Friday, May 31, 2013

Mega Man Confirmed for Universal Fighting System

The official Universal Fighting System Facebook page has confirmed Mega Man (and Darkstalkers) are headed to the popular trading card game. In fact, you can look forward to new Mega Man sets over the next three years!

"Mega Man is going to have at least 3 releases over the next 3 years as complete sets. We cannot disclose which characters will be in those sets yet, however ProtoMan and Mega Man are expected in the Summer Releases this year."

If that wasn't enough, the UFS Facebook page is giving you the opportunity to win an exclusive Mega Man play mat. Simply like their page and you're in! A winner will be drawn on July 4th.

Thanks for the tip, RockX!

D-Arts Character Survey Results are Here

Voting is done, the results are in. 17,603 entries were received, and now as promised Ucchy-san delivers us the results. The most desired characters to be turned the next D-Arts are:

  • Zero (Mega Man Zero): 4,985 votes
  • Mega Man Volnutt: 3,083 votes
  • Roll (Mega Man 8 version): 2,997 votes
  • Iris: 2,907 votes
  • Ciel: 2,659 votes

At the end of the day, Zero came out on top. If you're disappointed with the results, I'd like to remind you the top three characters of Bandai's first poll all went on to become figures: Zero (MMX), Full Armor X, and Vile. Who's to say it won't happen again? Just keep those fingers crossed and hope for the best.

For the statistics behind the remaining top 24 characters, swing on over to The Mega Man Network.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Feast Your Eyes on MM25 Preview Pages!

Over on Capcom Unity, Brelston has posted four images from MM25: Mega Man and Mega Man X Official Complete Works. These pages are just a small sampling of the book's newest material.

Toru Nakayama is responsible for my personal favorite of the lot (the colors!). Click here to check out the other pages!

Source: Capcom Unity

Full MM25 Cover and Hardcover Details

By way of UDON Entertainment's own Matt Moylan, here's the full cover for MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. Rest assured X fans; the Maverick Hunter has his own spotlight on the back of the book.

Matt also sends word that a hardcover edition is indeed in the works. The Diamond Comics listing, however, is incorrect; book stores will only be receiving the softcover edition. The hardcover edition is inteded to be exclusive to conventions and UDON's own online store. Price is still TBA.

Thanks for the heads up, Matt!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Runny Nose? Rush Has Your Back!

Here's another quirky product from Capcom Japan: a plush Rush tissue box! Just in time for those pre-autumn allergies, E-Capcom will be shipping this puppy out in September for 4800 Yen (roughly $47.40).

With that price you'd expect it to actually jet across the room to tend to every sneeze. Nope! Still kinda cute, though.

Source: E-Capcom

MM25's Printing Proof is a Monster

This towering pile of paper, my friends, is the printing proof version of MM25: Mega Man and Mega Man X Official Complete Works. Not to worry; the final book won't be this thick. This format helps UDON's editors check for errors.

"While the final book won’t measure the 3 or 4 inches tall that this print stack does, it does hopefully give you an idea of just how BIG a deal MM25 is going to be!" proclaims UDON chief Erik Ko. "Replacing our Mega Man Official Complete Works and Mega Man X Official Complete Works, this 430+ page MONSTER faithfully reproduces the recently released Japanese edition, R20+5!"

MM25 is due in August. If you're interested, preorders are live on,, and on Barnes &

Source: UDON Blog

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mega Man Joining the 'Universal Fighting System' Card Game?

Teased on the official UFS Facebook page, it would appear Mega Man -- and other Capcom characters -- are coming soon to the Universal Fighting System. The silhouettes of the super fighting robot himself and Darkstalkers' Hsien-Ko would seem to suggest a forthcoming Capcom themed deck.

Produced by Jasco Games, The UFS is a popular collectible card composed of cards from licensed franchises, mostly fighting games. It's appeal lies in the ability to create dream showdowns. Imagine pitting Mega Man against the likes of Soul Caliber, Street Fighter, and King of Fighters characters. Legendary battles, to say the least.

