Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mighty No. 9 PC Beta Launches Today

At this year's PAX, Keiji Inafune's panel played host to another look at Mighty No. 9. Audiences were treated to two new trailers: the first, a gameplay b-roll featuring new stages and transformations (Mighty No. 7), and the second focusing entirely on "Online Race Battle" mode.

What's more, Inafune and his team announced that a beta version of the game will be sent out to eligible backers (beta reward tier or higher) within 24 hours. Though the beta is only one stage, Inafune states additional stages will be made available at a later date. Feedback from fans will help influence the final game.

If you're not a backer, Inafune hopes to have the game up on Steam Early Access to share it with a broader audience. Nothing is set in stone yet, so keep those fingers crossed. For everyone, check your inboxes!

Lastly, Comcept is also holding on a special event called "Mighty Month,” where fans can celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter through contests, trivia, interviews, and more. For more details, hit up the official forums.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

8-Bit Legends 3 Prototype Version Now Available

Mega Man Legends 3 is here! Well the fan-made version of the cancelled Prototype/Prologue, anyway. Get Me Off the Moon and DASH 3 Reboot have just launched The Mega Man Legends 3 Prologue 2D Version as a free download for the PC. If you want it, head to this website, then type in the passcode "dash3" in the textbar. If traffic has you down, you can find a mirror right here.

We hope you enjoy the final product! Big thanks goes out to the DASH 3 Reboot team, Makoto Tomozawa for the new music, Hideki Ishikawa, and our old pal Heat Man for the English script. Job well done, folks.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Azure Striker Gunvolt - Rockman Corner Review

Azure Striker Gunvolt for the Nintendo 3DS is a brand new game from Mega Man father-figure Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates. Given the powers involved, one could easily write this one off simply as a spiritual successor to Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX (both developed by Inti). But Gunvolt is more than that. The "guns ablaze" spirit of Inti Create's popular Mega Man offshoots is indeed alive and well here; but at its core, Gunvolt shines as something new entirely.

Get Your Mighty Gunvolt Download Codes Here (Update: All Gone!)

In addition to an advance copy of Azure Striker Gunvolt for review, 8-4 has graciously provided me with three download codes for Mighty Gunvolt. If you're lucky, you'll be able to play this fun 8-bit romp hours in advance! For everyone else, Mighty Gunvolt is free with the purchase of Gunvolt.

The codes will be posted below throughout the night. If you manage to use one, drop a note in the comments (so we know you’ve used it). For the sake of keeping this giveaway manageable, unrelated comments will not be published at this time. These codes are valid in North America only!

  • Code 1 of 3: A05JV7372ASM5FFE (GONE)
  • Code 2 of 3: A05JV7381P1HXC2R  (GONE) 
  • Code 3 of 3: A05JV73935KW0C7V  (GONE) 

That's all of them. Thanks for participating!

Mega Man X3 Blasts Its Way to Wii U Virtual Console

Capping off the "Mega August" festivities, Mega Man X3 has launched on the Wii U Virtual Console. As always, this Super NES classic will run you $7.99. Unlike X1 and X2, X3 wasn't originally available on Wii, so there won't be an upgrade discount this time around. Just throwing that out there.

Looking ahead to future North America Virtual Console releases, we've got Mega Man 7, Battle Network 2 & 3, and Mega Man Zero 1 & 2. We'll be seeing a majority of those before the end of the year. More updates when they become available!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rockman Sound Box CD Collection Announced

Remember that E-Tank loaded with classic series Rockman music? It's coming back! Sort of. Capcom has announced plans to reissue the ten disc set (sans E-Tank) at a lower price on October 29th. Dubbed "Rockman Sound Box", it will include ten CDs with music from Rockman 1 to Rockman 10. It will run you a cool 10,000 Yen ($100).

Hit the jump below for the full track list.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mega Man X4 & Mega Man X5 Headed to PSN in North America

At long, long last the PlayStation Store is getting a much needed infusion of Mega Man X love. Capcom have announced that both Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5 are being released as PSOne Classics in North America this September. Finally.

Mega Man X4 is first out the gate on September 2nd (next week!), with Mega Man X5 in tow on September 9th. You can play these fine entries on PS3 and Vita.

Source: Capcom Unity

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sample the Mega Man 2 Medley from Super Smash Bros.

Crisp and clean, devoid of distracting sound effects. For your listening pleasure, here's Nintendo's official release of Mega Man's Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U theme. Namco's Rio Hamamoto oversaw the arrangement. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Tekken franchise, among others.

Gotta say, listening to this non-stop brings back wonderful feelings of Mega Man's initial reveal. The first time that footage rolled... man, the hype was real. So good!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Inafune Discusses Mighty Gunvolt's Development, Confirms DLC

We're just a few days away from the North American launch of Azure Striker Gunvolt. As previously reported, everyone who picks up the game within the next three months gets a free copy of Mighty Gunvolt. This little 8-bit romp features no less than seven stages and three playable characters, including Mighty No. 9's Beck. Not a bad value, no? Well it gets better.

