Friday, August 12, 2022

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Will Be at Tokyo Game Show 2022

Capcom have announced that they will showcase Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection next month at Tokyo Game Show 2022 (the first in-person TGS since the start of the pandemic!)

Capcom will air a pre-recorded stream on September 15 at 7:00 PDT/16:00 CEST as part of their TGS Online Experience. The stream is planned to run for around 50 minutes and will feature the latest news. If Capcom are preparing to reveal more details about the collection, you can expect it to happen here.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will also be playable at Capcom's booth at the Makuhari Messe convention center from September 15 to 18. The media and general public will have the chance to play the game, so hopefully we'll get some impressions and extra footage.

After the relatively bare-bones announcement in June, fans are hopeful to learn about any extra game modes and - fingers crossed - a much needed online mode. We can probably expect a release date at the very least.

Time will tell if this is the right venue. Stay tuned to Rockman Corner for all the Battle Network Legacy Collection news during TGS!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Premium Collectibles Zero Statue Now Available to Pre-Order

Premium Collectibles have begun accepting pre-orders for the 1/4 scale Zero statue via Sideshow and Big Bad ToyStore:

The Collector's Edition statue measures 18-inches tall (10-inches wide). The Deluxe Edition stands at 30-inches (18-inches wide) and comes with two alternate head parts and a detailed Capsule-style display base. Neither statue runs cheap; $745 US for the Collector's and a cool $1,545 US for the Deluxe. Roughly 900 individual units are expected to be produced.

Zero is due to ship in June 2023. X remains on track somewhere between April and June 2023. That leaves you plenty of time to start setting aside some Zenny, if you're so inclined. I'm sure there's a lot of other Mega Man-y things dropping between now and then. You might wanna draw up a budget...

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Rockman ZX and ZX Advent Manga Now Available Digitally

Shin Ogino's Rockman ZX and ZXA manga are now available to purchase digitally from select Japanese storefronts. Both volumes of the 2020 reprints can be purchased from select Japanese storefronts like Amazon Japan and Book Walker for 1,870 yen a piece (roughly $13,85 or 13,56€).

The ZX manga was originally published in 2007 by Enterbrain and later reprinted in 2020 by Fukkan. The reprint featured brand-new material and the ZX Advent manga which never saw light outside its initial serializtion within the pages of Famitsu DS+Wii magazine. 

With these books, Rockman's digital library continues to grow. Ogino's works joins Iwamoto's Rockman X manga, Hitoshi Ariga's Megamix, Gigamix and Maniax, Koji Izuki's Rockman 8 and Rockman & Forte manga, and Takamisaki's and Miho Asada's Rockman EXE manga.

Hopefully Rockman 7 and Ryo Takamisaki Rockman Works SSR will be next! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Rockman DASH 2 4-Koma Manga Getting English Fan-Translation

On the heels of the complete Rockman DASH English manhwah translation, RockmanCosmo and co. have announced their next scanlation project: the Rockman DASH 2 4-Koma manga.

This book was published in Japan 22-years ago and consists of goofy, four panel gag strips that spoofs the events of Rockman DASH 2. Various doujinshi artists contributed to the 120-page tome, which hasn't been scanned (or translated) in its entirety before. The project team includes _akiTONE_ (translator) and 0xmortis (scanning, cropping).

No word yet on an anticipated completion date. In the meantime, keep an eye on RockmanCosmo's feed for previews. Like this one

Good luck, gang!

Monday, August 8, 2022

ZXA Aile Double Rocks On to Rockman X DiVE This Week

It's been almost a year since NebulaJoy's infamous ads accidentally leaked Aile (ZX Advent). And after a long period of silence, Capcom finally let the cat out of the bag when they published a content roadmap indicating a ZX Advent would take place in August.

Well, the time has come. The ZX Advent event and ZXA Aile are due to drop this Wednesday. Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Jada Toys Talks Support Characters, Stage Enemies for New Mega Man Toyline

Here's a tiny update on Jada Toys' recently announced Mega Man toyline from the folks at Fwoosh. At the tail end of SDCC, Jada Toys talked about the potential for toys based on supporting characters - Dr. Light, Roll and so on - and in-stage enemies...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Mega Man X DiVE Celebrates First Anniversary with "DiVE Armor X"

The global version of Mega Man X DiVE debuted in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland on August 16, 2021. It was a rough launch to say the least. The development team at NebulaJoy managed to turn things around, however. It took some time to get off the ground but the game found its footing among Mega Man fans.

That said, we're getting ready to celebrate the North American server's one-year launch. The other servers get some highly anticipated characters next week too. There's a lot on the burner.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Behind DiVE Armor Zero's Design: An Interview with Keisuke Mizuno

With DiVE Armor Zero making his debut earlier this week, Capcom Japan took social media to show players the creative process behind his design. What's more? They included a brief six part Q&A with Keisuke Mizuno that hints at another "DiVE Armor" character coming soon, too.

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Mega Man: Battle & Fighters Shadow Drops on Nintendo Switch

Now here's a fun little surprise for ya. Today, SNK announced that Rockman: Battle & Fighters - rechristened as Mega Man: Battle & Fighters for the west -- is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99. That's right; this marks the game's first official release outside Japan!

Please note that the game itself has *not* been translated. But speaking from experience, absolutely no Japanese knowledge is required to enjoy Battle & Fighters. Plus, SNK even included a digital English manual. You can read up on the different game modes, controls, etc. It's pretty standard stuff.

That's about it here. Boot up your Switch and this fun bite-sized romp!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Rockman X DiVE & Tower Defense Records of the Three Kingdoms Collab Announced

After collaborating with Tower of Saviors and Shironeko Project  (not to mention RiCO's recent appearance in Teppen), Rockman X DiVE is crossing streams yet again with another mobile game. This time it's Tower Defense Records of the Three Kingdoms, developed by the Taiwan-based Morefun Technology Limited.

More details after the break below!

Review: Kotobukiya Mega Man X Max Armor Hyperchip Version

Before the Ultimate Armor, Mega Man X's most powerful form was the Max Armor Hyperchip Ver. seen in Mega Man X3. Well, Kotobukiya finally re-released their take on this ultimate form... but how did it turn out? Join me after the break to learn all about it!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Hitoshi Ariga Limited Card Sets (and Shirt) Available to Pre-Order

Last May, Udon Entertainment offered a limited edition Hitoshi Ariga Mega Man metal card with the purchase of $60 worth of Mega Man goods. In the months that followed, Ariga frequently streamed himself drawing other characters. 

No one really knew what those illustrations were going to be used for. But fast forward to a couple weeks ago, we got our answer. A set of four exclusive Mega Man X metal cards - illustrated by Ariga - went up for sale at Udon's San Diego Comic-Con booth. And starting today, that very set (and more) are now available from Udon's online store for a limited time.

Find all the details after the break!