Saturday, July 20, 2024

SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (Featuring Zero) Drops Onto Switch, PS4 and Steam

Surprise! The 2003 crossover fighter SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos is now available for download on Steam with a release planned on Monday, July 22nd, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and GOG. This modern port features rollback netcode mutliplayer, online lobbies for up to nine players, and a variety of extras, including a gallery mode and a new hitbox viewer.

For Mega Man fans, SVC Chaos holds a special place as it features Zero from the Zero series as a secret playable character. His moveset draws inspiration from an array of weapons and actions from the games, including the inclusion of numerous Cyber Elfs. Ciel also makes an appearance, dropping in on Zero's interactions with other characters to provide some commentary and support. This is also the game that features the gender-swapped Zero sprite, which you might have seen out of context.

If you haven't played SVC Chaos before, check out Zero in action here and here

Source: SNK Global

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Hitoshi Ariga Attending Comic-Con; Mega Man Shikishi Commissions Available to Pre-Order

Hitoshi Ariga, best known for his work on Mega Man Megamix, will be attending this year's San Diego Comic-Con at Udon Entertainment's booth (#100). He is offering a limited number of pre-convention commissions of signed shikishi designs exclusively for attendees, available for pickup at Udon's booth.

If you plan to attend, you can pre-order your commission here. There's two shikishi sizes to choose from: 9.5 x 10.75 inches or 4.75 x 5.5 inches. When you place your order, write in which character from Mega Man Megamix you'd like Ariga to draw (Megamix only) and specify the day you'll be picking it up. Orders without these details will be refunded. You'll need to collect your commission in person at the convention. If you can't commit to going ahead of time, you're out.

Each commission costs $500 and is limited to 20 pieces per size. If you happen to have the Zenny for it, lock in your commission ASAP!

Source: Udon Entertainment

Friday, July 12, 2024

Fan-Mod Adds Model A Grey and Ashe to Mega Man X DiVE Offline

To celebrate the 17th anniversary of Mega Man ZX Advent, the team at RDX Derivative Works has created an new mod featuring Mega Man Model A Grey and Ashe! The pair were noticeably absent from the Taiwan version of Mega Man X DiVE during the first ZX Advent event, but now you can play as both of them in the Offline Steam version. 

Once you've watched the mod in action in the trailer above, head over to NexusMods for the download. Make sure to carefully follow the instructions and install all the necessary plugins. Once that's done, you can unlock the dynamic duo from the "ZXA Special Supply Box" or Memory fragments under the Custom Tab Store.

Thanks to Jo Li KMC for the tip!

Thursday, July 4, 2024

ThreeZero MDLX Mega Man X Revealed

Spotted at ThreeZero's Anime Expo booth, here's our very first look at MDLX Mega Man X. The figure currently has no release date. You can see how it scales with the previous MDLX classic series Mega Man after the break! 

Monday, July 1, 2024

Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster to Include MegaMan.EXE, Lan Hikari and Tron Bonne Costumes

Dead Rising and Mega Man have a long history together, and the tradition of outfitting Frank West in blue bomber-themed gear continues in the upcoming Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster

During today's Capcom Next digital event, several new details were revealed about the remaster. The "Digital Deluxe" version will feature 17 new Capcom-themed costumes for Frank and 17 unique BGM tracks from various Capcom IPs. The "Mega Man Pack" will include costumes based on MegaMan.EXE, Lan Hikari, and Tron Bonne, along with BGMs that can be played in the shopping mall: "Running Through The Cyber World," "Hometown," and "Flutter vs. Gesellschaft."

No images of the costumes are available yet, but the teaser silhouettes give us a good idea of what's to come. I'm sure Frank will look fantastic as Tron, especially since he once pulled off a decent Roll Caskett. What an icon.

For additional details on the Digital Deluxe pre-order content, hop on over to Gematsu!

Teppen Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Iris Skin & New Card Set

Following the "Zero Nightmare" skin, Teppen returns to celebrate its 5th anniversary with a new card set called "The Desperate Jailbreak". The set includes a variety of Mega Man X-themed cards and a throwback to the collab that brought the Mega Buster to Devil May Cry 5. Iris makes her debut as a playable character, appearing as an EX skin for the hero "Felyne."