In a recent Inti Creates podcast, executive producer Keiji Inafune and producer Takuya Aizu confirmed the development of downloadable content for Mighty Gunvolt. While Mr. Aizu was hesitant to divulge the details, Inafune was more than willing to spill the beans (6:03). "I want to see more stages you can only clear as Beck," he says. "You're getting a first taste of Beck. I think fans would really like that. So, there you go, Inti. It's in your hands."

And there you have it: additional Beck stages. We'll have more details on the subject soon...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Covers and Solicitation for Mega Man #43

By way of Midtown Comics, the latest covers and solicitation to Archie's Mega Man #43 have surfaced. The variant cover holds a neat little touch despite the ecycled art. Can you see it?
W) Ian Flynn (A) Gary Martin, POWREE (CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante
The battle ain't over yet, and the legend has only just begun! Based on the renowned game Mega Man 3 comes 'Legends of the Blue Bomber,' Part Three. We've seen Mega Man battle Robot Masters many times before, but now witness the automaton insanity unfold from the perspectives of their creators! Magnet Man wonders if he's led his brothers astray as he prepares to stop Mega Man. Needle Man won't go quietly, instead choosing a battle on his own terms! Meanwhile, Auto makes a shocking discovery about Dr. Wily-but will he survive to report it?! Featuring all-new cover art from the legendary Patrick 'SPAZ' Spaziante and classic Capcom variant cover to complete your Mega-collection!

Thanks to Eric for the tip!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mega Man 6 Comes to NA Wii U Virtual Console

Another week in August, another Mega Man game! "Mega August" resumes with Mega Man 6 -- the final entry in the NES series. $4.99 is what it costs to get this Virtual Console goodie. And would you look at that; all six NES games are now on Wii U. That didn't take too long, no?

Next week brings us the final Virtual Console release for Mega August: Mega Man X3!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Here's Nearly an Hour's Worth of "Mighty Gunvolt" Gameplay

Mighty Gunvolt, Inti Creates' three-way collaboration between Mighty No. 9, Azure Strike Gunvolt and Gal Gun, has launched on Japan's Nintendo 3DS eShop (on the very day it was announced, no less). As we patiently wait to hear details on an English release (edit: here we go!), VixyNyan has recorded nearly an hour's worth of gameplay to tide you over.

As you'll see, the spirit of classic Mega Man gameplay is alive and well. See it after the jump!

"Mighty Gunvolt" Announced (Mighty No. 9 x Gunvolt x Gal Gun)

UPDATE: Mighty Gunvolt is indeed a thing. It will be available in Japan this Winter, free for those that purchase Azure Striker Gunvolt from now until November 19th. Additional images can be seen at the game's official homepage and Game Watch. No word yet on availability outside of Japan.

Original post: According to early leaks from Weekly Famitsu, Inti Creates announced a new Nintendo 3DS title dubbed Mighty Gunvolt. The game is a crossover with Comcept's Mighty No. 9, Inti Creates' Mega Man Zero/ZX spiritual-successor Azure Strike Gunvolt, and bishojo shooter Gal Gun. Yes, Gal Gun.

While details are scant, we can confirm the game is a downloadable title featuring three playable characters: Mighty No. 9's Beck, Gunvolt's titular Gunvolt, and Gal Gun's Ekoro, the apprentice angel. The Gunvolt content will reportedly feature an "'80s style graphic design."

That's all that can be said at the moment. More details and images are expected to surface soon. We'll keep you posted.

Source: Siliconera

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mega Man 2.5D Beta 3.0 Now Available for Download

It's been a short while since we last saw anything from Peter Sjostrand's Mega Man 2.5D fan-game. However, following a two part interview with The Mega Man Network, Peter has rolled out a new update for this much anticipated project.

Beta 3.0 adds a pair of new co-op stages and additional single player stages for Splash Woman and Quick Man. See it in action in the video above then download it at the game's official website here.

Thanks for the tip, QT!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

8-Bit Legends 3 Prototype Version Gameplay Trailer

In anticipation for its release on August 30th, the team behind the Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version 8-bit demake have rolled out a new gameplay trailer. It's the most in-depth look at the game yet, offering a peek at various missions. Once again the sprite work that's going on here looks great, Barrett's actions in particular being the icing on the cake. It's interesting to see how these moves bring a nice twist to the classic formula.

Check back on August 30th for the release... it's free!

Source: Get Me Off the Moon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Battle Chip Challenge Now Available on NA Virtual Console

The second week of "Mega August" is upon us and it brings Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge on Wii U. The midquel, which takes place between Battle Network 3 and Battle Network 4, will run you $6.99 from the Nintendo eShop.

