Friday, March 5, 2021

Old & New Rockman EXE Goodies to be Featured in Fukkan's 20th Anniversary "Treasure Box"

Hot on the heels of the Rockman EXE manga reprint announcement from a few weeks ago, Fukkan have unveiled the "Rockman EXE Treasure Box". As the name implies, it's a box filled with EXE goodies that will most certainly please hardcore fans. 

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Mega Man 1-6 Mobile Will Be Delisted on March 29th

Hey, you remember when all six NES Mega Man games dropped on mobile four years ago? Yeah... they're about to be taken down. For good.

Mega Man Mobile 1-6, for no readily available reason, will be delisted from both the App Store and Google Play (worldwide) on March 29th, Capcom announced. Users who previously purchased the games (individually or bundled) will still be able to redownload them. Four other Capcom Mobile titles, Ghosts 'n Ghoblins, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, 1942, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando, will be delisted on the 29th as well. 

Originally released in early 2017 for $1.99 a pop, Mega Man Mobile 1-6 will be notoriously remembered for a swath of performance issues. Poor and sudden frame drops, unresponsive controls, off-key and broken sound emulation... the list goes on. And if memory servers right, these ports were actually ports OF ports. They were based on the Brew/C versions from 2004-2006. So yeah; these were never really an accurate representation of the original games.

Anyway, that's that. The .apk for each game exists out there in the ether for posterity. But, you know, maybe you should go buy Mega Man Legacy Collection?

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Rockman x Castle & Dragon Collab Event Returns

Castle & Dragon players who missed out on the Rockman crossover event from roughly two years ago can finally get a stab at it!

The collaboration -- for some unknown reason--  is reportedly returning to Castle & Dragon on March 12. Just like before, you can purchase equipment and armors based on various classic series characters, You know, the usual suspects: Rockman, Blues, Forte, Metal Man, Air Man and so on. Rare drops include helmet-less Rockman and 8-bit Rockman. Each armor comes with their own unique attacks and stats. Players will also have the chance to take on Dr. Wily in a battle for medieval supremacy!

You can check out what all that looks like - and more - from the video above!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

New Mega Man X Cards Introduced with Teppen's Latest Card Pack, "A Dark Agenda"

It's been a while since we last talked about Teppen. After the release of the "Adventures of a Tiny Hero" card pack in July 2020, the next two card packs didn't have any Mega Man X-themed cards. But with the recent "A Dark Agenda" card pack, the wait is over! We're back to bring you all the Mega Man X-related artwork and flavor text right after the break!

Monday, March 1, 2021

An Interview with Ruth Marie Jarman - The Voice of Mega Man (MM8) and X (X4)

If you grew up during Mega Man's PlayStation era, you've no doubt had Ruth Marie Jarman's voice forever etched into your brain. She's the actor behind Mega Man 8's Mega Man (and Clown Man) and X in Mega Man X4! And if you ever wanted to know more about what went on during those famous recording sessions, Ruth sat down with Ramblin' Reploids to spill the beans!

Throughout the above hour-long interview, Ruth shares a tremendous amount of interesting information and behind-the-scenes facts we've never heard before! So, really, check this out when you can. She's so nice! And if you're in a pinch, though, I've included some interesting bits after the break!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Harpuia Joins Rockman X DiVE

This week a new character from the Zero Series joins Rockman X DiVE alongside the return of the Rockman Zero stage event "The Savior has Come" and a new weapon based on a Star Force series boss. You can find all the details after the break!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Mega Man X - 1/4 Scale Zero Statue by PCS Announced

The first of many brand-new, officially licensed Mega Man X statues from Premium Collectibles Studio has been partially revealed... Zero! But this isn't your typical Zero statue, no.

While not outright confirmed, the artwork used to announce the statue heavily implies it's based on Zero's birth. The "under construction" visage of the crimson Maverick Hunter -- first depicted in Mega Man X4 and again in Mega Man X5 -- is a fan-favorite. The scene hasn't been realized in any form prior but, with PCS at the helm, you can expect a highly-detailed statue worthy of one's collection. 

There are currently no details about price or release date, but I'm assuming we'll know more in a matter of days. Do note, however, that PCS products don't come cheap. You'll probably need to save up a good $300 or more. 

In the meantime, you can "RSVP" to be notified when the statue becomes available via Sideshow.

Monday, February 22, 2021

High-End Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero Statues Teased From PCS (Update)

In September 2020, we learned that Premium Collectibles Studio acquired the license to develop products based on the Mega Man IP. High-end character statues and figures, more or less. 

And now, the manufacturer has taken to Twitter to tease, what may very well be, an impending announcement...

Rockman X DiVE's 9th DiVE Festival Brings "Bass.EXE GS" and New Raid Boss

The second DiVE Festival of the year (9th overall) begins this Wednsday and it brings us a new version of Bass.EXE: Bass.EXE GS. You might remember him from Rockman EXE 3 when he fused with the multi-bug organism Gospel. What's more, the update also includes the first Raid Boss of the year: Final Sigma W. You can find all the details after the break!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

More Preview Pages From Fan-Translated Rockman DASH Artbook

The Rockman DASH Great Adventure Guide scanlation project has made tremendous progress since we last saw it. As a matter fact, project leader RockmanCosmo tells me it's about halfway done! Woo-hoo! 

Remember, folks; not only is this book long out of print but it's never been translated in English before. This is a remarkable milestone!

To celebrate the occasion, RockmanCosmo passed along four brand-new preview pages. Check 'em out below!

Friday, February 19, 2021

Check Out This Fan-Made Mega Man Legends Multiplayer Battle Mode

The ever-expanding Mega Man Legends mod scene continues to impress, this time with a full-on battle mode! 

The above footage comes to us from Trege, who programmed this very unique multiplayer mode alongside Uradamus (maps and model cleanup) and Kion (reverse engineering tools). It runs on the Godot Engine, which may sound familiar if you've seen the equally cool 60FPS Mega Man Legends 1 "port". This is an extension of that very work.

While only a proof-of-concept at the moment, the basic premise has two (or more) players duking it out across Kattleox Island. This particular bit of gameplay also features a "Eden Invasion", a team-based survival mode that pits players against a swarm of relentless Reaverbots.

Who knew Mega Man Legends would be perfect for something like this? No word yet on a public release, but I'm definitely liking what I see! More soon, I hope!

Interview with Mega Man Fully Charged Comic Book Artist Stefano Simeone

After the conclusion of the Mega Man: Fully Charged limited series a few weeks ago, we had the chance to catch up with artist Stefano Simeone to talk about his career and work with the comic. You can read this lengthy interview after the break,  which also includes some never-before-seen artwork he shared with us!

Beware -- spoilers!