Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jet Rockman & Power Rockman 4Inch-Nel Figures Revealed

Sentinel's growing line of 4Inch-Nel Rockman figures continues with Rockman 6's Jet Rockman and Power Rockman! These powered-up forms will be sold in a 2-pack for 8,000 Yen (roughly $79 USD). They're due in Japan at an unannounced October date.

As per usual, Big Bad Toystore and the like will post pre-orders in the coming days/weeks. In the meantime you can check out several more delicious images at Rockman Unity. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom... a tease awaits.

Source: Rockman Unity

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TruForce Reveals SDCC Exclusive "X-Boost" Figure

We finally have our first good look at TruForce's newest Mega Man X variant, dubbed "X-Boost."

PSA: "Mega Man Zero Burst" is Not a New Game

My inbox has seen a string of tips about "Mega Man Zero Burst", a title purportedly outed by the OFLC. Unfortunately I bring bubble-bursting bad news: it's not a new Zero title. No, no; not in the slightest.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Leaked Images of TruForce's "Armored" Mega Man X

A pair of images have come to light exposing TruForce's upcoming "armored" Mega Man X figure. As anticipated it, it's not a new mold but a recolor of the existing figure. At first glance it doesn't look to be based on one particular armor. Rather, a mixture of Second and Blade armor's primary colors. I fully expect TruForce will bill this an a "new armor."

TruForce is expected to unveil the figure officially in the coming weeks leading up to Comic-Con. Stay tuned for further details!

Source: RockPage

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Keiji Inafune: "I Own All the Problems That Came With [Mighty No. 9]"

The saga of Mighty No. 9, Comcept's long-awaited spiritual Mega Man successor, has been one rife with difficulties and frustration. However, amid the game's launch, Keiji Inafune didn't shy away from the criticism: he freely admitting these problems were all on him.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Mighty No. 9 Now Available in North America and Asia (Updated)

It's been a long time coming but Mighty No. 9 is officially out the gate. Backer keys are purportedly being prepped for distribution soon. If you opted for a PC key, you can redeem it by logging onto Humble Bundle with your Kickstarter e-mail address. If that doesn't work refer to this support page.

I gotta say, its really sucks that backers did not receive the same "early access" privileges as reviewers, YouTubers and Twitch streamers (who've been playing it as early as last week). It's a crappy move that further cements the campaign's incompetence and misguided management. I sincerely hope you all get your money's worth soon.

No word yet about those physical rewards, by the way. I'll do my best to keep this post up-to-date with more information. For everyone else whose not a backer, do enjoy.

UPDATE: Comcept informed backers this morning that anyone who requested a code for the Xbox 360 version will have to wait a bit longer. That version has to be resubmitted to Microsoft due to a bug. As compensation, these backers will receive a Steam key.

Additionally, the Mac and Linux versions are no *quite* done yet. They're currently undergoing testing and should be ready in a few days,

UPDATE 2: Be aware some Steam DLC keys going out are duplicates of one another. I have at least two reports of users receiving two Ray DLC codes instead of a Retro DLC code. If that's you, contact

UPDATE 3: A patch for the Wii U version will be pushed out later today.

Ask Protodude #2 - June 2016

This month I field questions about Comicpalooza Mega Man cartoon news (or lack thereof), NT Warrior streaming rights, and more!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Proto Man Replica Buster is Blasting Your Way

ThinkGeek's replica Mega Buster was such a big hit, they're following it up with another one. Spotted on the E3 showroom floor, here's our first look at the full-size Proto Man buster replica. It's not currently available to pre-order, though I've been told it's "really only a matter of time."

Much like the previous Mega Buster, Proto Man's will feature LED lights and sound. We'll have more details to share as soon as a product page goes up online. Look forward to it!

Image source: djonesart

Another Look at FiguartsZERO Rockman

First revealed in Hobby Japan, Bandai brings us an even better look at the upcoming FiguartsZERO Rockman figure.

Mega Man 7 Heads to New 3DS Virtual Console Today

New Nintendo 3DS owners in North America can download Mega Man 7 today from the eShop! The SNES classic is available now for $7.99.  No discount is available if you happen to own the game on Wii or Wii U.

More SNES Mega Man games are on the way with X1-X3 already confirmed for Japan. It's only a matter of time!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Familiar Mega Man Faces Appear in Dead Rising 4 (Updated)

Following in true Dead Rising tradition, the fourth entry in the series looks to include a few Mega Man nods. No sign of the iconic Mega Man X costume yet, but a good sign of things to come...

Friday, June 10, 2016

Rockman & Forte: Challenger From the Future English Translation Patch Released

It's been a long time coming, but a one NikcDC has released a fully translated patch for Rockman & Forte: Challenger From the Future. With the help of this bite-sized 12.7KB patch, you'll be able to experience this obscure sequel in English for the first time! Grab it here!