Three games down, two to go. Will next week bring us Mega Man 6? Or Mega Man X3? Personally, I'm rooting for the later. Then again it couldn't hurt to have MM6 out of the way (thus completing the NES lineup). We'll just have to wait and see!

Super Smash Bros. - Sneak Peek at Mega Man's Custom Moves

Coming from the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room:

"Pic of the day. Here's Beat! And Plant Barrier!! These are some of Mega Man's custom special moves. You might also be able to use some signature boss-like moves from the Mega Man series, too."

As explained in an earlier update, "each fighter possesses four special attacks; standard special, side special, up special, and down special. Each of these can be customized, however, so there are three variations for each direction. This means there are two classifications for special attacks: basic and custom."

Question is, what other "signature boss-like moves" (or support characters) can we expect? Board the speculation train and sound off in the comments below!

Source: Director's Room

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Europe: Mega Man III Now Available on 3DS

Good news, friends east of the Atlantic. If you didn't hear, Game Boy Mega Man III arrived on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. You can buy this portable classic for €3.99/£3.59. With this one out of the way, you can look forward to Mega Man IV and Mega Man V in the coming weeks.

And really, not much else to say than that!

Source: Cubed3

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Rockman Xover Gets Another New Boss This Week

Rockman Xover players, take note. The Battle Tower returns this week on August 12th with a new set of perils. If you can survive the ascent, you'll eventually come face to face with a new boss -- Verde R.

Verde R is the third member of Nero's inner circle. As the "heavenly beast" theme dictates, we're to assume he's themed after the vermilion bird. On the heels of Rosso M (fire) and Blu D (water), Verde's element is most likely wind/air. That would leave our inevitable thunder/electric type to the fourth and final Battle Tower boss.

An interesting note, speculation suggests all four bosses may even combine into one super killing machine (ala Godkarmachine O Inary). It's an exciting prospect for sure. We'll keep you posted, naturally.

Source: Capcom Unity (via Django and MidniteW)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fan-made Mega Man Legends 3: The Prologue Completed (Updated)

The Rockman DASH 3 Reboot Team, in conjunction with Get Me Off The Moon, are pleased to announce the completion of the 8-bit Mega Man Legends 3: The Prologue fan-game. It will be available for public download soon, but for now you can get your hands on something very, very cool.

Mega Man 5 Hits Wii U VC; StreetPass Puzzle Now Available

Capcom and Nintendo are kicking off "Mega August" with the Wii U Virtual Console debut of Mega Man 5. The NES classic will run you $4.99.

What's more, the Mega Man StreetPass puzzle is now available on Nintendo 3DS in both North America and Europe. Simply update your console to firmware version 8.1.0-19 and its yours. From there, go out those Miis for panels!

"Mega August" continues next week with a randomly selected Mega Man game. Again, those are Mega Man 6, Mega Man X3 and Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge.

Stay tuned!

Dr. Wily Trophy Confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

Coming from the official Super Smash Bros. Miiverse:

"Pic of the day. Here's the trophy gallery for the 3DS version. You can rotate the trophies by drawing circles on the bottom screen. Super Smash Bros. Brawl had tons of trophies, but rumor has it that the 3DS version alone may have more than Brawl. Looks like the Dr. Wily that we made from scratch for the 3DS version is on his knees in disbelief."

Sakurai adds it's also possible to purchase trophies with in-game currency; an option good for players having trouble obtaining certain trophies. And hey, they even go on sale sometimes too!

Source: Director's Room

Monday, August 4, 2014

Track List for Rockman EXE and Rockman Xover CSS Albums

In just a little over a month, Rockman fans in Japan will be treated to a pair of new albums: Capcom Special Selection Rockman EXE and Capcom Special Selection Rockman Xover. And now thanks to Gamer, we have the full track list along with a few samples of the bonus art books. Read on for the full details.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Mega Man Unlimited Upgraded to Version 1.2.0

Sixth months in the making, Philippe Poulin (aka MegaPhilX) and his team have released the latest update for Mega Man Unlimited. Version 1.2.0 adds a wealth of new features and fixes to the popular fan-game, including Endless Attack Mode and Endless Boss Attack Mode. These additions and more are highlighted in the above trailer.

As per usual, you can download the update from the game's official website here. If you're new to the Mega Man Unlimited scene, Destructoid has a great write-up explaining the ins and outs of the project. Definitely worth the read.

Thanks to ZeoWilly for the tip!

GE Animation Making Rush Plushie

Ready for more merchandise? If a leaked retail listing is to be believe, GE Animation is going to be releasing an officially licensed plush Rush. This will be out towards the end of August, priced at $29.99. A source close to GE Animation informs me it clocks in at 4"L x 10"W x 9"H. Decent cuddling size, in other words.

This won't be the last of the plush line, FYI. I've been told additional classic series characters are on the burner. With Mega Man and Proto Man plushies selling particularly well, the future is bright as ever for soft Mega Man goods.

Source: AAA Distribution