Friday, January 22, 2016
Eleven Years Later, Rockman EXE and Duel Masters Reunite
The Rockman EXE and Duel Masters crossover movie hit Japanese theaters in 2005. Today, the two franchises are teaming up once again with an all-new crossover card. Shown above, the card depicts Rockman.EXE standing back-to-back with Duel Masters' current protagonist Katta Kirifuda. The scene is a deliberate throwback to the film's original promotional poster. The quote on the card translates as "the strongest team is here!"
Now, don't get too excited. This isn't a harbinger of a new Rockman EXE/Duel Masters movie. From what we've been able to gather, this card is part of a larger promotion between Duel Masters and other popular TV, video game and toy franchises. I mean just look at these: a Mister Potato Head and Phoenix Wright card. Yeah.
In any case, it's a little nostalgic to see the two franchises paired again. Should anything more come of it, well, we'll let you know!