Wednesday, April 27, 2016

More Images of X-Plus Toys Gigantic Zero Figure

At 12-inches (33cm), Zero stands just a bit taller than Roll but smaller than X. Even so, the final figure is looking spiffy...

Help Fund a Book About Mega Man 3's Development History

The very excellent Boss Fight Books series is coming back for a third season! This time around, there's going to be an entire book devoted to the development history of Mega Man 3. Written by Salvatore Pane, the book explores the ins-and-outs of the divisive sequel and why we're so obsessed with it after all these years.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PSN Golden Week Sale Offers Mega Man Deals

Among the many titles discounted for Golden Week, the PlayStation Store brings us some sweet deals on select Mega Man games:

If you've yet to check out these hits - Mega Man Legends/TMOTB in particular - you really can do no wrong here. Grab 'em before next week! The Golden Week sale ends May 11th at 11 am PT. 

Thanks for the tip, Niroth!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mega Man X Infests Zombie Cafe (Updated)

Zombie Cafe, Capcom's popular free-to-play mobile romp, is crossing over with Mega Man X. Starting today, players can serve food to X, Zero, Sigma, Iris, Vile and.... Mac! Yes; someone actually remembered Mac!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

'Did You Know Gaming?' Tackles Mega Man Legends

I'd wager a good few of you will learn something new from Did You Know Gaming's recent Mega Man Legends feature. Here, the crew looks at some of the more obscure MML factoids; for example, did you know the story originally featured a 4-sided love triangle? (err, love square?). Interesting stuff, especially if you're new to the series.

Speaking personally, I'm honored to be featured in this episode!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The 8-bit Mega Man Star Force Fan-Game You Might Not Play

Megacocorock's 8-bit version of Mega Man Star Force has not only been revived but completed as well! In true Megacocorock fashion, it's not available to the public. But hey, don't let that stop you from admiring some footage. Enjoy!

Friday, April 22, 2016

We're Getting Mega Man Sunglasses. Sunglasses.

I'll let the Entertainment Earth product description speak for itself: "Become the Blue Bomber with these Mega Man Helmet Sun-Staches! Save the day with these fantastic glasses featuring the iconic helmet of Mega Man. Join the fight against Dr. Wily with these Mega Man Helmet Sun-Staches."

I don't know what's worse: the fact these will soon exist OR the criminally missed opportunity for Proto Man shades. C'mon, people.

Source: Entertainment Earth

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Second Mega Man Legacy Collection Steam Patch Live

Heads up: a second but very small patch for Mega Man Legacy Collection went live on Steam yesterday. According to the change log, it fixes "an issue which caused text and some textures to render as solid blocks of color." This minor annoyance is not an issue on home consoles, so no worries there.

Hopefully Capcom will roll out similar fixes over time for some of the other prevalent issues on PC. While the March update was a welcome addition, many users continue to cite performance issues.

Thanks, Saikyo!

Monday, April 18, 2016

You Can Now Pre-Order Sentinel's Classic and Mega Man.EXE Figures

The promised day is upon us! Big Bad Toystore have opened up pre-orders for Sentinel's Classic Mega Man and Mega Man.EXE figures. These 4-inch (10cm) humdingers will run you $39.99 a piece, and they're expected to ship sometime in August.

Click the links above if you'd like to pre-order, or just check out some more pics. Remember, this is only the beginning of Sentinel's Mega Man line! There's more to come in the future.

Source: BBTS

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Genzoman Reveals Art From Cancelled Mega Man Game

Speaking at Game Dev Santiago last week, professional artist and industry contributor Gonzalo OrdoƱez, better known as Genzoman, revealed concept art from a cancelled Mega Man game.

We've transcribed and translated his comments from an archived stream of the presentation. Read on for the details!

Mega Man Pop! Vinyl Figures Listing Leaked

I'm surprised it's actually taken this long but it's happening: a Pop! Vinyl Mega Man line is in the works. The above listing recently appeared in GameStop's catalog, well ahead of any official announcement from Funko or Capcom.

At least six figures will make up the line: Mega Man, Proto Man, Rush, Dr. Wily and two GameStop exclusive color variants, Mega Man Fire Storm and Mega Man Ice Slasher. The pair will be based off of Fire Man and Ice Man's weapon colors, respectively.

Hopefully we're not too far off from seeing what these little guys look like. Stay tuned!

Source: @jasoninquires

Watch Lucas Gilbertson (Zero) Drunkenly Play Mega Man X8

Presented without commentary. Enjoy!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Track Lists Revealed for Rockman EXE Anniversary Albums

A double dose of Rockman EXE music news today! We've got the packaging and full track list to both the Sound Box and the highly anticipated 15th Anniversary Arrange Best Track. Read on for the details!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

New Images of Sentinel's Rockman.EXE Figure

It may only be a color prototype, but Sentinel's upcoming Rockman.EXE figure is looking mighty fine!

