Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 Trophies Revealed

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 is launching soon (July 24th), and the PlayStation 4 Trophies have been revealed. You can find Legacy Collection 1's Trophies here and Legacy Collection 2's here. Each collection has 1 Platinum, 1 Gold, 13 Silver, and 38 Bronze to earn. That's 53 Trophies per collection.

By the by, there's a few interesting descriptions that are worth checking out. This Trophy, "Another Day, Another Recon"/"Reconnaissance Complete" implies there's a secret image hidden in the art gallery. We all know what happened the last time Capcom threw one of those in, yeah? And who knows what's going on with these, "Identity Erased/"Defrag Complete". The description reads, "Blast through the mystery of the staff credits and return to the future." This could be interesting.

Also, we have confirmation that the secret Cut Man fight in Mega Man X8 remains intact. You earn the achievement "DLN.003" when you beat him. The conditions to unlock the fight aren't know at this time, but it's likely a button combination. I'll look for it in my review.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 is due on July 24th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Thanks, Reploid21XX!

Rockman X3 Prototype (September 25th, 1995) Released

The second of three Mega Man X series prototypes I'm dropping this month is here. Tonight we've got another sample version of Rockman X3. The build date on this one is September 25th, 1995 – that's three months before the game hit retail (December 1st, 1995). It's the least interesting of the three prototypes I'm tossing up (find out what next week's is after the jump) but nevertheless it's an important piece of X3's development history.

Friday, July 13, 2018

New Rockman 11 Concept Art at Hanayashiki Park

The Rockman 11 demo event in Hanayashiki Park is underway! As anticipated, there's a bit of new (and old) concept art coming out from the exhibit. Check 'em out after the jump!

Original Western Mega Man Cover Art Coming to the CCAG Show

Adam Harvey's amazing collection of original Mega Man cover art will be on display at the Classic Console and Arcade Gaming Show in Cleveland next Saturday, July 21st. As previously reported, these are the actual paintings by Greg Winters which were converted into the US packages we all know and love.

The paintings on display (from left to right) are Mega Man Soccer, Mega Man 6, Mega Man 3, Mega Man X, Mega Man X3, Mega Man & Sonic Game Players Magazine cover, and Game Boy Mega Man V.

Admission to CCAG is a cool $10 per day. More details at the official CCAG website here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rockman 11 Production Note Book Details

New details on the Rockman 11 production note (a booklet bundled with the Japanese Limited and Complete Edition sets) have been released. The B5-sized, hardcover 64-page book will include the following contents:

    • Original cover art by Yuji Isharaha
    • Rockman 11 Story summary
    • Character relationship chart & character size comparison table
    • Character introduction/biographies
    • Boss characters introduction/biographies
    • Special effects breakdown
    • Iconography gallery (icons, menu graphics, etc.)
    • Unused characters and settings
    • Art direction
    • Tribute artwork
    • Eguchi's "master room" (tips and tricks?)
    • Ucchy-san x Producer dialogue (interview between Rockman Unity's Ucchy and Kazuhiro Tsuchiya)
    • "Development Playroom"
    • History of Rockman
      While some of the contents sound a little vague at the moment, it really sounds like there's a lot of neat stuff packed into this little book! Bit of a shame we're not getting it stateside – not at this time, at least. Maybe this is something UDON will bring over in the future?

      For now, the Production Note is only available by purchasing the Rockman 11 Limited Edition or Complete Edition sets. Both sets are still available from E-Capcom, though they do not ship internationally. Play Asia, Amazon Japan and the like had some stock a few weeks back... but they're sold out. I'd regularly keep tabs on those places if I were you. You never know when a fresh batch will come in.

      Source: Rockman 11 Official Website

      Rockman 11 Demo Event, Concept Art Gallery Coming to Hanayashiki This Weekend

      If you happen to be in Asakusa this weekend, you might want to swing on by Hanayashiki Park. On Saturday, July 14th, visitors will have the opportunity to play a Rockman 11 demo from 11:00 to 16:00 JST. Both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions will be on-hand to try. Promotional stickers and clear file folders will be distributed to all participants.

