Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mega Man ZX... Starring Servbot?

Had a lone Servbot wielded the power of Bio Metal X, Mega Man ZX would have been a very different game. Such is the premise for ultimatemaverickx's latest creation, which you can watch above.

Smashing, no? I'd play it.

Happy New Year, folks!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mighty No. 9's Call Design Finally Decided

To the surprise of no one, design F, by Inti Creates’ Yuuji Natsume, has won the Call vote:

"Call F exits the Battle Colosseum triumphant, as the people cheer her on!! We’d like to say thank you to all the Backers who contributed to making this second vote a great success!
The battle got heated at times, but the Mighty Numbers stayed strong and campaigned through numerous threads to support their favorite Call! We couldn’t have done it without you, and the goodwill and enthusiasm surrounding this Poll! Thank you, Mighty Beckers!"

Call H placed 3rd with 15.47% of the vote, while Call E placed 2nd with 41.14%.

Well, that's that. What's your take on the results?

Source: MNo9 Kickstarter

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mega Man-athon 2 is Coming!

In another instance of gaming for a good cause, the generous folks of Half Empty E-Tank are gearing up for a big 72 hour Mega Man marathon, streaming live from Magfest. They are set to play through a whole bunch of Mega Man games while raising money for Child's Play charity. The stream kicks off January 2nd.

In the spirit of generosity, for as little as a one dollar donation, you could walk away with one of three big music bundles. Hit the jump below for more details.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mega Man Board Game Seeing International Release

We weren't too sure this was going to happen, but it looks like Jasco pulled through. Mega Man: The Board game is headed to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. The good word comes directly from Jasco:

"Mark your calendars: International pledges begin December 30th for people in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East!

In fairness to people in those territories, we will be celebrating the good news with a special International Early Bird pledge level on Monday, December 30th for 24 hours starting at 14:00 GMT."

As a reminder, the "early bird" pledge nabs you a copy of the game for a discount. I suspect pricing details will be available shortly. Head to the game's Kickstarter for additional details.

Thanks for the tip, Emmanuel.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Pair of New Rockman Prize Figures Hitting Japan

If you're in Japan for the holiday season, you may want to drop by a game center for a chance to win one of two new Rockman figures. These guys are now making their way across Japan, planned to be won from prize machines and such. You can see more pictures at FansClub.

It doesn't look like Big Bad Toystore will carry these particular figures. However, they are loading up on a few others. Check those out here.

Source: doramapart1

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Next Mega Man D-Arts Is...?

On Rockman Unity, Ucchy is continuing to tease the Christmas surprise. After spending a night playing with his D-Arts Zero toys, Ucchy fell asleep and awoke to find an ambiguous message in his stocking. It reads: "What if you regret making me a poseable figure..."

Ooh, chilling. What sort of Mega Man character would say such a thing?

After consulting my colleagues on Twitter, we've deduced Mega Man Zero series Zero is the next D-Arts figure from Bandai. The line in Ucchy's card, apparently, is a play on one of Zero's quotes, "What if you regret making me remember" (or something along those lines). I believe it's from one of the games' commercials.

More details are expected to bubble up soon. Are you ready for a fourth D-Arts Zero figure?

Source: Rockman Unity (thanks, Heat Man!)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

There's a Few Mega Man Charity Marathons Coming Up

Three, count 'em, three Mega Man marathons are headed down the pike. The holiday season inspires us to do some good, and these guys are doing just that. Each of the following marathons are hoping to raise money for Child's Play Charity and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Check them out:

  • Mega Man-athon 2: A 72 hour Mega Man marathon played live on the MAGfest game room floor. Stream begins January 2nd through the 5th. Proceeds go to Child's Play. 
  • Mega Man Battle Network Marathon V2: TeamBN kicks off their second Mega Man Battle Network (and Star Force) marathon on December 27th. Donations will be raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Hit the links above for more details. It's all for a good and worthy cause so we hope you'll tune in!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mighty No. 9: Final Call Design Vote

As promised, Comcept is giving users the chance to vote on their favorite design for Beck's partner character in Mighty No. 9, Call. We're down to three contenders: designs E, F and H. The Call with the most votes will go on to appear in the game.

Voting is limited to Kickstarter backers only. Check your e-mail for a link to a SurveyMonkey poll. The URL is unique for each backer, exclusive to each backer. You have until the end of Saturday, December 28th at midnight PST to get your vote in (one vote per backer). The winner will be announced on the 29th.