Hopefully we won't have to wait too long for an official confirmation.

Source: UFS (thanks for the tip, tokotamer!)

Amazon Opens MM25 Preorders, Cover Revealed

Well here it is: the English edition of MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. The cover isn't quite as flashy as its Japanese counterpart, but I rather like it (a Mega Man X sprite thrown in for good measure wouldn't hurt though).

Joining Barnes & Noble, preorders are now a-go on Amazon. Unsurprisingly, we have two conflicting release dates: September 10 (Amazon) and August 28 (B&N). I was previously informed B&N's is accurate. Plans may have changed, though. In any case we will be getting more details (and clarification) from UDON in the very near future.

Stay tuned!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Closer Look at Custom Backlit Mega Man NES

Remember the custom Mega Man 25th anniversary NES we featured a few weeks ago? Hackaday brings us an up close and personal look at Platinumfungi's creation. We get a great look at the ins and outs of the console -- heck, the ilumination looks even better in motion!

You can check out more of Platinumfungi's works at his site here.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rockman Xover Crossovers with 'Seven Thousand Wars'

Typical of a great many social RPGs, Rockman Xover will enter a cross promotion with another franchise. The Mega Man Network reports character's from Namco Bandai's Seven Thousand Wars – Season 2 will appear in Xover as special Battle Memory cards in a lottery. Seven, meanwhile, will see the addition of Rockman themed equipment, as well as five SP cards featuring OVER-1's incarnations with medieval/fantasy weaponry. And lots of dirt.

The Seven Battle Memory cards will appear towards the end of June. Xover equipment is now available in Seven until the end of the month.

Source: The Mega Man Network

Iron Man is Mega Man. That is All.

This one-minute, 22-second video by CineFix retells the 2008 Iron Man movie in classic 8-bit Mega Man style. It's a terribly entertaining mishmash. Spoilers abound, of course (how have you not seen Iron Man?).

Anyone else agree this would make a great game? Get on it.

Source: Geekosystem

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mega Man X Hits NA Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Mega Man X is making its way to the North American Wii U Virtual Console next week on May 30th. It will run for $7.99, or $1.50 for those transferring over from the Wii. And that's all there is to say, really!

Source: Wii U eShop

Power Up Your Drink with These Rockman Mugs

A pair of official Rockman coffee mugs are due to hit Japan this October. Manufactured by System Service, they measure 15cm in diameter shaped like Rockman's head. You've got your traditional head and a Rush Adapter variant. The set will retail for the equivalent of $23.60 US.

Previous System Service products showed up on Big Bad Toystore a couple days ago, so it's possible they will carry these as well. We'll keep an eye out.

Source: CAP Kobun (translation: The Mega Man Network)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

World 7 Added to Rockman Xover (Update)

Rockman Xover received an update today, ushering in the all new World 7. This time around the bosses are from Mega Man X8. We have Optic Sunflower, Avalanche Yeti, Burn Rooster, and Bamboo Pandemonium. Take down those four and you'll face Sigma. Lumine's a no-show, unfortunately.

In related news, the armor you get from this update is a very green Over-8. It's a dual wood/wind type, strong against electric type bosses. You can see it along with more images after the break.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Rockman Goods: Figures, Busters, Keychains!

Big Bad Toystore are loading up on a batch of unannounced Rockman goods, imported straight from Japan. Among items listed, 20cm Rockman prize figures (pictured), a six piece keychain set, and a set of two plush Busters (Rock Buster and Proto Buster).

The figures will ship in October, while the keychains and Busters are expected in November. Hit the links above to preorder!

Thanks for the tip, ProtomanX!

Official "Servbot At Your Service" T-Shirt Coming Soon

Great Eastern Entertainment, makers of official Mega Man paraphernalia, are finally rolling out something Mega Man Legends related: a "Servbot At Your Service" t-shirt. Not a bad little design to wear for the summer!

I've got no details on price and release date. However, GE Entertainment products tend to surface both in-store and online a month or two after they are listed on their site.

