Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

With 2010 just around the corner, I'd thought I'd take this time to wish you all a happy new year, and thank you once again for your support throughout 2009! The blog has never been more successful, and I have you all to thank for that :)

With Mega Man 10 in March, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom in January, and a handful of new merchandise from Jazwares and UDON, 2010 looks to be a pretty great year to be a Mega Man fan! Heck, we might even have a few unannounced surprises coming down the pike...

Take care, and have a happy (and safe) new year!

MMOCW Sample Commentary

Not only is Mega Man: Official Complete Works chock-full of artwork, it's also filled to the brim with commentary from MM creators, too.  Both enlightening and entertaining, their words offer a look inside the development of numerous games, characters and concepts; stuff that would make for good trivia.

After the break, I've compiled a small sampling of some of the more interesting comments the staff had to offer.  For the rest of the lot, you'll have to buy the book for yourselves!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Zero Dukes It Out In 'Project G'

Project G, a homebrewed 2D fighter featuring a cast of original characters, and X-series Zero, looks to be an interesting appetizer for those looking forward to the red crusarder's appearance in the upcoming Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars...

Collector Shows Off Unreleased Mega Man Figures

You remember those canceled Jazwares Mega Man figures, don't you?  Well, one lucky fellow managed to grab a hold of a few prototypes, and is showing them off in the following video.  Items showcased include unreleased Knight Man, Mega Man Volnutt, Pantheon figures and a slew of smaller toys from a canceled "mini-mates" series:




Anyone else feeling a bit jealous?

Thanks to Devan for the tip.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ZX Manga Price Cut, Vol.2 Dated

A couple of Mega Man ZX manga related updates coming from Amazon.com:

Volume 1 received a small price drop over this holiday season, marked down from $13 to $10.36. The book is still on-track for a March 29, 2010 release, but with UDON, you never know. 

Meanwhile, Amazon has opened up a pre-order page for the second, and final volume in the series. Volume 2 is looking to release five months after its predecessor, slated to release July14th.  A bit of a wait, but I'm sure UDON's other upcoming Mega Man books will keep you busy 'till then.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Rumor - Star Colosseum Headed To DSiWare?

A supposed inside source brings word that Capcom, in lieu of releasing Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star in the US, will simply port over the title's multiplayer mode, "Star Colosseum", to Nintendo's DSiWare service as a standalone downloadable game.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wind Man Spotted In 'Caprica'

Keen eyed reader Tim caught sight of a Wind Man.EXE cameo in Battlestar Galactica spin-off series, Caprica...


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mega Man 9 Almost Had Two Graphic Styles

Here's an interesting tidbit from Keiji Inafune's recent interview with Nintendo Power magazine:

NP: Was there any feedback you received from fans on Mega Man 9 that was especially surprising?

Inafune: It was a great, happy surprise for us that the NES style was so widely accepted.  In the early stage of development, we internally discussed the option of having both old-school NES style graphics and next-gen style, [and we'd allow] the player to choose between the two.  However, we believed that a revival of the NES style would surprise people and be appreciated.  And the result exceeded our expectations -- so many people enthusiastically welcomed the NES style.

The option of choosing between old-school and "modern" style graphics would have been a surefire way of appealing to all types of Mega Man fans. Too bad this concept didn't get off the ground.

The full interview available in Nintendo Power issue #250, on sale wherever magazines are sold.

Credits: GoNintendo and Jimmy for providing a transcript

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!


Hope all of you had a great Christmas Eve, and have an even better Christmas!  If at some point you're feeling a bit bored on this very fine day, feel free to check out a few winter/icey themed Mega Man cartoons after the break!

Have a good one, everyone! 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

More Mega Man Tees

Word has it that Hot Topic retailers are stocking two brand new Mega Man t-shirts this season. The first shirt features artwork of Mega Man and trusty canine Rush, the second is adorned with 8-bit boss sprites:


Both shirts cost $19.99, and can be purchased from Hot Topic's online store here and here. According to readers Jeff and Erica, Hot Topic are also offering the shirts in-store, so if you don't feel like ordering online, you could hop on over to your local HT and grab them there.

Credits: Jeff, Erica and Capcom Unity

Mega Man Rush Marine Gameplay

Here you go, some Mega Man Rush Marine footage. The mobile phone game released earlier this month, but we really haven't seen much of it in action...until now.