It's worth mentioning NikcDC took the time to re-do the title screen with the official Mega Man & Bass logo. Rockman and Forte's names have also been "localized" to Mega Man and Bass for consistency. If that doesn't sit well with you, NikcDC is considering a "Rockman & Forte" version, too.


Sample the New Rockman EXE 15th Ann. Arrange Album

In just a few short days the Rockman EXE 15th Arrange Best Track album will release in Japan. To tide you audiophiles over, E-Capcom uploaded samples for all eleven tracks. You can listen to them here. Each sample is about a minute long; just enough to get a taste of what the 'ol EXE sound team have been up to.

Rockman EXE 15th Arrange Best Track debuts on June 15th. Pre-orders are available from Play Asia and CDJapan.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

TruForce Teases New Mega Man X Figure (Update)

This lone image appear on TruForce Collectable's Facebook page today with the caption, "A new armor has emerged...let's get a boost of power!" So yeah; it would appear they're working on an armor-clad Mega Man X figure. The colors here are throwing me off a bit. I want to say it's the First Armor... but then there's bits of Falcon and Fourth in there.

I suppose well just have to wait and see for the full reveal. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: If this San Diego Comic-Con leak is to be believed, we're looking at a recolor. It's not a new mold, unfortunately. 

Source: TruForce

Here Are the Exclusive Mega Man Pop! Figures at GameStop

The GameStop-exclusive Mega Man Pop! figures are now available to pre-order online. You can grab Ice Slasher Mega Man and Fire Storm Mega Man for $10.99 a pop. The pair are planned to launch alongside Mega Man, Rush, Proto Man and Dr. Wily in late July/early August.

Thanks for the tip, everyone!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mega Man Funko Pop! Figures Revealed

Several leaked retail listings later, Funko has finally revealed the official Mega Man Pop! Vinyl figures. The line consists of four characters; Mega Man, Proto Man, Rush and Dr. Wily. The robot characters sport a spiffy metallic finish.

It's worth noting the two leaked GameStop exclusive variant figures - Ice Slasher and Fire Storm Mega Man - have yet to be announced. It shouldn't be much longer though.

In any case, Funko says the four initial will launch in North America later this August. They're readily available to pre-order from Big Bad Toystore at $9.99 a pop.

Source: Funko

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Big Capcom Sale on NA PlayStation Network

The North American PlayStation Store is hosting a big Capcom sale that discounts Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil and other select Capcom games. Here's the Mega Man titles on sale this week through June 13th. All prices are USD:

The full list of deals can be found here.  Thanks to Eric for the tip!

Rockman EXE Manga Gets 15th Anniversary Reprint (Update)

To commemorate the Rockman EXE series' 15th anniversary, Fukkan will be reprinting Ryo Takamisaki's celebrated manga adaptation this summer. The original 13 volumes published between 2002-2006 will be condensed to eight "New Edition" volumes beginning July 3rd. New Edition Volume one is currently available to pre-order for 7,776 Yen (about $72 US) UPDATE: 1,944 Yen ($18).

According to the product page, each volume will sport new cover art by Takamisaki and bonus material (sketches, new art, etc.). No plans exist for an international release, nor would I count on Viz Media to revive the NT Warrior brand anytime soon. Gear up to import!

Source: Fukkan

Monday, June 6, 2016

MT Framework Mega Man Revisited

Some of you may remember this image from seven years ago. These are two Capcom Japan engineers posing with the company's propriety MT Framework 2.0 tool-set. What's always been of interest to us, though, is the fully rendered Mega Man hiding behind the software's interface. The implications sparked immediate speculation.

When asked about the image, then-Capcom US Senior VP Christian Svensson said "as far as I'm aware, that's just some dude's desktop. There has never been an HD MT Framework MM game in development."

Svensson's statement made four years ago is only half true, though: that's not some dude's desktop.

Friday, June 3, 2016

By Popular Demand, More Rockman X3 Prototype Gameplay

This will be the last round of footage before the eventually dump, FYI. Today we have three videos covering Doppler stages 1&2, Gravity Beetle, Blizzard Buffalo, and boss battles with Bit and Vile Mk. II. There's lots to see!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mega Man Metal Blade Nendoroid to Debut at Anime Expo

If your wallet hasn't completely given out yet, feast your eyes on the next Mega Man Nendoroid from Good Smile Company: Metal Blade Mega Man!

GSC writes: "From the popular 'Mega Man' series comes a Nendoroid of Mega Man once he has defeated Metal Man and taken the 'Metal Blade' power! Optional parts include the powerful 'Metal Blade' special weapon in both a small and large size, allowing you to pose Mega Man both holding the blade at the ready as well as have it flying through the air as if it had just been thrown!"

The figure will make its grand debut at Good Smile Co's Anime Expo booth starting Monday, July 4th. It will be sold for 4,444 Yen or roughly $40.48 USD. If you can't make it to Anime Expo, Good Smile says they will sell the figure online at a later date.

Additional images and information can be found here.