Friday, February 28, 2014

Ready Your Creativity! Figuarts Sigma Contest Is On!

Is your shelf in dire need of something big and menacing? Well, friend, you might want to try your hand at winning a free Figuarts Sigma statue from Capcom Unity. Brett and the crew are putting the call out for Sigma tributes -- fan-art, cosplay, Vine video, whatever. Do something unique and creative, and Sigma here can be yours.

"To enter: Starting on Monday March 3, create something in honor of X's irrepressible foe. It could be an amusing Vine, fan art, a remix, a doodle, cosplay... pretty much anything so long as it was created for this contest and properly pays tribute to Sigma. Once you've created something, tweet @MegaMan with #SaluteSigma and a link!"

You have until Friday, March 7th to submit a tweet with #SaluteSigma. Contest is only open to residents within North America. One winner will be chosen on March 21st via Twitter. For more details, head over to Capcom Unity.

Good luck!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Nintendo Discontinuing Wi-Fi Connection; Mega Man Games Affected

On May 20th, Nintendo will terminate the Wi-Fi Connection service worldwide for Nintendo DS and Wii. Internet-connected services such as online play, matchmaking and leaderboards will no longer function from the announced date.

Certain services will remain online beyond May 20. For DS, these include the DSi Shop, DS Browser, and DSi Browser. For Wii, Netflix, Hulu, Wii Shop Channel, Internet Channel, and YouTube will keep on rolling.

The following Mega Man games are affected: Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, Mega Man Star Force (Pegasus, Leo, Dragon), Mega Man Star Force 2 (Zerker X Ninja | Zerker X Saurian) and Mega Man Star Force 3 (Black Ace | Red Joker). You can find the complete list of affected DS and Wii software here.

Yes; you will still be able purchase MM9 and MM10 DLC. Leaderboards will be dead, though... so to will Brother Band and battles/trading in Star Force. With Star Force 2 and 3 being the first true online multiplayer Mega Man games, this is truly the end of an era. It's a real bummer.

More details in the source.

Source: Nintendo

Rockman Xover Update: World 11 and Duo.EXE Armor

The time has come for what's currently Capcom's newest Mega Man game to get another update. The latest Rockman Xover update brings us World 11, which is themed after Mega Man Battle Network 6. Here, players can take on Blast Man.EXE, Dive Man.EXE, Tengu Man.EXE, and Ground Man.EXE.

Furthermore, OVER-1 can acquire a new armor, OVER-D. OVER-D is based on Duo.EXE, though it retains elements from his classic series iteration. Unfortunately, its stats pale in comparison previous armors. It's so bad, in fact, some are writing it off as a joke.

Hit the break for new artwork and screens.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Ciel's Memory - Truth of Hero" Gets Animated

Those interested in the many layers of Mega Man Zero's background story should give this a watch. Our pal Ultimatemaverickx has animated the drama track "Truth of Hero" from the soundtrack Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero. In it, a melancholic Ciel laments the fact that she brought about war and death by creating Copy X and awakening Zero

Good work as always, Ultimate. Bring on the rest!

Thanks for the tip, Vile!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Aero Joining Sound Rangers Next Week

Mega Man Legends 3's Aero is headed to Sound Rangers next week. According to the game's official website, she will be distributed to all players on Tuesday, March 4th in honor of Sound Rangers' sixth-month anniversary. No telling how long the event will last, though, so log in as soon as you can.

That's pretty much all there is to say on this one. I guess it's good to see the character not go completely to waste?

Source: otoren_capcom

Jonas, The World's Youngest Mega Man Fan

Here's a pleasant little video we happened across. At age three, little Jonas can not only name practically every Robot Master, but weaknesses and power ups too. Oh, and he pronounces Bass' name correctly. I know guys seven times his age who can't get that one right.

Parenting. You're doing it right!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Get Equipped With Dr. Light's Research Labs Shirt

Just in time for spring weather, ThinkGeek brings us a delightful new shirt:

It's hard when you work in the World Domination industry. Trust us. We here at ThinkGeek know. You develop something awesome, and then another genius in the organization develops something even more awesome which makes nobody remembers your awesome any more. So obviously, to counter that you have to go out and program a robot army for revenge, and then when your coworker realizes, he'll turn one of his lab assistant into this mega fighting robot man. Like ya do.

