Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Rockman X DiVE Officially Announced for Japan

As we reported yesterday, Rockman X DiVE is finally coming to Japan this year. And today, Capcom Japan made the official announcement. Find all the info after the break!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - Content Update and Imminent Japanese Release

We are still in the middle of the "Fireworks and Lantern Festival" event but that doesn't stop the Rockman X DiVE development team from dropping a pretty big content update this week. There's new bosses, a new banner, a celebration of X DiVE's half year anniversary and much more!

All the info after the break!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Premium Collectibles Studios Acquires Mega Man License for High-End Statues

Premium Collectibles Studios (né Pop Culture Shock Collectibles) has acquired the license to develop products based on the Mega Man IP, the company announced.

As their namesake implies, PCS manufacturers high-end statues based on popular movie, comic, cartoon and video game properties. For an example of their work, see their take on MMPR Red Ranger, Optimus Prime, Spider-Man, Zangeif and Michael Myers. Good stuff. 

So long story short, we can expect to see some nifty Mega Man things from these fine folks in the near future. No further details are available.

Stay tuned!


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Listen to the Music From the Unreleased Wily & Light's RockBoard Game Boy Port

All 15 individual tracks from the newly discovered, unreleased Game Boy port of Wily & Light's RockBoard: That's Paradise! are now available for your listening pleasure. 

Courtesy of our friend VixyNyan, you can download the complete soundtrack from good 'ol Rockman Perfect Memories here. Each piece is individually ID tagged, too. And fun fact: the soundtrack was composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto. He's best known for his work on Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII, Gunstar Heroes and Vagrant Story!

If you're just catching up, a cancelled and unreleased Game Boy port of RockBoard surfaced early this month during the latest round of "Nintendo Gigaleaks." The game is a near 1:1 port of its Famicom sibling -- multiplayer included. The port was developed between 1993-1994 by defunct Japanese developer Dual.

Based on initial findings, Game Boy RockBoard made it very far in development. In fact, it was cancelled sometime after getting into Lot Check. In other words, a commercial release was within reach. We do not know why it was cancelled, though. Chalk this one up to the many Mega Man mysteries.

Many thanks to VixyNyan and nensondubois_!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Pachislot Rockman Ability English Translation (Part 1)

It's finally here folks! It's taken us a long time to bring this to you, but you can now finally enjoy the extensive story of Pachislot Rockman Ability with English subtitles! Come check out the first five episodes after the break below!

Mega Man Fully Charged Issue #2 Preview Pages & Issue #5 Miguel Mercado Variant Revealed

When it rains, it pours. The news about the Mega Man Fully Charged comic book keeps coming! Yesterday we had our first look at the main cover and Alex Garner variant cover for issue #5. And today, we have preview pages for issue #2, which is due next week AND a first-look at another variant cover for issue #5. See it all below!

Friday, September 18, 2020

New Info on Arcade1Up's Mega Man Plug & Play Collection

It's been a whole eight months since we last saw Arcade1Up's officially-licensed Mega Man plug & play "console". The device was initially revealed at CES... and then radio silence. Granted, we are living in the middle of a pandemic.

Anyway, new information on this oddity has finally come to light! By way of YouTube channel COOLTOY, we have brand-new images of the "Mega Man Collection" console and its drastically redesigned controller. What's more, we also have confirmation that the console will include Mega Man 1 through Mega Man 6. No surprises there, really.

There is no current information on how much this thing will cost, let alone when it will hit retail. You might want to keep an eye on Arcade1Up's website in the meantime. Stay tuned!

Mega Man Fully Charged Issue #5 Main Cover & Alex Garner Variant Revealed

Via Previews World, we have a look at the main cover for Mega Man Fully Charged issue #5 drawn by Toni Infante and "cover C" drawn by Alex Garner . Both are due on December 16 for $4.99 each.

Here's this issue's solicitation:
* Mega Man is betrayed and defeated by the last person he expected.
* Now, there's just one more chance to save Silicon City and the people he loves most - can Mega Man go FULLY CHARGED one more time?

Issue #2 is on sale next week on Wednesday, September 23rd. You can read our review of the first issue here if you haven't already.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - "Fireworks and Lantern Festival" Event Breakdown

The Rockman ZX event just ended but there's no downtime here! A brand-new event started today after the warm up that was the Pre-Festival Night Challenge. We've got a new character, a skin, two weapons and a few more things to play with. You can find all the info after the break!

Fan-Game "Mega Man Y+1" First Look & Demo Now Available!

Following up on our SAGE 2020 coverage of Mega Man Perfect Blue, another major standout title from the expo was LMTeam's Mega Man Y+1. We got some more information on this project from the developers. Find out more and hit up the playable demo after the break!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - "Yukata Pallette" and "Festive Zero" Join the Fireworks and Lantern Festival

Today, the Rockman X DiVE team delivered a special trailer that breaks down on the "Fireworks and Lantern Festival" event which starts this Thursday. You can find the trailer and all the info after the break!

"Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" Art Exhibit Announced

Mega Man and Astro Boy are finally teaming up! But not in the way you'd expect.

The hallowed Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall announced a brand-new "Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" art exhibit that will feature artwork of Capcom characters illustrated by Tezuka productions staff. Conversely, the exhibit will also feature illustrations of Tezuka characters drawn by Capcom artists. 

For an idea of what to expect, the key art above was drawn by Bengus. It features Capcom and Tezuka all-stars in an iconic stare-down. So neat!

The exhibit begins on October 23rd through February 23rd, 2021.

Source: Cinra