For non-backers, you can see the three finalists in full color after the jump. Happy voting!

Archie Mega Man X Getting Free Comic Book Day Edition

Coming Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, Archie will be releasing a special flip comic combining content from both the premier Mega Man X story and Sonic the Hedgehog. According to the solicitation:

"(W) Ian Flynn (A) Gary Martin & Various (CA) Tracy Yardley, T.Rex
Its TWO free comic books in ONE! Hot off the heels of the ultra-successful Sonic/Mega Man crossover event, "Worlds Collide", comes a showcase issue of the hottest new storylines in both characters' universes - exclusively for Free Comic Book Day! Sonic stars in "Blast to the Past" and the origin of his Freedom Fighters! Then, on the flipside of this issue, get ready for the "Mega Man X" crossover event with this primer story!"

For more on Free Comic Book Day, and to find a comic shop near you, check out their website.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fanmade 8-Bit Legends 3 Prototype Gets New Trailer

Get Me Off The Moon has released a new trailer for the fan-made 8-bit version of Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version. Everything is looking pretty smooth, and what do you know? The crew whipped up an 8-bit remix of "Your Wind is Blowing." Mega Man Legends composer Makoto Tomozawa is composing a few tracks too, so that should be interesting.

The full game is due for release in February 2014. Look forward to it!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

20 Years of Mega Man X

Well, what do you know! It's December 17th. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Mega Man X series. This day, two decades ago, began the long and fruitful journey of the first Mega Man subseries. Since then, Mega Man X has seen eleven games, expanded into comics and manga, and launched a heaping ton of merchandise. Though the series has been largely dormant since 2005's Maverick Hunter X, it has remained an enduring brand, living on in the hearts of the fandom.

So how are we celebrating such a milestone? Capcom, for one, just released the 12-disc Rockman X Sound Box collection. It's loaded with music, comes with a neat little booklet, and even includes at least one unused piece from the original Mega Man X. I, for one, can't wait to hear it. 

Rockman X2: Soul Eraser is headed to the eShop in Japan next week. It joins its predecessor, Cyber Mission, for a mere 600 Yen. Lastly, there's a new X-themed world out for Xover. Nothing truly significant here other than an appearance by Dynamo. He's the boss, naturally.

That's pretty much all there is going on officially. When we'll hear the true return of Mega Man X, I have no idea. In the meantime, though, I remain thankful for what we've got. If anything, just remember that Mega Man X has not made it 20 years because of nothing. It's made it this far because of you. You, the Mega Man faithful, deserve some credit too. So thank you!

Image Credit: tonamikanji

Mega Man Xtreme 2 Slated for Japan eShop Next Week

Owners of the 3DS in Japan will be able to download Mega Man Xtreme 2 (aka Rockman X2: Soul Eraser) next week on the 25th. It will run for 600 Yen.

And with that, all previous announced Game Boy/Game Boy Color Mega Man titles are off the burner and out the door in Japan. The US and Europe? Ha, who knows. I was really hoping we'd see another one before the end of the year... we'll see, I guess.

And as for you, Nintendo, get Game Boy Advance emulation up and running. I think most of us would appreciate another shot at all those GBA Mega Man titles.

So Yeah, Mega Man is 26-Years Old Today

So here we are: day one of Mega Man's 26th anniversary. The 25th anniversary festivities are now at an end, according to Rockman Unity. The bash is going out not with a bang but a whimper, it seems. There's a small 25th ann. Rockman Xover promo event wrapping up and a new Rockman X-themed special world honoring the series' 20th anniversary (which just so happens to be tomorrow, December 18th). It's available now.

Anything else? Well there's a nice piece of Roll Caskett anniversary art from the Sound Rangers team. All PSP Rockman titles have been discounted to 800 Yen on the JPN PlayStation Network. Additionally, the Rockman X Sound Box is hours away from release. That's going to be pretty sweet, right?

Oh, there is one last thing. The very last picture in Rockman Unity's post shows Ucchy holding a piece of paper which promises something for "good children" on Christmas Day. Personally, I would not expect much. At the rate things have been going, it's most likely something Xover-related. Maybe Christmas battle memory cards (like this) or some promo event thing. I could be wrong... but honestly, I'm not feeling terribly optimistic.

Well, here's to another year. At least we can look forward to Smash Bros., among other things.