"Dr. Light's Research Labs / Built to Rock and Roll" printed in white over an arm cannon design on the front of this 100% cotton shirt. Imported. Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low or lay flat to dry.
Grab yours here.

Thanks for the tip, Eric.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mega Man: The Board Game Now Available For Preorder

If your wallets still haven't given up with all the Mega Man merchandise coming out, you can now preorder Mega Man: The Board Game from Jasco Games. It's currently running for $79.99 in the U.S. and $94.99 in Canada and Mexico. The whole kit and kaboodle is estimated to ship later this October.

Expensive? Yes. Justified? Well, given the quality and material of the figures and assets ... I'd say so, yeah. Mind you, this is a hobby board game. $50-$100 is pretty much standard for this sort. I do see where there may be some skepticism, though; this is, after all, Jasco's first board game.

All in all, the choice is yours.

Source: Jasco Games

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Felyne Mega Man: From Concept To Figure

In celebration of Capcom’s 30th anniversary, the iconic Monster Hunter Felyne will soon appear as a figure dressed as Mega Man. Before then, though, manufacturer Ichiban Kuji invites fans to get a peek behind the curtain where the figure's nine month design process is laid bare. From concept art to prototype molds, this report details all there is to know about the cat's conception.

We almost had a helmet with cat ears, by the way. In the end, however, it looked a little too much like Tango. See it for yourself in the above link!

Source: Ichiban Kuji

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Ladies of Battle Network/Star Force Joining 'Sound Rangers'

Starting February 21st, Sound Rangers players can log in for the chance to win a handful of new playable Capcom characters. Among familiar faces, Mega Man Battle Network's Roll.EXE and Mega Man Star Force's Sonia Strumm and Luna Platz have been confirmed to appear. These three characters can only be obtained via "gacha", a feature that allows you to trade your in-game currency for random characters. 

Additionally, everyone who logs in to the game between the 21st and the 24th gets a "type B" Servbot. No currency needed; this one's on the house or so they say.

Source: Otoren_Capcom

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Keiji Inafune Headed To GDC 2014

Mega Man co-creator and ex-Capcom man Keiji Inafune is bound for this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California on March 19th. Inafune, along with 8-4 Executive Director Mark MacDonald, will be hosting their own panel titled "Meanwhile, In Japan" to talk about Mighty No. 9 and crowdfunding. Other topics of interest include trends in the Japanese industry, how Western and Japanese developers can work together, and putting together a successful crowdfunding campaign.

More information can be found at the official GDC schedule here.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Terrifying Villain Variant Cover For Archie's MMX Crossover Revealed

Game Informer is keeping the Dawn of X hype train chugging along with the unveiling of a new variant cover. The Mega Man and Mega Man X crossover's first villain variant is entirely hand painted by Erik Ly, featuring an absolutely menacing image of Sigma and Vile. You can see the full piece at Game Informer.

I pray we'll get a high resolution version sometime. It is, to say the least, totally wallpaper worthy.

Source: Mega Man Monthly

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The World Needs More "Powered Up" Inspired Figures

Another Wonder Festival has come and gone. The Mega Man offerings were a little sparse this time around compared to previous seasons, unfortunately. What was on display, however, did not disappoint.

Planeswalker's Powered Up inspired figures were definitely one of the big draws at the show. Just look at 'em; a perfect blend of cute and cool! Truly, this is the type of merchandise I'd like to see (because really, I think we've just about had enough of random Powered Up paraphernalia).

Want some more? Hit the jump for Tomahawk Man and Copy Mega Man!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Closest We'll Get To A Rockman Gigamix Anime

We live in a world where, sadly, there is no such thing as a Rockman Gigamix anime. If there was one however, it would look a lot like the above. Hitoshi Ariga, the man behind Gigamix, gave his blessing to this fan-made mock anime opening, largely influenced by a similar scene from Namco X Capcom.

If your heart can take it, it's well worth the watch. Pure magnificence.

