Monday, August 31, 2015

Mega Man Legacy Collection Fixes Are Forthcoming

If you've invested a decent amount of time in Mega Man Legacy Collection you've no doubt noticed a few audio and graphical hiccups. The Steam version is the worst offender at the moment: sound errors, black screens, Windows 7 compatibility issues, and so forth. Fortunately these problems have not fallen of deaf ears; Capcom and Digital Eclipse are reportedly working on fixes.

New Images of Nendoroid Mega Man, Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow (Updated)

You didn't forget about this little guy, did you? Good Smile Co. has posted a batch of new Nendoroid Mega Man images today. A number of accessories are shown off for the first time -- Buster effect parts, interchangeable faceplates, and a teeny-tiny E-Tank. See them all here.

GSC says pre-orders are going up tomorrow around noon JST. And if you order from the GSC online shop, you'll receive an exclusive "death effect sheet!" Totally rad!

UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open! Here's a few retailers for you -

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Archie Mega Man: Master Edition Due Next Year

With Archie's Mega Man winding down, the publisher is looking ahead to 2016 with a different kind of trade paperback. Spotted at the BNC CataList, Mega Man: Master Edition Volume 1 aims to collect the first three graphic novels in a single book.

BCN lists the book as a manga-sized, portable volume spanning 336-pages. It's due out by May 16th, 2016 at $24.99 USD. As per usual with these early listings, Amazon has first dibs on pre-orders.

Source: BNC CataList

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mega Man Legacy Collection Headed to Japan

Good news for our friends on the other side of the world: Mega Man Legacy Collection is coming to Japan, rechristened as Rockman Classics Collection.

The good word comes from a savvy crew of data miners who unearthed the above logo from Legacy Collection's files. What's more, screenshots from the game have been found on Japanese Xbox One servers. Together, these images suggest a future release.

It remains to be seen when the game will hit Japanese consoles. Availability is also in question, whether or not it will be available both in digital and physical formats.

Source: lifelower, r/megaman

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Check Out Mega Man Tribute's New HC Cover Art

Courtesy of Amazon, here's a fresh look at Mega Man Tribute's new cover art. This piece graces the hardcover reprint, illustrated by Hitoshi Ariga (Mega Man Megamix, Mega Man Gigamix) and Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz.

The book goes on sale December 10th, 2015 for $44.99. Pre-orders are now available.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mega Man Legacy Collection Giveaway! Get in Here! (Finished)

UPDATE: And that's a wrap! The three winners have been notified via e-mail. Congrats to the winners! Thanks to Capcom USA for providing the codes.

What better way to celebrate the launch of Mega Man Legacy Collection with a little giveaway? We've got three download codes to give away: PS4, Xbox One and PC. All you have to do is drop a comment with the following: your email address and console of choice. I'll choose three random winners in 24-hours at 9:45 pm CT, August 26th.

To keep things safe and tidy, please remove all @'s and .com's when submitting contact info. When the giveaway closes and the winners have been notified, I'll kill the comments. Your info goes with it.

Good luck and have at it!

Mega Man Legacy Collection is Out Today! (PS4, XOne, PC)

It's 2015 and we're finally getting something! Yes, Mega Man Legacy Collection is here! The game rolls out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today for $14.99. The digital Nintendo 3DS version is still on track for an early 2016 release.

For those not in the know, Legacy Collection brings MM1-6 to modern day consoles courtesy of the Eclipse Engine. Additional extras include Challenge Mode with online leader boards and replays, a museum filled with concept and production art, a number of filters and viewing formats, and a jukebox.

Physical versions for Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo 3DS will arrive in early 2016 for $29.99. Capcom will provide more details on that front at a later date.

Monday, August 24, 2015

This Mega Buster Fits Right in Your Pocket

Let's be real, $80 is a little steep for a life-size Mega Buster. For the Zenny-conscious fan who has to have one, though, ThinkGeek's now selling a mini Mega Buster that fits right in your pocket!

The key chain version doesn't have any fancy sounds, but it lights up! A very handy accessory for finding your way in the dark or annoying your cat. Isn't it just adorable?

You can grab yours here for a cool $10.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Various Official Rockman Websites Have Shutdown

Here's a bit of a head scratcher for you: Capcom Japan has reportedly pulled the plug on individual Rockman websites. These include:

Only a pair of outlets survived the purge: the official Rockman portal and Rockman Unity.  It should be noted these two are regularly updated. The four that got the ax haven't seen any significant updates in 5+ years.

Now, this could simply be Capcom cleaning up the brand's web presence; relegating the franchise under a smaller umbrella. The disheartening bit about that though? Those four pages represented their individual series, some for over ten years. I fondly remember checking out ZX's page in the days leading up to the first game's release, rocking out to looping tunes. It's a little sad to see them go.

Anyway, I'm sure this is nothing to panic over. There is no evidence of anything "sinister" going on behind-the-scenes. We'll keep an ear out, of course. In the meantime the WayBack Machine exists. You're free to revisit these pages anytime.

