Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New Rockman X: Mega Missions 4 Details and Images (Updated)


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)

28 comments:

  1. iX, X kai, and Copy X. Why does X have so many evil versions?

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    1. Guess everyone wants to have X's awesomeness.

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    2. X Kai doesn't really count. There's only 2, iX and Copy X, and even then, the Bandai cards are of dubious canonicity to the games

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    3. He is cool and they wish they where that cool.

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    4. Because Zero was too busy hogging the spotlight, so they had to compensate outside of videogames.

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    5. I'd rather Copy X be the one that doesn't count.

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  2. Is this a game or just a collection of cards?

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    1. Collection of cards. Story unconnected to the main X Series. They're still cool,though. The Cards,I mean.

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  3. Meh. Not bad. Not a fan. But...not bad.

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  4. Is the info correct?, the product page says the box comes with 33 reprinted foil cards, no that the 33 foil cards abelong to the X Carddass reprint. Likely they will have all the foil cards of the original Mega Mission and the rest will be used for the X Carddass reprint.

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  5. 9 new cards? just 9?
    put it in english and il buy it since i have none.

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  6. That iX design is just plain silly.

    Ride Armor looks bitchin' though

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  7. wait a minute, what's that ride armor toy on the bottom there

    did they make a new toy?

    I NEED ANSWERS GET A MOONRUNE TRANSLATION OUT STAT

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    1. Not a new toy. It's an unreleased product shown for the first time. It was designed in 1996

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  8. Keep in mind that Mega Mission's story is 100% non-canon to Capcom's official Robot Universe. But it Is canon to it's own seperate Universe. I made a list of Mega Man Universes. I'll show it to you guys if you're interested.

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    1. It's always refreshing reading opinions about the timelines. Specially since a lot of the fandom (me included) just take ZanSidera's opinion as canon, hahahaha.

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    2. ...I don't even take my own opinions as canon...

      Mega Mission always had a few odd discrepancies with the games that sort of make it its own little thing.

      -X3: Doppler' allegiance?
      -X5/X6: Zero armour?
      -XS: Reploid revival? Sigma?

      The cliffhanger doesn't help any, but atleast we're getting the long-awaited resolution next year.

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  9. X and Zero are riding cyclones...X AND ZERO ARE RIDING FUCKING CYCLONES!!!!!!!! Is this pre or post Mega Man X4? I NEED ANSWERS!

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  10. >includes an original Iwamoto comic taking place after X5

    I'm hype. Are you hype? Because I'm hype.

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  11. Is this preorder going to be Premium Bandai only? I tried search on all Affiliated Service Company but no such item listed. Any other ways to preorder or buy the cards when it release?

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    1. We're waiting to hear back from Protodude or anyone else on that.

      They really should bring this shit over to the US if they realize how much more popular Mega Man is in the states than in Japan.

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    2. Thanks. I'll ask anyone who have been purchased from there or check other Proxy Buying Service.

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  12. I like the old art style of these cards.
    Badass cardass!

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