Sunday, March 31, 2013

One of These D-Arts Figures is Not an April Fools' Joke

Rockman Unity is celebrating April Fools' Day with the unveiling of FOUR new D-Arts figures. Classic Roll (in Mega Man 8 duds), Ultimate Armor X, Iris, and Zero from the Zero series . Exciting!

Oh, wait. I did say it was April Fools'... didn't I? True, and Rockman Unity admits that. But ONE of these four figures, according to Ucchy, is the real deal. Only one character will be immortalized in plastic.

Who could it be? Let's speculate. Going by the evidence, only one image shows the engineering of a would be, typical D-Arts figure: Zero. But that's far too obvious, right? He might just be the red herring of the lot.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments.

Source: Rockman Unity

Saturday, March 30, 2013

“Between the Pages” Checks Out Worlds Collide

With several reports of the first Worlds Collide issue hitting mailboxes now, there's no time like the present to check out Bleeding Cool's “Between the Pages”  Paul Kaminski interview. It's nearly fifteen minutes long, but well worth the watch if you're in need of more crossover hype!

Thanks for the tip, Tim!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Mega Man 25th Anniversary Statue Up for Pre-Order

Originally intended as a Comic-Con exclusive, Capcom decided to toss this guy up on the Capcom Store. You can pre-order yours now for $99.95. Again, here's those bullet points:

  • USB powered LED lights on the base, helmet & buster
  • 10 inch statue on a 6 inch diameter base
  • Each individually numbered
  • Capcom Store Exclusive - Limited Availability

Grab your Zenny and fly by the Capcom Store. Pre-orders will be taken through April 25!

Source: Capcom Unity

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Keiji Inafune Drops by Boss Battle Gallery, Draws Mega Man

In town for GDC, Keiji Inafune paid a visit to the Mega Man Boss Battle gallery art show. With pen in hand, he left his mark -- a fresh sketch of Mega Man, right next to the work of his fans. Hit the jump for a closeup.

Japan Getting Super Comfy Rock Buster Pillow

Because the merchandise train never stops, the E-Capcom store will be receiving a little something to rest your head on. Introducing the Rock Buster pillow; a comfy weapon of mass destruction that also doubles as a nice cosplay accessory. E-Capcom will be shipping these out in July, bundled with a nice helmet cap. It's the same one Ucchy wears!

For those living outside Japan, I'd like to remind you we have two similar products on our shores. Though they may not look as comfortable, GE Entertainment's buster and helmet cap are a lot more affordable. E-Capcom's set will run you 6,090 Yen (roughly $65)!

Source: E-Capcom

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mega Man X on Sale on iTunes

Yes, it's a questionable port. But for those who may be interested, I just thought you'd like to know. That's right; Mega Man X for iOS is 99 cents as part of Capcom's spring sale. It's normally $4.99, so if you were waiting for a cheaper price, there's no time like the present. The deal ends on April 1st.

For the Street Fighter fans, SFIV Volt, SFII Collection and SF X Tekken are also 99 cents each.

Source: Capcom Unity

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Mega Man Shirt From Pengew Apparel

The gaming t-shirt people at Pengew Apparel -- makers of stylized, original design tees -- are offering a new Mega Man shirt. This one's design is inspired by the Japanese Maneki Neko, a beckoning sculpture said to bring good luck to its owner. Pair it with Mega Man and you're certain to bring good fortune your way!

If you like what you see, then you can order it for $24.99 USD here at Pengew Apparel.

Monday, March 25, 2013

This Mega Man Game Doesn't Look Very Fun

A one sunxez recently stumbled upon this curious contraption in Seoul. It's a coin-op Mega Man arcade game. How does it work? Your guess is as good as mine. Guts Man looks pretty angry, though. I suppose we're trying to rack up points, or something? Eesh. I think I'd rather play "Cryodrone."

Hey, got any screwy, unofficial Mega Man goods on you? Shoot me an e-mail. We'd love to see what you got.

Source: Flickr

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Watch the Mega Man 25th Ann. PAX East Panel Here

For those interested, here's the entire World of Capcom PAX East panel. The Mega Man portion kicks off at 2:30. You can hear everything Brett had to say about the 25th anniversary yourself. The misinterpreted "new game" comment can be heard at 8:47.

