Although Pachislot Rockman Ability isn't due to hit Japan until September, it looks like at least one machine has been spotted in the wild...
Additional images of the machine, Rockman himself, and four new characters:そういえば、今日9月の新台ロックマン打ってきたゼェ〜— スロバス君(聖闘士星矢依存症の会会長) (@SLOBUSKUN) July 24, 2018
ひぐらしっぽいゲーム性で①でも100パー越えちゃうゴニョゴニョ系だって〜 pic.twitter.com/uYVsnm3kvCそしてこれがウェーイwの瞬間である。 pic.twitter.com/EiEw9WrC1P— どこぞの企画屋さん (@a_kyokucho) July 25, 2018
Not much else is known about the game since it was announced last week. Based on these developments, though, it's pretty much confirmed that Ability is setting itself up as its own thing with its own set of characters. It's interesting to see Capcom pursue this route instead of using legacy characters.9/17納品のパチスロ、ロックマン！ビタ押しポイントがいっぱいあってオモロイやんけ！ディスクアップと並べて連れ打ちして、ミスったら「ウェーイw」で決まりやね！ pic.twitter.com/mrsO6KxYrl— どこぞの企画屋さん (@a_kyokucho) July 25, 2018
I almost wonder if Ability is poised to become its own series, albeit relegated to the pachislot/amusement field (one of the few markets that Rockman hasn't penetrated). It's way too early to call it, though. We'll see.
More news on this front soon, no doubt. Thanks to Reploid21XX for the find!