Sentinel's Rockman Figure Goes On Sale August

First revealed at the Winter Wonder Festival, Sentinel's highly articulated Rockman action figure will hit retail this August. Pre-sales go live on April 18th for 4,320 Yen (about $40 US), Ami Ami reports.

The 4-inch (10cm) figure ships with two alternate hands, a Rock Buster, one interchangeable face plate, and a basic display stand. North American distribution has yet to be determined. More details and images available here.

Source: Rockman Unity

Mega Man Helmet Replica Coming in Three New Colors

Capcom's wearable Mega Man helmet replica is back in three new colors: pink, grey and green. Right now they're exclusive to Big Bad ToyStore for $169.99 a piece. All three flavors are expected to ship in July.

If you fancy classic blue, it's back in stock for a cool $149.99.

Source: Big Bad ToyStore

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Writer Joe Kelly Talks About 2017 Mega Man Animated Series

Man of Action writer Joe Kelly is hard at work preparing Mega Man's return to television next year. Though no new details came to light, Kelly took to Twitter to reassure fans all is well.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

First Look at X-Plus Toys' Giant Zero

Looking spiffy, no? The red crusader goes on sale in Japan later this June for 10,584 Yen (about $97.48).

Source: Hobby Dengeki Thanks to Vhyper1985 for the tip!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Richromatic: Rockman EXE Anniversary Fan-Album Samples and Images

Richromatic: Rockman EXE is the title for unofficial 15th anniversary arrange album due April 24th. This one is being put together by fans in Japan under the Colis Labels record. Check out the full track list and samples after the jump!

Hack 'n Slash Fan-Game "Reploid Zero" Coming Later This Week

For your consideration, here's a brief look at "Reploid Zero" -- a mobile fan-game from Chateau Studios due later this week. The premise is simple: cut down as many Pantheon foot soldiers as you can while staying alive. Pantheons will retaliate with close-quarters weapons. Zero can guard against these attacks... but do it too much and they'll beat the scrap out of you.

It may not be the extensive Devil May Cry-esque Zero game some fans have longed for, but it seems fun! Check out more gameplay at Chateau's YouTube Channel here.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Is This The Logo For The New Mega Man Cartoon?

Dentsu Entertainment has whet our appetites for next year's new Mega Man cartoon with what might be the show's logo. The above image appeared on Dentsu USA's expertise landing page, where they describe everything we know so far about the project. It's certainly attuned to the familiar, right down to the classic color composition.

With little other information available about the 2017 series, it's hard to say if this is the logo or something temporarily put together. Either way, it's something to chew on. Fingers crossed for more news soon!

Source: DEUSA

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Keiji Inafune Makes a Super Mario Maker Level

Taking a break from wrapping Mighty No. 9, a procrastination-positive Keiji Inafune whipped up an exclusive level for Super Mario Maker. The trials players will face, he says, adhere closely to Mega Man (and Mighty No. 9) design philosophy. You'll encounter terrain with a huge emphasis on precision jumping and single-bound pitfalls. It's nostalgic, almost. The level code is: 780C-0000-020E-166A

So yeah, thanks for this one, Inafune. Now get back to work.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mega Man Legends 2 Soars to PSN Today (Updated x2)

Residents of North American can grab Mega Man Legends 2 from PSN right now for a cool $9.99. The game is playable on PS3... but there appears to be an error on Vita and PSP. Trying to download the game on Vita results in the message "cannot download using this system." Uh-oh?

Hopefully it's just a small hiccup that will be rectified soon. I'll keep an ear to the ground; more news on this soon.

UPDATE: PSP works if you connect directly to a PS3. It appears Vita is incompatible entirely, for one reason or another

UPDATE 2: Vita works! All you need to do is buy it from your browser on PS3, then check your download list on Vita. Alternatively, try searching for MML2 from the Vita Store.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Zero Awakens in "The Legendary Reploid"

UltimateMaverickX's latest production brings Rockman Zero drama track "Ciel's Memory ~ Rebirth" to animation. It's a little on the short side but a worthy follow-up to last year's "FAKE." Enjoy!

Friday, April 1, 2016

New Mega Man Title Planned From Capcom's "Mobile Business Division"

Mega Man X (iOS/Android, 2012)

This isn't an April Fool's joke, friends. Capcom Japan has announced the establishment of a new "Mobile Business Division" to produce new titles based on its popular intellectual properties. According to the press release, the company plans to release four titles based on Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Sengoku Basara by the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2017.

The Mobile Business Division aims to incorporate Capcom-owned Beeline Interactive business practices with Capcom's brands to broaden the availability of content and software worldwide. The company plans to strengthen revenue in Asian markets by licensing successful Japanese software for the region. Finally, as part of this reorganization, Beeline Interactive Japan has been rebranded as Capcom Mobile.

Today marks the start of the new fiscal year. Between now and March 31st, 2017, Mega Man will be making the jump to mobile in some capacity. Pending specifics, there really isn't much else to say than that. More updates on this story as it comes!

Source: Capcom IR (via Gematsu)