Thanks to DSTVOriginals for the upload!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

More Images of Collectible Mega Man Statue

Brett Elston has shared a few additional photos of the absolutely gorgeous Mega Man statue revealed at PAX East. Head over to Capcom Unity to check those out. Further, here's some facts:

  • Made by: Multiverse Studios (same manufacturer of the successful Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition last year)
  • Height: 10" x 6" base
  • USB powered LED lights: spotlights on base, MM helmet and Buster
  • Exclusive to the Capcom Store Only 
  • Limited number to be produced, each individually numbered (# units TBD but under 2000 for sure)
  • Available for sale as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive

So... is it exclusive to the Capcom Store or SDCC? I'm working on getting clarification.

Source: Capcom Unity

Friday, March 22, 2013

Commemorative Mega Man Figures Shown Off at PAX East

Okay, so Capcom did not flat out confirm a new Mega Man game at PAX East. It was a statement taken out of context. But hey, there was still some good news from the panel. In addition to release dates for Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5 on the eShop, Capcom revealed the production of two new figures.

The first figure is a USB powered statue due out this summer at the San Diego Comic-Con. You can see a hi-res image of it after the break. The second figure has Mega Man and Mega Man X together as a representation of the X series' upcoming anniversary. This figure will be exclusive to the Capcom Store (source: Siliconera) .

New Mega Man Game in Development (Update: NOPE)

UPDATE: Well this is awkward. Brett just said over the Duck Tales stream he "doesn't know how news got out that a new Mega Man game is on the way, and that it is NOT what he said."

Further, Joystiq amended their original report with the following statement:

"Capcom has clarified Elston's comments, saying that a new Mega Man game has not been confirmed. The company is having "ongoing discussions about Mega Man," but it "won't announce anything until something is ready."

Original Story: According to Joystiq, Capcom Community Manager Brett Elston dropped a bomb at the World of Capcom panel at PAX East: a new Mega Man game is currently in development. Elston was unable to provide any further details, saying Capcom are not ready to officially announce the game just yet.

In other PAX-related Mega Man news, Capcom will be releasing a commemorative 25th anniversary statue. Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5 were confirmed to hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop within the next two months on April 25 and May 16, respectively.

Source: Joystiq

Help Design the Packaging for the Rockman Ultrabook

Hey, want to win that totally slick Rockman Ultrabook? Well, you might want to check this out. Capcom has launched a new contest for designing the packaging of the laptop PC. The winner will walk away with their very own Rockman Ultrabook. The rules are as follows (courtesy of The Mega Man Network):

-Can contain any Mega Man character from any series (classic, X, Zero, ZX, Legends, Battle Network, Star Force or Xover). It cannot contain any other characters.
-Your work must be in Photoshop PSD format, using CMYK coloring. It must be in A3 (297mm x 420mm) in 350 dpi.
-After making this graphic, you may submit it as a GIF, JPG or PNG that is compressed to under 10MB.
-Those under 20 must have approval from a guardian to enter the contest.

The contest ends April 22nd. There are no region restrictions, so you're free to try give it a shot.

Source: Rockman Ultrabook Project

100K Strong Streaming Misadventures of Tron Bonne

Later today, 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 will be livestreaming
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne. Ever Fridat after starting at 2pm PST/5pm EST, they will be streaming another Legends series game, with prizes given out every other week.

Once Tron Bonne has been 100% completed, they'll tackled hard mode in MML1, and playthrough the famous Mega Man Legends beta version.

More details on the stream can be found here. The stream itself can be seen here. Tune in at 5pm EST!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

More Art of Tron (and Servbots) in Onimusha Soul

Here's another look at Tron Bonne and her pint-sized cohorts in Onimusha Soul, Capcom's browser-based strategy RPG. Hit the jump to check out more costume variations.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Capcom US Trying to Get Mega Man X Games on GOG

Over on the Ask Capcom forum, Christian Svensson reveals Capcom US has been attempting to get the PC versions of the Mega Man X series on GOG, an online distribution platform for DRM-free PC games. However, it sounds like there's been some hurdles getting the games over:

"I know there are individual releases of the older X series and we've been speaking with our guys in Japan to get them on GOG but progress has been slow. It's been more than a year."

While it's by no means a dead end, one can only wonder what the holdup is. As fans, I guess the only thing we can do is hope that all the kinks get worked out sooner than later.

Source: Ask Capcom

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mega Man Meets Monster Hunter in the Crossover of my Dreams

Imagine the premise of Street Fighter X Mega Man.  Now take out the Street Fighter characters and replace them with the titans of Monster Hunter.  That's the inspriation behind this fan-art by Justin Cyr, best known for his work on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.