Source: Rockman Unity

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mega Man X and Wily's Revenge On Sale For $2 On US eShop

Have a couple of bucks to spare? Nintendo announced Mega Man X and Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge are on sale for $2 on the US Nintendo eShop through December 18 at 8:59 am PST. Mega Man X is normally available for $7.99, while Dr. Wily's Revenge goes for $3.99 on 3DS.

The sale is part of a special "2 Games, 2 Dollars each, 2 Days" promotion, which seems to imply more games will be discounted after the Mega Man sale expires. Hey, might be something to keep an ear out for.

If you haven't purchased these games already, now is definitely the time. Wednesday, the 18th will be here before you know it!

Source: Nintendo

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Marvel vs. Capcom Titles Being Pulled From Xbox Live And PSN

Here's a bit of curious news out of Capcom today. The company have announced that both Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 are going to be pulled from Xbox Live and PlayStation Network stores. Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, however, is in the clear.

The last day these games and their respective DLC is December 26th on Xbox Live, December 17th on PSN in North America, and December 19th on PSN in Europe. If you've already purchased these games, you may continue to download them beyond these dates. Also of note, a half-off sale on all DLC is being offered on PSN. Discounts on Xbox Live content will be offered in the near future.

Capcom have not said why the two games are being removed. However, it is largely speculated that Capcom's Marvel license may soon expire. In any case, we'll keep an eye on Capcom Unity for more news.

Source: Capcom Unity
s December 26th on Xbox Live, December 17th on PSN in North America, and December 19th on PSN in Europe.
Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/14/ultimate-marvel-vs-capcom-3-marvel-vs-capcom-2-leaving-xbox-live-psn/#JTQUTmlheVgvV1GU.99
s December 26th on Xbox Live, December 17th on PSN in North America, and December 19th on PSN in Europe.
Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/14/ultimate-marvel-vs-capcom-3-marvel-vs-capcom-2-leaving-xbox-live-psn/#JTQUTmlheVgvV1GU.99

Friday, December 13, 2013

Destructoid Reveals Covers for Mega Man #35

Destructoid has revealed the new covers for the 35th issue of Archie's Mega Man comic book, which is nearing its third year in print. No solicitation info is available at the moment, but from the looks of it Ra Moon will be back in some capacity.

The second cover, viewable at Destructoid, focuses solely on Zero. This one is meant to represent the upcoming Mega Man X sub story. Look forward to it!

Source: Destructoid

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mega Man Board Game Kickstarter is Live (Updated)

At long last, Jasco's official Mega Man board game Kickstarer has begun. The campaign is seeking $70,000 in funding. As of this writing, it's amassed over $60,000 under five hours. I think this one is going to be just fine.

Now, let's talk prizes. Campaign backers can get a copy of the game for $60 as part of the "early bird" special. Additionally, a deluxe bundle, which adds support for Oil Man and Time Man and additional pieces is, is available for the Kickstarters first 24-hours for $130. Other backer rewards include Proto Man mini-figures, tins from Jasco's upcoming Mega Man Universal Fighting System trading card game, and an art print.

The board game is projected to release October 2014. You can find out more details by visiting the Kickstarter page, which is filled with concept images, a rundown of gameplay, and other fun stuff.

UPDATE: It's funded. Onward to stretch goals.

Mighty No. 9's Beck Makes An Appearance In Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Well, this is interesting. Comcept are moving forward with a Mighty No. 9 crossover with Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. Beck will appear as a special skin in the game and will come with his own special zombie pack. You can view additional images and details available at Siliconera.

Yaiba is due in North American on March 4th, 2014. 

Thanks for the tip, Eric.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mega Man: The Board Game: The Trailer

Mega Man: The Board Game is headed to Kickstarter tomorrow, December 12th, at noon central time. To celebrate, the folks at Jasco Games wiped up the above trailer. It's a nice, brief look at what looks to be a promising official product.

For those unable to view the video, you can read up on how to play the game here. For additional facts, answers and question, head to Jasco's official website.

Stay tuned for more news!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Jasco Reveals Guts Man & Fire Man Mini Figures

As we twiddle our thumbs in eager anticipation for the launch of Jasco's Mega Man board game Kickstarter (it's been greenlit!), the company has released another taste of what additional funding can provide. Say hello to the latest mini figures, Guts Man and Fire Man.