Thanks for the tips, Eric and Shin!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Here's the Next Round of Mega Man Merchandise

Yet more licensed Mega Man goodies and trinkets have come to light, coming soon to your favorite vendors. Hit the jump below for the latest product listing.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Watch Keiji Inafune Play Mighty No. 9 (Alpha Version)

We saw some screens of this early Mighty No. 9 build a little while back, but now you can actually see it in action. The above short clip comes from Keiji Inafune's D.I.C.E. 2014 expo presentation. It's looking pretty spiffy so far. Nothing is set in stone, though; these assets and mechanics are subject to change over the course of development.

Thanks for the tip, Heat Man!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Inafune Reveals Mighty No. 7 Concept Art

During his Mighty No. 9 D.I.C.E Summit 2014 talk, Keiji Inafune pulled the wraps off Mighty No. 7, the last of Dr. White's nine 'Mighty' robots. Number 7 is a stealthy, fast-moving ninja type character equipped with sharp, scissor-inspired twin blades.

According to Inafune, the protagonist from his mobile game The Island of Dr. Momo -- a young woman with scissors attached to her head -- was the primary source of inspiration for Number 7. An initial concept of Number 7 with a scissors attachment was produced, but it didn't work out how Inafune would have liked. So it was back to the drawing board and a few more tries later, the final design (above) was hammered out. You can head over to Destructoid for more concept art.

And with that, all nine primary Mighty No. 9 bosses have been revealed!

Source: Destructoid

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Here's Your Preview of Archie's Mega Man X FCBD Issue

The Free Comic Book Day website has posted a sneak peek of this year's Archie Comics "flip-book" for Free Comic Book Day, which features excerpts from both Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man X.  The preview, however, only covers two pages from Mega Man X. It's short but sweet; a juciy teaser of what's to come.

Free Comic Book Day kicks off on Saturday, May 3rd. To find a participating retailer near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit You can also check out the full batch of titles and goodies up for grabs, as well as which shops are participating, at

Many thanks to NEO Ness for the tip!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Live Action Mighty No. 9 Adaptation In The Works

Tim Carter, writer and producer at Contradiction Films (Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Sleeping Dogs), has revealed that he is developing a live action adaptation of Mighty No. 9.

Speaking to Victor Lucas and Scott Jones of EP Daily, Carter says he is currently building the story but would not elaborate if the adaptation is a feature-length film or web series:

"We are building the story right now,” Carter said about the project. “Inafune-san created [Mega Man], and he has now created Mighty Number 9. We don’t have the rights to Mega Man, obviously, but we are working with him on a live action adaptation of it.” He said of Inafune, “I was a little apprehensive about it at first until I got his notes, and thought “Dude, you should be working at Pixar!”"

It should be interesting to see how this pans out. Same with any hypothetical Mega Man adaptation, I sort of feel this might work better as an animated feature. But who knows? Carter could make this work. I suppose we'll just have to wait and find out.

Source: EP Daily (via My Nintendo News)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Archie Confirms Mega Man/Mega Man X Crossover Event

By way of Destructoid, Archie Comics have officially confirmed Mega Man and Mega Man X are teaming up for a four-part storyline titled "Dawn of X." The event kicks off with issue #37.

According to editor Paul Kaminski and Ian Flynn, the crossover won't provide the end-all, be-all answer to the missing Classic/X link; rather, they hope to provide fans with "clever storytelling tools to link the franchises in a way that doesn't fill any gaps best left to the fan's imagination."

More details on the project are expected to arrive shortly. For now, you can head over to Destructoid and read up on a few additional words from Kaminski and Flynn. Check out the covers while you're there, too.
More news soon!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Amazon Lists Mega Man Vol. 8 Trade Paperback

Despite having a long-distance release date of September 23, 2014, the eight Mega Man trade paperback has already been listed on Amazon. Entitled "Redemption", this 104-page book will comprise of issues 33 through 36.

Pending the official solicitation, however, we can't say for sure if the back-up Mega Man X stories will be included or given their own trade paperbacks. Personally speaking, I'd prefer the former. We'll keep an ear out.

Anyway, If you've been collecting the TPBs I suppose it couldn't hurt to pre-order early. It will run you $10.97.

Thanks for the tip, Eric.