"After playing Street Fighter x Megaman, I thought it would be cool to see what Megaman x Monster Hunter could look like," writes Cyr.

Indeed, it is quite cool. The two franchises share a similar premise -- "tracking and hunting". If done right, Mega Man X Monster Hunter could work out exceptionally well! Would you play it?

Source: Tiny Cartridge

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rockman Xover Launches "Legend Armor"

Not too long ago we saw a Rockman Xover screenshot teasing the prospect of playing as the classic Blue Bomber. However, Rockman Unity has reveled the truth the image. That is not a playable Mega Man, but an armor that OVER-1 can equip. It's called "Legend Armor", and it grants the player access to OVER-R, who looks a lot like Mega Man.

Collecting OVER-R's pieces is easy: simply log into Xover. Each day you log in during the campaign period, you'll be handsomely rewarded with a piece of the Legend Armor. OVER-R will be yours in no time at all. You can check out more screens of OVER-R in action at Rockman Unity.

No news on the possibility of other characters showing up as Legend Armors, but I think it's pretty much a given. I can see it now: OVER-X, OVER-Z, etc.

Credit: The Mega Man Network

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Worlds Collide #9 Will Feature Every Robot Master Ever!

Comic Book Resources showed off the cover for the ninth part of Worlds Collide a couple days ago, but here's the official solicitation from Midtown Comics. Brace yourself because this one sounds like a doozy!

"Celebrate 250 issues of the longest-running video game based comic series, Sonic the Hedgehog, with ‘When Worlds Collide’ Part Nine of Twelve! The final act of the crossover mega-event starts here as Sonic and Mega Man stand united against the Wily Egg—and backing them up are all their heroic friends. Standing against them are the Robot Masters—all of them! Let the battle begin! At a whopping 48 pages, this double-sized issue features a special, digitally remastered re-presentation of the first Sonic the Hedgehog issue! Also featuring a stunning new wrap-around cover by Patrick ‘SPAZ’ Spaziante. Plus, choose your favorite hero with the ‘Team Sonic’ and ‘Team Mega Man’ CHIBI variant covers! Continued in this month’s Mega Man #27!"

 "All the Robot Masters" literally, or just those we've seen so far? I suppose we'll just have to wait and find out! Here's hoping they'll throw in some obscure bots, too. At the very least, Bond Man should be there. That guy is cool.

Credit: Mega Man Monthly

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Inafune Voices Continued Support for 100,000 Strong for MML3

Some of you may remember that, a few months ago, Skybane Zero of 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 interviewed Reika Morishita. It was a success, to say the least. So you can imagine he was eager to try it again, but this time, with none other than Keiji Inafune.

Skybane gave Hanako, Inafune’s PR Manager, a holler. Unfortunately she “didn’t think an interview would be possible,” because Inafune no longer has a stake in the Mega Man franchise. But as compensation, she was able to get him to send a heartfelt message to the fans...

Friday, March 15, 2013

The "Worlds Collide" News Train Doesn't Stop...

Hey, would you like one more Worlds Collide cover before we hit the weekend? Well, here's the regular cover for Worlds Collide Part Nine (Sonic the Hedgehog #250), illustrated by Patrick Spaziante. This one coincides with the Powered Up variant from the other day.

Also, those interested in learning more about the crossover can head over to Comic Book Resources for a sizable interview with writer Ian Flynn and editor Paul Kaminsk.

Thanks once again to Mega Man Monthly for the tip!

Tron Bonne Set to Appear in Onimusha Soul

Capcom Japan has announced a special promotion for Onimusha Soul, their browser-based strategy RPG. A number of classic heroines will be showing up as recruitable characters, each redesigned to fit the game's feudal Japan setting.

On March 28, the one and only Tron Bonne is poised to join the cast. She appears on the far left in the image above, next to Gotcha Force's Usagi. A pair of Servbots appear in the top banner on the game's official site.

More art of Tron in her feudal duds will probably show up closer to the 28th. It's certainly an interesting take on the character!

Source: Onimusha Soul Official Site (via CapKobun)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Solicitations for Worlds Collide #8 and #10 (Updated)

Double dose of solicitations tonight. This time, we're looking at the covers for part eight (Sonic Universe #53) and part ten (Mega Man #27). Hit the jump for the lowdown.

