Sunday, August 18, 2019
Yesterday it was a calm day in the Rockman X Dive world – there was no news. But to end the weekend on a light note, the Rockman X Dive development team bring us a peek of Alia as a playable character in a classic stage from the X Series. Do you recognize it? More after the break!
Saturday, August 17, 2019
An individual close to Capcom's arcade and amusement operations has told Rockman Corner that Enterrise, Capcom affiliate and developers of Pachislot Rockman Ability, have tapped CommSeed Corporation to port the game to mobile phones (Android and iOS).
The port intends on attracting a new, larger audience among mobile phone users in Japan who haven't played Rockman Ability machines in person. Although anyone in the world will be able to download it from the App Store or Google Play Store, the game will only be supported in Japan. There are no plans for an English localization. A release window for the port is not available at this time.
News of a mobile Rockman Ability port shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Nearly every Capcom-based pachislot machine developed by Enterrise has, at one time or another, been ported to mobile phones courtesy of CommSeed. These include Pachislot Resident Evil 6 and Pachislot Devil May Cry 4, among other titles.
Originally distributed to select venues throughout Japan in 2018, Rockman Ability is a Rockman-themed pachislot game featuring original characters and an original scenario. It is wholly separate from any previous Rockman series but takes some inspiration from the classic series. You can learn more about Rockman Ability here, here and here.
Friday, August 16, 2019
Ever since the Rockman X Dive Official website opened, a new Operator-like character has been teased by Capcom Taiwan. And finally, we have our first look at her via an early press release sent to Taiwanese media outlets and later an update on both the Facebook Official Page and the game's Official website.
Her name is RiCO and will be voiced by Reina Ueda. She will be responsible for assisting the players and her personality is described as cheerful and lively.
So what do you think? Let us know in the comments!
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Rockman X Dive's love affair with Command Mission continues with the possible return of a fan-favorite adversary.
The above image was posted to the game's official Facebook today. It features a silhouette of an unannounced character overlooking the main playable cast that, when zoomed in, looks pretty darn familiar. The sharp, pointed edges of a harrier. The "winged" head crest. Yeah; she's back.
Now, there's absolutely no official confirmation that Ferham will be a playable character. But like I said above, she is pictured alongside characters that are confirmed to be playable (Cinnamon has yet to be officially announced but I know for certain she's in). Also (and I might have said this already) but Capcom Taiwan very much intend on filling Rockman X Dive with a variety of playable characters over time. It won't just be X series characters they'll add, too. You can expect to see other "Mega Men" too... eventually.
More news on Rockman X Dive soon!
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
We are back with the second and final part of our REMASTERED TRACKS ROCKMAN ZERO album translation project. This updated covers "Notes on Characters" which features small profiles for Zero, Ciel and the Four Guardians, commentary from Toru Nakayama, an interview about the sound in the Rockman series, and Hitoshi Ariga's impressions about the first Rockman Zero game plus his own take on Phantom.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
Via Capcom's Taiwan YouTube Channel, the first Rockman X Dive update for the week is none other than a trailer to announce the inclusion of Co-op gameplay in the game. Rockman X Dive is now the first official Mega Man game to offer traditional, same-screen co-op mutliplayer.
In the video, we can see Vile using the Rifle we saw in another video some days ago and perhaps more interestingly we can see a microphone button in the upper right corner of the screen, which suggests we might be able to chat with our Co-op partner. Also, below Vile's player icon, we can see some kind of score meter that, curiously, doesn't go up when Vile kills enemies. Perhaps it has another function?
As for the stage itself... it looks like an homage to Aeolus' stage, the Floating Ruins from Mega Man ZX Advent. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Continuing our Remastered Tracks translation project, today we bring you a complete translation of Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero's booklet. This is the first music CD Inti Creates published under their record label and was originally released on January 23, 2004. Typical of Inti's albums, there's a mix of remastered music and drama tracks here. However, as opposed to future releases, this album only contains one disc.
Friday, August 9, 2019
For today's update via the official Facebook page, the Rockman X Dive development team isn't introducing another playable character. Instead, they're showing us some style guides for X and Pallette. You can check those out after the break below.
