Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fans Take to Recreating Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version in 2D

While fans all over the world would love nothing more than for Capcom to continue the development of Mega Man Legends 3, the tenacious Facebook group 100,000 Strong For Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 have decided to take matters into their own hands.

In collaboration with Japanese community DASH 3 Reboot, 100,000 Strong will remake the ill-fated Prototype Version in the visual style of the 8-bit Mega Man games. Joining them in their efforts are two big-name Mega Man staff members. The first is Hideki Ishikawa; former Capcom character designer and illustrator. He will be handling the game's box art. The other is Makoto Tomozawa, the main music composer for the Mega Man Legends series. He will be composing a few tracks exclusive to this project.

The trailer above shows off a work-in-progress version. For the game to reach completion, however, a bit of funding is necessary. If you'd like to contribute to the cause, then you can PayPal whatever you’re willing to chip in to milktea(at) Everyone who contributes, regardless of how much, will recieve a digital copy of the game when it's completed. Donating $50 USD or more nabs you a physical copy as well as your name in the credits.

The faster the donation goal is reached, the sooner the game will launch. They're hoping to have it up some time or around August. A playable demo will on-hand to download in the coming weeks.

Click here for more information.

Friday, June 28, 2013

World 8 Comes to Rockman Xover

Following the announcement of exclusive promotional cards, Capcom has unleashed World 8 upon Rockman Xover. This one is themed after Rockman 7, where you'll go up against the likes of Slash Man, Spring Man, Junk Man and Shade Man. The final boss is none other than Bass. Further, we've got a new form: OVER-9. We saw this guy a few days ago; electricity is his forte, strong against water and ice. That's pretty much all there is to it.

There's some new regarding a special campaign for the Android version of the game and... an opportunity to score a Battle Memory card featuring Tron Bonne. In a bikini. Read on for the details.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Exclusive Xover Cards Coming to Capcom Summer Festival

This July, the Capcom Summer Festival will be held at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Japan. Among the festivities, visitors can grab two exclusive Rockman Xover Battle Memory cards. The first is drawn by Yusuke Murata (shown left). Before becoming an acclaimed manga artist, Murata designed Dust Man and Crystal Man as a child. The second card, featuring the park's mascot Tulip chan, is on the right. Both cards will be distributed via serial codes on a first come, first-served basis.

The Capcom Summer Festival runs from July 13th to September 2nd. The event will play host to a number of exhibits and movie screenings of Capcom's popular works. If you're in the Nagasaki Prefecture for the summer, you might want to check it out. More information can be found here.

Source: Game Watch

Meet the Man Who Drew Mega Man 2's Box Art

So this completely flew under our radar. Back in October 2012, Nintendo Age conducted a short interview with Marc Ericksen, the illustrator behind the now iconic Mega Man 2 box art. At the 3:00 mark, he finally spills the beans on the age-old question: why in the world does Mega Man have a pistol?

If you can spare a few minutes, it's well worth the watch. If you can't view the video, you'll find my attempt at a transcription after the jump. Check it out!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Project X Zone Now Available in North America

The North American release of Project X Zone has finally come. Yesterday, that is. I'm running a little late on this heads up (thank you TMMN for the reminder), but now you know in case you didn't know! Meanwhile, our friends in Europe will have the game on July 5th. Won't be too long now!

Speaking of Europe, tomorrow's June 27th Nintendo 3DS eShop update adds a second demo called "Dark Hours." This one features X and Zero. Word has it North America will also get the demo, but there's been no information as to when, though it could be tomorrow too. We'll keep an ear out.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Capcom Crosses Over with Ameba Pigg

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Capcom of Japan is teaming up with social blogging service Ameba Pigg for some special Capcom themed avatar goods. This includes outfits based on Mega Man, Jill Valentine and Dante (among others). The Mega Man duds will run for a total 230 CandyG (an odd choice of currency). These cute virtual trinkets will be available at "Capcom Plaza" for a limited time.

Beyond admiring the pictures, there's little fans outside of Japan can do to take advantage of this promotion. Ameba has expressed some interest in brining the service abroad, but I doubt the promo will still be going by then.

Source: Dengenki Online | Capcom Japan (thanks, Amunshen!)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Let's Look at Bandai's D-Arts Forte

Yep, Bandai's long awaited D-Arts Forte (that's Bass to us) is now shipping. If you happened to import, your figure should be on the way soon. In the meantime, you can treat yourself to numerous photos of fans showing off their Forte figures in-hand.