Source: GE Animation

Monday, May 20, 2013

Project X Zone Gets Demo in Europe This Week

Want to try Project X Zone before you buy? A surprise demo is due on the European Nintendo 3DS eShop this Thursday, May 23rd. No telling if it will feature the likes of X, Zero and Tron Bonne. I suppose we'll find out in a few short days.

No news about a Western demo at this time. Still, it couldn't hurt to keep those fingers crossed.

Source: Siliconera

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Mega Man Worries of 1999

Here's a Letter to the Editor scan from a 1999 issue of PSM. I present this to you for two reasons: 1) the doubts we face today aren't particularly new and 2) things change. Also, I find Robert DeJesus' illustration charmingly amusing. It's just as relevant as ever.

USB Mega Buster Video Review from Henshin Time

Still on the fence about Capcom Unity's exclusive USB Mega Buster? Henshin Time recently posted an in-depth video review, which could help you decide. We get a nice look at the USB itself and all the goodies inside.

Where to buy? Well, you can grab yours at the Capcom Store for $19.95.

Source: ZeromasterReviews

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mega Man 5 Digital OST Available at the Capcom Store

Concurrent with Mega Man 5's Nintendo 3DS debut, the soundtrack is now available on the Capcom Store for $8.95.

As with previous releases, this is a MP3 rip of the Rockcan Sound E-Can Rockman 5 disc. It contains all the tracks from the NES classic, as well as a arranged tracks from the PSX release and a couple bonus tracks.

Source: Capcom-Unity

Friday, May 17, 2013

E-Tank Tee Available for Preorder at Insert Coin

A spiffy new Mega Man shirt is on its way to Insert Clothing, makers of video game inspired clothing. It's a blue tee that celebrates the E-Tank; Mega Man's life saving beverage of choice. The Mega Buster power level strip on the sleeve is a nice bonus, too.

You can preorder yours here for £22.00 (approximately $33.40). Insert Coin are based in the UK but ship internationally.

Source: Insert Coin

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mega Man 5 Lands on Nintendo 3DS eShop

The title of this post says it all. The 1992 NES classic Mega Man 5 has now officially arrived on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America and Europe. You can download it now for just $4.99 and put an end to Proto Man's "evil ambitions once" again.

Next month it's Mega Man 6's turn. I wonder what will become of Mega Man related eShop releases thereafter?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Solicitation & Covers for Mega Man #29

With the Worlds Collide crossover event wrapping up, Archie Comics are looking ahead to the next big Mega Man story arc. Here's out first look at "Blackout: Curse of Ra Moon" Part One.

"(W) Ian Flynn (A) Mike Cavallaro, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
The biggest storyline in Mega Man comic history starts here! "BLACKOUT: Curse of Ra Moon" Part One: The world has shut down!  When the power of Ra Moon robs the Earth of all its technology, it’s up to Mega Man and a handful of Robot Masters to set things right. But just how can robots handle the force of a technological meltdown if they’re cut off from the ability to re-charge? Has Mega Man fallen right into Dr. Wily’s trap?  Or has Wily underestimated his mysterious new ally? Featuring all-new cover art from Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, and variant cover by comics-superstar Dean Haspiel!"

Source: Newsarama

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rockman X Joining Wii U Virtual Console Library

Hot on the heels of Rockman 3, the original Rockman X will hit the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console next week, May 22nd. It will run for 800 Yen, or 150 Yen for those who've transferred their Wii Virtual Console data over to Wii U.

As per usual, no word on North America or Europe.

Source: Cheesemeister (via The Mega Man Network)

The Proto Shield Backpack is a Real Thing (Update)

Proto Man's trademark shield has been made into a backpack courtesy of Etsy user Ivana Roso. It's literally one-of-a-kind, so if you've got $60 to spare, snatch it up before it's gone!

Even if it does disappear in the next, oh, hour, it's still worth checking out. Very fine craftsmanship! UPDATE: Sold! But don't fret; you can still admire plenty of pictures. Hit the link below and check it out.

