Thursday, January 29, 2015

Rockman Megamix Returns - New Reprint Due in March

 Hitsohi Ariga's acclaimed Rockman Megamix manga series is making a comeback. A new edition of the first Megamix entry will hit stores in Japan on March 18th. It includes brand new cover art, retouched panels and scenes, a behind-the-scenes interviews, and "Rockman Writing Secret Story," a collection of anecdotes from Ariga from when he was writing the story.

For collectors, the big draw here is the new cover. And while the prospect of updated art sounds interesting, we're not too sure how extensive it will be. It wouldn't be the first time, though. Hard to say if these new additions/changes will warrant a reprint here in states (courtesy of UDON, no less).

If you're interested and have the means to do so, you can preorder the book from E-Capcom for 3,600 Yen (roughly $30.45 US). It comes with a free postcard!

Source: E-Capcom (thanks, SenseiHanzo!)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Mega Man UFS Expansion Revealed: "Rise of the Masters"

A little over a year ago Mega Man joined Jasco's collectible card game Universal Fighting System. This year, Jasoc Games are beefing up the Blue Bomber line with "Rise of the Masters", a new set of decks and cards due in March. Get a sneak peek after the jump!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Up Close and Personal With the Mega Man Amiibo

You've seen the stock photos now check out the real deal. Lo and behold, the Mega Man Amiibo.

This guy is due out sometime in February. I think. It's a bit confusing how Nintendo is handling wave 3. There's a lot of conflicting information out there so hopefully things will become more clear as we head into the new month.

In any case, I hope you pre-ordered. It's sold out pretty much everywhere.

Source: AmiiboNews

New Glitch Helps Set Mega Man X Speedrun World Record

Popular speedrunner Hetfield set a new world record for Mega Man X, besting the classic platformer in 35:54. The successful 100% run is due largely in part to a new glitch dubbed the "Magic Carpet." Demonstrated in the video above, this exploit makes traversing Storm Eagle's stage a breeze.

The trick is accomplished by using Boomerang Cutter to grab the Heart Tank and quickly leaping backwards to the spawn point for the moving platforms. If done correctly, the game will mistaken the platform as your returning Boomerang Cutter. You'll now have a platform following you around, and you can wall jump off of it to blaze through the stage. The thing even saves you a great deal of time collecting the Sub-Tank and Helmet Upgrade, too. Simply fall down, hop back on and fly away. It's insane.

You can check out Hetfield's record breaking run in action here. Challengers, good luck!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Humble Bundle Offers Complete Sonic/Mega Man Crossover

Want to catch up on Sonic and Mega Man: Worlds Collide before the next big crossover? If so, then you'll want to head over to Humble Bundle between now and February 4th. The entire crossover is up for grabs for cheap. You can set your price for volume 1 and unlock volumes 2 and 3 for a minimum of $15. DRM-free at a $149 value.

In all, this is a terrific way to prime yourself for the next Sonic/Mega Man crossover, Worlds Unite. Proceeds will be allocated charity, specifically, The Hero Initiative (a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comic creators in need of financial support) and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (protects First Amendment rights of comic creators and readers).

The Humble Archie Comics Bundle can be purchased here.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

X-Plus Toys' Gigantic-Sized Mega Man Available to Pre-order

A few weeks back we got an early look at X-Plus Toys' new Gigantic Mega Man figure. Today it's up for pre-order. Right now, Amiami is offering the figure for 21% off the standard retail price: just ¥6,620 Yen (roughly $55.90 US). It's expected to ship in late March.

The figure stands roughly at roughly 33cm tall, or about 13 inches. The body is composed of soft plastic with transparent plastic making up the Mega Buster power strip and helmet "ears." An alternate head sans helmet is included in the package.

Source: Amiami (thanks, James!)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kickstarter Launches for TruForce's Mega Man X Figure

The Kickstarter for TruForce's officially-licensed Mega Man X figure went live today and it looks as stunning as ever. To get it off the drawing board and on to your shelf, they're going to need some help covering production fees. That's where you come in.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mega Man-athon 3 Heading to MAGFest

Beginning January 23rd at noon ET, Half Empty E-Tank will be kicking off Mega Man-athon 3 at MAGFest. The 72-hour Mega Man marathon aims to raise money for Child's Play charity.

As per usual, prizes will be had - full game download codes and even the chance to win a copy of Rockman 2 signed by Keiji Inafune. See he trailer above for all the details.

Source: Half Empty E-Tank