Sunday, November 27, 2022

Placeholder Domains for "Mega Man 12" Through "Mega Man 15" Registered, Recently Updated

Well this completely flew under our radar. In 2018, domains for Mega Man 12, Mega Man 13, Mega Man 14 aaaand Mega Man 15 were registered. And in March 2022, all four were updated. 

The registrant is GMO Internet Group - a provider based in Japan who register domain names on Capcom's behalf. In the past, the company registered domains for Devil May Cry 5 (mere weeks ahead of its official announcement), Resident Evil 2 and Monster Hunter: World, among others. 

It may go without saying, but the Mega Man domains are placeholders. All four domains were preemptively registered a few months ahead of Mega Man 11's initial release, after all. But given the recent updated data and the incoming 35th anniversary season, it might be something to watch out for. If GMO drops dedicated nameservers, that'd be a very telling sign. We'll keep tabs on that.

Fans have been eager for a new mainline Mega Man title for the last few years. With news that Mega Man 11 recently became the best-selling game in the franchise, hopes are once again riding high...

Friday, November 25, 2022

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Will Have Denuvo DRM at Launch

The Steam pages for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 were recently updated, revealing that they will include Denuvo DRM anti-temper software at launch.

Although it's too soon to say if Denuvo will negatively impact Battle Network Legacy Collection, the third-party tech is notorious for hindering gameplay performance, among other annoyances. Seeing as the collection is made up of Game Boy Advance ports, it shouldn't be too severe. But for the brand-new PvP modes? Uhhh... we'll have to see. 

The good news is Capcom typically remove Denuvo from their games a good 6-12 months after release. In some cases, like Mega Man 11, the tech is patched-out sooner due to a crack. Either way, keep those fingers crossed for a smooth launch.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is due on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam in 2023.

Source: The Rockman EXE Zone

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Rarely Seen Rockman 2 Pre-Release Footage Found

My old pal OKeijiDragon recently obtained and preserved a 1988 Capcom sales tape, which features several minutes of gameplay from a pre-release version of Rockman 2

The footage (shown at 9:24 above) includes a few noteworthy differences from the final version. These include:

  • The ladder in Crash Man's stage is positioned to the right, further from the player (compare)
  • Enemies DROP E-Tanks!
  • Missing enemies, 1-Up in Flash Man's stage (compare)
  • EVERY Robot Master is grayed out! (including their projectiles and Health bar gauge) Maybe this was done to maintain a level of secrecy? Or their designs weren't finalized? Whatever the case, the effect appears to be native to this particular pre-release build. It wasn't overlaid or edited onto the video!

Also worth pointing out, the footage is set to a synth version of the game's score. I don't believe these specific arrangements were released commercially. They *might* be the original demos. Maybe someone can isolate or recreate them.

Anyway, with this tape under our belts we now have our earliest look at Rockman 2 yet. Hopefully it won't be the last!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Bass & Treble Join Rockman X DiVE


After several weeks of rerun events and no new characters, a permanent addition joins Rockman X DiVE's roster -- Bass and Treble!

Players fought against Bass and Treble in the Special No. SWNo. 001 event stage in April. And now the dynamic duo are yours to command!

Find all the details after the break!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Another Look at Bandai's Mega Man Battle Network Kit-Makes-Pose Line

Bandai's upcoming Mega Man Battle Network Kit-Makes-Pose toyline reappeared at Anime NYC 2022 this weekend. And thanks to Rockman Corner contributor GoodTofuFriday, we can share some new images of MegaMan.EXE and crew.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Mega Man X DiVE Next Week


Next week on the global version of Mega Man X DiVE, the North American, EU and LATAM servers will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Fourth Armor X joins the North American and EU servers too, and there will be some fireworks in the LATAM server - and more!

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Kotobukiya Mega Man X Blade Armor Coming in April 2023


Now that Dark MegaMan.EXE is on sale and out the door, Kotobukiya wasted no time to open pre-orders and confirm the release date for Mega Man X Blade Armor.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Next Wave of Official Mega Man Merch From The Yetee

Capcom's on-going Mega Man collaboration with The Yetee continues with more exclusive goodies. Up for pre-order this time is a Mega Man Zero Four Guardians Shirt, an adorable Mega Man X acrylic standee, and a classic series Roll shirt (in her Mega Man 8 duds). The acrylic ships at the end of the month; the shirts go out on December 7.

The previous lineup of goods are still available as well. The X vs Zero acrylic and the "Vampire Hunter" X shirt both ship at the end of the month. The Maverick Zero-themed "Let's Fight" shirt is available now, though.

Hit up the links above if anything tickles your fancy!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

MegaMan.EXE Hub Style and Roll.EXE Jack-In to Mega Man X DiVE This Week


In this week's Mega Man X DiVE global version update, MegaMan.EXE Hub Style and Roll.EXE make their debut. Plus, the Network Domination Project event continues in the NA server while the EU and LATAM servers move on to week two of the global version's 1st anniversary celebrations.

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol.2 (Includes Mega Man Battle & Fighters) Now Available

NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch and PC. The collection features 10 games including Mega Man Battle & Fighters. Just like the previous standalone release, Battle & Fighters is in Japanese but includes a brand-new, fully-translated digital English manual. 

A physical print has been announced as well. It's available to pre-order from Limited Run Games from now until December 11. This release marks the very first time Battle & Fighters will be available in a physical format outside Japan!

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Mega Man X DiVE EU & LATAM Servers Celebrate 1st Anniversary, NA Server Gets Bass XX


This week the global version of Mega Man X DiVE celebrates its 1st anniversary since the game launched in Europe and LATAM. What's more? The NA server gets a dose of Battle Network content. 

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Mega Man Battle & Fighters Will Be Included in NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 2

NeoGeoPocket Color Selection Vol. 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam on November 9th, SNK announced. Volume 2 will feature ten classic titles including Mega Man Battle & Fighters. Mega Man Battle & Fighters is currently available as a standalone title on Nintendo Switch.

Although nothing has been confirmed at this time, there's a chance that - like Volume 1 - Volume 2 could eventually see a limited physical print. If that happens, it would be the first time Battle & Fighters will receive a physical, commercial release outside of Japan. Again, nothing has been announced... but it's something we'll watch out for.

In the meantime, enjoy the lovely new key art above! It's always good to see new official art!

Source: SNKPOfficial