Thursday, August 22, 2019

Mega Man: The Wily Wars Officially Licensed Repro-Cartridge Announced (Updated)

If Mega Man: The Wily Wars' representation in the upcoming Sega Geneis/Mega Drive Mini wasn't enough for ya, an officially-licensed reproduction cartridge by Retro-Bit Gaming was just announced on Twitter. 24-years later, this reproduction marks the very first time the game will be sold in the U.S on a legitimate Sega Gensis cartridge.

Retro-Bit writes:

"Only physically released in Japan and Europe, we are bringing #MegaMan Wily Wars to North America for both #Genesis & #MegaDrive -- Get ready for a collector's edition that includes many extras! 🌟More details on this release will come soon!#Gamescom2019 #retrogaming #Capcom"

And that's about all there is to share on this subject for now. I wonder what kind of extras will be included? The Mega Man, Elec Man and translucent Quick Man figures cut off in the image above are NEW, by the way. Perhaps they'll be included in the collector's package? We can only speculate. More updates on this front soon!

UPDATE: According to a blurb in Retro Bit's catalog at Gamescom, the cartridge is due out sometime in Q1 2020.

Source: Retro-Bit Gaming

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – RiCO Introductory Trailer

The Rockman X DiVE updates keep coming! We talked some hours ago about the extension of the Closed Beta Test registration period and the winners of the "Mega Man Collections" contest. And now, we have a brand-new trailer for the game released by the development team via the Official Facebook Page. More after the break!

Rockman X DiVE – Closed Beta Registration Extended and Beta Times Announced!

Via the Official Facebook Page, the Rockman X DiVE development team announced today an extension for the Closed Beta Test registration. The registration process was scheduled to finish tomorrow August 22nd at 12:00 (GMT+8) but it has been extended to August 25th at 23:59 (GMT +8).

The 30.000 players quota has been removed, everyone that register will be able to participate in the Closed Beta.

Furthermore, they announced for how long we will be able to play the Closed Beta: September 6th through September 9th.

If you haven't registered yet, do so here!

Rockman X DiVE – "Mega Man Collections" Contest Winners Announced!

The winners of the Rockman X DiVE "Mega Man Collections" contest have been announced! If you made it into the top 200, you will be given guaranteed access to the Closed Beta Test and the chance to try one or more playable characters that won't be available for regular participants.

You can check the list of winners here. Don't forget to fill out the form if you are one of the them!

For those who didn't participate in the contest or didn't make it into the top 200, you still can apply to get one of the 30,000 randomly selected spots by going here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Mega Man 11 First 4 Figures Statues Revealed at Gamescom

It's been seven months since we last heard from First 4 Figures' Mega Man 11 statue. And today, we have our first actual look at the thing – err, make that things.

Not one but two sizes of the Mega Man 11 statue were on display at First 4 Figures' Gamescom booth. The smaller statue is made of PVC whereas the larger statue is made entirely of resin and features a few extra details. The former will no doubt be the lesser-expensive of the two; ideal for fans on a budget. The resin statue, if tradition holds true, could very well sport lighting effects.

At the moment there's no word of price, release date or availability. Those details should come to light in the coming months as production nears completion. We'll keep an ear to the ground.

Thanks for the pics, Jimb0!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Introducing Ferham

Correctly guessed by Protodude some days ago, finally the official introduction of Ferham is here via the Official Facebook Page. The small bio that accompanies the artwork reads:

Mega Man X DiVE Developer Diary - Character File - Ferham

She made her debut in "Mega X Man Command Mission" .
Her whip, while laser-like, has been revealed to be electromagnetic...

If you take a good look at her new artwork for Rockman X DiVE, you will notice she has long hair, something that wasn't present in her design for Command Mission. Perhaps it wasn't part of the original design or she had it under her helmet, is anyone's guess.

And that's all for today! The development team didn't share her 3D model like usually do with character introductions. Maybe another day!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – New Screenshot Shows Alia in Action

Yesterday it was a calm day in the Rockman X DiVE world – there was no news. But to end the weekend on a light note, the Rockman X DiVE development team bring us a peek of Alia as a playable character in a classic stage from the X Series. Do you recognize it? More after the break!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Rumor: Rockman Ability Mobile Port in Development

An individual close to Capcom's arcade and amusement operations has told Rockman Corner that  Enterrise, Capcom affiliate and developers of Pachislot Rockman Ability, have tapped CommSeed Corporation to port the game to mobile phones (Android and iOS).

The port intends on attracting a new, larger audience among mobile phone users in Japan who haven't played Rockman Ability machines in person. Although anyone in the world will be able to download it from the App Store or Google Play Store, the game will only be supported in Japan. There are no plans for an English localization. A release window for the port is not available at this time.

News of a mobile Rockman Ability port shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Nearly every Capcom-based pachislot machine developed by Enterrise has, at one time or another, been ported to mobile phones courtesy of CommSeed. These include Pachislot Resident Evil 6 and Pachislot Devil May Cry 4, among other titles.

Originally distributed to select venues throughout Japan in 2018, Rockman Ability is a Rockman-themed pachislot game featuring original characters and an original scenario. It is wholly separate from any previous Rockman series but takes some inspiration from the classic series. You can learn more about Rockman Ability here, here and here.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Introducing Rockman X DiVE's New Operator: RiCO

Ever since the Rockman X DiVE Official website opened, a new Operator-like character has been teased by Capcom Taiwan. And finally, we have our first look at her via an early press release sent to Taiwanese media outlets and later an update on both the Facebook Official Page and the game's Official website.

Her name is RiCO and will be voiced by Reina Ueda. She will be responsible for assisting the players and her personality is described as cheerful and lively.

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Rockman X DiVE – Chip System and PvP Mode Announced!

Earlier in the day than usual, we have our daily update on Rockman X DiVE via the Official YouTube Channel. This time it's a double-dose of news: Player vs Player Mode and the "Chip System" More after the break!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Command Mission's Ferham Teased for Rockman X Dive

Rockman X Dive's love affair with Command Mission continues with the possible return of a fan-favorite adversary.

The above image was posted to the game's official Facebook today. It features a silhouette of an unannounced character overlooking the main playable cast that, when zoomed in, looks pretty darn familiar. The sharp, pointed edges of a harrier. The "winged" head crest. Yeah; she's back.

Now, there's absolutely no official confirmation that Ferham will be a playable character. But like I said above, she is pictured alongside characters that are confirmed to be playable (Cinnamon has yet to be officially announced but I know for certain she's in). Also (and I might have said this already) but Capcom Taiwan very much intend on filling Rockman X Dive with a variety of playable characters over time. It won't just be X series characters they'll add, too. You can expect to see other "Mega Men" too... eventually.

More news on Rockman X Dive soon!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

RTRZ Translation Part 2 (Final): "Notes on Characters" and More

We are back with the second and final part of our REMASTERED TRACKS ROCKMAN ZERO album translation project. This updated covers "Notes on Characters" which features small profiles for Zero, Ciel and the Four Guardians, commentary from Toru Nakayama, an interview about the sound in the Rockman series, and Hitoshi Ariga's impressions about the first Rockman Zero game plus his own take on Phantom.