Friday, June 27, 2014

Rockman Xover Introduces the Battle Tower


After a month's delay, the Battle Tower has opened its doors to Rockman Xover players. In short, it's a gauntlet set up specifically for boss battles.

Players enter the tower with their custom OVER-1 and climb up floors fighting boss after boss. The higher you climb, the better the reward (but bosses will be tougher). Also awaiting players, OVER-1's rival and his lackeys...




Rockman Unity long ago promised a rival for OVER-1. Nero, a warrior clad in black (left), fulfills that role. He resides in the Battle Tower accompanied by his four lackeys. So far only one has been revealed -- Rosso M (right). Don't ask what the M stands for; we don't know.

After every 20 boss battles in the tower, you'll fight Rosso M. The remaining three lackeys are expected to appear in the future. Also, as far as we know, after each round of tower, it goes away for a week (in real time) and you'll have climb up again. The rewards are also renewed.

Oh, and here's some spiffy new music:




Thanks to MidniteW for the contribution!

27 comments:

  1. Well, at least we've got some new characters.

    Wonder what Nero's deal is? (As in, will they actually bother to explain, or will he just be "there"?)

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  2. Little disappointed by how they both just look like customs of Over-1.

    Still not as bad as the Tron bikini card though.

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  3. Damn. Too bad these designs are wasted on Xover. They could fill out a damn good looking Mega Man game.

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  4. That theme song and Nero's design are pretty awesome, I'll admit, but that doesn't change the fact that the game is still a steaming pile of garbage.

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  5. Holy S*** Rosso looks sick. Damn you Xover, DAMN YOU!

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  6. I... think Capcom may have lost their focus with this one. Wasn't the game supposed to be about Light and Cossack making a new, mass-produced Rockman to let people combat the combined threat of Wily and Sigma, and to rescue the various different Rockmen from wherever?

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    1. They've lost focus with their franchises for awhile now. It's one of the reason's why they suck and are in a financial hole.

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    2. ALL of these Free2Play RPG games do that. They keep bolting on content but forget the actual story.

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    3. You mean Capcom had focus on this game? Lol, you learn something new everyday, I guess.

      j/k!

      Rosso M is cool, but Nero looks too much like a re-skin of OVER-1. It might have meant something, if
      OVER-1 didn't already have a bunch of re-skins. You know, like how the lead character will have a rival pseudo-clone of some sort, like Sonic and Mario have had in the past? This is what I mean. We would've had that "shock" of seeing an OVER-1 look-alike for the first time.

      My opinions don't even matter, really. This game could've been so much more, but as it stands...

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  7. It kind of irks me when a character is drawn in a neutral pose yet the whip is drawn in full arc as if it were being swung. Just looks kind of unprofessional. Also, did they have to kill a Raichu to get that whip?

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    1. Seriously, what the heck are you talking? You're not making any sense.

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    2. It makes a lot of sense. The character is standing perfectly still... yet the whip is drawn as if it were swung. It looks like Raichu's tail.

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    3. Okay A. it's an electric whip built for an advanced robot most likely, so that can explain it freely moving around and the almost universal lightning bolt symbol (http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/4cb/zq4/4cbzq4ncg.png or google lightning bolt symbol). Next what, did they have to kill a golduck for the blue and red on X? (you pokees dude are everywhere, and see it in everything)

      B. You don't need an excessive amount of movement to whiplash a wipe, it can literally be something as simple as moving your wrist, that is discounting the fact that it might not be a wipe (technically) to begin with. If she/he did that, it wouldn't show itself in motion but rather at the end of the motion. Which brings me to

      C. How, do you know the character didn't just come from a motion to a neutral pose, and the whip hasn't caught up to her/him?

      Do you see how flawed and random your statements are?

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  8. Meh. Cool blank faced swordsman in long coat and aggressive fiery guy. SNORE! They look like boring uninspired OCs on deviantArt. That said, I've seen better OC designs on deviantArt.

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    1. GTFO and go back to that crappy fanart site you came from. The man has a freaken collar hurled into wings, and a mohawk to complement his rooster theme. He is detailed yet clean and not overworked, and has a distinctive set of features to stand apart in his artstyle. What the hell does his personality have to do with anything with his design?

      Only the goddamn Mega Man fandom would criticize a badass design like this, and compare it to garbage you get from deviantart. Pixiv I can understand, but deviantart? I have no words.

      Man no wonder Capcom doesn't give a damn about this fanbase, you people suck. Whenever they put the slightest amount of effort in something, people like you shoot it down.

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    2. "...put the slightest amount of effort in something..."
      That's a good one. Come back when the game in question isn't XOver.

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    3. Jeez talk about getting worked up. I only used dA as an example where I also used it as a site where crappy OCs come from. It's my opinion on the design, clearly other people commenting on this article think otherwise. They don't look bad, they just look boring. They look like generic anime trope characters.

      If all it took was me kissing Capcom's ass for them to put effort into making a new decent Mega Man game, I'd be all over that ass. Clearly not the case.

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    4. @Cyberguy64: Xover as a game is whatever but I can separate artwork and game. Geez

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  9. for the love of god, you have this good idea that could work as feature for a new megaman game but being wasted on the most betrayal of the series i ever seen.

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  10. Great music! The character designs aren't bad either.
    A pity they are in a bad game...

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  11. Man this fandom is boring. There's no passion or flare from almost anyone on any site. No one even want's to argue anymore. It's like a comment section, equivalent of an old folks home. Your the best Protodude no offense but It's sad when a blog site's community like this has the most activity.

    I hope someone resurrects this franchise properly and a proper fanbase (outside of a blog site) emerges elsewhere.

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    1. Smash Bros. has brought more fire out of fans than pretty much anything Capcom has ever done. That crowd reaction at the Invitational still gets me.

      Fans are also responsible for pretty much every Mega Man game or Mega Man related thing in the past five years or so, barring merchandise of course.

      If you ask me, this is the wrong fandom to talk about lack of passion or flare.

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    2. do you blame us? we have nothing to look forward to except for mighty no 9 and azure strike gunvolt (i still don't know when will it gets a release date) and as there isn't much news as i speak right now.

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    3. Capcom can't even write Rockman's name right. :P
      And I'm not even kidding, see the background text in Rockman Xover's official site:

      Battle memories are
      collected and they
      are strengthening
      and their strongest
      Lokman. Customize!

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  12. I hate when that guy doesn't give an mp3 download link to the music he posts. It's free for goodness sake.

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    1. There's always this site to use:

      http://youtube.mp3.org

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  13. It's getting pretty ugly in here. Until further notice, I'm closing this one.

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