Thursday, May 29, 2014

Here's The Latest Mighty No. 9 Gameplay Footage

New Mighty No. 9 gameplay is primed and ready for your consumption. Comcept has just released the above footage, featuring a nice look at Mighty No. 2 and Mighty No. 5's stages. We're still looking at the alpha build, but it gives a glimpse of various special moves and an insight into some of the perils you'll be facing along the way.

Check it out and see what you think.

Mega Man Xtreme 2 Now On 3DS Virtual Console

Today, Mega Man Xtreme 2, the Game Boy Color spin-off, caps off the Mega May festivities.You can download it now from the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $4.99.

With all seven classic Game Boy/Color Mega Man out the door, one can only wonder what the Virtual Console has in store next...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Did You Know Voice Acting - Mega Man Characters Part 2

Christopher Niosi's "Did You Know Voice Acting?" returns this week with another in-depth look at the Mega Man series voice actors across multiple forms of media. There's a lot of neat tidbits in here about the NT Warrior animated series actors -- like for instance, did you know several characters were voiced by the three leads from Ed, Edd & Eddy? Tony Sampson, Sam Vincent and Matt Hill. Pretty awesome.

For kicks, Christopher has also included the only known English sample of Mega Man Legends 3's Aero. We still don't know who her voice actress is to this day. If you've got an ear for this sort of thing, listen closely. Can you figure it out?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Keiji Inafune To Appear At AX2014

Mega Man and Mighty No. 9 fans who are attending Anime Expo in for a special treat, as none other than Keiji Inafune will be in attendance! As a Guest of Honor, Inafune will hold a Q&A panel as well as autograph sessions. Anime Expo 2014 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3rd to July 6th.

Inafune's Q&A panels are always good fun, so even if you're not attending, be on lookout for streams and transcripts as they become available!

Source: Siliconera (thanks for the tip, ShadowNeko003!)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fans Aim To Recreate Mega Man Legends 3 In Unity (Update)

While fans all over the world would love nothing more than for Capcom to continue the development of Mega Man Legends 3, a small band of developers in Japan are taking matters into his own hands. Headed up by a one Kobun No. 0, team JisakuDASH3 aim to recreate Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version in Unity3D. You can check out a trailer for the project above. If you're in a hurry, skip to 4:27 for gameplay.

To recapture the look of Prototype Version, the crew are carefully researching old screenshots, videos and other media. The models of Barett and Aero are official assets, yielding from Capcom's defunct Devroom. Some of the other models, like Teomo City, are being provided by fAB of "Tuttle's Legendary Travels" fame. Together, they're working to create a genuine experience.

UPDATE: According to Nintendo Life, the team are looking for assistance from those skilled in programming, sound, and music. They hope to recruit English speaking volunteers for, what we hope will be, an English language version of the game.

You can keep tabs on the game's development at the official website here. And while you're at it, follow them on Twitter too! We'll be keeping an ear out for more news too, of course. Stay tuned!

Capcom Unity Video Feature: Game Boy Mega Man Retrospective

In case you've been on the fence about those Game Boy Mega Man games on the Nintendo eShop, Capcom Unity's put together an informative video about all six games bound for 3DS. Capcom's Brett Elston narrates, shining the spotlight on the differentiating features from their NES (and SNES) counterparts.

"Mega May" concludes with Mega Man Xtreme 2 this Thursday, May 29th.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

First Look At S.H. Figuarts Mega Man Zero (Updated)

UPDATE (5/27): Clearer image added via Gundam Guy.

ORIGINAL STORY: By way of Japanese image board 2ch, here's our first look at Bandai's upcoming S.H Figuarts Mega Man Zero. It's a tad blurry, but it gives us a pretty decent idea of what to expect. Official promo images should be surfacing online soon, though.

The figure is due in October for 4,860 Yen ($47.74 US). More news soon!

Thanks for the tip, Sean!

Mega Man V Now Available On 3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man V has rocketed to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console at long last. You can grab the game now from the eShop for $3.99!

Mega Man V is one of the most well respected and unique of the classic series Game Boy titles. If you have to get ONE game from the Game Boy series, it's this. Everything great about Mega Man IV has been perfected here. Ambitious stage design, great graphics, a fun set of bosses (the Stardroids, man!)... it's just all around fun. Don't skip this one!

