Monday, August 2, 2021

Mega Man DOS Remake Mock-up So Good, It Should Be Real

 
 
You know, there's a handful of Mega Man games I'd like to see retouched or remade. It's not grocery list-sized but there's certainly some stuff I'd like to see revisited in my lifetime. Yeah; I'm one of the few guys who'd shamelessly invest in a complete "remake" of Mega Man Soccer, cut content and all. I'd buy that well before, say, DOS Mega Man remakes...

...Or so I thought.

Enter Simon S. Andersen. In a single tweet, the acclaimed art director of Owl Boy completely changed my wishlist with his "remake" DOS Mega Man animation. Sporting a fresh coat of 32-bit-inspired paint, this unplayable mock-up re-imagines Dyna Man's stage as something straight out of the PlayStation-Saturn era. It's incredible.

Yes; unplayable is the keyword here. This isn't a game-game by any means. It's a personal project that Andersen has been toiling away on for a good while. The good news is you can watch it again and again. I'm doing it for the xth-time as I write this! It's so good.

What do you think? Instant buy or no?

Super Bass Joins Rockman X DiVE to Fight "Hell Sigma "

It's time for the 14th DiVE Festival! Bass, the "anti-hero" of the classic series in his Treble Boost form joins the Deep Log! He's arrived in time for the next Raidboss: Hell Sigma from Mega Man X6.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Mega Man Franchise Now at 37 Million Units Sold (+1M From Previous Year)

Capcom announced their Q1 FY2021 Consolidated Financial Results today. The company not only achieved its highest first-quarter sales of all time, but the Mega Man franchise grew an additional 1 million units. It jumped from from the previously reported 36 million to 37 million as of July 29, 2021. 

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Rockman-chan Chapter 7 Now Available

Another dose of "san & chan" is upon us. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait two weeks this time! Chapter 7 of "Rockman-chan" is now online! .

This chapter introduces us to a new character called V·K Man (pictured). The mysterious robot arrives on the scene to unleash a musical whirlwind that takes Rockman and co. aback! There's also a small cameo from Dark Man, a look at Proto Man attempting to use his shield as a boat, and more zany antics! 

You can read the latest chapter here. Hopefully we'll have something to share about translations soon!

Monday, July 26, 2021

New Kotobukiya Second Armor X Color Images, Accessories & Pre-Order Details

It's been a while since we heard from Kotobukiya's Second Armor X kit. November 2020, to be exact. And now, nine months later, we finally have something to chew on...

Pallette Joins Rockman X DiVE's Summer Treasure Hunt, Brings Free Gacha Draws

Pallette was teased during the Summer Treasure Hunt stage a short while ago. Now, she's coming to the game this Wednesday. Her arrival completes the swimsuit trio from Mega Man X Legacy Collection's "X-Challenge mode"!

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

ShoPro Gauging Interest in Official English Subs for the Rockman EXE Anime

Every week since June, episodes from Rockman EXE's first season have been posted to AnimeLog. The YouTube channel prides itself on offering free (and legal) subtitled anime from different studios internationally. Unfortunately, some catalog titles are region-locked. Rockman EXE included.

But, my friends, that may soon change...

Friday, July 23, 2021

Rockman X DiVE Introduces "Dark Code Coins" and Teases "Swimsuit Pallette"

Starting today Rockman X DiVE has a new in-game currency: Dark Code Coins. For the next week, players will be able to obtain a small quantity of Dark Code Coins for free and gain even more by activating the Dark Code Capsule. The coins can be exchanged for characters and weapons afterwards.

What's more? Swimsuit Pallette was teased as the next summer character in the Summer Treasure Hunt stage.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

More "Making Mega Man: Code Legend" Units Coming to Amazon

On the heels of a very successful pre-order campaign, Artec has confirmed that Making Mega Man: Code Legend is Amazon-bound. Additional units will be sold exclusively through the company's Amazon US store for $259.99. They're expected to ship between late September~early October. Reserve your copy here!

What's Making Mega Man? If you're just catching up, it's an educational tool kit developed by Artec and licensed by Capcom. It teaches aspiring programmers how to make their own Mega Man games. You can even create motion-controlled Mega Man games with the included modular controller, too! It's quite unique. Check out the official overview trailer for a good look.

Source: Artec Co.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Represent Dr. Wily with Eighty Sixed's Newest Mega Man Shirt

Our friends at Eighty Sixed are back with another officially-licensed Mega Man t-shirt. Just look at it up there. I mean, what better way to express your admiration for the grovel master himself? You can grab this souped-up Dr. Wily logo tee here!

While you're there, have a look at Eighty Sixed's other Mega Man 11 shirts, too. Each one features unique art that you can't find anywhere else! My favorite has long been this one. It was designed by Omar Alvero. I know I wasn't the only one who mistook his work for for Yuji Isharaha. Alvero is a really talented guy!

Eighty Sixed have a few pins and a poster, too, if that's more up your alley. Check 'em out!

"Rockman-san" Chapter 5 Now Available

 
Following Bad Box Art Mega Man's stellar appearance in Rockman-chan's sixth chapter, we have a brand-new Rockman-san chapter to consume!
 
How does watching two Robot Masters get wasted at "Robot Bar 8-Bit" sound? You got it! Rockman-san chapter 5 delivers another existential chat between the good doctor, Guts Man and another Robot Master making their grand debut: Stone Man!

Check it out here!

Monday, July 19, 2021

What's Going on with Those Weird Mega Man X DiVE Ads?

A batch Mega Man X DiVE commercials appeared on YouTube over the weekend. And, uh, they're pretty surreal. I mean, they're not only unintentionally hilarious but they misrepresent the actual game. They spoil an unannounced character, too.

From laughably poor character animation and typos to completely misleading "versus mode" gameplay, these commercials drew immediate comparisons to other, similarly deceptive mobile game ads. They're not as off-kilter as, say, Mafia City... but something isn't right here.

Check 'em out below...