There's plenty to see after the break!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mega Man Unlimited Has a Release Date

You asked for it, you got it. MegaPhilX is proud to announce the release date for Mega Man PC fan game, Mega Man Unlimited: July 14th, 2013. You'll be able to download it for free in a few weeks straight from MegaPhilX's website. Look forward to it!

Thanks to Zeowilly for the tip!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Get Me Off The Moon's Rocket Launch Short Film

Four months in the making, and it's finally upon us. Facebook group 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 is proud to present this ten minute short film capturing the succesful rocket launch held back in February. It's truly a fantastic look at all the hard work and passion that went into this project. Mad props to everyone who made this happen!

Thanks to Skybane Zero-x for the tip!

This is the SDCC Exclusive Mega Man #24 Variant Cover

At the San Diego Comic-Con in July, Archie Comics will be selling a special event-exclusive variant of Mega Man #24 (first issue of the "Worlds Collide" arc). It's a simple little cover with Sonic's buckled shoes and Mega Man's helmet. Certainly an interesting change of pace from the usual dramatic poses.

The issue will run you a cool $10. Copies are limited so grab it when you can!

Source: Mega Man Monthly

Friday, June 21, 2013

Limited Edition MM25 Cover Revealed

UDON Entertainment has officially announced the limited edition hardcover version of MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. It comes with a shiny blue laser dust jacket, and will be available at San Diego Comic Con for $100 at booth 4529. Grab it while you can -- they don't call it a limited edition for nothing!

Source: (thanks, Shin!)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Captain N's Mega Man Almost Had a Mega Family

Captain N's Mega Man. What more can be said? He's a pint-sized chum who speaks in a raspy voice and wears different shades of green and yellow. He shoots lasers from his gloves. The Blue Bomber? Anything but. What's interesting, though, is during the cartoon's early production, Mega Man was almost developed even further removed from the source material.

Character designer Fil Barlow posted a set of concept art from an early version of the show dubbed "Buddy Boy" (the premise originally based on Paperboy). Alongside Executive Producer Richard Raynis, Fil pitched Captain N's Mega Man as a young lad with a mother, father, a pet bird and... a rat. This is depicted in the lower left cel above.

Fil writes, "Lower Left shows Megaman's family, his Megamum, Megadad, Megabird and even Megarat. Megaman was more of a boy, a reflection of Buddy in the Game World." He adds, "Megaman's parents were just the Incredibles idea ahead of it's time, they were once heroes, who had gotten out of shape. I wanted to base all of the character and creature designs of the games, that was the whole challenge for me."

All of this would have certainly been interesting, to say the least. One one hand I really dig the early art direction. On the other... well, I think we dodged a bullet here. I don't believe many of us could have stomached a "Mega family." Mega Rat? No thank you.

Fil has a lot more to say about the primordial Captain N. Head over to his deviantArt for the full read!

Source: NeoGaf

Mega Man 6 Now on 3DS Virtual Console, OST on Capcom Store

As anticipated, Mega Man 6 hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop today, thus completing the NES saga on the Nintendo 3DS. It will run you $4.99. No word on what will become of Virtual Console releases from here. Personally, I'm hoping we'll see the Game Boy titles start up again.

Capcom Unity also sends word the complete Mega Man 6 soundtrack will up on the Capcom Store shortly. The official soundtrack contains the original NES tunes plus the PlayStation Complete Works arrangements. 

Source: Capcom Unity

Zap! A New Rockman Xover Update Coming Soon

Rockman Unity is teasing yet another update for Rockman Xover. This one will introduce OVER-9, an electric themed form, and possibly a new world. Further, the Collection feature will see an update. In short, it's a database that keeps track of every card you possess, organized by series. Sounds like something that should have been available from the get-go!

News Credit: The Mega Man Network

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Reminder: Mega Man 3DS & 3DS XL Cases Coming to SDCC

Before you know it the San Diego Comic-Con will be upon us. So if you're headed out, be sure to drop on by the Capcom booth and grab a Mega Man Nintendo 3DS case. In addition to the previously announced Nintendo 3DS XL version, Brett Elston confirmed a regular 3DS version will also be available at the show this July. And look, it even comes with two bonuse styluses!

Of course if you can't attend SDCC it's no big deal, since the Capcom Store will stock up on these soon too!

