Friday, August 16, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Chip System and PvP Mode Announced!


Earlier in the day than usual, we have our daily update on Rockman X DiVE via the Official YouTube Channel. This time it's a double-dose of news: Player vs Player Mode and the "Chip System" More after the break!




The Chip System video's descriotin reads, "Defeat the Bosses for getting their "Chip"! Equip them on to use skills of Bosses!" That's pretty self explanatory, I guess.

The videos also let's us see, for the very first time, one of the in-game menus displaying different information about a playable character. More interesting, however, is our first look at the game's form of currency. No information has been give at this point so we can only speculate.  At the top of the menu screen, we can see E-Tanks, Zenny and something else. Next to them is a "plus" symbol which is typical in mobile games that give you the option to spend real money to buy additional in-game currency.

Next is our first look at the PvP Mode:




It's difficult to appreciate all the characters in the match because how prominent the artwork is at both sides of the screen, but this is our first look at Axl, Marino and Ultimate Armor X in action. Previously we had only seen X, Zero and Vile in motion.

Did you recognize the stage in the video?

Rockman X Dive and Rockman ZX.

It's Area H-1 from Mega Man ZX! This is the second stage based on the Mega Man ZX series we have seen, the first one shown in the Cop-op trailer, Aeolus' stage, the Floating Ruins from Mega Man ZX Advent. If you get a closer look to the trailer you may also notice some new weapons too.

More Dive news soon!

40 comments:

  1. When is the full game being released?

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    1. We do not know. The closed beta test is coming at the end of the month, tho

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  2. Damon I need a release date! Anyone know if this will support gamepads?

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    1. The game will support gamepads. In fact the very first trailer depicts an Android device with a gamepad attached.

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  3. Please cancel this game

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    1. I know we need to routinely get our games cancelled but I really want this one.

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    2. I hope they cancel your next favorite project

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    3. Enough MM have been cancelled already. if you don't want to play it, just don't play it.

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    4. I am going spazzy over this game!! If it is canceled, I am going to be hugely disappointed. Anyone who wants this game canceled obviously does not know want they are talking about and does not know a good thing when they see it. No offense, but I just have to strongly disagree with you on this one.

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    5. I'm sort of at the point where I don't see the point in being cranky about a game or show's existence if I don't like it. Anon 10:16 is right.

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  4. That E-Tank looks suspiciously like a stamina gauge...

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  5. The chip system is cool. Anything that enables even more fanservice is perfect for this game.

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  6. I can't recall ever really being excited for a mobile game, so this is a first! I am legitimately looking forward to this one. It looks like a fun love letter to the X series. It's basically a much more fleshed out Xtreme game.

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  7. Hm...I've got my eye on you, X Dive...

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  8. Nova Strike is gonna be a game-breaker as usual, but it still looks super fun to use!

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  9. Spending real life currency, eh? So, Protodude, I guess I was right for getting worried about gacha and microtransactions.

    What a shame :/

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    1. I'm worried about Gacha elements too...
      There are three reasons why I quit playing Final Fantasy Record Keeper
      1.) The insane difficulty spikes just killed the fun of it. In order to succeed you had to...
      2.) Being very lucky with the random draws for rare items. There were too many, too rare and too expensive making the game very difficult and...
      3.) People with OCD would just shell out money for a stupid app to get some ridiculously overpriced digital thing and complete the never ending collection. ALL OF WHICH is luck based.

      That gauge looks just like FFRK's... Stamina, in game cash, and the Random Draw currency...

      Now, if the game is good, I'd gladly pay a one time modest price to have NO stamina so I can play how I want when I want. I won't pay for lottery tickets...

      If this is a freemium game, I won't pay at all... I'll deal with the stamina instead and let some moron pay for it instead.

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  10. Finally a hint at the monetization methods, which is what I'm most curious about now. The E tank is definitely a stamina gauge, which I'm sure everyone called for a free to play game, and the plus next to it pretty much confirms you can buy more stamina with real cash (as opposed to something like Kingdom Hearts X where you can't) so that's monetization method #1. The rainbow jewels are what basically all cash shop currency's look like nowadays, and my first guess would be they're for gatcha, but I'm trusting Protodude's statement that there is no gotcha, so my guesses for other uses are;

    Extra lives; Almost positive on this one. Mobile games with PvE and concrete levels almost always have this, especially action/arcade type ones. You get a game over in a stage, you can pay your real money currency to resurrect, often in the exact spot you died, letting you power through levels and save stamina by not restarting.

    Cash shop; Probably likely? Without gatcha you just have people directly buy content. Since unlike gotcha you can't pass out stuff most people don't care about and justify people spending for it as "bad luck" it'd probably be pretty sought after stuff. The obvious one is skins (maybe Command Mission X is one? Then you got stuff like Black Zero, all the Command mission super modes, Certain armors, Vile's other models, and probably original skins). Prooobably not full characters locked behind a paywall because that's bad PR, but I could definitely see being able to buy characters to circumvent having to unlock them. Temporary stat boosts are a popular cash shop item but they might avoid those because of PVP (or maybe they'll just be inactive during PVP)? Idk. The one thing I hope they don't do is rotate out cash shop items like Fortnight because that's pretty devious.

