Sunday, July 31, 2016

More Images of Super Mega Man and Cut Man 4Inch-Nel Figures

Small in stature but big in heart, the latest Sentinel 4Inch-Nel figures are here to dazzle your senses and taunt your wallet...

Friday, July 29, 2016

Rockman EXE 15th Ann. Celebration Continues With Cute Keyholders

Rockman EXE's 15th anniversary has brought us new soundtracks, figures and reprinted manga. The next batch of commemorative goods isn't nearly as exciting but they're pretty cute: acrylic keyholders!

Seven in all, these little guys will guard your keys and other miscellaneous pocket commodities with their life. The identity of the seventh character is shrouded in mystery, though I'm willing to bet it's Forte. It's always Forte.

The set is expected to retail for 4,000 Yen ($40 US) and ships from E-Capcom late September.

Source: E-Capcom

Mega Man: 8-Bit Deathmatch V5 Now Available

Mega Man: 8-Bit Deathmatch, CutmanMike's mega popular Doom multiplayer mod is back with a whole slew of new goodies. Version 5 brings Mega Man 9 content to the fray with new weapons, maps and skins straight from the game. What's more, several older maps and weapons have been fine-tuned and perfected for all those new bosses you're gonna face.

The full rundown of changes and additions can be found here. When you're primed and ready, head to the mod's official website for the V5 download.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mega Man Franchise Reaches 31 Million Units Sold

Capcom's Investor Relations page has updated to reflect the cumulative growth of various intellectual properties, with Mega Man in particular having amassed 31 million units worldwide (as of June 30th, 2016). The franchise now ranks fourth in Capcom's heavy hitters catalog behind Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil.

The number includes 134 titles released across a 29-year period. When we last checked in, the franchise was sitting at 30 million in 2013. Due to a lack of titles released within this three year period, today's milestone is minimal at best. It goes without saying Mega Man Legacy Collection contributed to the bump - exactly how much we do not know.

EDIT: For those claiming it's been 31 million for a while now, check the archives. It was 30 million from 2013-2015. From this, we can deduce MMLC helped push it along January 1st onward.

Source: Capcom IR

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Megafiy Your Dessert With Edible Rockman Decorations

Rockman's mug has appeared on everything from, uh, mugs to shampoo. And now, Tokyo-based company Eitsu wants you to eat cake with his face on it. Starting today you can order cakes, pastries and even macaroons featuring edible Rockman-themed illustrations. You can request a message or photo to be printed alongside your chosen Rockman image, too.

There's several options to "megafiy" your cake with prices ranging from 2,000 yen ($18.95) to 5,000 yen ($47.00). The service is only available in Japan at this time. If you're celebrating a birthday overseas, feel free to scope out the full lineup.

Source: Gamer

Monday, July 25, 2016

TruForce X-Boost Figure Now Available at Big Bad Toystore

Did you miss out on TruForce Collectibles' Comic-Con exclusive X-Boost figure? Fret not, friend! Big Bad Toystore has your back. You can grab yours for a cool $149.99 while stock lasts. No telling how many units BBTS has; you might want to jump on the opportunity ASAP.

Source: Big Bad Toystore

Friday, July 22, 2016

Rumor: Game Based on New Mega Man Cartoon in Development

The Mega Man Network brings us a doozy of a rumor today, one not entirely out of the realm of possibility. According to an anonymous but close source, a game based on Man of Action's 2017 Mega Man cartoon is in under way. It will purportedly launch in "two forms": a main version developed by Capcom for home consoles, PC and PlayStation Vita and a "weaker" version for Nintendo 3DS and mobile. You can read the full details of the rumor here.

Personally, I'm a bit skeptical on this one...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tremble With Fear! First Images of Sentinel's Dark Rockman.EXE Figure

Out of the shadows and into the light, Sentinel's long-teased Dark Rockman.EXE 4Inch-Nel figure finally gets some pictures. You can check out well over a dozen images here.

The figure is due in Japan later this August with pre-orders going live on July 25th. It will set you back 4,500 Yen or about $42.00 US. Details on international availability should surface shortly. Stay tuned!

Source: Sentinel

Work Begins on Second Rockman EXE Manga Reprint

The first volume of Ryo Takamisaki's renewed and reprinted Rockman EXE manga is out the gate in Japan! No rest for the weary, though; Takamisaki's hard at work prepping volume 2 for August.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Get Me Off the Moon Celebrates Five Years With New Events

Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of Mega Man Legends 3's untimely demise. July 19th, 2011 is a date fresh in the minds of many - a date which just so happens to mark the founding of Get Me Off the Moon, too. Five years on, these tenacious fans are still rallying for Legends 3.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Swing By Capcom's SDCC Booth for Gold Mega Man Headphones

If exclusive figures weren't enough, Capcom just unveiled a pair of golden Mega Man headphones for San Diego Comic Con attendees. Featuring the same components and LED lights as the original set, these will run you $100. The silver set outed by Play Asia are nowhere to be seen.