Source: Brelston (thanks for the tip, Gino)

Big Bad Toystore Will Sell the Rush Tissue Box Holder

The tissue box holder is perhaps the greatest incarnation of Rush ever. And thanks to Big Bad Toystore, folks living outside of Japan can get their hands on it. Starting today, BBTS has it up for pre-order for $108.99 US. It's estimated to arrive in September.

Expensive? Yes. Worth it? That's up to you. If the jumbo E-Can pillow is any indication, Rush could well end up becoming a collector's item.

Source: BBTS

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mega Man 6 Possibly Due to Hit 3DS eShop This Week

Nintendo has created a product page for Mega Man 6's Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console release. It's listed to launch on the eShop this Thursday, June 20th for $3.99 US. However, as noted on GoNintendo, there's been instances where games were incorrectly dated on the site, and would end up coming out a week or two later. Oops.

Pending official word from Nintendo (via press release), I suppose we'll just have to wait and see what Thursday will bring.

Thanks to Robdog511 for the tip!

Help Fund Mega Ran's Japan Tour

Rapper and game enthusiast Mega Ran is touring Japan starting tomorrow through June 29th. Ran will be performing hip-hop covers of Mega Man music at events with the composers of Mega Man 9 and Street Fighter IV, as well as various chiptune artists who contributed to the Chiptuned Rockman and Rokko Chan Soundtracks.

To ensure the tour is the best it can be, you can help fund it via Kickstarter. Contributers can reap certain rewards such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays,buttons, tickets, posters and other goodies. Check out the Mega Ran Japan Tour homepage and their Kickstarter page for more information.

Best of luck to Ran and the team!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Super Smash Bros: Sakurai Talks Mega Man

Super Smash Bros. designer Masahiro Sakurai took to Polygon to discuss the rigors of molding a polished and cohesive character roster. The following portion is all about Mega Man — how the character was secured and why he belongs. Click here for the full read.

"Sakurai says the addition of Mega Man to the Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS roster is a reflection of the winnowing down of candidates. He brings features and characteristics, like his ability to use various Robot Masters attacks, to the roster that you don't see in other characters, Sakurai says. Mega Man's addition came about at the behest of fans as well. After Sonic the Hedgehog — who appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl — Mega Man was the most requested guest character, Sakurai said.

Getting Capcom's approval for Mega Man was easy, to hear Sakurai tell it.

"We approached Capcom with the idea and they were very favorable and open to it,"
he said. Sakurai and the teams at Sora Ltd. and Namco Bandai focused on the classic NES-style of Mega Man, a chunkier, less angular, less sleek version of the character. The Smash Bros. version of Mega Man focuses more on his ability to absorb others' powers, de-emphasizing punching and kicking. Mega Man's mega uppercut, which Sakurai says was inspired by the character's appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom, is one of his few melee attacks. "The approval process, in terms of how we're representing Mega Man, was actually really smooth and went really quickly."

Mega Man was in huge demand back in the Brawl days. I'm really glad he got his due. He looks great, and I can't wait to see what they're going to do with him from here.

Source: Polygon (via GoNintendo)

MM25 Hardcover Sneak Peek

Teased over on the UDON blog, here's the printing proof for what will be the hardcover edition of MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. Hopefully X is getting the same representation on the backside.

This edition will only be available at conventions or from UDON Entertainment directly. The price is still undetermined.

Source: UDON blog

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Rockman Unity Shows Off Rush's Tissue Box Mode

Rockman Unity's Ucchy is back with a closer look at the indisputably adorable Rush tissue box holder. It's probably the largest plush incarnation of Mega Man's faithful robo-dog yet, clocking in at 300mm tall and 500mm wide. Head over here and check him out.

For now this is an E-Capcom exclusive with no word yet on an import release. Bummer. For now.

Source: Rockman Unity

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Get Equipped with Mega Time Shirt!

Fans of Adventure Time should enjoy this megamatical crossover. Our friends at Pengew Apparel have unleashed a new Mega Man/Adventure Time inspired t-shirt for $22.00. It's the ideal wear for any adventurer, especially if you're off to very distant lands. Grabs yours here!

Thanks for the tip, Joshua!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Smash Bros.: What Happens When Kirby Eats Mega Man?

Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai is well aware of both Mega Man and Kirby's mutual ability to copy abilities from others. So what would happen if Kirby eats Mega Man? Would we experience some sort of universe shattering paradox? Here's what Sakurai had to say when speaking with Joystiq:

"A lot of what you're asking is still classified," he told us through an interpreter at E3. "As far as the physical appearance of Kirby," he said, "I think what you imagine is probably pretty close to what will actually happen." Sakurai put his hands next to his head, in what we're pretty sure was the international sign for "Mega Man's helmet." We followed up by asking if Kirby would be gifted with a Mega Buster. "He's got little tiny arms, so who knows."

Traditionally, Kirby acquires an opponent's neutral B move. It's largely speculated Mega Man's neutral B is Metal Blade. But because Metal Blade can be used in eight directions, it remains to be seen how Kirby can pull that off with just button combinations. We have plenty of time to speculate so... have at it.

Source: Joystiq

PlatinumFungi’s Custom Mega Man NES Hits eBay

PlatinumFungi's much hyped, gorgeous backlit Mega Man 25th anniversary NES has arrived on the auction block. It's not only a snazzy work of art but also a fully functional console. If you've got the Zenny (and I mean the Zenny), try your hand at the reserve-free eBay auction here.

For the uninitiated, click here to see the light show in action. Best of luck, eager bidders!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Keiji Inafune is 'Ecstatic' to See Mega Man in Super Smash Bros.

Like a great many Mega Man fans, Capcom legend and former Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune is one happy fellow right now. Speaking with, Inafune says he's 'ecstatic' that Mega Man has joined the Super Smash Bros. roster. Inafune also said he looks forward to "playing and beating my kids with Mega Man in Smash Bros."

That's father of the year (2014) material right there. And hey, I just realized something: Smash will have online matchmaking. How great would it be to go up against Inafune? Win or lose, you will have a story to tell.


Side-By-Side Comparison of SSB and NES Mega Man

Here's a fun side-by-side comparison showing off just how spot-on the latest Super Smash Bros. recreates Mega Man's original NES incarnation. To quote Masahiro Sakurai, "maintaining his NES look was a top priority." I think they've done a solid job so far, wouldn't you agree? The resemblance is pretty striking.

You can see more side-by-sides over on the Seagulls and Shrooms Tumblr. Many thanks to Eric and Shin for the tip!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Capcom AND Nintendo Made Mega Man in SSB Happen

There's a brewing misunderstanding that Nintendo (and only Nintendo) made the effort to bring Mega Man to the new Super Smash Bros. The sentiment is concurrent with the phrase, "Nintendo cares more about Mega Man than Capcom." That, however, is not the case.

"Nintendo doesn't "care" about Mega Man more than Capcom. Those are logos," tweets Capcom community manger Brett Elston. "PEOPLE on both sides made SSB happen. That design is collaboration." He adds, "Years in, I still understand the frustration. But digging to find the negative with something this positive hinders the conversation."

Spend one minute on Brett's Twitter and you'll understand just how legitimate his passion for Mega Man is. He understands what we're going through. He gets it. But to completely deny Capcom's involvement in one of the most important milestones in the franchise's history? That's unfair.

There is a clear mutual respect for the franchise from both companies. Who approached who doesn't matter. It's happening. It's moving forward because both entities made the effort. It's a collaboration in every sense of the word.

Mega Man is in Smash.  Let's be grateful for that.

Off-Screen Mega Man vs. Mario Smash Bros. Gameplay

When it rains it pours. IGN brings us more footage of Mega Man in Super Smash Bros., this time in a one-on-one brawl against Mario. Also, do pardon the announcer; he's trying his best.

There's some debate about a move Mega Man pulls off that has yet to be announced. Just before Sudden Death, you can see an attack reminiscent of Mega Man 2's Air Shooter (or MM6's Wind Storm). What do you make of it?

Thanks for the tip, Shin!

More Mega Man Games Hit the Nintendo eShops in NA, EU

Lost in the flurry of Super Smash Bros. news, Capcom quietly launched Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, and Mega Man 4 on the Wii U eShop (North America and Europe). Meanwhile, Nintendo 3DS owners in Europe get to enjoy the Virtual Console debut of Mega Man 6. The original NES version never made it there, so eat this one up if you haven't already, Euro friends!

Thanks to Tim and RockX for the heads up.

Source: Capcom Unity | Nintendo Life

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Discotek Announces Plans to Release 'Ruby Spears' Mega Man on DVD

The North American home video distributor Discotek announced through its Facebook page that it will be releasing the entire Ruby Spears Mega Man cartoon on DVD. A single collection of all 27 episodes are due to hit retail in early 2014.

