Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Rockman.EXE and Forte.EXE Get the "Capcorom" Plush Treatment

If you're planning on going to Japan for the upcoming holiday season, you might want to swing by a Capcom Store. Select locations are preparing to play host to two new "Capcorom" plushies: Rockman.EXE and Forte.EXE.

Both super-deformed plushies will go on sale at the Tokyo, Osaka and Umeda locations on December 16th. They'll set you back a cool 1,100 yen a piece. 

If you're not going to be in Japan... well, you gotta wait and see. These Capcorom plushies tend to hit online retail soon after their Capcom Store debut. Mercari, Yahoo Auctions and eBay are popular options as well. For now, right click and save those cute suckers above!

Source: Capcom Store

Monday, December 5, 2022

Mega Man Composer Manami Matsumae Featured in 'Lock On' Journal

There’s no doubt that Mega Man helped define the 8-bit generation, and this iconic status is due in part to games' soundtracks. Mohammed Taher, Director of Brave Wave Music, sat down with Manami Matsumae, the composer of Mega Man 1’s soundtrack, to revisit those chiptune classics in the latest issue of Lock On. 

In addition to Matsumae's interview, Lock On Volume 005 also includes this really great piece by Nuri Durr (above). The aim was to capture the nostalgia of the NES, and reinvigorate readers' fondness for the era. I mean, just look at those crazy kids. Sitting a little too close to the TV and all. Memories.

Lock On Volume 005 is currently available to pre-order from Lost in Cult. You can find the softcover edition here and the limited, premium hardcover edition here.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Jada Toys Mega Man Wave 2 Figures Revealed

Good on their word, Jada Toys have fully unveiled the second wave of their upcoming Mega Man toyline at the L.A Comic-Con. Wave 2 will consist of Hyper Bomb Mega Man, Cut Man and Elec Man. 

As previously confirmed, this toyline consists of 4-inch (1:12 scale) classic series figures. Each figure comes with different weapon effect parts and at least one alternate head piece. Jada Toys are currently eyeing a $25 price tag per figure.

Wave 1 is planned to launch sometime in Spring 2023. No word yet on Wave 2. We'll keep you posted

Source: State O Verse

Thursday, December 1, 2022

White Day Alia Shines Bright in Teppen's Newest Supplemental Cards

Teppen's final batch of supplemental cards for the year have dropped. The lineup brings another character from Rockman X DiVE following the addition of RiCO in the Defying the Light card pack. Curiously enough, the dev team chose White Day Alia over other characters like ViA or iCO. 

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, November 28, 2022

Jada Toys Teasing Mega Man Wave 2 Figures

Although Wave 1 isn't available yet (they're due in Spring 2023), Jada Toys have partially revealed the next three figures in their upcoming classic series toyline. 

Teaser images of Hyper Bomb Mega Man, Cut Man and Elec Man were published to Jada Toy's official Facebook group today. The figures will be fully revealed at the Los Angeles Comic-Con at Jada Toy's booth (#4415) on December 2nd. We can probably expect more details on availability and price. 

Stay tuned!

Source: Jada Toys

Kotobukiya Dark MegaMan.EXE Review

The Mega Man Battle Network train is still going strong with the release of Kotobukiya's latest kit, Dark MegaMan.EXE

Awakened by dark power and hot off the heels of MegaMan.EXE, this new kit adds a nice splash of darkness to your shelf. Let's meet after the break to detail what makes this bad boy so good!

Capcom Posts Rockman X DiVE Content Roadmap for the Next Months

Just like before, Capcom Japan and Capcom Taiwan took to social media to give players a peek at what's in store for Rockman X DiVE in the coming months. 

Find all the details after the break!

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.