June 9th is here, and Capcom is commemorating "Rockman Day" with the release of a special desktop wallpaper. Available in three sizes, the illustration features every Rockman from each series striking a pose amidst a single, powerful message: They Will Always Be By Your Side.
You can download the wallpaper directly at the Japanese Devroom here. No doubt Greg will get this up on the English Devroom soon, but why wait? It can be yours now!
As discussed in an earlier post, Rockman Day is a bit of a new "holiday" celebrated by Japanese fans, a play on the Japanese words for June 9th; "6" (roku) and "9" (ku) are pronounced "rokku" when combined. Rokku= Rock, i.e Rockman. For those interested, you can read up on the day's complete history right here.
This year, 2011, marks the first time Capcom has recognized the holiday officially. There's no tradition or ritual set in place Rockman Day; it's all for fun. Simply celebrate by indulging in Rockman-related activities -- games, comics, whatever! It's our day.
Source: DASH 3 Devroom
Nice wallpaper. It's a shame, however, that the tagline couldn't be said about the current state of the franchise.ReplyDelete
Not bad I guess.ReplyDelete
...In before entitled brats whining about it not being more.
Nonsense! If anything this helps make me feel reassured! ;)
What an excellent Rockman wallpaper! Maybe... maybe there really IS hope for this franchise? :3ReplyDelete
Happy Rockman Day, Protodude!ReplyDelete
Why is it that in stuff like this, Ryusei Rockman's design looks so cool, but in other art, it comes off as cheesy?ReplyDelete
Is it just me?
Hopefully with this wallpaper, Capcom will realize the awesomeness of Megaman and release rawkin games aside from L3. X9 perhaps?ReplyDelete
I won't even say there is hope, but there is no need. Mega Man is doiing fine! Seriously, the last games was released last year! When we get 5 years without a MM game, you can color me worriedReplyDelete
Awesome wallpaper. Great art.ReplyDelete
I'd love if there were variations of the wallpaper, one for each of the Rockmen. They could use the art that's already on the wallpaper, just bring each one to the forefront in color, like how classic Rockman is in this one.
Anyway, still very nice. We should be grateful that nowdays developers like Capcom care enough about the fanbase to share stuff like this.
@Anon3: I have no idea if it's just you or not, but I've always loved Shooting Star Mega Man's design. I honestly have always thought he had one of the coolest designs in the entire franchise, but I wouldn't be surprised to find out that I'm in the minority.ReplyDelete
I think the design is cool too.ReplyDelete
It's just that in some art, it becomes a little unflattering.
Same with the BN series sometimes. It was like in some art, Megaman was a bit chubba and roundy, but in others, he was more trim and sharp. (BN has my favorite designs, so don't get me wrong.)
Have a Rockin' Rockman day guys.ReplyDelete
Oh well, why not? Happy Rockman Day, everyone! :DReplyDelete
The Japanese DASH site released an MP3 of the arranged Flutter theme:ReplyDelete
That wasn't the surprise, was it?ReplyDelete
This was the surprise? STUPID.ReplyDelete
This is off topic but, capcom should bring back the mega arm for classic megaman and him back his ablitity to slide if they make a megaman 11.ReplyDelete
This is also off topic but Lucas Gilbertson cancelled his YouTube account! WAAHHHHHHH!!!! NO MORE IRIS DEATH RE-DUB! THIS SUUUUUCKS!ReplyDelete
Mega Man 69? Is it a sequel from Mega Man 64? XD Anyway, that's a great wallpaper! :)ReplyDelete
Capcom should release a super Mega Man crossover game, either traditional like Mega Man Universe or a fighting game like Power Fighters, MvC2 and Disidia. Playable characters include all of the ones in the wallpaper + Barrett, Proto Men, Basses, Rogue, Bonnes, ..., and enemies like Wily, Vile, Sigma, Lumine, Elpizo, Omega, Weil, Prometheus, Pandora, Serpent, Albert, Juno, Sera, WWW, Dealers, ... There are so many characters that even if it is for recent consoles like Wii U, I don't know if all would fit in a single game!
Yay~ I needed a new wallpaper hahaReplyDelete
Yeaahh I was thinking that too, would be so awesome to play as the villains or other Rockman characters!
WOW Happy Rockman Day Everyone, if possible Capcom should make like a windows/XP/7 theme download, with the sound effects, multiple wallpaper and stuff, taht would be awesome right?......ReplyDelete