The series hasn't seen a proper DVD release since 2002. ADV Films attempted a two volume reprint back in 2008/2009. However, only the first volume managed to release before the company was shuttered. Fortunately, Discotek is here to pick up the pieces. So yeah; great news if you're a fan of this quirky interpretation.

I'll be sure to keep an eye out for preorders. Stay tuned!

More Mega Man Smash Bros. Footage and Details

Masahiro Sakurai has taken to YouTube to discuss additional details for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Skip to 3:48 where Sakurai outlines Mega Man's mechanics; his variable weapons system, special attacks and so forth. We also get a great look at Dr. Wily's stage.

Check it out if you're hankering for more footage of the blue guy in action!

Mega Man Confirmed for Super Smash Bros.! (Images, Trailer)

Nintendo dropped the bomb we've been waiting for: Mega Man is headed to the all new Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The trailer (viewable after the jump) shows the classic blue robot duking it out with Nintendo familiars. He has a huge arsenal at his disposal -- a number of weapons pulled from a variety of games. Rush and the Yellow Devil make an appearance, too.

Trailer and images after the jump. Hit it!

Capcom Posts Your Anniversary Messages

As promised, Capcom has publicly posted all your anniversary messages to their 30th anniversary website. Simply mouse over the icons to view the words of fans from all over the world. Can't find yours? Refresh the page for a new set. There's a ton of Mega Man posts, of course. Cheers to the fellow who got straight to the point: "Bring back Rockman!"

As a special bonus, Capcom are offering a batch of artsy Twitter icons. You can download your favorites from the "present" tab. Capcom are also putting the call out for photos to be featured on their annual PR report. I'll have details on how to participate soon!

Source: Capcom 30th Anniversary

Shadow Man Creeps Up on Mega Man #30

New info on the 30th issue of Archie's Mega Man comic book is here. The covers shine the spotlight on Shadow Man as part of the upcoming “Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon” story arc. Spaziante's art (left) is really something, isn't? Side by side, you can really tell just how much influence Ishikawa's style had over Spaziante's work.

Read on for the complete solicitation!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Rockman Xover OST Now Available for Free

Yes, Rockman Xover stinks. I am, however, partial to one redeeming quality: its music. The new tunes composed specifically for the game are pretty rocking! So if you're a fan of that aspect, you'll be pleased to know Capcom has just released Xover's original soundtrack for free. It's six songs long and includes an exclusive piano arrangement of the game's theme song.

To download, hit up the Capcom sound team's official website. Scroll down a bit and click on the links below the "Review" headline.

News Credit: The Mega Man Network

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Oh Hey, It's Rockman Day! 6/9/13

You didn't forget what today is, did you? It's another Rockman Day! The fourth annual Rockman Day, in fact. If you're new to the tradition, you should brush up on your history here.

Admittedly, it's a pretty quiet holiday this year. I haven't seen any mention of live streams, fan-art, or other miscellaneous festivities among English and Japanese circles. Capcom Japan usually passively acknowledges it... but not this year.

That's not to so say you aren't celebrating the day in your own special way. I, for one, will make it a goal to finally beat Mega Man's side of Mega Man & Bass. I swear, the game was not designed for him.

Have a good one!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Custom Mega Man Themed Designs for 'Animal Crossing: New Leaf'

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is launching in North America tomorrow. So for those of you intending to pick it up, Pixiv has a fine collection of custom Mega Man designs up for grabs. There's Tron Bonne, Mega Man.EXE, and even Mr. Famous, just to name a few. Click here to check out the whole lot.

New Leaf's QR code functionality lets players share their in-game designs with ease. Simply scan a design's accompanying QR code with your Nintendo 3DS and you're good to go. There's no region restrictions, so you're free to scan whatever you want no matter where you live.

If you'd like, you're more than welcome to share your creations here in the comments. There's some real potential out there for some crazy cool Mega Man designs!

Source: Pixiv

Friday, June 7, 2013

Rockman Unity's Ucchy Checks Out Prize Goods

Over on Rockman Unity, Ucchy brings us a closer look at some of the new Rockman goods coming from System Service. Currently available to preorder from Big Bad Toystore, these items will actually populate game centers, crane games and gashapon machines across Japan later this fall.