You can check out the full list of Capcom's SDCC goods and swag here. While you're there, scope out this week's schedule. I'll be keeping an ear to the ground during Thursday's World of Capcom panel for any relevant announcements. Stay tuned!

Source: Capcom Unity

Friday, July 15, 2016

Capcom Bringing Two Exclusive Mega Man Collectables to SDCC

Are you headed out to Comic Con next week? Bring money. You'll be needing it for two showroom floor exclusives from Capcom.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nintendo Announces Mini NES - Includes Mega Man 2

The Nintendo Entertainment System is making a come back this Fall as a micro console. Today Nintendo announced the 'Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System'. It's a small NES that comes with 30 built-in games (save state compatible!), an HDMI cable, and a classic NES controller. The NES controller can even plug into a Wii Remote, so you can use it to play your Virtual Console games on Wii or Wii U.

 Mega Man 2 is just one of 30 playable classics. See the full list after the jump.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

There's a Mega Man Helmet Speaker Inside This Month's Arcade Block

Are you an Arcade Block subscriber? Be on the lookout for this month's box: inside, you'll be treated to your very own mini Mega Man helmet speaker. It's wired, for those curious, meaning no bluetooth support.

According to Arcade Block, 2000 random subscribers will receive a "rare red variant." You can see what they both look like in the image above. If this tickles your fancy, head to Arcade Block and grab a subscription.

Source: Nerd Block

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Rockman X2 Heads to New 3DS Virtual Console in Japan

New Nintendo 3DS owners in Japan can scoop up Rockman X2 next week on July 20th. The Super Famicom classic will be available to download from the eShop for 823 Yen (about $8). As with all SFC Virtual Console titles, X2 supports save states and "pixel perfect" resolution mode. No word yet on international availability.

By the by, Europe just got Mega Man 7 and Mega Man X today. I'd wager they'll end up seeing X2 before North America.

Source: Nintendo

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Next Wave of Mega Man Goods Has Something for Everyone

Mugs, bath towels, beer wraps, oh my!

Popular Mega Man Headphones Seemingly Returning With Special Edition

EMIO's mega popular Mega Man headphones are coming back for your wallet. Play Asia has outed a limited edition (Bubble Lead?) silver version coming at an undisclosed date, priced at $79.99 US. Much like the previous headset, this one features LED lights.

No images of the actual headset exist at this time. Pending the official word from EMIO, you'll have to set with the lone box shot above.

Source: Play Asia

Sunday, July 10, 2016

More Images of Sentinel's Saito Style Rockman Figure

Sentinel's 4Inch-Nel Saito Style Rockman.EXE figure is still a few months off, but that won't stop us from admiring a few new pictures!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mega Man Finally Arrives on Nintendo Badge Arcade (North America)

The time has finally come for North American 3DS owners to snag some sweet Mega Man badges from Nintendo Badge Arcade. For a limited time you can try your hand at winning various Mega Man-themed icons for your home menu screen - 14 sets in all!

What's more, there's on free play given away from the get-go. That's a great opportunity to start your collection... for free! Good luck!

Source: GoNintendo

Check Out the New Cover Art for Takamasaki's Rockman EXE

As previously reported, Ryo Takamasaki's celebrated Rockman EXE manga is seeing a reprint for the series' 15th anniversary. After much teasing on Twitter, Takamaski has finally revealed the new cover art for the first volume. The band's back together.

The first volume goes on sale this month exclusively from Fukkan for 1,944 Yen ($18). No plans have been announced for an international version.

Source: RT Works

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Rock On! Mega Man ZX Turns 10

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Mega Man ZX series, which first released in Japan on July 6th, 2006. Mega Man ZX is regarded as a worthy extension to the Mega Man Zero. The game iterates on the template of Mega Man Zero 1, refining and expanding the concept of interconnected stages. What's more, it's also the first traditional Mega Man game to introduce a playable female protagonist.

Although considered the least successful of all Mega Man series, ZX is not without its admirers - a small but devoted group of fans pumping out art, garage kits, and musical remixes even today. Mega Man ZX 3 may be a distant pipe dream, but you can count on these guys to pick up Capcom's slack. So to you ZX fans out there, this is your day of celebration.

Friday, July 1, 2016

"Mega Man vs Proto Man" Fan-Film From Loot Crate

To celebrate Mega Man's return to Loot Crate this month, Loot Crate has whipped up a short fan film. Acting as a follow-up to the November 2014 short, the film presents a "gritty" reimaging of Mega Man and co. as they square off against a familiar foe.

Source: Loot Crate