Thursday, April 15, 2021

Rockman X DiVE Announcements: Guild System, 3v3 PVP & Collaboration with Another Capcom IP

With the Japanese version of Rockman X DiVE celebrating its half anniversary very soon, both Capcom Japan and Capcom Taiwan announced a slew of new features for the game, including the very first collaboration with another Capcom franchise.

Find all the details after the break!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Capcom Store USA is Shutting Down Soon

If you've been eyeing something from the Capcom Store, well, you might want to get a jump on that. Capcom Store USA is officially closing down, the team announced on Twitter. The last day to place an order is May 1st. Supplies are limited (perhaps more than usual) so whatever it is you're hoping to buy, grab it ASAP.

Capcom Store USA first opened its doors in the Summer of 2000. It started off bare but grew into a place where fans could scoop up games and merchandise. The store's offering ebbed and flowed through the years; never quite catching up to the sheer magnitude of Capcom Japan's E-Capcom. But for many of us old timers, it was the go-to place to amass our Mega Man, Resident Evil and Street Fighter collections. I know I bought quite a few Mega Man shirts there myself. Good times.

Now, it's worth noting that it remains to be seen if this is literal end of Capcom Store USA. It's closed down before on more than one occasion, only to reemerge a few months later with a fresh coat of paint. Only time will tell. 

Until then... place your orders now!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Falcon Armor X Unleashes His Power this Wednesday in Rockman X DiVE

Be it skins or fully-fledged playable characters, Rockman X DiVE isn't shy when it comes to offering players plenty of options in terms of X's armors. And this coming Wednesday, one more is being added to the mix: Falcon Armor.

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

"Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" Artbook Delayed to June

The much-anticipated "Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" artbook was supposed to hit shelves in Japan this month. However, according to Fukkan, that's no longer be the case. The book's pre-order page now shows a new, unspecified June release date. 

Although publisher Shufunotomo hasn't outright confirmed the delay, the radio silence on their end since January speaks volumes. It's a small delay so hopefully everything will be ready to go soon!

For the uninitiated, the artbook is a compilation of pieces drawn for the Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka art exhibit that ran between October 2020 and February 2021. The 112-page tome features extensive coverage of the exhibit, rare and conceptual illustrations and unused manuscripts from Tezuka-san himself. Unfortunately it's only for sale from Fukkan... and they don't ship outside of Japan. If you really want it, though, you can try securing a copy from a proxy like CDJapan

I'm holding out for an official English localization, personally. Nevertheless, bring on June!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Relive the Rockman EXE Manga's First Chapter With Voice-Overs!

Fukkan continues to promote the Rockman EXE manga reprint and the upcoming Rockman EXE 20th Anniversary Treasure BOX, this time with something really special for fans...

Find all the details after the break!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Rockman EXE 20th Anniversary "Treasure Box" Design Revealed

Following the initial announcement a month ago, Fukkan have revealed the package design for the upcoming Rockman EXE 20th Anniversary Treasure BOX. What's more, they've posted an additional preview page from the brand-new one-shot manga "Blues' Runaway."

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Roll Caskett Joins the Rockman X DiVE Roster

It's Digger season in Rockman X DiVE! If last week's April Fools' Day event wasn't enough for you, the Air Pirate Servbot event is back this work for a rerun... and brings none other than Roll Caskett with it!

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Making of Monster Hunter World's Mega Man Palico Armor

Monster Hunter Rise may be all the rage these days (it even includes a little Rush easter-egg), but Monster Hunter World remains alive and kicking. That said, a series of videos were recently brought to my attention that chronicle the creation of the World's Palico Mega Man armor. 

The videos, accompanied by a lengthy article on Naver, disclose the trials and tribulations of Sohn Seok-min; the sole individual charged with translating Mega Man's iconic 8-bit sprite into 3D. Early versions of the model are on full display, including several unused facial expressions. It's a really interesting story, one that I've gone ahead and paraphrased (with videos!) after the break below. Check it out!

Friday, April 2, 2021

First Look at Ryo Takamisaki's New Rockman EXE One Shot Story

To commemorate Rockman EXE's 20th anniversary, Ryo Takamisaki has been hard at work whipping up a brand-new one shot story. Plot details are pretty much non-existent at the moment. What we do know, though, is that it will be called "Blues' Runaway." Takamisaki-san posted two work-in-progress pages yesterday, too. No text so... infer away!

The one-shot story will be included inside Fukkan's Rockman EXE 20th Anniversary Treasure Box. It's a big box that comes with a bunch of EXE-themed stuff. You can read about what's inside here. Unfortunately, there are no current plans to distribute the story elsewhere. It's only in the Treasure Box.

What's more, there are no plans for an official English translation. That, coupled with a somewhat restrictive form of availability, means we may be waiting a little while before someone in the community can grab it and translate it. It's a bummer, yeah.

If you have the means to do so, you can pre-order the Treasure Box here.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Cause Mischief with "Bad Mega Man Volnutt" in Rockman X DiVE's April Fools' Day Event

The first characters from the Mega Man Legends series hit Rockman X DiVE way back in September 2020 with the Air Pirate Servbot event. Now, the next round of Legends characters are here just in time to celebrate April Fools' Day. Is this a joke? It certainly isn't! You can find all the details after the break!