UPDATE: Additional story info, card breakdown added.
Twenty five years later, Bandai are reviving the Rockman X & Rockman X: Mega Missions collectible cards. Mega Missions 4 is set to launch in March 2018 with brand new cards, characters and an original storyline inside a big 'ol package called "Rockman X & Rockman X Mega Mission Selection Box". Here's what's inside:
- 126 Normal Cards (reprints of the original Mega Missions 1-3 cards)
- 9 NEW Foil Cards (two of nine pictured above; couple more here)
- 33 reprinted Foil Cards (from the original Rockman X carddass series)
- Collectible Binder (holds every card)
- Booklet (16-pages; chronicles Mega Missions storyline and includes an original Iwamoto comic taking place after X5)
Rockman X & Rockman X Mega Mission Selection Box will be sold exclusively through Premium Bandai. Though some Premium Bandai items are available to ship internationally, that doesn't seem to be an option for this set right now. I'll let you know if anything changes.
In the meantime, I'm working on getting an accurate translation of the general plot/character information posted here. From what I've gathered so far, it appears iX is back alongside a pair of new cronies: Himmel (a Reploid that rules the skies) and Berg (a Reploid that controls the land). To combat this new threat, X dons a new armor called the "GrowUp" armor. Yes, that's the name they're going with.
Lastly, X and Zero will be mounting a new Ride Chaser dubbed the "Gazelle". This puppy can transform from a Ride Chaser to a Ride Armor on the fly, significantly boosting X and Zero's strength and mobility. Bandai actually planned to produce the Gazelle as a real accessory in 1996. A prototype of the unreleased Gazelle can be seen in the link above. Unfortunately there are no plans to revive it.
More news and updates on this front soon. Stay tuned! (thank to Sensei Hanzo, Reploid_21XX and #20 for the info)