Mega Man 3 Now Available on Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America

In North America today you can power up your Nintendo 3DS, jump on the eShop and grab Mega Man 3 for $4.99.  As a friendly reminder, this is a standard Virtual Console release, not a "3D Classic." Nevertheless, you'll still be able to enjoy the wonderful benefits of portability and save states!

Next month, it's Mega Man 4's go followed by Mega Man 5 in May, and Mega Man 6 in June. After that, who knows! Maybe we'll get back on track with those Game Boy games, yeah?

Check Out the Powered Up Inspired "Worlds Collide" Covers

Archie Comics aren't quite ready to reveal the standard cover for "Worlds Collide" #9. In the meantime, Destructoid brings us our first look a two delightful variant covers. Click the link to check them out in all their super hi-res glory!

Illustrated by Ryan Jampole with inks by Gary Martin and colors by Matt Herms, the covers form a tantalizing, Mega Man Powered Up diptych. Head over to Ryan's deviantART for the raw pencils.

Thanks to Mega Man Monthly for the tip!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mega Man Legends 3 Concept Album Now Available

Get Me Off the Moon is proud to announce the completion of the long awaited Mega Man Legends 3 Concept Album project. You can download it now from Bandcamp!

For the uninitiated, this project kicked off last year to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Get Me Off the Moon Facebook group. Fans were encouraged to compose music that they thought would have gone into Legends 3 had it actually been released. Meanwhile, artists would create art that they felt matched the mood of the music. At the end of the day, the album is a fantastic convergence of art, music and a dash of Mega Man Legends passion.

Congratulations to everyone who helped make this possible. Swing on by Bandcamp and listen to those tracks!

NeoWiz Confirms It: Rockman Online is Dead

The closure we've been waiting for is finally here: Rockman Online is officially canned.

Neowiz confirmed the cancellation with Ruliweb this afternoon. According to the report, the project went under last November following consultation with Capcom Japan. The massive restructure of NeoWiz's own PC development workforce probably didn't help either.

So that's that. Farewell, Online. We hardly knew ye.

Source: Ruliweb (via NeoGaf)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rockman Unity Reboots After Technical Mishap

Your official one stop shop for all things Rockman, Rockman Unity, is getting a complete refresh. But it's not exactly the happiest of occasions. According to Capcom's Ucchy-san, the blog experienced a major technical hiccup late last week, causing articles to literally vanish. The issue has been cleared up, but at a price: the Rockman Unity archives are gone.

Year's worth of content -- D-Arts figure previews, exclusive interviews, Ucchy-san shenanigans -- are permanently gone. With no backups readily available, restoration is an impossible feat.

However, it's not all doom and gloom. With a fresh slate before them, Rockman Unity and Ucchy-san proclaim to persevere. The site isn't going anywhere, and and the man with the fuzzy blue hat will continue to deliver new content.

Thanks to Amunshen for the tip!

Destructoid Previews Mega Man #23

Got an Archie Mega Man itch? Well scratch that baby with the help of Destructoid's monthly preview! Issue #23 is a stand-alone story featuring a heated face-off between the Blue Bomber and Break Man. This issue also just so happens to be a "prelude" the events of the Worlds Collide crossover that starts in the next issue.

Head over to Destructoid to and check those hi-res preview pages! Thanks to Mega Man Monthly for the heads up.

Monday, March 11, 2013

"Cryodrone" App Features a Shameless Mega Man.EXE Rip-Off

"Cryodrone: The Flying Jet Robot" is a free game currently available on the iOS App Store and Android Market. As you can see from the above images, it features characters bearing more than a passing resemblance to Mega Man.EXE. The game itself shares nothing in common with Battle Network -- but jiminy crickets, it sure is rubbish.

Ugly sprites, looping music, in-game ads... this one has it all. The real kicker is the option to play as other "characters", which are nothing more than recolors of the same guy. Naturally, they cost real money to use. Yeah, no thanks.

Shady titles are all but common on digital store fronts. Until some actual quality control is set in place, all we can do is blow the whistle and try to get this stuff out of sight.

Source: DE LA PARRA Mobile Solutions (thanks for the tip, MidniteW)

Final Rockman Ultrabook Poll is Live

The third and final poll for Capcom's Rockman themed Ultrabook is up... and it's not very exciting. Simply put, you're voting on which desktop wallpapers will ship with the PC.

You know the drill: three choices and the option to suggest your own. Personally speaking, the results of this one won't matter much. They're just wallpapers. You can always change it to your pleasing. In any case, cast those votes here.