The pair join the likes of Dr. Wily, Proto Man, Mega Man and Cut Man. There doesn't seem to be an end in sight to these things, so keep an eye on the game's official Facebook page. New mini figure teasers pop up every now and then.

Source: Mega Man: The Board Game

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Official Mega Man Eyeglasses, Because Why Not?

Capcom's 30th anniversary bash continues with yet another collaboration. The house that built Mega Man is teaming up with Zoff for some special Capcom-themed eyeglasses designs. This includes, of course, a pair of Mega Man glasses.

The right temple is decorated with Mega Man shooting through a level and the other has Dr. Wily pleading for mercy. The glasses include a case and cleaning cloth featuring various 8-bit sprites. The whole kit and caboodle cost 5,200 Yen. If you're in need of corrective lenses, though, the total price will vary.

You can check out more Capcom eyeglasses at Siliconera.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Mega Man and Co. Appearing in Capcom's "Sound Rangers" (Updated)

Sound Rangers: Rhythm & Battle! is a new IP from Capcom for iOS. It's a traditional RPG that blends Power Ranger antics with rhythm-based gameplay a la Elite Beat Agents. Soon, though, the game is about to get an infusion of Mega Man.

Starting December 9th, Capcom will kick off a special Mega Man-themed event featuring Classic series characters and music...

Monkey Box Debuts "Mighty No. 9: The Take Off" Short

Continuing a steady flow of animated pop-culture parodies, Monkey Box Studios has recently posted a fun Mighty No. 9 tribute. It's definitely worth a watch, especially if you've been following Mighty No. 9 since day one.

Thanks for the heads up, Noah. Onward and upwards!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

25th Anniversary Mega Man Statue Returning This Month

Later this month, the 25th Anniversary Mega Man statue is being reissued through Big Bad Toystore and Entertainment Earth for $124.99. Pre-orders are now live on both sites.

For the uninitiated, the 10-inch statue features USB-powered LED lights on the base, helmet, and Mega Buster. Each one from the Capcom Store were individually numbered as part of its "limited availability." No telling how limited this run will be, though. If you missed out on the statue the last time, you'd be wise to put in a pre-order soon.

Source: BBTS | Entertainment Earth

Monday, December 2, 2013

More Armors Headed to Rockman Xover

With the unveiling of OVER-2 Spec 2 last week, these were pretty much inevitable. A whole batch of new armors were recently teased during Rockman Unity's "Xover TV" stream. Above is OVER-3 Spec 2; a powered up version of, well, OVER-3.

See the rest of the lot after the jump.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Check Out This Insane Mega Man Toy Collection

It's a sea of plastic and dazzling colors. This, friends, is but a small morsel of Watchapol's massive Mega Man toy collection. Action figures, gashapons, model kits, board games, playsets. It's ginormous.

There's plenty more to see at Watchapol's Flickr page. The gallery is loaded with over 500 photos of stuff. The photography is neat in its own right, too. Watchapol's recreated scenes from various games, among other things.

Seriously, I am blue with envy here.

Source: Rockman Rockpage

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mega Man X Figuarts ZERO Sigma Review

It's been a while since I've reviewed a Mega Man figure here on the blog, but I've recently managed to rectify that with the arrival of my very own Figuarts ZERO Sigma figure, courtesy of Bluefin and Tamashii Nations.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

New Rockman X Sound Box Details

Over on Rockman Unity, Ucchy brings us a sneak peek of the Rockman X Sound Box, the all-new Mega Man X soundtrack compilation. Ucchy confirms the 12-disc set will feature a total of 490 pieces from the entire X series, including the likes of Command Mission, Xtreme and Xtreme 2, and Maverick Hunter X. The complete tracklist is now available at e-Capcom.

The e-Capcom page reveals even more music goodness.  First, we are now able to confirm that both the SNES and PSX versions of Rockman X3's soundtrack will be featured. Second, Capcom is throwing in tracks from rare Rockman X8 Special Sound CD (according to Ucchy, they had a bit of trouble hunting the source for this guy down!). Lastly, Capcom is packing in unused music from X1 on the 12th disc. It's a single track, but it's bound to be interesting.

The Sound Box is still on track to release December 18th for ¥12,600 (roughly $129 US). Although it's currently a Japanese exclusive, CD Japan is prepping stock for importers. Might be expensive, but it's definitely turning out to be quite the collection!

