It's that time again - a new wallpaper from the Rockman Unity App!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
"You know me. Never say die."
Due to overwhelming fan support, First 4 Figures' Zero statue is no longer cancelled. The good word comes from F4F's own Alex Davis, who recently returned from a big meeting with Capcom:
"MM - discussed about Zero and got all clear to relaunch Zero! Massive shout out to the F4F MM Community who tirelessly pushed for this! Truly inspirational <3 span="">3>! No doubt in my mind that Zero would have been vaulted without you.
Now it comes down to it - the ball was in my court, now it's back in yours - Zero will be relaunched and really hope that we get enough orders to go into production! #savef4fzero! If there is a fairy book ending to Zero, then that opens the door to more MM statues in the future! And I promise you this, my lovely MM F4F community - any future MM statues will truly be a collaborative experience - I would tirelessly work with you on all aspects of the designs to make sure that your feedback is heard and we can create perfect future MM products! GOOD LUCK Zero!"
tl;dr Zero is alive again - however, everyone who pushed for it has to keep their word and pre-order when the time arrives (that's how I'm interpreting this, at least). I'll be sure to let you know when the statue relaunches. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long! Thanks to Nokynn for the tip!
Source: F4F Official Collectors Club
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Our initial speculation suggested the Ride Chaser can combine with Bandai's Giga Armor X to form a powered-up, Ultimate Armor mode. Pieces on the Ride Chaser still imply that - however, there may be more going on here than meets the eye.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Oh how I long for the day I won't have to use "cancelled" in a headline. On the chopping block today is the 1/5 scale Zero statue from First 4 Figures. Cancellation notices are being sent out to folks who pre-ordered the statue:
"Zero was launched for pre-order in November 2015 and we recently got the reply from the factory that there will be an increase in production cost as the quote they given were not valid anymore. Since the number of orders cannot cover the cost, we have no other option but to cancel the all the productions of Zero.
For customers who have placed the order, we will refund all the deposit you made within 2-3 days. We sincerely apologize for the cancellation.
Should you have any inquiries, please fill in the Contact Us form in our website."
So that's the end of that. There's not much else to say on this topic other than be on the lookout for your refund. Thanks to Strider Edge for the tip!
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Jakks Pacific has won the master toy license for next year's new Mega Man cartoon, according to Licensing.biz. The deal between Jakks and the shows producers - DHX Brands and Dentsu Entertainment -includes a range of products, from action figures and play-sets to costumes and plushies.
COO Jack McGrath says, "I grew up with Mega Man and am a big fan, so I’m thrilled for Jakks to team up with DHX Brands and Dentsu on the new animated series. Jakks will bring to life the characters of this terrific franchise through a wide range of toys and costumes for a new generation of kids."
Mega Man is expected to air in 2018 on Cartoon Network. Production heats up this summer.
Source: Licensing.biz (thanks, Daniel!)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Behold! Super Rockman X! The inagural kit in Bandai's new Giga Armor series of models is looking sharp, designed by none other than Kanetake Ebikawa (perhaps best known for his mechanical design work on Gundam 00 and Full Metal Panic!). It's expected to hit retail later in October.
Pre-orders should go live in the relatively near future. We can expect additional images and information around then. Look forward to it!
Monday, May 22, 2017
If you haven't checked out Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch, there's no time like the present. Version 5B just launched, and with it a handful of additions and tweaks. The mod's creator, CutmanMike, lays it all out:
* Revamped Story + Singleplayer Campaign! Fraglimits are lower, story is more fleshed out and more terrifying bosses await!
* Easy Mode! For players new to FPS or have difficulty with the game. It makes bots and bosses weaker!
* New revamped training map! Visit auto to check out it's new features!
* More weapon and item reworks, including Junk Shield, Remote Mine, Wire and more!
* Lots of updated older maps, including Wave Man, Gyro Man, Magic Man and more!
* New maps! Wily's fortresses continue to appear! Mega Man 4, 5 and 6 now all have Wily Stages! (not included in campaign)
* Don't forget CTF! Now we have 25 CTF maps!
* Many, many, MANY map/weapon/skin tweaks and adjustments! Too much to list!
The game engine has also been upgraded to Zandronum 3.0 beta. This enables modders to use more tools than ever before to whip up their own 8-Bit Deathmatch.
Here's the link to download V5B. Be sure to check out the change log for a more detailed description of each feature.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Beck and Gunvolt are teaming up for a new adventure on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. Read on for a bevy of info!
Surprise! Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 and 2 are headed to Nintendo Switch with a slew of new features and improvements.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Oh wow, you remember Beck, right? That guy from Mighty No. 9? He's back—but not in the way you'd expect. Beck and Gunvolt (of Azure Striker Gunvolt) are slated star in Mighty Gunvolt Burst; a direct follow-up to 2014's retro-inspired Mighty Gunvolt.
According to this week's Famitsu issue, Mighty Gunvolt Burst will feature a character growth elements and a system that awards up-close enemy kills dubbed "Bursts." The game is slated to hit Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. The Switch version will include HD rumble for "dousing". More details are expected to be unveiled at Inti Creates' BitSummit panel this weekend. In the meantime, please enjoy the above tiny screenshots.
Source: Nintendo Everything
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
- Pack A – Mega Man, Ice Man, Sniper Joe
- Pack B – Mega Man Firing, Fire Man, Metall
- Pack C – Doctor Wily, Cut Man, Guts Man
- Pack D – Doctor Light, Bomb Man, Elec Man
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Another month, another wallpaper from the Rockman Unity App. This time heroes from the far reaches of the Rockman universe come together to celebrate DASH's 20th anniversary a few months early (December 18th, 2017). Download links after the break!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Production on the 2018 Mega Man animated series is ramping up this summer, and DHX Studios need you! If you're an animator looking for work, DHX are hoping to hire people with a penchant for 3D animation and storyboarding to work on Mega Man.
You can find the job postings at DHX Studios' career page here. Please do bear in mind the positions are located in Vancouver and Halifax - you know, Canada! I hear they have great water there.
Source: DHX Careers
Big Bad Toystore are now accepting pre-orders for Amakuni's 1/7 scale X and Zero figure. It'll cost you a pretty penny: a whopping $324.99. BBTS' offering is pricey, but they're shipping it from the U.S. Alternatively, there's Play-Asia.
I don't have the resources to do a giveaway on this one so you're on your own. If you've got the Zenny saved up and want to add this solemn, subtly romantic piece to your Mega Man collection, snag a pre-order here. It ships in November.