Wednesday, September 28, 2022

First Look at Kotobukiya MegaMan.EXE Box Art

Now that Kotobukiya's long-awaited MegaMan.EXE model kit is finally rolling out, we have our first real look at the box art. I mean, just look at that guy up there. The pose, shadows and colors - the smile! It's so good to see this fella again. This is a real winner.

If you pre-ordered the kit a while back, keep your eyes peeled to your mailbox. Yours should be arriving shortly. Any day between now and early October. 

Speaking of October, Dark MegaMan.EXE is just around the corner. He's expected to drop sometime in October. Pre-orders are still available from most online retailers... like our affiliate HobbyLinkJapan

Source: Kotobukiya

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

New Monster Hunter Rise and Rockman X DiVE Collab Starts Tomorrow

After two weeks of Monster Hunter Rise event reruns, it was inevitable a new event will come and here it is. This time Rockman X DiVE it's crossing paths with Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Capcom Ends Mega Man Powered Up Online Service After 16 Years

We have to step off the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection hype train for a bit for some not-so-good news. Capcom delivered a surprising, but unfortunate update about Mega Man Powered Up; an underrated gem that didn't exactly sell well in its day but did plenty right. 

Find all the details after the break.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Direct-Feed Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Gameplay

This year's Tokyo Game Show has come and gone, but we're not exactly through with Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection coverage. IGN Japan recently posted direct-feed footage of the TGS demo, which covers select portions of Battle Network 1~3

There isn't too much going on here we haven't seen already - it's just nice to see (and hear) things directly. We do, however, get a much better look at the first three games' remastered title screens. The dev team even went so far as to reanimate the bits of scrolling code. Hey, it's the small things! 

As previously reported, more Battle Network Legacy Collection updates are coming during a "future presentation". Whether that means another Capcom Digital Showcase or - you never know - a Mega Man-specific showcase, remains to be seen. We'll keep ya posted.

Grab "Rathalos Armor X" for Free in Mega Man X DiVE Global Ver.

To celebrate the second Monster Hunter Rise event currently taking place in the NA and EU servers of Mega Man X DiVE, the global version team took to YouTube for a quick code giveaway.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Shadow Armor X Sneaks into Rockman X DiVE This Week

In the midst of a slew of Monster Hunter themed reruns and with a new event and new characters in the horizon Capcom are once again expanding the already vast selection of X armors in Rockman X DiVE.

Directly from Rockman X6, Shadow Armor X is set to join the game this Wednesday!

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Wins "Future Division" Award at TGS 2022

This year Tokyo Game Show is done and dusted, and while nothing too noteworthy was announced on the last day, we still have some things to talk about as we wrap up.

Find all the details after the break!

Friday, September 16, 2022

Notes From Eguchi's Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Interview

Rockman Unity has released a short interview with Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection lead Masakazu Eguchi, focusing on the game's development. Eguchi talks a little about the implementation of online play and the challenges his team faced during the port process. 

Read on for the lowdown!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

17 Minutes of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Footage

Straight from the Tokyo Game Show 2022 showroom floor, Tsuwahasu brings us some excellent footage of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection in action.

We get a closer look at the 3D MegaMan.EXE (voiced by Akiko Kimura in the Japanese version) performing different actions, a peak at the brand-new hi-resolution title screens, and different option menus. Tsuwahasu also shows off the different optional wallpapers including some we haven't seen before. There's a new option to adjust in-game text size and toggle music/sound effects individually as well. This feature hasn't appeared in any previous Legacy Collection, let alone any Battle Network title.

Naturally, online functionality was not available so the "Communication" option from in-game menus is blanked out. As previously reported, every game in the collection will feature online NetBattles and trades nevertheless.

More updates soon!

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Won't Support Cross-Play or Cross-Saves

Now that online NetBattles and trades have been confirmed (yay!), fans were quick to wonder if Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will support cross-platform compatibility. Unfortunately, that appears to be a no-go.

Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mets Slated to Appear in Street Fighter 6

It's not unusual for Mega Man and Street Fighter to cross streams. It's a tried and true tradition. But with Street Fighter 6, we'll be treated to something a little different....

Online Battles + Trading Confirmed for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Capcom provided a very small update on Mega Man battle Network Legacy Collection today during the Tokyo Game Show 2022 showcase. Masakazu Eguchi (aka Mr. Famous) made an appearance to confirm that the development team are hard at work implementing online features into "every series". This includes both online battles and the ability to trade Battle Chips. More details will be shared in a future presentation.

The other bit of news is sure to put a smile on any Battle Network fan's face. A fully-voiced, 3D MegaMan.EXE will serve as the collection's navigator from the title selection screen. He'll have various reactions based on your play and control style. The cherry on top? Andrew Francis is back; reprising his role as MegaMan.EXE from Mega Man NT Warrior!

That's about it for now. Stay tuned for further updates.