Source: Rockman Unity (thanks, CAPKobun!)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mega Man Xtreme Hitting Japan 3DS eShop Next Week

Owners of the Nintendo 3DS in Japan will be able to download Mega Man Xtreme (otherwise known as Rockman X: Cyber Mission) next week on December 4th. The game will run for the typical Game Boy Color price of ¥600.

This would mark the first time Xtreme has been made available to download. Unfortunately, I wouldn't expect to see this on our shores before the Classic Game Boy titles finish their run. Whenever that will be.

At this rate, though, it seems all but certain Xtreme 2 will be hitting Japan in January. What comes after that? Who knows...

Source: Nintendo Everything (via Dan Koopman)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Mega Man Fan-Games at the 2013 NCFC

The Nintendo Community Fangame Convention is an annual online event for fan-game developers to demonstrate projects currently in development. This year, Mega Man aficionados will have the opportunity to play three titles: Mega Man Battle Network: Chrono X, Mega Man Perfect Harmony, and Mega Man: Day in the Limelight 3 (beta version).

To participate, simply click the links above and give the games a spin. If you want more to do,  head to the NCFC forums and send the developers some. Comments and general suggestions are more than encouraged.

Best of luck to team Mega Man. Enjoy, folks! (thanks for the tip, Raul!)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Making of Everlasting Peace's Cover Art

To celebrate the Everlasting Peace tribute album's release, Capcom Unity is showing off a breakdown of the cover art's conception. Artist rnn takes us through the step by step process, from pencil sketch to ink. It's all quite nice, really.

Everlasting Peace is now available in audio CD and digital. Grab yours from Amazon.

Source: Capcom Unity

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mega Man Games Discounted on Nintendo eShop

The second week of Nintendo's "Your Favorite Gaming Friends" event is live, and this time four Mega Man titles on are on sale. The first four games from the Classic series have been reduced to $3.49 on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS (normally $4.99 each). The price drop runs from today to November 28th, 9am PT.

Simply boot up your Wii U or 3DS and head to the eShop. Alternatively, you can grab a QR Code here. Enjoy!

Thanks for the tip, Eric.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Official Mighty No. 9 Site Open For Business

Good news, everyone! The official Mighty No. 9 site has launched! By now, most of you should have received an e-mail from Comcept with your official Mighty Number and instructions on how to register. As a friendly reminder, only Kickstarter backers are currently able to login.

Didn't get your login? Patience; it may take up to a week before you get it. For more information, head to this post.

Hope to see you there soon!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rockman Xover Update Brings EX World 1, Strongest Armor Yet

The time has come for another Rockman Xover update. This update brings the new EX World 1 stage, which is a more challenging version of World 1 with the same bosses. To obtain the EX World, simply defeat all World 1 bosses at Level 8.

Furthermore, OVER-1 is getting a new armor. Dubbed OVER-2 Spec 2, it's currently the most powerful armor in the game, rendering previous armors obsolete. I guess it's safe to assume Spec 2 models of previous armors will be along some time. Hit up Capcom Unity for more images.

Thanks, Django!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Capcom and Furu1 Team Up for Mega Man Themed Phone Cases

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Capcom of Japan is teaming up online retailer Furu1 for some special Capcom themed mobile phone cases. This includes Mega Man, as well as other "legacy" franchises like Son Son, Ghouls N' Ghosts, and DarkStalkers. You can check out some of the designs, each boasting a very familiar sprite style, here.

Supported phones include the iPhone family, Xperia Z and Z1, and the Galaxy S4 and S3. Each case runs for 2,980 Yen (roughly $29.83 US).

Source: furu1online

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Covers & Solicitation for Mega Man #34 (With Mega Man X!)

The new solicitation and cover for Archie's Mega Man #34 is now available, and it looks to be a doozy! As promised, this is the issue that kicks off the first Mega Man X backup story. Read on:

"(W) Ian Flynn (A) Gary Martin & Various (CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante

This is it! The issue every Mega-fan has been demanding! The debut of Mega Man X! But first, in 'Shadow of the Moon' Part One: Mega Man joins a research team seeking the truth behind Dr. Wily and Ra Moon. But how far will they get when Shadow Man goes on the attack?
Then, in 'The X Factor' Part One: jump 100 years into the future as Dr. Cain discovers Dr. Light's final, greatest creation - Mega Man X! Featuring pencils by the returning Mega Man art legend Patrick 'Spaz' Spaziante! The road to the next big mega-crossover starts here, featuring an exclusive Mega Man X variant cover by superstar artist Ben Bates!"