Thanks for the tip, Sam.

Rockman Xover Updates: World 6 and OVER-7

Hot on the heels of Rockman Xover's Android debut, Capcom has rolled out a new update. The patch brings forth World 6, themed after Rockman Zero. Aztec Falcon, Maha Ganeshariff, Blizzack Staggroff and Herculious Anchus are ready to put up a fight. Japanese website Gamer also hints Leviathan may be lurking around somewhere, too. Final boss, maybe?

The update also introduces the aquatic/ice based OVER-7. As per usual, this form is yours when all its parts have been gathered. You better believe those ice/water Battle Memory cards will come in handy with this guy.

Gamer's report leaves us with a teaser image of classic Rockman blasting his way through a stage. It's implied the ability to play as various Rockmen is coming in a future update. If you're not entirely fond of OVER-1 and his incarnations... well, this may be something to your liking. I'll keep you posted when we learn more.

Check out Gamer's original report for more images.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

GameSpot Presents: The Timeless Art of Mega Man

Can't make the trip to the Mega Man Boss Battle Tribute exhibit in San Francisco? Not worries, GameSpot's got your back with this nice video tour. There's some great commentary with a few artists, too. Check it out!

Rockman Corner Review: D-Arts Mega Man

Courtesy of Bluefin and Tamashii Nations, I have acquired my very own D-Arts Mega Man. Now that it's in my possession, I thought I'd try something new: an actual review! Mind, I'm not the best photographer; next time I'll be sure to get someone who knows what they're doing over to my place.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

How to Install Rockman Xover on Your Android Phone

So Rockman Xover is now available for Android. In Japan. Google Play's regional restrictions make it a tad difficult to obtain the social RPG if you live elsewhere. Fortunately, there is a sneaky workaround.

Prof. 9 of The Rockman EXE Zone has put together a quick step-by-step guide to installing/updating Xover on your Android phone outside of Japan. The process involves a specialty proxy app for Google Chrome. As per usual, the game is free. No need to worry about funds and such. Just give the guide a read through and you're all set.

Source: The Rockman EXE Zone

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mega Man 3 on eShop Next Week, PAX East Updates

To celebrate Street Fighter X Mega Man's one millionth download, Capcom Unity has confirmed that Mega Man 3 will be hitting the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop next week, March 14. Mega Man 4, 5 and 6 will follow each month.

Additionally, Unity also let slip some PAX details. An exclusive 25th anniversary pin will be available for showgoers, as well as a the opportunity to participate in a special photo event. "I don't want to spoil it just yet (because uh, it's still being built) but I'm pretty excited about it and can't wait to see the final product," writes community manager Brett Elston. "It'll be at PAX East, E3 and just about every other public show for the foreseeable future."

Ooh, mysterious. I wonder what it could be? Wouldn't it be neat if it was, like, a life-size Dr. Light capsule you could stand in? I could totally see that happening. But who knows! I guess we'll find out closer to PAX.

Source: Capcom Unity

Follow the Mega Man Marathon Live Stream!

The 72-hour Mega Man marathon for the Rocking H Ranch is underway! Through March 11, The SpeedGamers will blaze through 27 different Mega Man games. If you'd like to donate, hit up the above widget at the marathon's site right here. It's all for a good and worthy cause!

Good luck, team TSG!

Fudge Yeah: Yummy Rockman Chocolate Treats

For a limited time only, the beloved Blue Bomber and his cohorts are getting their own chocolate treats in Japan. The e-Capcom retail store in Aqua City, Odaiba is rolling out 45 different pieces of "deco" chocolate. Just look at all those fan-favorite characters!

The bit-sized sweets will run you 60 Yen a pop (roughly $0.64). Grab 'em if you can because these will go fast!

Source: 4Gamer

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Boss Battle Gallery Artwork For Sale

Roll Caskett by Tavish

Hey, want to take home the artwork of the Mega Man Boss Battle Tribute gallery? Well you're in luck because the Gauntlet Gallery are selling 'em! There's a handful of fine pieces to choose from. Simply select your favorite(s), pick a canvas size, and fork of some dough.

Mind you, a majority of these pieces are reproductions. There are a few originals up for grabs, but they're going to cost you a pretty penny. Tomahawk Man and Andrew Butterworth's original Dr. Light capsule, for instance, run for $3000. That's a lot of Zenny!

