"Toronto, ON – Nov 11, 2010 – MEGA MAN is beloved the world over as one of the most recognizable icons of gaming. However, it’s not just the blue bomber himself that fans love, but also the seemingly endless stream of evil robot bosses who try to stop Mega Man from foiling Dr. Wily’s nefarious schemes. Some may be mind-controlled pawns, while others are bad to the core, but they are all Robot Masters!
The MEGA MAN: ROBOT MASTER FIELD GUIDE is your ultimate handbook to the classic Mega Man universe. Inside you’ll find profiles of every major Mega Man® character, including all the Robot Masters from Mega Man® 1-10, Mega Man® and Bass, the Mega Man Gameboy series, plus important special characters like Proto Man, Rush, Roll, Duo, and more. Each profile features classic CAPCOM® artwork, and includes bios, quotes, likes & dislikes, weapons, and of course each Robot Master’s secret weakness!
MEGA MAN: ROBOT MASTER FIELD GUIDE arrives in stores March 2011."
Thanks to Udon's own Matt Moylan for the heads up! Pre-order your copy at Amazon.
PLEASE make a Mega Man X Maverick one. I will buy that in a heartbeat. Two, in fact.ReplyDelete
I think Enker's data could use a slight update, since he's weak against more than just the Mega Buster now. The Ballade Cracker has become his primary weakness.ReplyDelete
Also, it's kind of weird how Splash Woman doesn't like large audiences, even though she was trying to get into showbusiness.
Looks like it's Mega Man Network's wiki, in book format. Not much incentive to buy it then except for perhaps the high-res art. I do wonder where they pulled the quotes from for characters who didn't have any though. Just made them up probably.ReplyDelete
Preorder for everlasting peace!ReplyDelete
Finally, an encyclopedia of sorts! I've always thought of a book such as this. Should be very cool to have, even if it is just typical information. =)ReplyDelete
I'll be honest, this looks like a big waste of money for something you can find literally all the information and art from on the internet and various Mega Man wikis. :/ReplyDelete
Information in a book? What is this, the stone age? :DReplyDelete
I love it, personally. Sounds like a great idea if they pull it off right.
I would be amazed if they included the PC Robot Masters and the Rockman and Forte 2 Robot Masters.ReplyDelete
Meh. In the moment it looks like just a copy and paste of the MM&B database with the addition of MM9 and 10 characters, and probably others like Cossack and Reggae. But as it says it may change, the final version may be interesting.ReplyDelete
Capcom of America should check the contents instead of just copying it from other sources, or else there may be mistakes like Light being a douchie, Ballade stupid, among others... like when Capcom announced the MM10 fan-game (now called Mega Man Unlimited) instead of the original MM10!
There is already "Rockman classic complete works BOOK", Why there is this new book?....ReplyDelete
Glad to see so many of you are looking forward to this! I'm excited to be working on it, as usual; I'm really glad Matt came up with such an awesome idea in the wake of the recent Street Fighter World Warrior Encyclopedia. :)ReplyDelete
I'll do my best to bring you all a polished book you all are proud to own!
Why is this an exact copy of MMN's wiki?ReplyDelete
I'm sad that there's people that think owning this information in book format is useless because one can find this info online. It kind of makes me hate the digital age, to an extent. Now they even have these e-books or whatever? I'm sorry, but for me, nothing can replace a good book made with paper and ink.ReplyDelete
Also, as Jeff said... I'd love a Mega Man X Maverick Field Guide, in addition to this book, as well.
@Clown Prince of Crime,ReplyDelete
Please be quiet and respect for their opinions. Every time I see you post something people question you have complained to them ? It's annoying how you post complaints about their opinions. JUST GROW UP!
@Clown Prince of Crime: True true. While the digital era is here to stay, sometimes nothing compares to a real book.ReplyDelete
As for a MMX Maverick guide, that'd be the logical follow-up if the Robot Master guide does well.
Second anon: Ballade is stupid, there is no mistake even th japanese cd data card says that.ReplyDelete
Ballade's Japanese data says he is "superficial"/"simple-minded", not stupid. But than again, there are many "stupids" in a sense, like Guts Man, Dive Man, Ballade, Bass, Buster Rod G, ...ReplyDelete
@Yeahamn: Single-minded, or even shallow would have been better adjectives.ReplyDelete
@Zan: Probably because that's easier than coming up with their own material. Hooray for selling other people's public domain hard work.
@Zan: No worries, the Mega Man Wiki staff are friends of UDON, and helping out with this project.ReplyDelete
Bass is not stupid in any sense anon he is badass.ReplyDelete
Matt this wiki has more accurate infor the the MN one:ReplyDelete
T_T Ugly Dr. L logo is ugly. And official. Why?ReplyDelete
@Matt: It very much hurts the validity of this book to simply use things from the wiki.ReplyDelete
Now, I know that Heat Man originally wrote those profiles based on the Japanese sourcebooks, but since it is still a wiki that's free to edit by anyone, do we have any guarantee from MMN and Udon that these profiles are indeed correct and unedited, straight from the original source?
@Zan: No worries. Capcom US and Japan also have to approve of the final content.ReplyDelete
If you are not a fan of the bios though, you can always ignore them. Originally the book was not going to have any text content beyond the basic name, #, weapons, weakness, creator. But it felt like it needed a little more content than that. :)
CoA is so lazy to search and translate from original sources, they will probably say Wily is Light's assistant and that the Bad Box Art Mega Man is the real one from the main continuity, while Mega Man and Rockman are spin-offs! XDReplyDelete
@ Anon: Hah! I think we can avoid that. Now...which one is Dr. Wily again? ;)ReplyDelete
Matt i just hope you stick to official content i dont want anyone personal opinion in the book.ReplyDelete
How is it a waste of money?
I think it is a perfect guide for Classic MegaMan vets who are tired of being beaten by the Robot Masters of the evil Dr. Wily. Kinda like a game guide or game guide from Gamefaqs.
When it comes out next year, I'm going to my local book store and buy it so never again will I have to rely on Gamefaqs to find each Robot Masters' weak points. ;3