You can see more pictures of each item at Rockman Unity. Most of the figures are still in the prototype phase, so expect quite a lot of grey.

Source: Rockman Unity

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Amazon Lists 'Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia'

Earlier today a curious product popped up on Amazon. It's a 200+ page book called the Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia, which is currently listed to come out on October 21st. The details are as follows:

"Full of facts, statistics, and historical information, the Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia will offer any fan of Capcom's illustrious library of video games insight and background for all of their favorite characters and video game series. The Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia celebrates Capcom's 30 years in the industry and gives fans concise information about every major Capcom character, their key artwork, statistics, background information, and interesting notes on the history of each character and game franchise. Including almost 200 characters from the Capcom family, this Character Encyclopedia sheds new light on these characters in a way nothing else does!"

Surprisingly, the book is not being handled by UDON Entertainment. Rather, Brady Games; a subsidiary of DK Publishing (makers of some mighty fine encyclopedias). There's bound to be plenty of Mega Man content within, so this is definetly a product we will be keeping tabs on.

You can preorder your copy right now for $12.65 (normally $16.99).

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Smooth McGroove Rocks Mega Man 3's Wily Stage

Smooth McGroove, the one-man a cappella star with the majestic beard, is back. This time he's covered Mega Man 3's Dr. Wily Stage 3 theme. Listen at your own risk, please. His arrangements are known for making hearts explode out of sheer delight and ecstasy.

If you're still in one piece, go check him out on YouTube.

Thanks for the tip, DocLithius! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

About That "Next Gen" Mega Man Rumor...

This one's been swarming my inbox all day so I felt the need to provide some closure. A list of games allegedly poised to debut at E3 next week popped up online. It includes Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Banjo Kazooie 4, Marvel Vs. Capcom 4, Darkstalkers Reborn and a "next-generation" Mega Man, among others. 

Rule of thumb, friends: If a leaked E3 list sounds more like a wish list, it probably is. Fabrications like these have stolen our attention for many years because it's so easy to project one's own desires. A new, next-gen Mega Man is a terribly easy target.

The full list is after the break. Hit the jump and let's debunk this.

"Worlds Collide" Trade Paperback 2 Shows up on Amazon

If you dig Archie's Mega Man trade paperbacks, you'll be pleased to know the second "Worlds Collide" volume is up for preorder on Amazon. With 104 pages under its belt, it's safe to assume that it will contain four more issues from the 12-part crossover.

The TPB is due out on February 14th, 2014. One more volume will release after that, thus completeing "Worlds Collide" in its entirity. We should have more official product details within the next few months.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Send Capcom an Anniversary Message

Capcom came into existence as a company back on June 11, 1983. That means the house that built Mega Man is turning 30-years old in a week. As part of the celebration, they've opened up a countdown site where you can send a short message. Be it well wishes or memories, Capcom wants to hear what you have to say.

Simply follow the instructions posted here and your message will appear at the top of the page when the full site opens next week. Everyone's invited to participate, bearing you don't write something inappropriate about the company. There's a time and a place to be "angry with Capcom" but this is not that venue. Get it? Got it. Good.

All things considered, you have to at least have one fond Mega Man memory. Why not share that? Or thank them for, you know, actually conceiving the franchise some 25 years ago. Just keep it positive. That's all. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Auction: Rockman 5 Password Kit

Here’s a neat piece of merchandise I’ve not come across before. This is a Rockman 5 password kit, released back in 1992. It's a batch of memo pads designed specifically to remember your Rockman 5 passwords. Each pad is accompanied with cute Rockman and Blues markers, used to copy down the color dots from your game. Pretty cool, if I do say so myself.

I never particularly enjoyed recording Mega Man 5 (or Mega Man 3) passwords. Jot a password on paper incorrectly failing to note which color went where resulted in quite a few headaches. I can see why something like this would be useful.

Right now the set is being auctioned off on Yahoo Auctions for a measly 1,000 Yen (roughly $9.93 US). A great value if you're looking to add a quirky, but unique piece of merchandise to your collection.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Check Out Some Mega Man X Miiverse Art

by Erick

Since Mega Man X's launch on the Wii U Virtual Console, its accompanying Miiverse has quickly grown into a showcase for fans to demonstrate their art skills. From serious pieces to straight up silly lemon tributes, there's something here for everyone.

Kick back, relax and have a look at what some fans are doodling on their Wii U Gamepads.