Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mighty No. 9 Update - Crowdfunded DLC Announced

Keiji Inafune and crew are putting the call out for more crowdfunding, according to today's newest Mighty No. 9 update. His studio, Comcept, are asking slacker backers to help reach a $190,000 goal by the end of 2014. If successful, all backers will receive a code to download an additional stage and boss for Mighty No. 9 by summer 2015. The new boss is none other than Beck's fierce rival, Ray (name not final).

As Beck's opposite, Ray is intended to be a tragic character with a huge defect: he is deteriorating. Ray needs to absorb and consume other robots to survive, much like a vampire. Designer Kimokimo deliberately designed the character to appear incomplete -- parts of his body are literally breaking down into Xel, the fundamental building blocks of robotic matter.

Ray and his accompanying stage are being billed as "potential DLC." Comcept says, "We want to stress that none of the developers have or would begin working in earnest on this DLC until their work is done on the Mighty No. 9 retail release."

To help ease inevitable tension, they've laid out their entire cost table, a breakdown of everything $190K will cover. You'll find that and additional details right here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Shigeto Ikehara's Rockman Manga Making a Comeback

Re:BomBom is a comics label in Japan known for their high quality reprints of out-of-print Comic BomBom manga. According to a Rakuten listing, Shigeto Ikehara's beloved Rockman manga series is next in line to be dusted off for redistribution.

Tentatively titled Rockman Rockman 1&2, the book is speculated to compile Ikehara's Rockman 1 and Rockman 2 adaptations, originally serialized between 1992 and 1994. It's due out on December 22nd for 1,598 Yen (roughly $14.66 US). No cover art at the moment, but I'm hopeful Ikehara will deliver something new.

And who knows, this could definitely become more fodder for UDON to release later. We're well overdue for Ikehara's works!

Credit: CapKobun

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Let's Look at S.H Figuarts Rockman Zero

Bandai's S.H Figuarts Rockman Zero figure is now available in Japan, and those who picked it up are proudly showing off their posing prowess. After the jump, you'll find some excellent shots of the red crusader in action courtesy of our friends in East.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Two New Rockman Albums Dated for 2015

Capcom will be kicking off the new year in Japan with two new Rockman soundtracks, Gamer reports. Rockman Utopia and Rockman Disopia are due out on January 14th and February 11th, respectively.

Spearheaded by Basiscape, the same group behind the 25th anniversary techno and rock soundtracks, the albums will feature concept arrangements. Rockman Utopia spotlights music from the classic series, described as "light, techno pop" arrangements. Rockman Dystopia, meanwhile, has X series music with a "tragic hardcore techno" style.

Each album is a single disc and retails for 3,300 Yen (roughly $31 US). First prints will ship with a special paper craft graphic -- classic Rockman for Utopia, X for Dystopia.

Source: Gamer (via Heat Man)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rockman Unity Gives Us a Tour of the Rockman x Hanayashiki Event

Back in September, Capcom partnered with popular Japanese theme park Hanayashiki for a month-long Rockman celebration. For everyone who couldn't make it own, Ucchy and the Rockman Unity crew filmed a little tour of the festival grounds.

The first few minutes cover the stamp rally followed by a nice look at the exclusive merchandise corner. Then, it's a hop and a skip over to "Wily's" -- a Rockman-themed restaurant.You can see more of those munchies and beverages here.

Today's the final day of the promotion, so check if out if you're in the neighborhood!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mega Man Stuff From the Live Smash Bros. Event

Nintendo unleashed a bevvy of new details for Super Smash Bros. Wii U on today's livestream event. Sprinkled throughout, a few fun Mega Man bits...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rockman Xover is Coming to an End

After nearly two years of service, social RPG Rockman Xover is shutting down. According to a hidden message posted to the game's servers (uncovered by Nigoli), Xover will officially cease operations on March 31st, 2015. This will seemingly affect both iOS and Android versions.

Prior to termination, Capcom also plans on shutting down the sale of "Crests", the game's form of currency, on December 25th, 2014. Refunds for unused Crest balance will be distributed between April 1st ~ September 30th, 2015.

It remains to be seen when Capcom will officially announce the game's termination, but be aware that it is coming. Right now we don't know why they're pulling the plug; it could be a matter of declining revenue, or things may have run their course. It's all speculation at this point.

We'll update you when we learn more. Thanks, Nigoli!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Witness the Pure Joy of Unwrapping Mega Man 2 in the '90s

This video is so charming (not to mention downright funny), that I just had to share it. It's August 24th, 1990 and Tyler is about to receive his favorite game of all time: Mega Man 2.

Head below and find out why this one gift is so special.