Saturday, August 17, 2019

Rumor: Rockman Ability Mobile Port in Development


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.

9 comments:

  1. Gonna be honest, completely forgot this thing existed.

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  2. How do you port a pachinko game to phone? do you pay using some form of microtransaction? or do they port the game without the monetary aspect?

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    1. From what i've seen of the Capcom titles done like this the monetary aspect isn't in there, the JP app store itself lists them as "pseudo gambling" however there are in app purchases for packs to unlock certain features for example the Street Fighter V one lists a pack to allow you easier access to bonus modes & another to enable saving story progress instead of starting from the beginning every time. Packs are listed at around $1-5 looking on the store. Even the actual machines themselves can be ordered from supplier to run on either currency or tokens.

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  3. The Ability series has the best graphics in Mega Man. Hopefully it comes to next gen some day.

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  4. Am I the only one who wants to see Xover come back? I know it's not good but some of it was interesting and I never got the chance to play it.
    Surprised nobody has ripped it or something.

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  5. Interesting news.

    I've been wondering, are the cutscene translations still on the schedule?

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    1. Yes. It's taking some time but we're moving forward.

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    2. Good to know. Looking forward to it!

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