Sunday, August 7, 2022

Jada Toys Talks Support Characters, Stage Enemies for New Mega Man Toyline

Here's a tiny update on Jada Toys' recently announced Mega Man toyline from the folks at Swoosh. At the tail end of SDCC, Jada Toys talked about the potential for toys based on supporting characters - Dr. Light, Roll and so on - and in-stage enemies...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Mega Man X DiVE Celebrates First Anniversary with "DiVE Armor X"

The global version of Mega Man X DiVE debuted in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland on August 16, 2021. It was a rough launch to say the least. The development team at NebulaJoy managed to turn things around, however. It took some time to get off the ground but the game found its footing among Mega Man fans.

That said, we're getting ready to celebrate the North American server's one-year launch. The other servers get some highly anticipated characters next week too. There's a lot on the burner.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Behind DiVE Armor Zero's Design: An Interview with Keisuke Mizuno

With DiVE Armor Zero making his debut earlier this week, Capcom Japan took social media to show players the creative process behind his design. What's more? They included a brief six part Q&A with Keisuke Mizuno that hints at another "DiVE Armor" character coming soon, too.

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Mega Man: Battle & Fighters Shadow Drops on Nintendo Switch

Now here's a fun little surprise for ya. Today, SNK announced that Rockman: Battle & Fighters - rechristened as Mega Man: Battle & Fighters for the west -- is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99. That's right; this marks the game's first official release outside Japan!

Please note that the game itself has *not* been translated. But speaking from experience, absolutely no Japanese knowledge is required to enjoy Battle & Fighters. Plus, SNK even included a digital English manual. You can read up on the different game modes, controls, etc. It's pretty standard stuff.

That's about it here. Boot up your Switch and this fun bite-sized romp!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Rockman X DiVE & Tower Defense Records of the Three Kingdoms Collab Announced

After collaborating with Tower of Saviors and Shironeko Project  (not to mention RiCO's recent appearance in Teppen), Rockman X DiVE is crossing streams yet again with another mobile game. This time it's Tower Defense Records of the Three Kingdoms, developed by the Taiwan-based Morefun Technology Limited.

More details after the break below!

Review: Kotobukiya Mega Man X Max Armor Hyperchip Version

Before the Ultimate Armor, Mega Man X's most powerful form was the Max Armor Hyperchip Ver. seen in Mega Man X3. Well, Kotobukiya finally re-released their take on this ultimate form... but how did it turn out? Join me after the break to learn all about it!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Hitoshi Ariga Limited Card Sets (and Shirt) Available to Pre-Order

Last May, Udon Entertainment offered a limited edition Hitoshi Ariga Mega Man metal card with the purchase of $60 worth of Mega Man goods. In the months that followed, Ariga frequently streamed himself drawing other characters. 

No one really knew what those illustrations were going to be used for. But fast forward to a couple weeks ago, we got our answer. A set of four exclusive Mega Man X metal cards - illustrated by Ariga - went up for sale at Udon's San Diego Comic-Con booth. And starting today, that very set (and more) are now available from Udon's online store for a limited time.

Find all the details after the break!

"DiVE Armor Zero" Dashes to Rockman X DiVE This Week

One year ago, Capcom distrubted an original armor for X in Rockman X DiVE. The design was based on one of the armor sets players could equip to boost their stats. And today it's Zero turn ! Starting this week, DiVE Armor Zero joins the Deep Log!.

Find all the details after the break!

Friday, July 29, 2022

Dynamo Joins Mega Man X DiVE Next Week

Next week, the global version of Mega Man X DiVE's NA server sees the arrival of none other than Mega Man X5/X6's famous mercenary —Dynamo.

Dynamo's first active skill is D Blade. It launches a D Blade to deal 181.44% damage to all targets in its path. Once the D Blade penetrates a target, damage reduces to 25%. The D Blade will return to your location after traveling a specific distance. It can even move through landscapes and barriers.

His second active skill is Tsubame Gaeshi, which inflicts 362.88% attack damage to targets within range. The player becomes immune to all damage while slashing.

Dynamo's banner will be available for one week. What's more? The NA server will receive a new X DiVE Maximum Race event with Aqua Buster memories as the primary reward, and the fourth Boss Rush with Pyro Executioner memories.

The EU server, meanwhile, is moving on to the second week of the "Star Force" event. The LATAM server will begin week two of the "Summer Treasure Hunt".

The global version's 1st anniversary is around the corner as well. Look forward to it!

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Mega Man Franchise Now at 38 Million Units Sold

Hot on the heels of the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection announcement, the Mega Man series has reached another milestone. The franchise grew an additional 1 million units from the previously reported 37 million sold back in July 2021.

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

A Look Inside the Rockman DASH Great Adventure Guide

After a year and a half of work, the English fan-scanlation of Rockman DASH Great Adventure Guide is finished! The two-decade-old book contains tons of rare concept art, developer scribbles, and insight into Rockman DASH’s development. 

With the advent of this scanlation, a multitude of information has been translated in English for the first time ever. Needless to say, there’s so much ground to cover! To give you a taste of what’s inside, the scanlation project’s leader, RockmanCosmo, will highlight a few interesting discoveries. 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Teppen: An Interview With Artist Ibrahem Swaid

Hot on the heels of Teppen's 3rd Anniversary we had the chance to catch up with one of the most prominent Teppen artists ⁠—Ibrahem Swaid.

Ibrahem has worked on ten of the seventeen card packs with cards based on Street Fighter, Monster Hunter and Darkstalkers, to name a few. When it comes to the Mega Man X series, he's drawn twelve cards, including fan-favorites like "Theft and Betrayal" and "Hope for the Future".

You can read our interview with him after the break!