So...whaddaya think? Me? Well, it seems a bit bland on all fronts. Disappointing, to say the least.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rockman EXE OCW At A Glance

If you've been dying to get a look at the recently released Rockman EXE Official Complete Works, Nigoli's got got some excellent photos of the book's contents on his blog...

Mega Man 22nd B-Day Live Show Reruned

Missed out on last week's 22nd anniversary live webcast?  No need to fret; Stickam is now featuring a two-part archived version of the show, which you can view right at this link here, or an embedded version after the break...

The Battle Rainbow Rockman

Your Weekly Famicom has unearthed what is quite possibly the very first look Japanese gamers got of Rockman: a magazine article from Famitsu's October 1987 issue.  In addition to providing old screenshots and info, this early look at the original Rockman revealed that the game once had a longer title: The Battle Rainbow Rockman.


As odd as it may sound, the title is quite appropriate once you consider Rockman's trademark ability of changing color when using a special weapon.  After all, Capcom once considered naming the character "Rainbow Man", but due to copyright conflicts with the Toho Co.'s television superhero Rainbowman, the name didn't stick for too long, and Capcom eventually settled on "Rockman."

For a better look at the above scan, and an English translated version, head on down to Your Weekly Famicom.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Meet The E-Tank

Team Fortress 2 fans are gonna love this one. Video Game Guy uploaded a Mega Man mod for TF2 not too long ago, which edits Scout's 'Bonk' energy drink power-up into an E-Tank:



The guise provides no additional abilities for the power-up, it's merely a skin swap, but a neat one nonetheless. You can grab the texture for yourself at FPSbanana.

In Defense of Mega Man 10

IGN's Colin Moriarty has posted an enlightening article in response to recent Mega Man 10 criticism; specifically, the complaints of fans who pan the title for taking on the old-school/8-bit style once more. A portion of the article below:
I implore the skeptics and loudmouths to do one thing. Sit down and play an old Mega Man game. Ignore Mega Man 9 completely, and go back further. If you don't have access to an NES and the old cartridges, break out that Wii, go to the Virtual Console, and drop $5 on a game like Mega Man 3 (my favorite game of all time). Remove yourself from the critical and snarky internet age, and place yourself in, say, 1990. Let the classic music enter your ears as you browse the stage select screen. And then play. Experience the 8-bit Mega Man series' influence on gaming culture. Imagine a simpler time in gaming when gameplay was the be all-end all, the king of the block. Immerse yourself in the 8-bit sights and sounds, the difficult and rewarding play. And then come back here and tell me you aren't impressed with what that game not only did, but continues to do.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fan-Remixed Mega Man 10 Music Hits The Web

Mega Man 10 isn't even out yet, and we already have ourselves a remix! Check it out:



Like what you hear? Grab the mp3 here!

Credit: GoNintendo

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mega Man 10 Playable At World Hobby Fair

A playable build of Mega Man 10 will be featured at the Japanese World Hobby Fair on January 17th, according to Capcom.  Announced during the Mega Man 22nd anniversary live webcast, the demo will mark the first time MM10 will be playable to the public. Only the WiiWare version will be on-hand.

The World Hobby Fair will also play host to the first Operate Shooting Star tournament, the "Survival Netbattle NEO."  Participants will be awarded with two secret Battlechips, Forte F and Burai B, and receive an exclusive OSS notebook.

Capcom Reveals Cut Man, Elec Man Vinyl Figures

As seen on Capcom's Whiteboard yesterday...

Mega Man and Proto Man vinyls are already available at some retailers, but no sign of these two just yet.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Friday, December 18, 2009

MM and MMX Official Complete Works Out Next Week, Sample Pages

Matt Moylan, Managing Editor of Udon Entertainment, sends word that both Mega Man and Mega Man X Official Complete Works art books have shipped to comic book retailers, and will be available Wednesday, December 23rd!

As for regular bookstores and online vendors like Amazon, the release date is less precise; could be a few days earlier or a few days later, but comic book shops will have them in stock Wednesday.

