Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mega Man Franchise Reaches 31 Million Units Sold

Capcom's Investor Relations page has updated to reflect the cumulative growth of various intellectual properties, with Mega Man in particular having amassed 31 million units worldwide (as of June 30th, 2016). The franchise now ranks fourth in Capcom's heavy hitters catalog behind Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil.

The number includes 134 titles released across a 29-year period. When we last checked in, the franchise was sitting at 30 million in 2013. Due to a lack of titles released within this three year period, today's milestone is minimal at best. It goes without saying Mega Man Legacy Collection contributed to the bump - exactly how much we do not know.

Source: Capcom IR

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Megafiy Your Dessert With Edible Rockman Decorations

Rockman's mug has appeared on everything from, uh, mugs to shampoo. And now, Tokyo-based company Eitsu wants you to eat cake with his face on it. Starting today you can order cakes, pastries and even macaroons featuring edible Rockman-themed illustrations. You can request a message or photo to be printed alongside your chosen Rockman image, too.

There's several options to "megafiy" your cake with prices ranging from 2,000 yen ($18.95) to 5,000 yen ($47.00). The service is only available in Japan at this time. If you're celebrating a birthday overseas, feel free to scope out the full lineup.

Source: Gamer

Monday, July 25, 2016

TruForce X-Boost Figure Now Available at Big Bad Toystore

Did you miss out on TruForce Collectibles' Comic-Con exclusive X-Boost figure? Fret not, friend! Big Bad Toystore has your back. You can grab yours for a cool $149.99 while stock lasts. No telling how many units BBTS has; you might want to jump on the opportunity ASAP.

Source: Big Bad Toystore

Friday, July 22, 2016

Rumor: Game Based on New Mega Man Cartoon in Development

The Mega Man Network brings us a doozy of a rumor today, one not entirely out of the realm of possibility. According to an anonymous but close source, a game based on Man of Action's 2017 Mega Man cartoon is in under way. It will purportedly launch in "two forms": a main version developed by Capcom for home consoles, PC and PlayStation Vita and a "weaker" version for Nintendo 3DS and mobile. You can read the full details of the rumor here.

Personally, I'm a bit skeptical on this one...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tremble With Fear! First Images of Sentinel's Dark Rockman.EXE Figure

Out of the shadows and into the light, Sentinel's long-teased Dark Rockman.EXE 4Inch-Nel figure finally gets some pictures. You can check out well over a dozen images here.

The figure is due in Japan later this August with pre-orders going live on July 25th. It will set you back 4,500 Yen or about $42.00 US. Details on international availability should surface shortly. Stay tuned!

Source: Sentinel

Work Begins on Second Rockman EXE Manga Reprint

The first volume of Ryo Takamisaki's renewed and reprinted Rockman EXE manga is out the gate in Japan! No rest for the weary, though; Takamisaki's hard at work prepping volume 2 for August.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Get Me Off the Moon Celebrates Five Years With New Events

Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of Mega Man Legends 3's untimely demise. July 19th, 2011 is a date fresh in the minds of many - a date which just so happens to mark the founding of Get Me Off the Moon, too. Five years on, these tenacious fans are still rallying for Legends 3.