jet Mega Man/Power Man bundle.

The set is going for a cool $129.99 or roughly £98.49/114.98 Euro. Shipping charges go into effect when you're order ships later this October. 

Thanks to Vhyper1985 for the tip!

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Mega Man Cartoon to Air on Disney XD; Stars an "Optimistic Blue Bomber"

More details about next year's new Mega Man cartoon continue to drip out today with an interview between Nerdist and Man of Action, the show's creative team. Chief among topics discussed, Nerdist confirmed the show will air on Disney XD in 2017. What's more, Man of Action provided a glimpse into the kind of character Mega Man himself will be:

Nerdist: What do you hope the folks take away from this new iteration?

Steven T. Seagle: Oh, gosh, I don’t know. They should have fun. It’s a fun show. What Duncan really hit on the head is that so many of the characters we’re surrounded by are cynical and they’re not just doing the right thing just because they want to be heroes. Like, we’re overcomplicating these characters all the time for younger audiences. He’s just a fun, optimistic character who screws up a lot and is trying to figure out his way. He’s not perfect, but he wants to do the right thing.
JC: We’re spending more time with Aki, the human side of the character, and we mentioned that so we can come clean that it has a little more than the fighting element. It’s got some life in it.

DR: And, you know, like Steve said, there are plenty of darker elements. It’s still very fun, but we aren’t shying away from some more heavier elements in it. I think it’s about time we have a character who just does the right thing.
DR: So I was just going to add one other thing: He’s a very positive character and it’s just good timing to have some characters out there that are just about doing the right thing and trying to be good.
N: Yeah, it would just be a huge bummer if Mega Man was this cynical jerk. It’s like, “Why was I created?”
Joe Casey: No, but the hundreds and hundreds of robot villains are those guys.

Man of Action goes on to talk about their influences, art style and character designs, the presence of Mega Man's family, classic Robot Masters (including new female baddies) and a little bit about Capcom's involvement. For the full scoop, you can check out the complete interview at Nerdist.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Local Multiplayer Revealed for Fan-Made Battle Network 3D

It's been a little while since we last checked in with Team MMBN3D. Fortunately, good news is afoot! Work on Mega Man Battle Network 3D continues... and there's going to be classic local multiplayer available from day one.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Case for Mega Man 9 & 10 Ports: It's Up to Capcom, Says Inti Creates Rep

Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 are easily the strongest pair of entries to come from the Mega Man franchise in a long time. That's why it baffles (and even pains) some fans that these games are not readily available to play on PC/Steam or current-generation home consoles. The demand is there, but are these hypothetical ports even on Capcom's radar? A representative from the Inti Creates - makers of Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 - brings us the lowdown.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fan Project Explores the Potential of an HD Mega Man Battle Network Remake

Mega Man proof-of-concept projects are awesome. Case in point: this neat (but tiny) HD Battle Network experiment. Developed by PixelSprite, the bite-sized concept explores how Battle Network's tried and true battle system would look and feel in high-definition. You can download it from PixelSprite's Game Jolt page here. There's six different battles to play, each with their own unique Virus sets.

It's worth mention there is no guarantee this project will expand into a fully-fledge HD remake. For now, though, enjoy the possibilities. It's everything that *should* be happening this year for Battle Network's 15th anniversary.

Soure: PixelSprite | Game Jolt

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Backers, Get TruForce's X-Boost Figure for 82% Off

The San Diego Comic-Con exclusive X-Boost figure is now available to purchase directly from TruForce... for $500 big ones. But wait! If you backed the figure on Kickstarter way back when, you have the opportunity to shave off a cool 82% and get it for $90.

To take advantage of this backer-exclusive deal, see the coupon code that appeared in the latest e-mail from the campaign. You should have received this e-mail as early as August 12th. Once you've got the code, enter it at checkout. It's good for the next two weeks!

Do note pre-payment is required to purchase. Your figure will ship out as soon as TruForce receives their remaining quantity next month (around mid-September). All in all, a pretty good deal! Get on it ASAP.