First I've heard of this "next big mega-crossover." Could it be? A Mega Man/Mega Man X crossover? I suppose we'll have to wait and find out. Stay tuned!

Source: BumbleKing Comics (thanks, Eric!)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mega Man 1 Soundtrack Gets the VRC6 Treatment

RushJet1, composer of the fantastic "cover playthrough" for Mega Man 3, has returned. This time he's rearranged Mega Man 1's soundtrack with added stereo and VRC6 effects. Developed by Konami, the VRC6 chip added three additional sound channels to the typical NES's four. Apply it to Mega Man's soundtrack and, well, you've got magic.

The above video is a complete gameplay run of Mega Man using the new soundtrack. You can listen to or purchase it from Bandcamp as well. If you're a fan of Mega Man music (or chiptune in general), you can't go wrong here.

Thanks to Tony for the tip!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mega Man X First Armor Confirmed for Dead Rising 3

As many of you know, the Dead Rising games frequently feature Mega Man fan service, with Dead Rising 3 being no exception. Revealed in the trailer above, new protagonist Nick Ramos will don Mega Man X's First Armor.

According to Polygon, the outfit will be awarded to players upon finishing the game. The X-Buster comes separate; awarded to those who successfully complete the devilishly hard Nightmare Mode. Click here for more details and images.

Dead Rising 3 debuts November 22nd.

Check Out Mega Man and Co. in "Street Fighter X All Capcom"

Street Fighter X All Capcom is launching in Japan next week for Android and iOS. The game is a "hero training RPG" which is played with card battles. Over 500 Capcom characters are represented, including handful of Mega Man familiars.

So far fourteen characters from Mega Man, Mega Man X and Mega Man Legends have been confirmed, each represented in a unique "chibi" art style. See what they look like after the jump below!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mega Man X2 To Hit European Wii U Virtual Console This Week

According to a list of this week's European eShop releases, Mega Man X2 will be available on the Wii U Virtual Console this Thursday for €7.99 / £5.49. As per usual, if you downloaded X2 on Wii, you can score the Wii U version for a discount.

Hopefully the North American release isn't too far behind. Mega Man X2 is the last title to hit the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan. Let's hope we'll finally get Mega Man X3 next.

Source: CVG

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Jasco Reveals Dr. Wily Mini Figure for Mega Man Board Game

As we await the launch of the Mega Man Board Game Kickstarter, Jasco has released another glimpse of what additional funding can provide. Following the previously revealed Proto Man, Mega Man and Cut Man figures, Dr. Wily's figure has come to light. Lab coat, hair, 'stache... he's got it all.

The Kickstarter, which is not for funding the actual game, but raising money for additional components and features, is slated to launch as soon as Capcom gives it the go ahead. For more details, hit up the official Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned!

Source: Mega Man The Board Game

Check Out "Pock Rock" Running on PlayStation Vita

By way of Skyghene22, here's an in-depth 15 minute overview of Rockman Complete Works' PocketStation mode, "Pock Rock", running on the new PocketStation PlayStation Vita app. It's still exclusive to PS+ subscribers in Japan, but you can at least get an idea of how authentic the thing is on today's hardware.

Keep those fingers crossed for a worldwide release. If the app goes abroad, it will be the first time many players can experience Pock Rock outside of Japan!

Thanks for the tip, Eric.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Half-Baked iPhone Game Shamelessly Steals Mega Man Characters

Hotel Romeo Media is a mobile developer with a reputation for releasing titles whose settings and characters can sometimes be wholly unoriginal.  The company's latest "masterpiece", A Boulder Sprinkle Adventure: Boom of the Giant Sheep Tsunami Splash, flagrantly steals a few familiar faces from the Mega Man universe.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Preview Pages for Mega Man #31

Heads-up! The thirty first issue of Mega Man will be blasting its way into comic shops and newsstands soon. While you wait for the mailman, head over to Destructoid for a full five-page preview. Both variant covers on also on display, which, might I say,  look fantastic.

Mega Man #31, the third part of "Blackout: The Curse of Ra-Moon," pits Mega Man and Break Man against a common foe. The fate of the globe rests on the estranged brothers' reunion!

You can check out all the action here.

