Thursday, July 2, 2020

Rockman VR Announced - Virtual Reality Experience Coming to Plaza Capcom (Update)

Capcom Japan have announced Rockman VR: The Targeted Virtual World!!, a brand-new virtual reality experience coming to the Plaza Capcom Ikebukuro store in a few weeks. I repeat: this is a virtual reality experience, not a home console title.

The attraction will reportedly have players arming themselves with a "real" Rock Buster to take down various enemies from Rockman 11. Rockman VR will be playable exclusively at Plaza Capcom's VR-X suite starting July 18th, 2020.

Here's the plot synopsis:

 "A peaceful VR world where everyone was having fun.... and Dr. Wily is planning to hack and conquer it! Oh, Rockman, put on the VR goggles developed by Dr. Right and enter the VR world to stop Dr. Wily's ambitions!"

More Rockman VR details are expected to be unveiled soon. And before anyone asks, no; this is not the "next major game" that's been in development since at least early 2019. Rockman VR is intended to be an attraction, limited to a very specific venue. The "major title" is currently being spearheaded by Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and his team at Capcom Japan.

UPDATE: According to Tsuchiya, the Double Gear system will play a large role in the experience. What's more, it will be in first person.

Source: Plaza Capcom

The Day of Σ

The day has finally come. For the first time ever, Sigma is playable in a Mega Man game. After the break you can check Sigma's official Rockman X DiVE trailer and all there is to know about this week's X DiVE updates!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New Mega Man X Cards Introduced With Teppen's Latest Card Pack "Adventures of a Tiny Hero"

It's been a while since we talked about Teppen. The last time was at the beginning of March with the release of Zero and the "Hunted By Memories" card pack. After March, development of the game slowed down due the spread of COVID-19. Fortunately some normalcy is settling in and developer GungHo Online are ready to launch both a new hero and card pack.

The new hero, Felyne from the Monster Hunter series, arrived with a new card pack that includes10 brand-new Mega Man X-themed cards. And as usual, we're bringing you the clean card artwork and flavor text (spoken in Felyne tongue, no less) to enjoy. Check them out after the break!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Oldest-Known Rockman Guide Book Has Been Preserved

The Rockman Kanzen Hisshou Bon (better known to English speaking fans as Friday Special: Rockman Total Winning Handbook, courtesy of #20) is not only one of the rarest Rockman guide books, but also the oldest. It was published in Japan on January 17, 1988. That's precisely one month after the first Rockman game hit store shelves. And now for the first time ever, you can admire it without forking over a fortune.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sigma is Coming to Rockman X DiVE This Week

The former leader of the Maverick Hunters is coming to Rockman X DiVE as a playable character this week. The trailer is scarce in terms of details, hence there's not much to talk about now. But come back in a few days and we'll have all details plus a look at his key artwork drawn by Keisuke Mizuno.

So, what do you think so far? Did you expected Sigma to appear in the game so soon? Even before Zero and Leviathan? (who were teased months ago) Let's us now in the comments if you're ready roll the gacha to get him!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Here's a Better Look at Dr. Wily From Boom!'s Mega Man Fully Charged Comic

The variant cover art for Mega Man Full Charged issue #2 just dropped and a closer look at the comic's Dr. Wily incarnation. He's clad in a purple suit, wearing a purple tie laced with the letter "W" and, to complete the package, suspenders over the shirt from Rocko's Modern Life. Oh my.

We know next to nothing about the Boom! Studios Dr. Wily. This cover, illustrated by Miguel Mircado, gives off a very eccentric-like quality. A little bit of Doc Brown or Bill Nye? Then again Wily is depicted as an enigmatic figure on the standard issue #2 cover. Regardless, it will be interesting to see where Boom! takes this version of the character. It could be unlike any Wily we've seen before.

Mega Man Fully Charged issue #1 goes on sale this August followed by issue #2 in late September.

Source: Golden Apple Comics, Sanctum Santorum Comics

Friday, June 26, 2020

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 Announced, Keiji Inafune Returns as Executive Producer

While not directly Mega Man-related, I am happy to report that the next entry in the Gunvolt series, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, is currently in development. Not only that, an old friend of ours has returned as both executive producer and action supervisor: the one and only Keiji Inafune.

Mega Man X 1-8: The Collection Vinyl Soundtrack Boxset Announced

Last year, Laced Records released the Mega Man 1-11 Vinyl Soundtrack Boxset. And now, they're back with another vinyl boxset, this time for the Mega Man X Series. You can find all the details below!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

New Images and Details for MegaHouse's Rockman.EXE: Rockman vs Forte Statue

Originally revealed during the Mega Hobby EXPO back on November 30, 2019 and later seen at the entrance hall of both Rockman Live 2020 concerts, we finally have the first official images and new info for MegaHouse's Rockman.EXE: Rockman vs Forte statue. This new report comes to us from Dengeki Hobby. You can find all the details below!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Rockman X DiVE: 100 Day Celebration

Today, Rockman X DiVE is celebrating its first 100 days on the market since the game launched on March 24th. To mark the occasion, the development team has prepared some special events. Find all the details after the break!

Mega Man: Fully Charged #2 Cover and Solicitation

The first issue of BOOM! Studios' new Mega Man Fully Charged comic isn't even out yet (August) and we already have ourselves the cover and solicitation for the second issue.

Via Previews World:

(W) AJ Marchisello, Marcus Rineheart (A) Stefano Simeone (CA) Toni Infante 
Mega Man's search for information brings him to Dr. Wily, a scientist who may hold the secrets to the hero's mysterious past. As Mega Man struggles with his newly reawakened memories of a brutal war, he must choose who he can truly trust-his father Dr. Light or the enigmatic Dr. Wily.

Based on the cover and description, the real Dr. Wily will definitely play a key role in the story. Now, it remains to be seen if this is a wholly new character or he father of the young Bert Wily from the source material. Either way, we're getting a Fully Charged Dr. Wily.

 Fully Charged #2 goes on sale on September 23rd, 2020.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

"Rockman Zero & ZX SOUND BOX" Booklet Translation

Released on March 25, 2020, the Rockman Zero & ZX Sound Box is a 6-CD set containing 208 tracks from Rockman Zero 1 to 4, Rockman ZX and Rockman ZX Advent. Each disc contains the original uncompressed source music.

Packed in a beautiful digi-stack with new artwork drawn by Toru Nakayama and Makoto Yabe, this box set is close to perfection, if not for the glaring omission of the "Reploid Remixes". Nevertheless it's a great addition to your music collection. Today, we are happy to bring you the booklet translation thanks to our friends Sidier and Rock Miyabi (who provided the scans). Without further delay, check it out after the break!