Next week caps off "Mega May" with Xtreme 2!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Covers And Solicitation For Mega Man #40

Comic Vine have unveiled the two variant covers and solicitation for Mega Man #40, featuring the fourth and final entry in the "Dawn of X" crossover:

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin, John Workman, Matt Herms (CA) Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante (CAV) Colin Lawler
"The PULSE-POUNDING CONCLUSION to the latest crossover MEGA-event from Archie comics is here! "DAWN OF X" Part Four: The time-traveling adventure reaches its explosive finale as the mystery of Mega Man’s confrontation with the rogue Wily robot is revealed! X and the Maverick Hunters have their final showdown with the mechanical monsters! And Xander Payne’s fate comes to a startling conclusion! Don’t miss this crossover between iconic eras, with a SHOCKER-ENDING that will blow your mind! Featuring all-new cover art from Mega-artist supreme PATRICK "SPAZ" SPAZIANTE and a time-spanning variant cover by Colin Lawler!"

Issue #40 is due on August 6th for subscribers, in stores on August 20th. What's more, Comic Vine has the solicit for the eighth Mega Man trade paperback, "Redemption", penned for September 3rd.

Thanks to Ralene for the tip!

Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Can Coexist, Says Comcept Director

Always Nintendo has a new interview with Nick Yu, Mighty No. 9's producer, and director Koji Imaeda. Among topics discussed, Imaeda addresses fans concerns about the Mighty No. 9 franchise stealing the spotlight from Mega Man. Here's what he had to say:
Always Nintendo: Koji­-san. Over the past year, many Mega Man fans have been scared because they feel as if the Mighty No. 9 franchise might take away Mega Man’s spotlight. Do you believe that the two franchises will be able to co­exist among each of the fanbases in the future? Or will it be complete and utter chaos?

Imaeda: “I don’t think this is something you need to worry about (laugh). In fact, I was very happy to see so many fans embrace Mighty No. 9 who are also fan of Mega Man. These two franchises can coexist; I even wouldn’t count out the possibility of a crossover someday.”

While a crossover between the two proprieties would be interesting, I believe this is something we won't be seeing for quite sometime. Mega Man still needs to find its footing, mind you. The franchise has been using other properties as a crutch for the past couple years. Meanwhile, Keiji Inafune, Comcept's head honcho, isn't exactly on speaking terms with Capcom. Not yet, at least.

A few years down the road, Beck and Mega Man may share the same screen. But that true-blue crossover, I feel, will happen when several things align under the right climate. That could take time.

For more Mighty No. 9 talk, you can read the full interview at Always Nintendo.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Get Ready For UDON's Art of Capcom: Complete Edition

Fans of Mega Man and the artistic stylings of UDON Entertainment, take note. Amazon has outed a 600-page "complete edition" of the company's popular Art of Capcom book, aptly titled UDON's Art of Capcom: Complete Edition. Product description is as follows:

"Collecting over 10 years of UDON's Capcom artwork in one epic 600-page hardcover volume! UDON's Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists' renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more!"

At 600 pages, we're probably looking at collection of the two previous Art of Capcom books with additional content. Pending official word from UDON, though, we can only speculate.

UDON's Art of Capcom: Complete Edition is due on October 28th. Pre-orders are now available for $56.18.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Reminder: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Shutdown

On Tuesday, May 20th, Nintendo will be shutting down part of the online infrastructure for the Nintendo Wii and DS/DSi consoles for all regions. A list of games and services affected by the shutdown can be found on the Nintendo website, but I wanted to lay out all the Mega Man and Mega Man-related games right here.

Friday, May 16, 2014

How Jasco's Mega Man Figures Are Made

Want to see how Jasco Games' Mega Man mini figures are made? Check out this video, which shows a timelapse of a few miniature poses being modeled for the upcoming board game. Everything you see is work-in-progress, pending Capcom approval.

For more information about the board game, hit up the official site!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mega Man IV Now Available On NA 3DS eShop

"Mega May" continues with the North American debut of Mega Man IV on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. As the fourth title in the classic classic Mega Man series on the Game Boy, it's often regarded as one of, if not the best the entry on the handheld. From fine-tuned platforming to snappy music, there's a little something here for every one. It's a great game. Period.