As a special treat, Matt was also kind enough to pass along a handful of sample pages from both art books.  Hit the jump to have a gander!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sample Mega Man 10 Soundtrack

Rockman Perfect Memories has whipped up a sample Mega Man 10 soundtrack. 5 tracks in all, the unofficial compilation contains music rips from various MM10 resources like gameplay videos, and the English homepageDownload it here!

Thanks, Vixy!

Mega Man 10 Debut Trailer (UPDATE)

Capcom Japan's official Rockman 10 website is live, and in addition to playing host to a bunch of new screenshots, the page is featuring a promotional trailer for the game:



More Mega Man 10 videos available here!

UPDATE: The English Mega Man 10 website has gone live. There, you can see even more screenshots, and view an English version of the above trailer. Direct link here.

Inafune Talks Mega Man X9, Powered Up 2, Series Future (UPDATE)

Courtesy of GoNintendo, a brief summary of some of the more interesting tidbits that came up during the 22nd anniversary live webcast:

- Inafune says moving into 3d once again would be tough, because 2d and 3d Mega Man fans would have different expectations, and there are some elements of Mega Man in the 2d realm that just wouldn't translate to 3d.

- Inafune would love to make a new entry in the X series, but he says he happens to be very busy. Before X9 were to happen, Inafune would like to do something completely different with Mega Man.

- Inafune says 8-bit is where Mega Man was born, and he hasn't done everything he wants to with 8-bit Mega Man. As far as a Mega Man series entry that is 16-bit in style, he'll have to see where the series leads him.

- Inafune likes the idea of a Mega Man game with hand-drawn graphics (Muramasa), but he doesn't want to just imitate that idea.

- Inafune says Mega Man Powered Up 2 has a strong possibility of happening.

UPDATE: Download an Audio Podcast of the Live Webcast here. Props to the Rockman Perfect Memories crew!

Mega Man 10 Footage - Sheep Man, Commando Man Stages

Directly from the 22nd ann. broadcast:








Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mega Man 22nd Anniversary Live Stream (UPDATE)

The live celebration begins tonight at 9PM PST!  Keiji Inafune, Hitoshi Ariga and Hironobu Takeshita will be answering your questions, and might even reveal a few surprises. The show will be embedded below, but if you're unable to view it, you'll have to watch it directly from Stickam's main page.

UPDATE: Unable to stream it here, please go to SticKam's main page to watch!

New Mega Man 10 Screens From Nintendo Power

Reader Luis obtained the latest issue of Nintendo Power, and has generously scanned a few new screen shots from the mag's Mega Man 10 preview:



(We covered Nintendo Power's preview for MM10 the other day, but now we have some visuals to coincide with it):

The top left image shows off the new fire-based stage, said to contain conveyor belts that push you down, lava pits, and enemies that duplicate themselves.

Top right, the computer-themed stage. Mega Man faces off against the new mouse-pointer enemy who draws boxes and uses them as projectiles.

Bottom left, the desert-themed stage. Sandstorms make this stage a pain as they obscure your vision and push you into unseen spikes and traps.

The final screen, bottom right, the sewer stage features new slug-like Mets (not pictured).

Full Nintendo Power summary available here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mega Man 10 Coming To All Three Home Consoles (Update)

This week's Famitsu is slowly beginning to leak out, and according to early reports, Mega Man 10 will indeed arrive on all three home consoles (Wii, PS3, X360), as indicated by the magazine's preview of the game:

The preview also touts a couple new screenshots, and reveals the Japanese subtitle for the game: "Rockman 10: Threat From Outer Space!!" 

More info as it comes in.

Credit: NeoGaf, GameNyarth


UPDATE: The Mega Man Network has obtained clearer scans :


Based on the dialogue, we can conclude the Roll does indeed succumb to Robotenza, and Mega Man seeks help from Dr. Wily and Proto Man.

Capcom Accepting Questions For Inafune And Ariga

In preparation for tomorrow's big 22nd anniversary web cast, Capcom wants to hear your questions for Keiji Inafune and Mega Man Megamix author/illustrator Hitoshi Ariga:



Drop your questions at Capcom-Unity, and tune in tomorrow night for the live web cast! You might get an answer or two!