Source: ivanapepolina

Monday, May 13, 2013

MM25: Mega Man and Mega Man X OCW Available for Preorder (Update)

Friendly heads up: you can now nab a preorder for MM25: Mega Man and Mega Man X Official Complete Works from Barnes & Noble for $44.99. B&N currently has the release date set at August 28th. Pending official word from UDON, however, we can't be sure if this is an absolute or tentative date.

I'll work on getting some form of confirmation. In the meantime feel free to preorder. I'm certain Amazon will follow suit shortly.

UPDATE: A good friend from UDON confirms the date to be accurate. We'll have more news very soon!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Impressive Custom Mega Man Game Boy

What do you do when a console reaches the end of its lifespan and you're a Mega Man fan? You give it a fresh coat of blue bomber paint, of course.

That's exactly what a one Oskunk has done. He's taken the classic brick model Game Boy and megafied it. The perfect Game Boy for journey through the Classic Gameboy games, from Mega Man I to V.

Check out more equally impressive hardware mods at Oskunk's page here.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Blue Bombers Unite! Check Out the Mega Man & X Statue

First revealed at PAX East back in March, Capcom Unity brings us a new image of the upcoming Classic Mega Man and Mega Man X statue! It's 10-inches of silvery goodness, produced with the intention of celebrating the X series' 20th anniversary in December.

Capcom's Brett Elston promises more news soon, though he assures it will be available to purchase at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. If you can't make the trip, the Capcom Store will have you covered. Expect pre-order details soon.

Source: Capcom Unity

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rockman Xover: Arcade Man Gameplay

Boss contest winner Arcade Man joins the Rockman Xover fray today. You can see the guy in action above. Unfortunately, his attacks are nowhere near as exciting as his original design proposal. What a sad, sad waste.

I don't know about you, but I think he'd make for a great traditional Robot Master. Wouldn't mind seeing him in a hypothetical Mega Man 11.

Thanks to JT for the tip!

Rockman iPhone 5 Case Heads to eCapcom

Capcom of Japan wants to megafy your iPhone 5 with this nifty Rockman themed case. It also just so happens to be a work of 3D sprite art. The product is exclusive to eCapcom for the time being, retailing for 2,480 Yen (roughly $25 US) and due to ship on July 3rd.

I, for one, am crossing fingers for Capcom Unity to get the jump on this.

Source: eCapcom (via The Mega Man Network)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

More Details on D-Arts Ultimate Armor X

The toy news has sure been pouring in as of late. Japanese retailer 1999 has a newpage  up giving some in depth details on the D-Arts Ultimate Armor X figure. As per usual, it will ship with two changeable face plates, effect parts, wrists and right arm part. Click here to check out a batch of additional images.

Ultimate Armor X will release in the US on September for $45.99 USD. You can pre-order yours from Big Bad Toystore. If BBTS isn't your thing, more listing should be surfacing in the next few days. Keep an eye out!

Thanks for the tip, Russell!

Project X Zone Character Spotlight Trailer

Courtesy of Capcom Unity, here's an excellent spotlight of some of the Capcom characters and cameos represented in Project X Zone, Namco Bandai's long awaited tactical RPG due on June 25th in North America.

IIRC, this is the first English footage of X, Zero and Tron Bonne in action.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Preview Pages for Worlds Collide #4 on IGN

The preview for the latest  “Worlds Collide” issue is now available for your viewing pleasure over at IGN. For those of you who might have forgotten what this act is all about, here’s the solicitation from a few months:

"It’s Sonic versus Mega Man — Round Two! Celebrate 25 issues of Mega Man with the throwdown brawl to end all throwdown brawls! The Blue Bomber has the home field advantage this time — can Sonic keep up in this unfamiliar city? Meanwhile, Drs. Eggman and Wily make their boldest move yet in their master plan! This milestone issue marks the dramatic conclusion to the first act in the biggest crossover story of 2013! Featuring a stunning gatefold cover by Sonic/Mega Man art legend Patrick Spaziante, and a special “E.F.F. (aka Evil Friends Forever) variant” featuring Drs. Eggman and Wily on a (presumably evil) bicycle built for two!"