      What's more, the park will play host to a special Rockman 11 artwork exhibition. Visitors can check out all kinds of official and concept art from the game's development. So yeah; if you're heading out, I'm counting on you (yes, you) to take lots of photos. The deed will not go unrecognized!

      Source: Rockman Unity, @ROCKMAN_UNITY

      Tuesday, July 10, 2018

      Mega Man 4 Medley by Jun Senoue Revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

      Nintendo just updated the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sample music page with a brand-new Mega Man 4 medley composed by freaking Jun Senoue. Senoue is best known for his work on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, among other classic Sega titles.

      Smash that play button and give it a listen – it's great!

      Source: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Website

      Saturday, July 7, 2018

      Mega Man: Fully Charged Premiering at Comic-Con

      Mega Man: Fully Charged – the brand-new animated series airing on Cartoon Network this fall – is making its grand debut at Comic-Con. According to the official 2018 SDCC schedule, footage from the show will be screened during a panel on Friday, July 20th at 6:00 pm:

      "Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (CAPCOM, video game producer, Mega Man, Asura's Wrath), Man of Action (creators of Ben 10 and the team and characters of Big Hero 6), and Logan McPherson (DHX Studios, VP, creative and animated production, Slugterra, The Deep, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2D series)) give a behind-the-scenes peek into the production of this new animated show, aimed at kids 5 to 11.
      Celebrating the 30-year legacy of this iconic, game-based character, the panelists will discuss the background and creative evolution of the new series, followed by screening of never-before-seen footage from the show, coming soon to Cartoon Network."

      The panel will take place in Room 25ABC from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. No word yet if there will be a live stream or if the footage will be available online. I'll keep you posted either way!

      Source: SDCC 2018 Schedule

      Friday, July 6, 2018

      Mega Man 11 Official Collector's Edition Guide Announced

      Mega Man 11 is getting an official strategy guide Prima Games, the publisher announced. The "Mega Man 11 Official Collector's Edition Guide" includes tips, tricks and lots of fun little extras to complement your MM11 experience. Details below:

      • 30th Anniversary Content: Explore 30 years of Mega Man history! 
      • Compelling Interviews and Look Behind the Scenes: Hear from the talented minds behind Mega Man 11
      • Stunning Fan Art Section: Features pieces from dedicated and talented Mega Man fans! 
      • Premium Hardcover Book: The gorgeous, exclusive design is a must have for any fan!
      • Comprehensive Walkthrough: We lead the way from start to finish—experience everything!
      • Digital Bonus: Unlock your digital version of this guide with the free code card included inside.  Access your digital guide anytime, anywhere, on any web-enabled device.

      The Official Collector's Edition Guide is now available to pre-order from Amazon. It'll set you back $39.99.

      (Fun fact: the last official Mega Man strategy guide came out in 2006)

      Mega Man 11's Composer is Marika Suzuki

      During the fifth episode of Capcom Japan's "Making of" Mega Man 11 video series (a separate story on that coming up), it was revealed that Marika Suzuki will be scoring Mega Man 11. Suzuki has previously composed the soundtracks to Mega Man Star Force 2 and various games within the Dead Rising and Monster Hunter franchise, among other Capcom properties.

      Marika Suzuki involvement was previously hinted at back in December. Game Informer staff were told that the composer would be someone who worked on the Star Force series – Akari Kaida, Yoshino Aoki, Mitsuhiko Takano, or Marika Suzuki. Lo and behold, Suzuki it is.

      I've enjoyed all of the Mega Man 11 pieces I've heard so far; it's great to know who to finally thank! I can't wait to hear more!

      Thanks for the tip, PP500!

      Thursday, July 5, 2018

      Rockman X3 Prototype (August 9, 1995) Released

      I've got three Mega Man X series prototypes to release this month, and I'm kicking things off with an early Mega Man X3 sample version. This build is dated August 9th, 1995. It's two weeks younger than the previously released August 23rd build and, as such, it includes even more differences.

      First Look at the Mega Man X Nendoroid

      First announced at the beginning of this year, here's our very first look at Good Smile's Mega Man X Nendoroid figure. Though its only a prototype, our little Maverick Hunter here is looking sharp! Hopefully we'll have more news on a release date and accessories soon.