Japanese PlayStation Store Gets More Rockman

A new batch of PSP Rockman games will be added to the Japanese Playstation Store on Dec 26th; four classics priced at 1,500 Yen ($15) a piece:

Rockman DASH
Rockman DASH 2
Rockman Rockman
Irregular Hunter X

Amidst the group are three as of yet released games on the service outside of Japan (DASH, DASH2, RR).  Irregular Hunter X (Maverick Hunter X) was added to the North American PS Store not too long ago.

Needless to say, the three would be welcome additions to the North American and European stores.

Source: Inside-Games

Monday, December 14, 2009

'The Medal Operation' Footage Surfaces

Some rarely seen footage of the Japanese exclusive arcade game Rockman EXE: The Medal Operation has leaked out onto the net courtesy of YouTuber N2EXE...

Mega Man Urban Vinyls Now Available Online

The other day, we received word of JazWares' new Mega Man toys, the urban vinyl collection, arriving at retail.  However, according to a few of you, many stores didn't carry them.  If that's the case, I've got good news for you: the toys are now available online via Toys R Us.com:

Proto Man Vinyl Figure 5'' - $9.99
Mega Man Vinyl Figure 5'' - $9.99

According to product descriptions, two more vinyls are on they way: Elec Man and Cut Man. They aren't in stock yet, but I imagine they aren't too far off from a release.

In any case, these guys seem like great figures for fans of Mega and Proto, definitely stocking stuffer worthy!

Thanks to reader Lenny for the heads up.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

MM10 Proto Man Fan-Art Is All Kinds Of Awesome

Inspired by old-school Mega Man 10 artwork, 'B People' whipped up a truly epic piece of Proto Man art that's just too cool to not share...

Alternatively, a similar piece by another talented artist:


Love it.


As seen on Pixiv.

The E-Tank Mobile (Update)

It's like the ice cream truck, but way cooler:



The event was held yesterday in LA, and with a single ticket, visitors received one complimentary E-Tank energy drink.  Missed out on the event?  Fret not: the beverage is currently for sale at a number of online vendors like Amazon and Big Bad Toystore.

UPDATE: More photos and videos of the E-Tank mobile here!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Behold, The Mega Man 10 T-Shirt (Update)

"What's in the box!?"  This, apparently:



The shirt, and  E-Tank beverage, were given away to members of the press for Spike TV's Video Game Awards.


As seen on Siliconera. Thanks for the tip, Jordan.

UPDATE: Looks like the press package has hit the Ebay scene:



The whole package can be yours for $99, free shipping. Check out the auction(s) here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

More Mega Man 10 Details: Commando Man, Release Date Revealed

Apparently, that Nintendo Power issue is out, and with it comes a plethora of new Mega Man 10 info including the unveiling of a new Robot Master, Commando Man, and more importantly, a release date!

Information summary:

- Expect a new ice-themed boss who dominates a glacier stage. It’s filled with snowmen with exploding heads and ice blocks which break if shot or touched.
- A sewer stage is home to new slug-like Metools.
- A stadium stage contains sports-themed foes like baseball throwing robots, and a soccer goalie mid-boss.
- Computer-themed stage with mouse pointer enemies that draw boxes to throw at you, color-changing disappearing blocks, power treadmills and more
- a desert stage acts as one of the more difficult areas as sandstorms obscure your vision.
- The famous Yashichi item returns, and refills Mega's life and weapon energy completely.
- The shop returns from MM9.
- MM10 features difficulty settings: Easy mode is said to make the game’s difficulty more "in line with Mega Man 2", while hard mode is there for who want a real challenge.

- The game will contain multiple modes, achievements, challenges, leader boards, and downloadable content.
- Unfortunately, there won't be a female Robot Master this time around.
- MM10 is looking to release some time in March 2010.

Credit: The Mega Man Network

Capcom Giving Away E-Tanks (Update)

If you're in the Los Angelas area this Saturday, bring the following coupon to the Olympic Boulevard to receive your very own complimentary E-Tank energy drink in honor of Spike TV's  Video Game Award Show:

The drink will be available in limited quantities, so it's a "first come, first served basis."

Full details at Capcom-Unity.


UPDATE: More details have been announced in regards to the live 22nd anniversary event:


Full scoop at Capcom-Unity.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sheep Man Fan-Art Surfaces

The addition of Mega Man 10's Sheep Man has prompted the creation of a handful of interesting art from the denizens of Pixiv and DeviantArt...