You can check out all the new cards after the break!

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Mega Man X DiVE Global Version End of Service Announced for July 30

The servers for the global version of Mega Man X DiVE will cease operations on July 30th, NebulaJoy has announced. All in-game purchasing options will be terminated soon, although a specific date has not been confirmed, according to an update on the game's official Twitter. Regrettably, there is no information yet on whether NebulaJoy will offer refunds for any paid Elemental Metals, a gesture that Capcom extended to players of the original version in 2023.

The global version, maintained by NebulaJoy, has remained online for the past three years, outlasting the original Taiwan and Japanese versions. In February 2024, a representative indicated they were in talks with Capcom to extend the license and keep the game online. However, with the existence of Mega Man X DiVE Offline, it appears these efforts only secured a few additional months.

We will provide updates on EoS as more information becomes available.

Source: Mega Man X DiVE-NA&EU

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

New Keisuke Mizuno "American Comic Book Style" Rockman EXE Goods Now Available

A variety of new merchandise featuring the cast of Rockman EXE, designed in an American comic book style, is now available for purchase at Capcom Store Tokyo's online shop.

The art, crafted by the fan-favorite Keisuke Mizuno, who has worked on numerous Rockman projects, adorns nine different products. These include clear files, mugs, t-shirts, acrylic stands, pins, and more! You check out the complete lineup here.

Best of all, Capcom Store Tokyo ships worldwide! They've partnered with Buyee for international shipping. Simply add what you want to your cart and follow the provided instructions to complete your purchase.

Source: Capcom Store Tokyo

Monday, June 24, 2024

Icon Heroes' Mega Man License Expires; Products Cancelled and Removed

If you've been curious about the fate of the $600 Mega Man X2 Ride Chaser diorama (pictured above) or any of Icon Heroes' Mega Man products, here's an update. 

Icon Heroes has informed us that their license to create merchandise based on the Mega Man IP has expired and will not be renewed. As a result, all Mega Man products in development, including those not yet announced, have been cancelled. Previously released items like pins, puzzles, and bobbleheads are no longer available for purchase directly from Icon Heroes. Any remaining stock available through third-party retailers is likely the last of its kind.

Icon Heroes secured the license to produce Mega Man merchandise in 2020, promising a range of high-quality items. Unfortunately, those plans never fully materialized, as evidenced by the off-model diorama that one reader aptly described as looking like a cake topper. If you need a good laugh, BBTS has archived all the stock images of the thing for posterity. 

So there you have it. If anything else from their collection piqued your interest, now's the time to snag it before it’s gone for good.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Behold the Fan-Made Eddie Popcorn Bucket

Responding to the undeniable need for more Eddie-centric merchandise, my buddy Asterisk created this gem: a genuine Eddie popcorn bucket. This masterpiece is 3D-printed, modeled after his Mega Man 11 appearance, and works just as you'd imagine...

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Review: Kotobukiya Mega Man X Falcon Armor

Kotobukiya's Mega Man X line takes flight with the Falcon Armor from Mega Man X5 and Mega Man X6! This highly anticipated release completes the main armor sets from the first six Mega Man X games, and that's an incredible accomplishment. Was this kit worth the wait? Does it deserve a spot in your collection? Stick around after the break as we dive deep into the Falcon Armor!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Rockman-chan Manga Says Goodbye

A few weeks after the conclusion of Rockman-san, Rockman-chan has also reached its finale. This gag manga delighted fans with 36 chapters since its debut in April 2021, featuring a cast of whimsical characters including Super Rush ManBad Box Art Mega Man and even Mega Man from Mega Man 2's European box art.

Although only the first three chapters of Rockman-chan have been fan-translated into English, Spanish-speaking fans are in luck, as nearly all chapters are available on TuMangaOnline. For those eager to see how the story wraps up, the final volume, which collects the concluding chapters, is set to be released on August 2nd. If you're curious about the manga's ending, you can check it out here!