Mega Man V is up next! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Megas Are Back! History Repeating: Red Now Available

The new album from The Megas, History Repeating: Red is now available for your listening pleasure. It's the second part of their acclaimed Mega Man 3 series, which debuted with History Repeating: Blue. Five years in the making, the saga is now complete!

Right now, you can download the digital version at Bandcamp. If you want a physical release, stop by the boys' site and snatch a copy from there. Free samples are primed and ready for your consideration. Check out it!

Thanks for the tip, Hernan!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch V4 Due This Weekend

This Saturday, May 17th, Cut Stuff's extremely popular Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch will receive a brand new update. The long awaited version 4 patch brings refinements and additional content to the table, including new maps and weapons, seven new skins, gameplay modes, and more. See it in action in the video above.

For all the details and a handy V4 Q&A, check out this thread.

Thanks for the tip, Mike!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mighty No. 9 Update: New Alpha Build Shots, Origins Of Mighty No. 6

New month, new Mighty No. 9 update. This one features a few updates on the latest work-in-progress alpha ROM, a glimpse of a playable Call, and an official behind-the-scenes look at Mighty No. 6.

In all, development is proceeding smoothly. Inafune and his team are in good spirits as the test out the latest build which features a significantly higher difficulty. The fun yet difficult genetics of a certain other franchise are indeed alive and well in Mighty No. 9. They've also begun the heavy duty work on stage design, No. 5's layer specifically detailed in this update. It sports a fresh coat of paint, among other changes.

More updates and details available at the Mighty No. 9 development blog!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mega Man II And Mega Man III Hit The Nintendo 3DS eShop

Capcom and Nintendo's "Mega May" continues with two additional Game Boy classics! Today you can snag Mega Man II and Mega Man III from the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $2.99 a pop.

Mega Man IV is up next on Thursday, May 15th!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rockman 6 Coming to Wii U VC in Japan Next Week

The Wii U's Virtual Console in Japan already got Rockman 5 last month, and next week on the 13th, it will be joined by Rockman 6: The Greatest Battle in History!! for 514 Yen. So a week from Wednesday, all six classics will be available on Wii U in Japan.

Meanwhile in the west, we've still been waiting a long time for these games. We know they're working on them, though.

Source: NintenDaan

Monday, May 5, 2014

Take a Look at the SDCC Exclusive Mega Man #37 Variant

If you'll be making it to the San Diego Comic-Con later this summer, you can stop by Archie's booth and pick up this special variant cover edition of Mega Man #37, the start of the "Dawn of X" crossover story arch. It features a spiffy CG render of Mega Man and X leaping into action!

As the pattern dictates, we can probably expect a $10 price tag on this one. Maybe. More details closer to SDCC, I assume. We'll keep you posted!

Source: Polygon

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Rockman 4 Prototype Hits Yahoo Auctions Japan

A listing for a Rockman 4 prototype has appeared on Yahoo Auctions Japan. It is one of few protos developed in a Famicom Disk System RAM adapter. No telling just how different it is from the final retail version, but it's not every day we come across something quite like this.

If you're interested on bidding, you'll need to go through a proxy service (Rinkya, for example). Bidding starts at 30,000 Yen (roughly $293.43 US). 

Source: Yahoo Auctions

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Grab A Free Issue Of Archie's Mega Man X Today!

Just a reminder for all of you Mega Man and comic book fans in general: Today, May 3rd, is Free Comic Book Day. One of the many books available is a two-sided Mega Man X/Sonic the Hedgehog flipbook which contains the premier Mega Man X issue. Did I mention it's free?

To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit You can also find out the full array of titles up for grabs at, though selection may vary from comic shop to comic shop.

Thanks to Eric and digi148 for the heads up!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mega Man Xtreme Blasts To Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

By popular vote, Mega Man Xtreme is the first game out the gate for Capcom and Nintendo's "Mega May" event. The Game Boy classic is now available on the North American 3DS eShop for $4.99. As for the rest of the lot, here's release schedule:

  • Mega Man II (5/8)
  • Mega Man III (5/8)
  • Mega Man IV (5/15)
  • Mega Man V (5/22)
  • Mega Man Xtreme 2 (5/29)

So yeah, that's pretty much all there is to say at this point. I may even look into getting some download codes for the occasion. Who doesn't like free stuff?