See the rest after the break.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nintendo Power Reveals Mega Man 10

It was only a matter of time. Nintendo Power confirms Mega Man 10 for WiiWare...

Info summary courtesy of GoNintendo:

- Mega Man is looking for a vaccine-making device to fight the 'Robotenza', which causes robots to overheat and go crazy
- play as Proto Man right from the start.
- third playable character yet to be revealed.
- computer-themed stage with mouse pointer enemies that draw boxes to throw at you, color-changing disappearing blocks, power treadmills and more
- lava level, vertically oriented, lava pools, block shaped enemies that can duplicate themselves, conveyor belts that push you down
- Only robot master revealed is 'Sheep Man.'

UPDATE:
- Sheep Man: turns into 4 clouds that hover above and attack with lightning, earn Thunder Wool for lightning attacks
- features an easy mode

UPDATE 2:  Capcom confirms it. 

UPDATE 3:  Screenshots courtesy of NeoGaf:



UPDATE (12/10/09): If rumors are to be believed, MM10 will have some form of multiplayer and Bass as the third playable character. Courtesy of GoNintendo:
Reader SeiferA sent in this rumor a few days back, but I held off from posting. Basically, it was a collection of rumored info on Mega Man 10. The post itself is dated from November 21st. When I first read through, I thought the information to be a little too detailed to be spot-on, so I held onto it. Imagine my surprise when Nintendo Power confirmed the game today.

Below I've posted the info, word-for-word. As you can see, there is plenty of information that was 100% correct. There's also some other information that hasn't been revealed yet. It may be mentioned in the full Nintendo Power issue, or Capcom might be holding onto it a bit longer. Of course, it could be fake as well. With that said, I feel that I have to share it with you, since the majority of the info turned out to be the real deal.

It will be WiiWare and keep the 8-bit style. 360 and PS3 seems likely, but I was only outright told WiiWare.
It will have no relation to Mega Man X (just pointing this out, since some people might think they might choose to do that with X equating to 10.)
Both Mega Man and Proto Man are playable (it appears Proto Man will be unlockable, or become available at some point midway through the game.)
There will be DLC to play as Bass. His gameplay will be based on how he played in Mega Man & Bass.

The ’story’ is basically as such: Robots get a virus that makes them sick. Roll catches it, Mega Man has to get Wily’s help to find a cure (Wily claims he has nothing to do with it, but… yeah), and the 8 bosses each hold part of the cure.
And here is the biggy… it will be two players. No idea if story mode will be two people, or if there will be some specialized two player mode though.
And oh yes… it’s far enough along that it is already being translated into English.

Make of this what you will.  Full story at GoNintendo.

More updates as soon as they come in. I'll be keeping you posted!

You Got 'Evangelion' In My Mega Man Legends

Ripped by Metalman and reported by PRC reader XHunter, a supposed image of Evangelion Unit-00's head (of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame) lies hidden within the texture data of the Cannam Reaverbot from Mega Man Legends 1...
 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New TvC Zero Footage

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom director Hidetoshi Ishizawa provided some new videos of Zero today, showing off some pretty neat stunts you can pull off with the red crusader.

The first video, titled the "Mega Man X dream team?!" depicts Zero and MMX-armored Frank West teaming up to finish off Tatsunoko rep. Polimar...






"The Horror of the Great Jump Rope" touts some interesting maneuvers as Zero evades devastating blows with the "Hienkyaku" technique:





The final video, Zero pairs with Roll to successfully execute a "Double Rekkoha":



I expect we'll see even more footage of the Zero as we move closer to TvC's release date, January 26th, 2010.  I can hardly wait!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mega Man Urban Vinyls Spotted At Retail

Reader Jeff spotted the latest wave of Mega Man toys from Jazwares, the urban vinyl collection, at his local Toys R Us today.  Retailing at $9.99 a pop, Mega Man and Proto Man stand 5-inches in height:



Having called the major outlets in my area, TRU seems to be the only retail chain carrying them at the moment (Oddly enough, they aren't even available online). Toys R Us exclusives, perhaps?

As for the other urban vinyls, Elec Man and the rumored Ice Man figure, they have yet to be seen, unfortunately.

Thanks, Jeff.

