Sunday, September 27, 2020
Yesterday brought the announcement, and today we have the trailer detailing the brand-new Rockman DASH event in Rockman X DiVE. You can watch the trailer and all the info available after the break!
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Announced via social media today, the Rockman DASH series is coming to Rockman X DiVE! Content from the DASH series could arrive as soon as next Tuesday, based on how the development team made similar announcements in the past.
While there's no additional details about the event beyond the announcement itself, you can expect to see an A rank character obtainable by playing the event stage. In this particular case, that character would be none other than Rock Volnutt. There will be a secondary, S rank character obtainable exclusively through the event banner, too, and an S rank weapon as well.
Who is going to be the second playable character? Perhaps Roll Caskett or Tron Bonne? Let's us know who you're wishing for in the comments!
Friday, September 25, 2020
Riding on the tail of issue #1's success, the second issue of the Mega Man Fully Charged comic is finally here. You can read a recap and my review after the break! Beware, it has SPOILERS!
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Continuing where we left off from our Pachislot Rockman Ability English Translation, we're bringing you the second and final set of episodes today! Check 'em out below!
Today marks Rockman X DiVE's semi-anniversary or in other words, six months since the game launched in some select countries. To mark the occasion, we're taking a look back...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
We are still in the middle of the "Fireworks and Lantern Festival" event but that doesn't stop the Rockman X DiVE development team from dropping a pretty big content update this week. There's new bosses, a new banner, a celebration of X DiVE's half year anniversary and much more!
Monday, September 21, 2020
As their namesake implies, PCS manufacturers high-end statues based on popular movie, comic, cartoon and video game properties. For an example of their work, see their take on MMPR Red Ranger, Optimus Prime, Spider-Man, Zangeif and Michael Myers. Good stuff.
So long story short, we can expect to see some nifty Mega Man things from these fine folks in the near future. No further details are available.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Courtesy of our friend VixyNyan, you can download the complete soundtrack from good 'ol Rockman Perfect Memories here. Each piece is individually ID tagged, too. And fun fact: the soundtrack was composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto. He's best known for his work on Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII, Gunstar Heroes and Vagrant Story!
If you're just catching up, a cancelled and unreleased Game Boy port of RockBoard surfaced early this month during the latest round of "Nintendo Gigaleaks." The game is a near 1:1 port of its Famicom sibling -- multiplayer included. The port was developed between 1993-1994 by defunct Japanese developer Dual.
Based on initial findings, Game Boy RockBoard made it very far in development. In fact, it was cancelled sometime after getting into Lot Check. In other words, a commercial release was within reach. We do not know why it was cancelled, though. Chalk this one up to the many Mega Man mysteries.
Many thanks to VixyNyan and nensondubois_!
Saturday, September 19, 2020
When it rains, it pours. The news about the Mega Man Fully Charged comic book keeps coming! Yesterday we had our first look at the main cover and Alex Garner variant cover for issue #5. And today, we have preview pages for issue #2, which is due next week AND a first-look at another variant cover for issue #5. See it all below!
Friday, September 18, 2020
Via Previews World, we have a look at the main cover for Mega Man Fully Charged issue #5 drawn by Toni Infante and "cover C" drawn by Alex Garner . Both are due on December 16 for $4.99 each.
Here's this issue's solicitation:
* Mega Man is betrayed and defeated by the last person he expected.
* Now, there's just one more chance to save Silicon City and the people he loves most - can Mega Man go FULLY CHARGED one more time?
Issue #2 is on sale next week on Wednesday, September 23rd. You can read our review of the first issue here if you haven't already.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Today, the Rockman X DiVE team delivered a special trailer that breaks down on the "Fireworks and Lantern Festival" event which starts this Thursday. You can find the trailer and all the info after the break!
Mega Man and Astro Boy are finally teaming up! But not in the way you'd expect.
The hallowed Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall announced a brand-new "Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" art exhibit that will feature artwork of Capcom characters illustrated by Tezuka productions staff. Conversely, the exhibit will also feature illustrations of Tezuka characters drawn by Capcom artists.
For an idea of what to expect, the key art above was drawn by Bengus. It features Capcom and Tezuka all-stars in an iconic stare-down. So neat!
The exhibit begins on October 23rd through February 23rd, 2021.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
The Rockman X DiVE development team took to social media to tease the next playable character. While the image doesn't show much, the Zero helmet printed on the classic "Matsuri" (i.e festival in English) attire called "Happi" or "Hanten" pretty much gives it away.
This very "Festive" Zero will be the next S rank playable character and will arrive in time to celebrate the "Firework and Lantern Festival". Very few things are more iconic than a fan with the kanji "祭" printed on it when it comes to attending a Matsuri. Will Zero trade in his Z-Saber for one?
We'll find out soon!
Thursday, September 10, 2020
We are in the middle of the Rockman ZX event and while there are no new characters scheduled for week two, this week's update acts as a precursor to the next event and delivers a new weapon and other content. Find all the details after the break!
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
The game is a near 1:1 port of the Famicom party game and appears to be largely complete. The port was long-rumored to be in development many MANY years ago when it appeared on the credits page of developer Dual's webpage.
I cannot directly link you to the leaked file at this time. Sorry! Look around a bit and you'll find it. Nevertheless, this is history!
We will have a more thorough analysis of the game soon. Stay tuned!
Monday, September 7, 2020
The Make Rockman campaign is now live on the Japanese crowdfunding portal Makuake. We got a sneak peek a few days ago but now with the campaign live, we have all the details on this curious project. All the info after the break!
Saturday, September 5, 2020
By way of Rockman Unity, we have our first good look at Capcom and Artec's Make Rockman: The World's Greatest Programming in action!
As previously reported, this is an officially-licensed educational tool designed to teach aspiring game designers how to code using Scratch, the highly popular block-based programming language. Make Rockman includes a physical Rock Buster Module that can be used to both program Rockman's movements and adjust other in-game variables.
Make Rockman will go on sale exclusively on Makuake, a Japanese-based crowdfunding platform, this coming Monday, September 7th at 11:00 JST.
There are no currently announced plans for a global version.
Source: Rockman Unity
Via Previews World and Boom Studios Online Store, we have a look at the main cover for Mega Man Fully Charged issue #4 drawn by Toni Infante and Miguel Mercado's variant. Both are due on November 25 for $4.99 and $40 respectively.
Here's this issue's solicitation:
* Skull Man and his army of Robot Masters have invaded Silicon City - but Mega Man and his mysterious new ally aren't going down without a fight!
* But Mega Man doesn't realize he's playing right into the hands of an enemy he never expected!
You can read our review of the first issue here if you haven't already.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Via Artec's Twitter account, we have our first look at the "Rockman x Programming" project, which is officially titled "Make Rockman: The World's Greatest Programming". All the details after the break!
Hitoshi Ariga was interviewed by Twitch channel FikraKW (the official home of GAME Expo (GX) and Kuwait Battle Royale (KBR)) a few days ago and we had the chance to ask him a few questions. It was a spur of the moment thing, so we didn't have time to prepare beforehand. Nevertheless, you may find it interesting.
You can read the interview after the break!
Since day one, Rockman X DiVE featured some elements from the ZX Series. And now, five months after launch, the first characters from the series have joined the game. Find all the details about this new event below!
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Capcom has announced their streaming schedule and partial game lineup for this year's Tokyo Game Show. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's show will be strictly online. Find all the details below!
We didn't have to wait long after this past weekend's tease. The Rockman X DiVE developement team finally revealed the full extent of the Rockman ZX collaboration event! Find all the details after the break!