      Stay tuned!

      Source: GSC_kohatan

      Ayaka Fukuhara is Voicing Rockman in Rockman 11

      Confirmed by the official PlayStation blog and 4Gamer, Japanese voice actor Ayaka Fukuhara is the new voice behind Rockman in Rockman 11. Fukuhara is known for her various roles in anime – Rin Shibuya in The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls and Grea in Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends, to name a few – and Najd in King of Fighters XIV. You can hear her rendition of Rockman in the previously released Rockman 11 story trailer.

      Additionally, Tasuku Hatanaka has been announced as the voice actor for Blast Man. He is known for his work on Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal as Yuma, My Hero Academia (Denki Kaminari), and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (Ikoma).

      At the time of this writing, the English voice cast for Mega Man 11 has yet to be announced. We do have some ideas who is who but nothing's official yet. More news on this front soon!

      Source: PlayStation blog, 4Gamer

      Wednesday, July 4, 2018

      Here's Mega Man X8 Running in Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2

      Direct feed gameplay of the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 version of Mega Man X8 was featured on Capcom TV today. The game's visuals are indeed rendering at a higher resolution – things are sharp, colorful, and just overall nice to look at. What's more, load times are essentially non-existent. I don't think it's a stretch to say we might be looking at the best version of X8 yet.

      Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 (and Legacy Collection 1) launch on July 24th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

      Tuesday, July 3, 2018

      And More Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 Soundtrack Samples

      Capcom Japan uploaded a new batch of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 soundtrack samples to their YouTube channel. It includes a few twists on some old favorites and new tracks made exclusively for Legacy Collection 1+2. Listen to 'em above and check out the past samples here.

      The standalone Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 CD soundtrack is due out on July 13th. Pre-orders are now available through CDJapan and Play Asia.

      Even More Blast Man Stage Details + Score Attack and Jump Saver Mode

      Hot on the heels of this morning's announcements, Capcom updated the official Mega Man 11 website with additional details and screenshots.

      First up is a closer look at Blast Man's stage. The descriptions reads: "Blast Man's stage is filled with explosions of all sorts!Trip the wrong sensor and you'll get blown away. Some traps also destroy platforms, putting you at risk of getting stranded, or worse!" There's a few new screenshots here, including the return of Sniper Armor!

      Second, we have additional details on Blast Man's weapon, "Chain Blast". "Blast Man's sticky bombs latch onto enemies and detonate! Connect multiple bombs for bigger blasts or fire them off and wait for them to blow up!" Additional Chain Blast screenshots here.

      And finally, two new modes have been revealed: Score Attack and Jump Saver Mode. In Score Attack, your job is to defeat enemies and collect points as fast as you can. You'll earn more points by defeating multiple enemies at the same. Jump Saver Mode's description is a little vague. It says, "This mode features a jump counter in the upper-right corner. Don't waste those jumps!" It's unknown if that means you'll start out with a limited number of jumps or if you can jump as much as you want BUT the goal is to use as few as possible. These challenges plus Time Attack and Balloon Attack mode can be accessed from the Special Menu (look at that; a Gallery mode, too!).

      More details on that front soon, I'm sure. Head to the official website and Game Watch for more screenshots!

      Blast Man Revealed for Mega Man 11 + Time Attack and Balloon Attack Mode Details

      Capcom brings us a triple-dose of Mega Man 11 news today with details on a brand-new Robot Master, Blast Man, and a sneak peek at Time Attack and Balloon Attack modes. Hit the jump for all the details!

      Monday, July 2, 2018

      Funko Are Making Mega Man Cereal with a Figure in Every Box

      Later this month, Funko are rolling out boxes of Mega Man cereal to GameStop. Inside you'll find blue colored, multigrain "FunkO's" and a miniature Mega Man Pocket Pop figure. The backside of the package will feature Mega Man-themed puzzles, activities, and games. One box will set you back $7.99.

      Bit of a cute novelty, no? I'm not the biggest Funko fan (I'm really not) but this is something I might toss into the 'ol Mega Man collection.

      More details and images of complete FunkO's line (yes; there's more) via BleedingCool.