Rush Marine Sees A Wide Release

Mega Man Rush Marine saw a nation-wide release today.  The 2-D side scrolling shooter, previously exclusive to AT&T, is currently being offered by a number of mobile phone providers across North America.  The official press release:
LOS ANGELES – December 7, 2009 – Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today released Mega Man®: Rush Marine, an original Mega Man adventure designed for the mobile platform. In this side-scrolling shooter set in the deep blue sea, players take control of Mega Man and his shape-shifting robot dog, Rush, as they attempt to stop Dr. Wily and his robot minions from destroying the seabed.

Fight your way through expansive levels teeming with 14 enemies and numerous hazards. Explore three aquatic environments including Shallow Water, Volcanic Reef and Deep Water. Battle through ten levels and defeat as many robot masters, each with a unique weapon that you can capture and use for good.

Mega Man: Rush Marine is currently available for standard BREW and Java devices throughout North America and is expected to release on Windows Mobile and Blackberry in early 2010. More information about Mega Man: Rush Marine visit the Capcom official press site at www.press.capcom.com


To download Rush Marine, check out your phone's on-device store, and see if the game supports your model! (still no word on a iPhone/iPod Touch version, I'm afraid...)

Hopefully, a wider release means we'll learn more about the game.  I don't know about you, but I'm just itching for some footage!

Credit: Capcom Unity

Status Of Mega Man Fan Film - December 09

After a little delay, director Eddie Lebron returns with a couple updates regarding the status of his upcoming live action Mega Man fan-film.

According to Eddie, in approx., four weeks, the current rough cut of the film will be screened for a test audience at MAGFest, a video game and music convention in Virginia.  MAGFest attendees are more than welcome to preview the film, and should reception be positive, the film will be complete and ready for release!

In related news, Eddie announced a collaboration with fellow student Andrew Decrescenzo to produce a Mega Man comic based off of the film.

Planned to release sometime before the premiere, the comic will chronicle the events leading up to the film, focusing in on the histories of Dr. Light and Dr. Wily.  Sounds exciting!

Check out Eddie Lebron's official blog for future updates.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Where'd The Nickname 'Blue Bomber' Come From Anyway?

Often, fans and non-fans alike refer to Mega Man as the "Blue Bomber", a nickname that's stuck with the character for many, many years. Yet, most of us remain unaware of the origin of the title.

So, where did we get the alias, "Blue Bomber" from?  I direct you to the following product...


Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

Though never officially stated, Mega Man's nickname, the "Blue Bomber", likely stemmed from the ever-popular game from Mattel toys.  More specifically, the red robot's opponent - The Blue Bomber.

(Guess that would make Proto Man the "Red Rocker"?) 


Now that we've got the possible origin of the name, who popularized it?

According to TVtropes, the nickname made its debut in the seventh issue of Nintendo Power wherein Mega Man 2 was the cover story.  After that, the title made its way around the fanbase and, sure enough, Capcom eventually recognized it as the character's official nickname, going so far as to include it in commercials,  and even within some of the more recent games like Mega Man 9 and Star Force 2 (MM9 had an achievement named after it, and dialogue in SF2 references the title).


Pretty cool bit of trivia, wouldn't you say?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

RMEXE Official Complete Works Cover Revealed

Capcom Japan's online store E-Capcom has unveiled the cover art for the upcoming Rockman EXE Official Complete Works art book, which is slated to release at the end of the month.

The book, retailing for approx. $36.00, is chock full of official and conceptual EXE series artwork spanning across 174 pages.

Import shops like Play-Asia are already accepting pre-orders, so fans who don't live in Japan will have the opportunity to enjoy what is likely to be a truly awesome book.

Pre-order yours here!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Card With Purchase of OSS

According to this Japanese blogger, those who purchase Operate Shooting Star from select retailers this week will receive a bonus Christmas card:



Supposedly, the card has an attached audio message from Rockman.EXE and Shooting Rockman wishing the buyer a merry Christmas. 

Unfortunately, it's an in-store promo only, so it won't be available online. 'Course, I imagine it will make its way to auction sites soon enough.

[via Rockman@Cyber]

Best Legends Cosplay Ever

A prime example of cosplay done right. Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett and Tron Bonne cosplayers strike a few poses at AnimeFest '09:








As seen on GaiaOnline, and Hopei-chan's DevianArt. Submitted by FrankyD.