Monday, December 9, 2019

New Image of Rockman Zero/ZX Double Hero Collection Bust + Vent/Aile Art

Rockman Unity brings us a brand-new look at the bust that comes with the Japanese Rockman Zero/ZX Double Hero Collection limited edition. First revealed back in August, the bust stands at roughly 5-inches tall and depicts a split image of Zero and Vent/Aile. The limited edition set can be pre-ordered exclusively through e-Capcom:

What's more, only in Japan, a lottery is taking place to win an exclusive Vent and Aile print illustrated and signed by Toru Nakayama. Everyone who buys/pre-orders the game through e-Capcom will be automatically entered in the drawing to win. It's unlikely any of us will win but, hey, nothing can stop you from admiring some new art. Check it out above!

Source: Rockman Unity

New Metal Man and Air Man Statues Shown at the Singapore Comic Con

The Singapore Comic Con took place over the weekend and thanks to our friend marklincadet, we've received word that two new statues for Mega Man 2 Robot Masters Metal Man and Air Man were featured on the show floor. All the details after the break!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Mega Man X Command Mission 2004 Developer Interview Translated

Thanks to my buddy Frank deWindt, we were able to obtain a copy of the "Rockman X Command Mission Complete Bible", a relatively chunky-sized guidebook for Mega Man X Command Mission. I'll be hosting scans of the entire book on the Rockman Corner Dropbox in the very near future. For now, however, we have a little treat to tide you over.

After the jump below, you'll find a previously untranslated interview with the game's development staff. A lot of interesting topics are touched upon... including brief mention of a hypothetical Command Mission 2! (although nothing came of it).

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Rockman 11 OST Wins "Legend Sound Award" at "PlayStation Game Music Grand Prize"

Earlier this Fall, PlayStation held the “PlayStation Game Music Grand Prize” were user could vote for their favorite video game soundtracks released between April 1st, 2018 to July 31st, 2019.  The ranking was determined by the number of plays on Spotify and user voting through comments.

To the surprise of many, Rockman 11 Original Soundtrack was among a list of 18 nominees and even took home an award. Find out how it ranked after the break!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Mini-Games and New Illustration Added to Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

Some days ago a new piece of art by Keisuke Mizuno was teased by Rockman Unity, whose purpose wasn't exactly clear. Now it turns out that the finished colored version will appear in the "Gallery Mode" of the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection alongside more than 650 pieces of artwork and concept art.

Furthermore, via all of the official channels, it has been announced that the mini-games from Mega Man Zero 3, Mega Man Zero 4, Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent will be included in the collection.

More details after the break!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Rockman ZX Advent Manga English and Spanish Translation Issue #1

The manga adaptation of Rockman ZX by Shin Ogino was originally serialized in "Fami2 Comica" between August 2006 and August 2007. It was supplied with "Famitsu DS + Cube & Advance" magazine with a tankoban release. Some time later, the manga recieved an official English translation by Udon Entertainment in 2010.

Following the release of Rockman ZX Advent, Shin Ogino returned to adapt the game in manga form. His work was once again serialized in Fami2 Comics between September 2007 to April 2008 spanning eight installments. Unfortunately, unlike the original ZX manga, Ogino's Rockman ZX Advent adaptation didn't receive a collected release nor was it ever translated in English... Until now!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Story of Shigeto Ikehara's Mega Man Manga

It's been nearly 28-years since Shigeto Ikehara's Mega Man manga adaptation graced the black-and-white pages of Comic BomBom. In that time, zero–count them—zero of Ikehara's Mega Man stories have been translated into English. Don't bother asking me why. I don't believe an actual answer ever came to light. It's just the sad reality we live in.

But, hey, all isn't entirely lost. We have folks like Gaijillionaire to enlighten us on what we're missing. The latest episode of "GTV" is "The Story of Mega Man in Manga Form" – a visual, narrated reading Ikehara's first Mega Man book. It's a dramatic (and admittedly cute) retelling of the events of Mega Man 1 from start to finish. 

So grab an E-Tank, sit back, relax and tune in! If you like what you saw, send a tweet to @UdonEnt! Maybe with enough fan-support they'll finally bring these to our shores.

Friday, November 29, 2019

New "Rockman.EXE vs Forte.EXE" Statue Revealed at MegaHobby Expo

A brand-new Rockman EXE product was revealed at the MegaHobby Expo tonight in Japan. It's a diorama statue depicting a heated battle between Rockman.EXE and Forte.EXE on top of Gospel's remains. Have a look...

20-Minutes of Mega Man: Chaos Protocol Dragalia Lost Event Gameplay

The Dragalia Lost x Mega Man crossover event, Mega Man: Chaos Protocol, is in full swing! If you're among those who haven't played it yet or just want to see what all the hubbub is, here's a little over 20-minutes of gameplay footage courtesy of Nintendo Hall. Check it out above!

Mega Man: Chaos Protocol wraps up on December 15th. Get in while you can!

Check Out the New Artwork From the Mega Man & Dragalia Lost Crossover Event

Mega Man: Chaos Protocol, the crossover event between Nintendo's Dragalia Lost and Mega Man, starts today and with it, new "Wyrmprints" have been added to the game featuring brand-new Mega Man art.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Mysterious Keisuke Mizuno "Zero and Zero" Artwork Teased

Mega Man series producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and Rockman Unity are teasing a rough piece of artwork designed by Keisuke Mizuno featuring Zero (Mega Man X series) and Zero (Zero series) striking a valiant pose.

Both Tsuchiya and Rockman Unity aren't saying what the piece is for, though. On Twitter, Tsuchiya told fans to "please wait for details from the official community!" and Ucchy says "where the finished version will be released will be revealed at a later date!" In other words, we don't know what this will be used for.

So, we've got some speculating to do. The layout of the "Z" insignia in the center is pretty similar to the design on the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. It could very well be related to that. There's also the possability this will appear on merchandise – a print, wallpapers, acrylic stands. We don't have too much information to go by right now, unfortunately. What do you think?

Source: Rockman Unity | KazzDa

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Four PS1 Rockman Games Are Being Removed From the Japanese PlayStation Store

Some not-so-great news coming out from Japan this evening. According to Rockman Unity, Four PSOne Classic titles – Rockman 8, Rockman X4, Rockman X5 and Tron Ni Kobun (better known as The Misadventures of Tron Bonne in the west) are being discontinued from the Japanese PlayStation Store in a matter of weeks. All four titles will leave the service on December 13th, 2019.

Capcom Japan did not disclose why these titles are being removed. Further, there seems to be no word if these titles will be removed from other regions either.  Fans can still download three of four games from other sources on the PlayStation Store, however: Rockman 8 in Rockman Classics Collection 2, Rockman X4 in Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1, and Rockman X5 in Rockman X Anniversary Collection 2. Those collections are very much here to stay.

Tron Ni Kobun is, sadly, the odd one out. There is *no* other official method to purchase and download the game in Japan. The Japanese version of the game is also the only way to play the PocketStation Kobun mini-games legitimately, too. I suppose this truly furthers the need for a hypothetical Rockman DASH/Mega Man Legends Collection.

We'll let you know if more news develops on this front. For now, keep your fingers crossed that Tron Bonne STAYS on the US and PAL PlayStation Stores!

Source: Rockman Unity