Source: CapKobun (thanks, MidniteW)

RockBoard Was Considered for Mega Man Legacy Collection

Mega Man Legacy Collection features all six classic NES titles in a single package. At one point, however, Capcom and Digital Eclipse considered the possibility of throwing an additional title in the mix: RockBoard, the Famicom-exclusive spin-off.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Unboxing Kidrobot's New Mega Man Figures

Still on the fence about Kidrobot's new Mega Man line? Pixel Dan is here to help! Check out the unboxing of the new 3'' mini and 1'' keychain figures. As per usual, Dan covers everything you could possible want to know (and then some). If you like what you see, grab yours from Kidrobot!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Artists Reimagine MS-DOS Mega Man Robot Masters

The MS-DOS versions of Mega Man and Mega Man 3 are notorious for their peculiar Robot Master lineup; an odd-ball rogue gallery straight out of the lower depths of DeviantArt. But with the right people holding the pen, these unusual robots may at last have their due.

Friday, August 14, 2015

This is the Packaging for TruForce's Mega Man X

TruForce's Designer Series Mega Man X figure is nearly here. To keep your appetites whet, here's a sneak peak at the box that will soon grace your shelf...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mega Man Amiibo Compatible With Super Mario Maker

A new Super Mario Maker overview video has confirmed over 50 compatible Amiibo figures. Among the lot, the Blue Bomber himself. Tapping Mega Man or any of the 50+ Amiibo unlocks that character in the game's 8-bit Super Mario Bros. stages. Essentially, you can play Super Mario Bros. as Mega Man. UPDATE: Added a new image! Look! Mega Man clearing the goal flag pole!

No footage of Mega Man in action just yet. We'll probably have a better idea of what that looks like closer to the game's North American launch on September 11th.

Source: Nintendo Everything

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mega Man Legacy Collection - 30 Minutes of Footage

We're just a couple weeks away from the launch of Mega Man Legacy Collection. For fans just catching up on MMLC, you may find the above footage right up your alley. This is a look at the final version of the game, filters, challenges and all.

Mega Man Legacy Collection rolls out digitally on PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 25th for $14.99.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Mega Man #55 Covers & Solicitations

The final covers and solicitations for Archie's Mega Man are upon us. Issue #55 is capping things off with a bang, uniting six Mega Man incarnations under one roof...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Mega Man Legacy Collection Trophies and Achievements Revealed

Hot on the heels of Mega Man Legacy Collection's release date, Capcom Unity has posted the complete Trophies and Achievements for the game. See them at this post or after the break!

Mighty No. 9 Officially Delayed to Q1 2016

The reports were indeed true. Comcept today confirmed Mighty No. 9, both retail and digital, have been delayed to the first quarter of 2016. See the statement after the jump.

Mega Man Legacy Collection Release Date Confirmed; Physical Version Next Year

We've got some nice tidbits of Mega Man Legacy Collection news today! First and foremost, we have a release date. MMLC will launch on August 25th across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for $14.99 (€14.99/£11.99). The Nintendo 3DS version is still on track for 2016.

What's more, due to strong fan-feedback, Capcom has decided to give the PS4, Xbox One and 3DS versions a physical release in early 2016 for $29.99. More details are expected to be shared at a later date.

(Fun fact: this is the first physical Mega Man game to be sold at retail in five years.)

Source: Capcom Unity

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

PlayStation Summer Sale Slashes Mega Man Prices (50% Off)

Week two of the PlayStation Summer Sale is here, and with it comes discounts on five PSX Mega Man games. From now until next week, you can grab Mega Man 1-4 and Mega Man 8 for $3.00 each on the North American PlayStation Store. PlayStation Plus members can take an additional 10% off.

This is the first time in a very, very long time the Complete Works titles have been on sale. And, since Mega Man Legacy Collection isn't coming to PSVita, now's a good time as any to grab 'em cheap. You can play them on PS3 and PSP, too.

Something to think about. Hit up the PlayStation Store for this week's deals.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Red Ash Kickstarters - Game Fails, Anime Funded

Aaaaand done. Red Ash: The Indeible Legend failed to reach its $800,000 goal, peaking at just $519,999 from backers. Nevertheless the game will be made but without additional content offered in stretch goals. On the contrary, the anime's campaign was a success. Red Ash -Magiciada- by Studio 4℃ succeeded its initial goal with a grand total of $162,882 from backers. The animated short will run 18 minutes in length.

So in the end, the better managed Kickstarter succeeded. The takeaway from this? Don't rush your campaign.

Not all Kickstarters have a happy ending. A well planned out, timely produced campaign lasts and hopefully succeeds. A bad one not only fails but becomes an example of how not to fail. The Indelible Legend will be held in this regard, for better or worse.

What a journey.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

What's Going on With Mighty No. 9's Release Date? (Updated x3)

So I wasn't going to address this until Comcept or Deep Silver came forward... but I don't think that's gonna happen at this time. So here we are: Game Informer and Destructoid confirmed with their sources at GameStop (Game Informer's parent company) that Mighty No. 9 has been delayed to 2016.