If this tickles your fancy, head over to the Gauntlet Gallery store. All original art and last print of any edition will not ship until March 30.

Source: Gauntlet Gallery Store

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rock of Ages Contest Winners Announced

A couple months back Capcom Unity and Archie Comics launched a community-wide Mega Man fan-art contest. The grand prize winner would have their art featured on a full page in issue #23. Today, the winners have been revealed! Head over to Capcom Unity for a close look at each winning entry (and honorable mentions). If your submission was picked, congratulations to you!

Thanks to Mega Man Monthly for the heads up.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Second Round of Rockman Ultrabook Voting

The next poll for the Rockman themed Ultrabook has gone live. This time Capcom wants to know what special add-on you’d like to see included with the laptop.

The first choice is a desktop mat touting box art from ten classic series games. The next choice is a set of keyboard stickers featuring various sprites. Last is a detachable cover that can be used as a mousepad. If none of those choices tickle your fancy, the option to suggest your own is there, too.

Head over to the Rockman Ultrabook Project webpage and cast your vote.

Credit: The Mega Man Network

USB Mega Buster Up for Pre-Order

If you haven't done so already, you can now pre-order the Mega Man USB Buster from the Capcom Store. A cool $20 gets you an 8GB stick shaped like the Mega Buster, and it's loaded with digital content.

Inside, you'll find the first four of Archie's Mega Man comic, the entirety of Mega Man Tribute and Mega Man X Official Complete Works, the Street Fighter X Mega Man soundtrack, a batch of SFxMM wallpapers, and a quick link to download the game itself.

Snap up your pre-ordr now and Capcom will throw in the 25th anniversary lanyard for $2.

Source: Capcom Store

Monday, March 4, 2013

Replica Dr. Light Capsule is a Vision From the Future

Currently on display at the Mega Man Boss Battle Tribute show in San Francisco, Andrew Butterworth's scale model replica of Dr. Light's capsule from Mega Man X. No, it's not a real hologram -- it's actually a 2D video cleverly projected using an old parlor trick. 

Here's what Andrew had to say about his creation:
"This piece was printed on solid white PLA filament using a replicator 2 from makerbot. It was first modeled in Maya using the original SNES sprite as reference. I got the idea of using the pepper's ghost technique after talking to a friend who has done similar art installations on a much larger scale. Once printing was done, I got to sit down, relax and paint. It reminded me of building model airplanes on my mom's kitchen table. The movie was all taken from a sprite sheet and animated in After Effects. If you get to see the piece in person there is an cool easter egg animation loop. Anyone that has ever played and cleared Mega Man X will get it."

If you're in the area, swing on by the Gauntlet Gallery and check out this amazing piece in person!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Street Fighter X Mega Man is 1 Million Strong

The following tweet comes from Street Fighter X Mega Man developer/creator Seow Zong Hui...

So there you have it. Street Fighter X Mega Man has been downloaded a million times. I think it's safe to say Capcom, or at least senior community manager Brett Elston, is very pleased. Take a look at his statement from late last year:

"I would argue that if anything, if we get a million downloads of [Street Fighter X Mega Man], and certainly I think that's the floor I hope to see -- it's free, it should hopefully do more than that! -- that just helps raise awareness for the brand across the board and creates fertile ground for things to happen regardless of which direction that it kind of comes in."

Rest assured, SFxMM has proved there is a sizable Mega Man audience. We've done our part; the ball's in Capcom's court.

Source: @SonicZH

Saturday, March 2, 2013

GameCenter CX's Rockman 4 Episode Subbed

For those not in the know, GameCenter CX is a cult favorite Japanese television television show in which the star, the charming Shinya Arino, is tasked with completing outrageous video game challenges. In between the anguish and hilarity of the task, Arino does some other game related segments such as talking to game developers and visiting game centers. It's all quite entertaining!

Anyway, the episode featuring Rockman 4 has recently been subbed and posted to YouTube. Believe it or not, this challenge spans two whole episodes! I've embedded the first part above. Click here to check out part two.

Enjoy! It's a good one!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Another Round of Merchandise: Office Supplies!

Our monthly preview of upcoming licensed Mega Man goods from GE Animation is here. The latest haul is ideal for the office space: there's a memo pad, a coffee tumbler, an elastic-band document folder, and a handy dandy notebook. Yes, this stuff can make even the dreariest desk look homey!

Click the links above for more images. Be on the lookout for these trinkets at your local pop culture retailer.