Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Classic Mega Man, Roll, Proto Man, Zero, Leviathan Confirmed for Rockman X DiVE

The Rockman X DiVE development team have confirmed that the first five non-X series characters appearing in the game will be classic Mega Man, Roll, Proto Man, Zero series Zero and Leviathan.

While this is sort of being played up as an April Fools' Day joke, I can tell you with absolute certainty it isn't. Not only were these characters referenced in very early datamine finds, but this gives credence to my initial X DiVE report: characters from *different* series will be playable at some point.

Although the development team did not say when these characters will be made available, they did announce a limited time gift:

"Furthermore, to celebrate this exciting news,
the team will send "Special Gift Box x (4+1)" from 2020/4/1 00:00 ~ 2020/4/1 23:59 (UTC+8)
Players who have not logged in during this period will miss this prize XDD

That's all for now! Stay tuned!

Rockman Unity's April Fools Joke This Year is a 690 Million Yen Rockman Ring

It's April 1st in Japan and that means it's time for Rockman Unity's annual April Fools' Day joke! This time around, they're hocking a ceramic Rockman ring that sells for a whopping 690 million yen... or roughly $6,413,550.00 US. It's already sold out, too. A Sigma and Mac ring are in the works, too, apparently.

So yeah; this *isn't* something you can actually buy. But, again, we've seen many Rockman April Fools' day jokes become real products in the past. These rings could very well become a real thing, albeit far more affordable.

Source: Rockman Unity

Celebrate "White Day" in Rockman X DiVE with New Content

A week after it launched, Rockman X DiVE has received its first set of new content in the form of two new costumes – one for Alia and one for Cinnamon (each treated as new characters) – a skin for Zero and a special event which re-purposes the Factory stage as the "Candy Factory". All the details after the break!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Making of the Rockman ZX Series Part 4: Character Design

After a small delay, we are back with a complete translation for the fourth part in Makoto Yabe's "Making of ZX Series" interview conducted by Rockman Unity. This time Ucchy and Makoto Yabe discus the origins and design philosophy behind the most notable characters in the first game.

Part 5 was scheduled to be published on March 25th; however, the original blog post was edited and the date was changed to a mere "coming soon". As soon as part 5 is online, we will bring you a translation with help once again provided by our friend Sidier.  Without further ado, you can find part 4 after the break!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Gear Up for Spring with These Mega Man 11 Goods

Our friends at Eight Sixed have slashed the price on two popular, officially-licensed Mega Man 11 items as part of their "Spring Cleaning" sale. Have a looksie:

Mega Man 11 – "Gear Up" T-Shirt: https://www.eightysixed.com/collections/spring-cleaning/products/mega-man-11-gear-up?aff=84

Mega Man 11 – "Gears of Fate" Poster: https://www.eightysixed.com/collections/spring-cleaning/products/megaman-11-gears-of-fate-poster?aff=84

There's three more Mega Man 11 t-shirts where those come from, too. Although they're not currently discounted, you can ready yourself for Spring while supplies last:  "Diagnostic", "Light Labs" and "Upgrade".

The Spring Cleaning sale last for another two days. Check it out while you still can!

Rockman X DiVE is Now Available in India, Australia & New Zealand

Today, after 6.5 hours of server maintenance, Rockman X DiVE returned with an unexpected surprise: the game is now available in three more countries for a total of twelve since the game launched a few days ago. Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mega Man Zero 1-4, ZX and ZX Advent Soundtracks Now on Spotify, Apple Music, Steam!

What's sure to be a surprise to many, Capcom US have officially released digital soundtracks for all four Mega Man Zero games, Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent on Spotify, Apple Music and Steam. Check 'em out in the links below!

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/capcom/list/37726/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/53jTF5NJogiBRi0H2yMGtE
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2UhFrlU

Tracks made specifically for Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection are included as well, but the "Reploid Remixes" are sorely missing. Also, it's worth pointing out that each individual OST is $13.99. That's $83.94 for all six. That's totally fine, sure. However, I think it's worth pointing out that the physical edition of the recently released Zero/ZX Sound Box runs between 8,000 to 8,800 yen. That's around $72 on the low end. It's a matter of preference, but if you want the physical CDs, you can get them a bit cheaper.

Regardless, this is an admirable move on Capcom US's part. This is the first time these OSTs have been released in the US in an official capacity. And look at that; we now have ourselves a very CLEAN version of the Sound Box cover art, too! Isn't Nakayama just the best?

So sit back, relax and enjoy!

Rockman X DiVE 5-Hour Maintenance Taking Place Tomorrow (3/26)

Capcom Taiwan has announced that Rockman X DiVE will undergo a major network maintenance tomorrow, March 26th, from 10:00 to 15:00 GMT+8. Players will be unable to log in to the game during that time. Here's what that looks like:

  • Taiwan: 10:00 - 15:00 (26th)
  • Europe: 03:00 - 08:00 (26th) 
  • Japan: 11:00 - 16:00 (26th) 
  • USA PDT: 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Today)
  • USA EDT: 10:00 PM - 03:00 AM (Today)

Further, Capcom Taiwan also confirmed that regular server maintenance will take place on Thursdays from here on out.

Source: Rockman X DiVE Official Facebook

Monday, March 23, 2020

Rockman X DiVE App is Now Available Download

The Rockman X DiVE app is already available to download via Google Play and the Apple Store in the nine selected countries that will be able to play starting tomorrow. And surprisingly enough,  western players that participated in the Closed Beta Trial can also download it! Learn how after the break!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

New Images of Riobot Falcon Armor X + October Release Confirmed

Today, we have a plethora of new images of Sentinel's Riobot Falcon Armor X figure, which has been confirmed to release in October. The final price is 17,000 yen or roughly $155 US.

Whether that's out of your price range or not, you owe it to yourself to check this bad boy out!...

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Fan-Game "Mega Man Perfect Blue" Looks to Hit All the Right Notes

Mega Man Perfect Blue is a fan-game currently in development by RRThiel and co. that not only captures the spirit of the classic series, but also aims to carve its only legacy. From its unique visual style to one banger soundtrack, Perfect Blue may just hit that mark.

According to director RRThiel, the game, which is being developed in the "Megamix Engine", will consist of eight stages: an intro stage, 4 Robot Master stages and 3 Castle stages. You can play as either Mega Man or Roll and each sibling plays differently. Mega Man plays mostly the same but he can now shoot while sliding, jump from ladders and charge all of his Special Weapons. Additionally, when Mega Man is out of Special Weapon energy, he can STILL use his Special Weapons! They'll just be a little weaker with reduced functionality.

As for Roll, she plays similar to Zero from the Mega Man Zero series but with a "streamlined" approach. She can only perform a single slash at a time but it's fast, potent and can be used while walking or dashing. Roll does not acquire Special Weapons from Robot Masters; instead, she learns different techniques like Zero.

Mega Man Perfect Blue is expected to release sometime in 2021. To keep your appetites whet until then, head to RRThiel's YouTube channel for a preview of the game's soundtrack!

Thursday, March 19, 2020