Monday, November 4, 2013

PocketStation is Back on Vita, Rockman Complete Works Compatible

Sony Computer Entertainment recently teased the return of the PocketStation, and today they delivered. The PocketStation, a memory card peripheral which acted much like the Dreamcast's VMU cards, is back as a free app for PlayStation Vita. At present, it's only available to PS Plus users in Japan.

Why is this Mega Man-related? As you may well already know, the original PlayStation saw numerous Rockman releases in Japan which never made their way stateside, and among those releases were the six Rockman Complete Works titles. Used in conjunction with the later Complete Works games, players could send their Blue Bomber to the PocketStation and train him on-the-go in a mode dubbed "Pock Rock." By completing various micro-games, Rockman would be awarded with additional max health, increased running speed, and a more powerful buster. Alternatively, the PocketStation could increase the stats of the Robot Masters in the games so that they would offer a more significant challenge.

Among other titles, the Vita PocketStation app will work with the PSN versions of Rockman 1-6. Unfortunately there's no word on a worldwide release. However, the original peripheral did work with some compatible English titles... so maybe we shouldn't count it out yet? We'll keep an ear out, I suppose.

It's really too bad The Misadventures of Tron Bonne isn't on PSN -- those PockeStation minigames are amazingly adorable.

Source: blog.esuteru.com

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Mega Man 2.5D Beta Version Released

It's been in development for years, but at long last, you can experience the fan project known as "Mega Man 2.5D." Peter Sjöstrand and his team have just released a public beta version, which features one playable co-op stage set in Shadow Man's domain. You can download the beta at the following link: http://petersjostrand.com/index.php

Peter hopes to bring additional content to the beta soon including more stages, modes and other goodies. Stay tuned!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Razer Unveils Mega Man Gaming Mouse Mat

If you're in the market for a new gaming mouse mat you might want to check out Razer's latest offering. The company is rolling out an officially licensed, limited edition Mega Man mat designed for comfort play and seamless mouse gliding. It's available for pre-order here.

So... Mega Man 10 is an interesting image choice. I mean, the game isn't available on PC. It really should be, but it isn't. I like to imagine PC ports of MM9 and MM10 were among topics discussed by those "top men"... but alas, it's not to be.

Think of this as compensation, I guess.

Source: Razer

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mega Man Series Reaches 30 Million Copies Sold

Today, Capcom posted revised lifetime sales figures for many of its franchises. According to the numbers, the Mega Man series has sold 30 million units as of September 2013. Since 1987, 131 Mega Man games have been released. Mega Man continues to rank as Capcom's third best-selling franchise, right behind Street Fighter and Resident Evil.

On the whole, Mega Man is up one million units since 2011. Given that few new games released since then, the boost is probably attributed to digital re-releases of older titles. Free-to-play Rockman Xover and Street Fighter X Mega Man, million sellers in their own right, appear to be non-factor.

You can read additional data at Capcom's Investor Relation page here.

Source: Capcom Total Sales Units Data

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rockman World 5 Hits 3DS in Japan Next Week

The fifth and final entry in the Rockman World sub-series is hitting Japan next week. On Novembmer 6th, Nintendo 3DS users can download Rockman World 5 from the Nintendo eShop for 400 Yen.

Jealous? Oh yes indeed. As we've come to learn, there's not much Capcom can do to get these titles in the west any quicker. The wheels are turning, but it's ultimately up to Nintendo to decide when the games will drop.

I suppose Japan can look forward to the first Xtreme title next.

Thanks for the tip, Eric!

Mega Man 25th Anniversary Tribute Albums Now Available

As promised, Capcon Unity's collaboration albums with OverClocked Remix and Sumthing Else Music are upon us. For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man is now available digitally for $9.99 from OC Remix, CD Baby, and iTunes. Meanwhile, you can grab MM25: Mega Man Rocks for $9.99 on iTunes, Amazon and Sumthing Else Music. Be sure to hit those links for track lists and details!

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jasco Unveils Proto Man Mini Figure (Mega Man Board Game)

This prototype Proto Man mini figure comes from Jasco Games, makers of the official Mega Man Board Game. The figure is an example of what additional funding can yield when the game's Kickstarter launches later this week.

As a friendly reminder, the Kickstarter is not for greenlighting the game, but raising money for additional content, extras, and higher quality components. The board game will be made and sold at retail regardless of the Kickstarter's success or failure.

