Monday, July 31, 2017
It's the dawn of a new month. Right on schedule, the Rockman Unity app has updated with a pair of new mobile wallpapers. The first is an absolutely wicked piece by Shinkiro – a must see. The second unties Roll.EXE and Harp Note for a duet.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Aha! Another Rockman Unity April Fool's joke has come to fruition. Behold: 4Inch-Nel Shooting Star Rockman Subaru Version.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The makers of that high-end, 1/4 scale Mega Man X statue are readying more Maverick Hunters and Mavericks for your collection. HMO Collectibles' next MMX project looks to be Zero, according to a post on their site. On Facebook, designer Dani Hinze asks, "who wants a Red Robot for Christmas anyone?" It looks like we may be seeing this one by the holidays.
Further, Hinze says "we have big plans for this universe of Maverick Hunters and Mavericks can't forget the villains and you will be seeing some next year."
My, oh my. That's quite the tease, isn't it? Which characters are you hoping to see? Personally, I'd like to see someone that's not Sigma. Or at least a statue of one of Sigma's many forms. I could go for that, among other things. I guess we'll wait and see!
Source: HMO Collectibles, HMO Insider
Monday, July 24, 2017
Capcom announced a budget re-release of the Nintendo 3DS version of Rockman Classic Collection for Japan. The "Best Price!" version releases on September 14th for 3,229 yen (about $30) and 2,990 yen for digital ($26-ish). The contents of the game are exactly the same as the original version, which contains Rockman 1-6 on a single cartridge.
Unfortunately, Rockman Classics Collection 2 is still MIA on the Nintendo front. It's a shame; I mean, I think this budget re-release would be more desirable if it had a Nintendo counterpart to go with it. Bit of a missed opportunity, yeah?
Source: Game Watch
Sunday, July 23, 2017
By way of Udon Entertainment's Matt Moylan, here's a few sample pages from the first issue of Mega Man Mastermix; the planned ongoing, full-color comic series coming in January 2018.
Well, what do you think of the colors? This is Josh Perez's handiwork, who is perhaps best known for his work on IDW's Transformers comics. Original author and illustrator Hitoshi Ariga is supervising Perez's coloring, too. What's more, Ariga will provide new cover art for each issue!
Again, the first 80-page volume arrives in January with future issues coming out each quarter. There is no set length for Mastermix. In other words, the series could very well cover Megamix *and* Gigamix. Beyond that, well, we shall see!
Thanks for the goods, Matt!
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Say hello to Mega Man Mastermix – it's Mega Mega Megamix remastered in color! Officially announced at Comic-Con, Udon Entertainment will be publishing the series an an ongoing quarterly comic starting January 2018. Josh Perez will be the colorist. Issue #1 debuts with 80-pages.
I'm sure you have lots of questions right now. But for the moment, this is all that can be shared. In the meantime, let me say I think you're really going to like the look of this. I have been waiting a long time to share this project. I got to see a bit of Mastermix a little over a year ago and, man, the colors look great. Josh Perez has done a fine job complimenting Ariga's style. Look forward to it!
Stay tuned for more news!
Image source: Deb Aoki
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Well, it turns out that Bandai teaser wasn't related to the X-Hunters or Bit and Byte after all. Instead, we're getting a brand new figure based on Mega Man X's Second Armor.
Two years ago Twentieth Century Fox were said to be developing a Mega Man movie for the big screen. Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that not only is the film in development but Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the filmmakers behind the documentary Catfish, are in talks to write and direct.
THR confirms Chernin Entertainment is producing the project with Masi Oka (you might remember him from NBC's Heroes). Twentieth Century Fox worked two years to acquire the film rights to Mega Man, and finally closed a deal earlier this year. No other details were disclosed at this time.
Now, this news doesn't outright confirm a Mega Man movie will actually happen. That is to say, video game to film adaptations are announced all the time; more often than not, though, little comes to fruition. Still, interesting news nonetheless. We'll be keeping tabs on this.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Two events took place on this day six years ago: Mega Man Legends 3 was cancelled and Get Me Off the Moon was formed in response. To mark both occasions, GMOTM published a brand-new interview with Chris Hoffman, former editor of Nintendo Power and the only English-speaking journalist to have played the Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype.
The interview details story and gameplay information not previously known, among other topics. One of the more interesting tidbits concerns the relationship between Barrett and Roll. According to Chris, Barrett not only knew Roll somehow but Roll even said he "seems like family." We may never know the exact connection between Barrett and Barrell Caskett, but it sounds like they may have been one and the same.
Anyway, it's a great interview. It may make you want MML3 even more, but it's great. Read it at GMOTM!