Additionally, we have another small glimpse at the game's new, currently unnamed Navigator (seen above). We already had a sneak peak and now, although there isn't too much new going on here, we can see half of their body.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Following Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, news recently surfaced from Variety that Disney would be making some big changes, including a major refocus of Fox's movie projections and a complete overhaul of their upcoming projects. Only a few of the projects projected over the next five years remain: remakes of Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and a slate of unannounced superhero projects. Of the 250 projected films removed from the road map, Mega Man was included.
It is important to note, while it looks as if the Mega Man movie was shelved, it is potentially possible for another studio to pick up the project. Disney has no legal ownership of the movie's theatrical rights, mind you. Capcom and the creative team behind the project could be shopping it around as we speak.
Should more news surface in the future, we'll be sure to let everyone know!
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
First teased a couple weeks ago, Eighty Sixed are now selling all four of their officially-licensed, designer Mega Man 11 shirts. Oh, and there's a nifty poster available, too (seen right)! Check 'em out below...
For our daily update today we have Vile! The infamous rival of X in the Rockman X series. Once again via the official Facebook page. We also have a sneaky first look at the new navigator design. More after the break!
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Here we are again for the daily Rockman X Dive update. Via the official Facebook page, we have a sneak peak at Marino's 3D model and artwork from Rockman X Dive. Also, they are starting a contest with a special prize! More after the break!
Monday, August 5, 2019
Starting today and until August, 22nd at 12:00 (GMT+8), registrations for the Rockman X Dive Global Closed Beta Test are open for everyone around the world. There is, however, one small catch: only Android users can participate. At this time, iOS users won't be able to participate in this test. A Google Account/GMail is REQUIRED to sign up.
A total of 30,000 players will be randomly selected to participate and the approval list will be published on August 23rd at 12:00 (GMT+8). It is unclear when the beta test will start; Capcom Taiwan only mention that the event will start at the end of August. Fans who get into the beta test will only be able to play within a certain set of hours every day between 18:00 (GMT+8) to 6:00 (GMT+8). All data from closed beta test accounts will be deleted after the event – nothing will carry over to the final game.
I'm sure you are anxious to sign up, so go ahead and do it HERE! Good luck!
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Not even a full 24-hours has passed and we have another Rockman X Dive update. This time it's a short video of Zero using the Z-Saber, a Rifle and the Gatling Gun. This is the first time we see the Rifle in action but the Gatlin Gun was already revealed in one of the secret missions that can be unlocked in the official website (and Protodude teased it months ago, too). We can also see some classic X series enemies re-appearing for the first time in this game, so keep your eyes peeled.
An important update is expected for tomorrow. Be sure to check back with us for all the details!
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Another day, another update for Rockman X Dive. Via the official Facebook page, we have a sneak peak of Alia's 3D model and artwork from Rockman X Dive. The game marks Alia's return as playable character in 15 years! More info after the break!
Friday, August 2, 2019
Capcom Taiwan uploaded a new Rockman X Dive video to their YouTube channel today that not only shows more footage of X fighting Maoh the Giant (from Rockman X3) but, at the very end, teases fans with something. More after the break!
Not only is the Mega Man X3 Max Armor kit now available to pre-order globally from Big Bad Toystore, but it looks like the Hyper Armor kit has escaped the confines of being a "Kotobukiya Japan Store" exclusive, too. The armor, in all its golden glory, is available to pre-order from Big Bad Toystore too. Grab 'em here:
Mega Man X Max Armor – $69.99 (January 2020)
The kit includes "a range of parts including the X-Buster, interchangeable hand and face parts and a Z Saber". BBTS' description says the Milight 316 (lithium-ion battery with an LED attached) for use with the Z-Saber will be included. However, this might be a mistake. Kotobukiya have gone on record to say it will be sold seperately. So unless something has changed for the US version... I don't know. I'll reach out to BBTS for comment.
Mega Man X Hyper Armor (Limited Edtion) – $69.99 (January 2020)
Includes X-Buster, Z-Saber, interchangeable hand and face parts, and an exclusive Cross Charge Shot effect part. No mention of Milight 316, though. I guess it might not be included with the Hyper Armor?
If you're new to building Mega Man Kotobukiya model kits, you'll be pleased to know that these come pre-painted. However, much like Gunpla and other kits, additional painting, paneling and other forms of customization are encouraged. Be sure to grab yourself some nippers, too. You're gonna need them!