For more details, hit up the Mega Man Board Game on Facebook and Twitter. More news soon!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Complete Ruby-Spears Mega Man Collection Dated for Australia

Madman Entertainment's online store has outed the Australian release date for the complete Mega Man animated series box set. The 3-disc set is due out on December 4th, priced at $49.95. And yes, that is the final box art. It's an uncanny throwback to the less-than-stellar PAL Mega Man covers of the mid-2000's.

No special features or extras. For the most part this is a bare-bones reprint of the 2004 set. Discotek Media will be handling the set's North American release, slated for 2014. More news on that front soon.

Source: Madman Ent.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stop-Motion Mega Man Invades the Real World

Here is an incredible stop-motion animation by Zach King, also known as “FinalCutKing” on YouTube. It features a rather jerkish Mega Man going around turning everyday objects into tiles. No mercy.

According to King, roughly 10,000 photos and 1,000 individual tiles were used to create the video. That's pretty dang impressive. Give it a watch, fellas!

Direct Link: Mega Man Comes to Life (thanks, Eric, for the heads up!)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Figuarts ZERO Sigma Shipping From Amazon Today

If you pre-ordered Bandai's Figuarts ZERO Sigma from Amazon, you might want to keep an eye out for the mail man. According to Destructoid's Chris Carter, Amazon has started letting customers know that the statue is shipping out. With any luck, you might have him in the next few days!

Of note, Amazon's page is still asking for pre-orders. But don't worry; if you place an order now, there's a strong possibility it will ship relatively quickly. I'm not an Amazon buyer this time around, but I'll keep an ear out for updates.

Source: Destructoid

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Capcom 30th Anniversary Goods Include Mega Man-Felynes

To commemorate Capcom's 30th anniversary, Monster Hunter Felynes will be appearing as plushies in the form of iconic Capcom characters courtesy of Ichiban Kuji. The usual suspects are accounted for such as Morrigan, Chun-li and good 'ol Mega Man. It's kinda cute, no?

Ichiban Kuji are also reportedly working with Capcom to produce a limited edition Mega Man-Felyne figurine. It may look a tad creepy now, but I'm sure it will turn out nice once images of the final coating bubble up. I hope so, at least.

No word yet on release dates for these these items let alone availability overseas. You're best bet may turn out to be eBay.

Source: Siliconera

Monday, October 21, 2013

Backlit Mega Man 2 NES Lights Up the 25th Anniversary

Following up on his previous work, PlatinumFungi has whipped another commemorative Mega Man NES case mod. As you can no doubt surmise from the title of this post, it's a backlit Mega Man 2 NES. It has a beautiful shiny finish, supplied by Custom NES Guy and pixel perfect backlit Robot Masters on top. The cartridge bay even illuminates.

For more images, hit up PlatinumFungi's Facebook album. Hope to see more from him in the future!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Inafune Would Be Happy To Make A Spiritual Mega Man Legends Successor

As promised, here's Rashed's interview with Keiji Inafune from the IGN convention in Bahrain. Due to limited time, he was only able to ask Inafune three questions. Nevertheless, Rashed managed to pop the big one: now that we've seen Mighty No. 9, do you think we'll see a Mega Man Legends spiritual successor?

Inafune happily answered the query, speaking through his translator:

"Yes, he would really like to make Mega Man Legends, it's one of his favorite games. He'd like to but he can't at the moment. If he could make a game like it he would be very happy. Like this current Kickstarter, if he was able to do something like that, make a Kickstarter, get people to back it and use that funding source to make a game like that he'd be happy to do it."

In all, this is a juicy tidbit if you're a fan of the series. Mind you, Inafune's house is currently hard at work developing Mighty No. 9, among other projects. I think it would be quite a while before we see a second Kickstarter. But hey, you never know.

Source: At7addk

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Last Call for Post-Kickstarter Mighty No. 9 Digital Rewards

As discussed in an earlier update, Comcept has continued to offer all digital Mighty No. 9 rewards beyond the Kickstarter campaign via PayPal for a limited time. However, that limited time is just about to reach its end. Comcept has announced they will be ending the sale of the PayPal digital rewards this Monday, October 21st, at 9:09 pm PDT.

It's hard to say if any of the goods will return after the 21st. Even if they did though, Comcept says it wouldn’t be at these cheaper, Kickstarter-bundle-level prices. In other words, you might want to get a move on soon. Monday will be here before you know it!

For more details, check out all the digitial rewards currently being offered at the official Mighty No. 9 PayPal page.