Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A product listing via Rakuten might've spoiled the official Rockman 30th anniversary logo ahead of this weekend's Tokyo Game Show panel. The logo can be seen on a patch on the left side of this commemorative jacket. It's tiny but we can make out certain details: the "0" is stylized after classic Rock's helmet and the slogan underneath reads "Since 1987". It's big improvement over the 25th anniversary logo, let me tell you.
The jacket itself is actually pretty neat. The inside is said to be lined with the titles of every entry in the classic series. It will ship later this December.
We'll have more 30th anniversary news on September 24th. Look forward to it but remember our mantra: no expectations, no disappointments.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Friendly reminder: Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite goes live today. For fans of a certain blue Maverick Hunter, the fourth entry in the series finally brings X, Zero and Sigma together under one roof. That's not to say Sigma will be available at launch – quite the opposite. The Deluxe Edition of the game includes Sigma and six other future characters slated to drop later this year. Anyway, point is Infinite will finally do Mega Man X fans right.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. I'm on PS4 this time round. I'll see you online!
Friday, September 15, 2017
Hot on the heels of X comes the red crusader's official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite tutorial video. This segment shows you how to make the most of Zero's diverse moveset, from basics to advanced combos. Be sure to jack the volume way up too – his theme is kickin'.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on September 19.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Funko are getting in on the Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite hype with a brand-new line of Infinite-inspired Pop vinyls. Among the sixteen revealed figures, we have TWO X variants and TWO Sigma variants headed our way this November. They will be sold in the following 2-packs:
- Rocket vs. Mega Man X
- Alternate Rocket vs. Mega Man X (GameStop exclusive)
- Ultron vs. Sigma
- Alternate Ultron vs. Sigma (Toys r Us exclusive)
It's worth pointing out X is wearing his TruForce "Ver. Ke" gear in both packs. Oddly enough that isn't a costume in the game – yet. Future DLC, maybe?
Regardless, these actually don't look too shabby (my relationship with Pops are strained at best). Again, you'll find these in-stores and online in November. Stay tuned for pre-orders.
Source: Marvel (thanks for the tip, Vhyper_1985 and Jan!)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's September 19th release date is almost upon us. To get you ready for the occasion, Capcom have begun posting official tutorial videos for all 30 playable characters at launch. The videos will be dropping in clusters over the next few days, but to get you started, here's everything you need to know about our boy X.
Keep your eyes peeled to the official MvCI YouTube channel for more!
Rockman X is headed to mobile JRPG Adventure Dig Dig 2, according to the developer's official Twitter. X series-related content will begin appearing in the game on September 25th. A small sprite of X in can bee seen in the above promo, which seems to suggest our favorite Hunter – and maybe some other characters – can be added to player's parties.
Adventure Dig Dig 2 is only playable in Japanese so unless you're fluent, this news has no bearing to you. I do, however, want to point out this is yet another example of a "new" X series "thing." We've been seeing a lot of X series love lately – more so than usual. A sign of bigger and better things to come maybe? X's 25th anniversary is next year... who knows!
Monday, September 11, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
A new wallpaper is up via the Rockman Unity app. This month's piece drawn by Mita Chisato is a lively Battle Network reunion among friends and rivals alike. Check it out after the break!
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The 2017 Tokyo Game Show will play host to a special Mega Man 30th anniversary panel, Capcom announced. The panel will include new 30th anniversary details and special guests, including Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya:
"[September 24] 14:20 to 15:05 – Mega Man‘s 30th Anniversary is Almost Here! Stage – In December, the Mega Man series will reach its 30th anniversary. As we look towards the nearly here memorial year, we’ll look back on the Mega Man titles released so far and deliver the latest 30th anniversary celebration information. Featuring Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (producer) and guests America Zarigani, Chocolat Ikeda, and Ayana."
UPDATE: The panel will be lived stream via Nico Nico. Bookmark this page!
As intriguing as all this sounds, be mindful of your expectations. But, man, would this every be a good opportunity to show off something new. We shall see!
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
I had to be really careful with that title. I tried my best.
Anyway, the folks at Rockman Lab – the same team that are bringing us "Mega Man ZX Prequel" – are in the midst of developing a fan-made Mega Man Zero 5. The project aims to be an authentic, hypothetical fifth entry in the Zero series. It will feature a new story, original stages, enemies and music. It's been in development since 2012 but today we have our first actual look at the fan-game in action. Check out the first preview trailer above.
Regular updates and more information can be found at Rockman Lab's official Z5 hub here. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on this. More Zero is always a good thing.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Earlier today the producer of 20th Century Fox's upcoming Mega Man movie, Masayori "Masi" Oka, talked a little more about the project – what he's excited about and the challenges that come with it – in an interview with Collider. Though the interview is mostly focused on Oka's Death Note adaptation for Netflix, you'll find the relevant Mega Man bits below:
Are you still working on producing a Mega Man movie?OKA: We’ve just started the Mega Man movie. The writer/directors are working on a script right now, and we’re just in the beginning development stages of that.What are you most excited about with that, and are there challenges specific to producing a story that’s based on a best-selling video game vs. a hugely popular manga?OKA: With manga, there’s a lot of character development and it’s a serialized story. With a video game, it’s about game mechanics. The story might be a little bit lighter. There are definitely challenges with that, but I’m excited because our directors are big fans of the game. With anything animated, a game property, or anything IP, you want to make sure the filmmakers are huge fans because they’ll show a respect for the property and understand, at the core, what makes that property great. I don’t know where it’s going to go yet, but I am excited about Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. They’re great filmmakers and they’re really big fans of Mega Man.
So something of note here: Oka pretty much confirmed Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are writing and directing. In July it was said they were in "final negotiations". Nothing was set in stone then but it sounds like they're officially on board now. Joost and Schulman, for the uninitiated, are the team behind Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity 4.
Needless to say, I'll be following the film's development closely. Stay tuned.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Dead Rising 4's timed-exclusivity on Microsoft platforms has come to an end. Capcom today announced Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package for PlayStation 4. It's a souped-up, special edition of the game with new content.
Among these extras is "Capcom Heroes" mode, which is described as "an all-new way to experience the Dead Rising 4 story that lets our hero Frank West wear over a dozen outfits and perform outrageous special attacks inspired by classic Capcom characters."As you can see, players will have the opportunity to dress Frank up as Mega Man X – a Dead Rising tradition which was oddly absent from the original DR4.
Although Frank's Big Package is exclusive to PS4, the Capcom Heroes mode will be available as a free download on Xbox One and PC when the game launches on December 7th. Head over to Capcom Unity for further details.