    Season Pass; Not sure about this but Teppen has one so maybe. Would probably grant stuff like better stamina regen, more likely drops(I'm not confident those boss chips always drop, and they seem to have a level and stats) and more prizes for completeing missions, reduced cost for things that uses ingame currency and the like for the duration.

    I'm guessing (really going on a limb here) ingame currency is for upgrading your boss chips/skills and/or buying skills or characters.

    Idk I'm trying to measure my expectations here. Probably could figure out a lot more if I could read the text in the menu screenshot lol. It looks like there's a lot going on there.

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    1. A season pass would be THE way to go for this game. Perks, bonus xp, Teppen style seasonal challenges,and if they were smart about it get rid of the stamina gauge for a reasonable price per season. I'd get it as a way to both support the game and get more out of it without going full gacha. And heck, Fortnite does seasons to great effect and even greater profits.

      I really want this game to make them a lot of money without gouging ppl, so yeah, I'm thinking season pass is the way to go

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  11. Actually @Unknown August 16 - many of us don’t want this as it’s not quality it’s an app game it’s fine if you want it but those of us that appreciate MegaMan and know what it deserves don’t support it due to its harsh lack of quality this game is a casual attractor real fans of the series will only appreciate real titles with actual work put into them ( others will claim it’s been a hard job making that game and that it’s been in development for year or years ) but I honestly don’t care about “time spent” on an app game no one can justify the lack of quality and X deserves more than an empty installment like this and I personally won’t get it either even though I have 4 walls full of MegaMan merch there’s some dog crap I’m not willing to step in so forgive us? Lol.

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    1. 1- it's free. It costs you nothing to try it before writing it off just because it's on mobile. Confirm if it's trash for yourself before calling it so.

      2- this game has more quality than actual console games I've seen released in recent times. There is a lot of care being put into this be it all references like X riding in on the Ultimate Armor like a jet board as seen in concept art. The gameplay itself looks pretty great and it's already offering a lot that it didn't need to like multiplayer and pvp.

      3- the existence of this game does not in any way veto the existence of another console entry. There's more then likely more MegaMan console games on the way.

      4- ANY game that takes years of development time means a lot of money and faith is put into the project. That is a years worth of salaries for multiple people in terms of art, music, voice acting, stage assets, models, etc.

      You may not like it but they put in a hell of a lot of effort and care into making it. That you can't see that because it's on cell phones is kinda disheartening considering how much big of a fan you claim to be.

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    2. What on Earth are you babbling about? There's some clear effort being put into this title, an unsurprising amount of it. After months of hinting I was expecting this to be an asset dump like Xover again but they're doing out of their way creating entirely new assets for a ton of characters models, backgrounds, promotional material, building assets for scenery that never saw a 3D transition. The inclusion of Co-Op, a first in the franchise history, PvP modes, multiple playable characters, some that have never been playing able in a traditional title.
      This game has some clear work put into it and the only disappointment is that it's stuck in a mobile platform, a platform that is volatile for stability and preservation as there are constant OS updates that break older software.
      You're absolutely insane if you think this is a low effort affair.

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    3. Yeah, how can you not see this as a quality game?! From what I've seen this is going to be one of the most detailed and beautiful games mobile gaming has ever seen! Keep your sour grapes to yourself.

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    4. How can you see this as a quality game?! From what I've seen this is going to be yet another overmonetized mobile game! Keep your happy pills to yourself.

      Setting parody aside, you have no way of knowing if this game's going to be anything close to enjoyable in terms of playability. It might LOOK good, but if it's overmonetized (like practically all mobile games are) people won't be enjoying it unless they spend craptons of real life money to circumvent stamina gauges and content locks. I speak out of experience.

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    5. And THANK GOD for @Azdrerios it’s good to know independent thought hasn’t left this world just yet. 🤝

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    6. @Azdrerios that is true. Monetization could very well hurt this experience in spite of how good it plays as a game, or it could go the Teppen route and really not affect it much at all. It all depends on execution. However, the core gameplay itself does look to be very well executed. Worst case scenario, this could end up like Destiny. A very good feeling game ruined by bad decisions and an annoying, ultimately meaningless grind. We'll have to wait and see.

      That said, the quality of the gameplay itself shows clear effort and care. The fact remains that no one would even remotely be speaking negatively about it in the slightest if this was going to be a Switch release, and that's a very good sign in favor of the games impression as a game. It can't be stated that the game doesn't have quality put into it, the only thing that has yet to be said is if that quality will be marred by a paywall

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    7. All right, Azdrerios, I'll admit I may not know what the game's going to be like as far as playability is concerned, but I trust Capcom; I have high expectations when it comes to that. Besides, even if you do have to spend money on certain items, most games (not ALL, but MOST) feature an option to watch an ad to obtain a similar version of whatever item you may otherwise have to pay money for...for FREE. It can be a pain in the neck sometimes, but it's easier on your bank book. I speak out of experience.