Mega Man #25 hits newsstands tomorrow.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Concept Art From Cancelled Mega Man FPS Released

By way of Adi Granov's official tumblr, here's a great piece of concept art from the cancelled Maverick Hunter project. Adi was responsible for redesigning Mega Man X for the ill-fated first person shooter. He also just so happens to be the same fellow who designed Iron Man's movieverse suit.

Adi writes, "It’s sad it didn’t make it as I was very happy with the design."


Custom NES Lights Up the 25th Anniversary

We've seen plenty of Mega Man inspired case mods in the past but this one is quite different. To commemorate the 25th anniversary, Ryan 'Platinumfungi' Fitzpatrick with the help of Custom NES Guy painstakingly put together the above finished product which lights up when powered on!

I'm not sure if this beauty will be up for grabs, but if not you can swing on by Fitzpatrick's blog and admire a handful of images.

Thanks for dropping me a line, Platinumfungi. Great work!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mega Man USB Drive Arriving in Mailboxes Now

You didn't forget about this guy, right? The delightful awesome Mega Man USB Drive is reportedly arriving in mailboxes this weekend. Some folks I've spoken to even received theirs as early as yesterday. Keep those eyes peeled!

For the uninitiated, the USB drive holds 8GB worth of digital  goodies. It's loaded with copies of Mega Man comics, Mega Man Tribute and Mega Man X Complete Works art books, wallpapers, and the complete Street Fighter X Mega Man soundtrack.

Thanks to Rickon, Tim and James for the tips!

Friday, May 3, 2013

New Trailer for Mega Man Unlimited Fan Game

Mega Man Unlimited, the long anticipated fan-game from MegaPhilX, has at last hit reached alpha status. To celebrate the milestone, Phil released a posted a new anime inspired trailer, which you can check out above. There's plenty of perilous platforming to be had!

Unlimited doesn't have a release date yet but you can be sure to find future updates on the game's official Facebook page.

Thanks to Kelly and Daniel for the tips!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Reminder: Free Comic Book Day is This Saturday

Just a quick reminder for everyone: drop by your local comic book shop this Saturday, May 4th to score a special edition Mega Man/Sonic the Hedgehog “flip book”. The book is a primer to get people interested in the Worlds Collide arc, which kicked off a few short weeks ago. Here's the official solicitation:

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Ryan Jampole & Various (CA) Ben Bates
“Worlds Collide: PRELUDE” – It’s TWO free comic books in ONE! Just in time for the start of the epic Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover event, “Worlds Collide,” comes a primer issue exclusively for Free Comic Book Day! Witness the journey these two epic heroes from both Sega and Capcom took to finally meet each other – Mega Man’s journey chronicled on one side, and Sonic the Hedgehog’s on the other! This is the must-have primer for the biggest comic book event of 2013 – as video game icons Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man meet for the very first time anywhere – featuring art from both Sonic and Mega Man comic book fame!

Head to for a breakdown on all the books available on May 4th.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Amazon Lists Mega Man Trade Paperback #6

The sixth Mega Man trade paperback from Archie Comics is available for pre-order here. Dubbed "Breaking Point", the book will chronicle issues 21 through 23 and the currently unreleased issue 28. What about issue 24? Don't forget; issue 24 through 27 will be released in the Worlds Collide trade paperbacks.

"Breaking Point" is due out on January 21, 2014 (yes, 2014). Secure your copy here.

Source: Mega Man Monthly

Check Out These Adorable Rockman 7 Flipbook Animations

Here's a little-known bite of trivia for you: Rockman 7's instruction manual hides two ridiculously cute flipbook animations. Strum the page edges with your thumb rapidly voilĂ ! A pair of silly Rockman and Beat animations.

For those of us who don't have the manual (i.e most of us), a one Chwzehk took the liberty of capturing them in .gif form. Hit the jump to check out the other!