Monday, July 17, 2017
Naughty Rockman DASH and Mega Man Legends fans are in for a treat. Later this month, Sentinel will be distributing a "Dark Rock Volnutt" 4Inch-Nel variant at Wonder Festival. Shortly after, limited quantities will go on sale at Sentinel's website on July 30th.
For those not in the know, this figure is based on Rock's appearance when the player performs too many bad deeds. The suitcase accessory is a direct reference to the optional bank robbery sidequest from the original game. Here, players have the choice of returning a stolen case of 200,000 Zenny or keeping it for themselves. Rock's armor immediately turns jet black if you keep it!
Now, you're probably wondering how *you* can score this devilishly good figure, right? The previous dark Mega Man variant, Dark Mega Man.EXE, actually came stateside as a New York Comic-Con exclusive. I'm speculating here, but I think there's a good chance we'll see this one at a con in the coming months. If not, maybe a web exclusive somewhere like Big Bad Toystore. Point is, international fans have yet to be left out on these "dark" variants. I'll keep an eye out for you.
For now, check out more images here!
Friday, July 14, 2017
The physical Mighty No. 9 backer rewards are nearly ready to ship! Fangamer have begun sending out shipping surveys to backers via e-mail. The e-mail contains a link to confirm shipping information. It needs to be completed by July 17th. That's three days from now. If it's not finished, Fangamer will not send you your items. UPDATE: For clarification, July 27th is NOT a hard deadline. Fangamer says "We requested backers to confirm their addresses by July 17th (for logistical efficiency), however there isn't a hard deadline to contact us by; the sooner you confirm your address, the sooner we can get your rewards shipped."
I'd jump on this right now if I were you, just to get it out of the way. If you haven't received a message yet, hang tight. If you don't hear anything by tomorrow, contact Fangamer.
We're almoooost there, guys. The journey nears its end.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Starting today pre-ordering Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 from the PlayStation Store will grant you an exclusive theme for your home screen – instantly! You can see it in action here.
This theme features artwork by Udon Entertainment veteran Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, who brought together characters from all four Mega Man games included in MMLC2. An interview about the theme's creation is up at PlayStation Blog, for those interested.
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 8th.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
In another example of "why hasn't Capcom made this?", here's Mega Maker from WreckingPrograms. Mega Maker is a program designed to give you all the tools you need to create your own classic series inspired stages. You can even upload your stages and share them with other users!
Mega Maker is set to launch next Saturday, July15th. It's a free program – however, donations are being accepted to help run and maintain the server, which is necessary to share levels with your peers. You can help the servers here. Keep your eyes peeled to the official website for more information and updates!
Thanks for the tip, MegaBoy!
Friday, July 7, 2017
Coro Coro Comic turned 40-years-old this year. The premiere monthly manga magazine kicked off in spring of 1977. For four decades Coro Coro has entertained Japanese children with manga from Doraemon and Pokémon to Beyblade and Yo-Kai Watch. For many of us in the West, though, we came to know Coro Coro as the defining source for Mega Man Battle Network coverage.
To commemorate the magazine that helped define Mega Man Battle Network for both East and West, let's dig up some old Coro Coro pages – let's go back to where it all began.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Back in May, Marvel announced a series of Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite variant covers will be hitting comic shops throughout the month of August. Marvel have yet to officially reveal what each cover will look like, but it looks like someone got their hands on four copies a bit early.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
For CoroCoro Comic's 40th anniversary, Sanrio cutified the magazine's legacy characters for a number of limited physical goods. Today, the celebration seeps into the digital realm with a whole slew of LINE app stickers! The "CoroCoro Comic All Stars" is available now to download – Rockman.EXE stickers included.
The Rockman EXE comic ran in CoroCoro from 2001 to 2006. Shortly after comic's inception, Capcom formed a close partnership with CoroCoro to distribute exclusive reveals and news for the latest Rockman.EXE games. The partnership continued into the Shooting Star Rockman series and (unofficially) concluded with Rockman EXE: Operate Shooting Star. If you were a fan in the mid 2000's, I'm sure you hold fond memories of waiting for the latest CoroCoro scans to hit the web each summer!
Source: Rockman Unity
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
ENDED: A winner has been chosen! Please check your inbox - you might have won!
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is a little over month away. To celebrate, I'm giving away a free copy for the console of your choice! PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC – the choice is yours.
To enter, simply e-mail me at email@example.com with the subject "MMLC2". Please include your preferred platform and desired format (physical or digital copy). I will select one random winner on Tuesday, August 1st at 12:00am EST. If you win and side with a physical copy, I'll ask for a valid shipping address. Please note this giveaway is limited to residents of North America only.
Don't be discouraged if you don't win. There's a chance I maaaay have some download codes to give out on release day or shortly after. Region-free keys, that is. I'll have to see how things play out. For now, though, best of luck!