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    8. Mega Man fans are a fickle lot.
      They would absolutely complain if it were a Switch release.

      In my case cause I don't have nor want a Switch...

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    9. I have a Switch; they're really not a bad investment. I love mine.

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    10. @Unknown Perhaps, but not for me. Not yet. Until there is a Mega Man exclusive on Switch (and that would have to be special) I'll stick to PlayStation. I'm invested in that one thus far and I don't need a new system to play one Zelda game...
      People wanna be mad about microtransactions or over-monetization... I feel like Nintendo are MASTERS at that. The DLC pricing on Smash Bros for 3DS was ridiculous.

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  12. So... chips = DNA souls from X series?

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  13. All I saw was empty excuses and claims of “it looks pretty” anything looks pretty in the 21st century dip stick. 🤣 your more impressed by what computers do by default than what a game “should be” and if it looks better than past titles than it’s obvious you never got far or expeanded into other MegaMan series. keep your special and slaved opinions to yourself 😂 @darkdreamtck and @unknown I’d rather a company earn money not be handed it just cause you can stand to put your nose that close in the proximity of that garbage.

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    1. I have beaten the literal entire franchise. Including 4.5, Challenger to the future, and Exe Wonder Swan. Don't you claim that someone's opinions are special or slaved when you have no idea what they're about.

      When I say looks good, I'm not talking about graphics, I'm talking about gameplay. There was obvious, obvious effort put into this game and the gameplay itself looks very solid. Granted, we don't know what it feels like, but to say that this is a cash grab when this has clear effort in terms of sheer quantity and variety of content alone is asinine.

      And again, you don't have to pay a dime to play this if you don't want to. You're acting like they're charging $60 for this.

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      keep your special and slaved opinions to yourself

      You don't want to play it, fine. Good for you. Pat yourself on the back.

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    3. Oh, so just because it looks like garbage to you and some people, Capcom should obey your wish and cancel the game? Even if you hate it, there are still some more other people awaiting in eager for this game.

      More over they decided to make mobile game, because it's made by Capcom Taiwan and most likely their target market are for Asia region first, and Asian gamers are more likely to adopt smartphone games, not PCs or consoles. If you wished a mobile games with PC/Console game qualities, well you dream for the impossible.

      So in conclusion, just like what @DarkDreamTCK said, if you didn't liked the Rockman X DiVe, you don't need to download and play it. No need to be excessively aggressive and calling game you don't like as garbages.

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  14. When you say gameplay and graphics you just sound like someone who can appreciate fortnite. And you “trust Crapcom?” They told the entire world it was our fault MegaMan Legends 3 died off due to lack of fan involvement �� to heck with trusting them lol Gameplay is the same as it’s ever been Run Jump and Shoot there’s only 1 change and that’s the optional weapons annnd they aren’t really that new the ZX series gives you lots of weapons to so it’s hard to be impressed by what I’ve already experienced. And again admiring “graphics” is partially how gaming has gone down hill people are fondling over appearance and surface bait rather than the heart of a game and how “everything” comes together that’s why patches exist for literally everything now companies know they can sell you incomplete games and you won’t do a thing and more over it leads to devs being lazy when people “just accept” your shallow reasoning and lesser appreciation for gaming when you judge a video game it should be about multiple things not the surface and since “we’ve” played the majority of MegaMan titles as you so kindly pointed out lol you don’t have the luxury of telling me these shallow points are enough to earn my respect. I’m also not trying to convince you of anything I KNOW I won’t change your mind and that’s just fine you don’t need to change your mind about this title but you likewise won’t change mine. And who hasn’t played the over seas titles by this point? I own all the beast gates and 100% complete battle chip sets and the entire PET line up I own everything MegaMan I have 4 entire walls floor to roof I own the choppy EXE wonder swan title the 4.5 Battle Network and a fully translated cartridge of Operation shooting star and a jap version. Sounds to me like we have shared experience but 1 of us just isn’t pleased by what ever is thrown on his plate. Again like what you want and I’ll donkey punch what I think are bad ideas lol

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    1. You know what damn everything else about this discussion we can agree to disagree

      I NEED to see your battle chip collection. That shit sounds AMAZING. How do we dm on this thing?

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  15. @Anon First of all no one stated they wanted PC/console “ performance” on mobile lol. Secondly I never said Crapcom should become my slave and do as I wish rofl. Third your right when you say your free to like what you want and others to but that doesn't mean I need to “respect” it just like you didn’t respect my view only difference was I never “expected” you to hypocrite XD. Fourth make sure the facts you state are facts not imaginary statements. You won’t get a second response I’m not payed to teach you proper reasoning lol.

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