Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rockman 2 Playable on Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom

We all know Mega Man 2 will be featured on the NES Classic Mini later this fall. However, for anyone interesting in playing its Japanese counterpart - in addition to 29 other Japanese Famicom classics - you'll be pleased to know Nintendo just announced the Nintento Classic Mini: Famicom.

Just like the NES Classic Mini, the mini Famicom comes pre-installed with 30 games and an HDMI cable to plug into modern high-definition TVs. Games can be played in their original 4:3 aspect ration or with a CRT-like filter. Games exclusive to the mini Famicom include: Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Atlantis no Nazo, Solomon's Key, Tsuppari Sumo, River City Ransom, Final Fantasy 3, Mario Club Golf, Downtown Street Challenge. You can check out the full list of games here.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom will be available in Japan starting November 10th for 5,980 Yen.

Source: Nintendo

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thunder Beam Mega Man Pop Vinyl Revealed for NYCC

If you're going to the New York Comic Con in a couple of weeks, you might want to drop by Toy Tokyo's booth for an exclusive Mega Man Pop Vinyl. The Thunderbeam Mega Man variant will be on sale for show-goers from October 6th through the 9th.  What's more, I'll be giving one of these away October 10th... for free! Stay tuned for the details!

Source: Toy Ark (thanks, Brandon!)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Dark Mega Man.EXE 4Inch-Nel Headed to New York Comic Con

Good Smile Company will be in attendance at this year's New York Comic Con (October 6th-9th), the company announced. Among the many goods they'll have on sale for showgoers, you can treat yourself to the North American debut of Sentinel's 4Inch-Nel Dark Mega Man.EXE figure.

For times, pricing, and more information, head to Good Smile Co.'s NYCC hub.

Friday, September 23, 2016

New Mobile Mega Man Game Now Due After April 2017

According to a new annual report released today, Capcom are aiming to release new mobile software based on Mega Man - in addition to Monster Hunter and Sengoku Basara - next fiscal year starting April 2017. At least four titles from these brands are currently in development from Capcom's newly reformatted mobile department. These games were previously said to launch by the end of fiscal year March 2017.

With the successful launch of these four titles, Capcom hope to achieve net sales of 4 billion yen (up 21.2% from the previous fiscal year). Only time will tell.

Source: Capcom Investor Relations

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mega Man X Nendoroid Strikes a Pose in New Images

Here's quite possibly our best look yet at Good Smile's upcoming Mega Man X Nendoroid. You'll find a few more images here.

Still no word on release date or price; those details should surface any day now. Stay tuned!

Source: Hobbysearch, gsc_kyojin

Mega Man 7 Soundtrack Boosted With the MSU-1

Thanks to the modding efforts of DarkShocker, you can now play Mega Man 7 with enhanced CD-quality music. A newly released patch takes full advantage of the MSU-1 multimedia enchantment SNES chip, delivering some pretty slick tunes. Take a look at the video above!

If this is something up your alley, head to the video's description for the download links. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An Officially-Licensed Proto Man Costume is Now a Thing

Following up on last year's spiffy Mega Man Halloween costume, just launched an officially-licensed Proto Man costume for the trick-or-treat season. For a cool $69.99, you'll get everything you need - right down to the shades - to become the "red rocker".

Grab yours here if you're so inclined. If nothing else, take heart we've been graced with some truly, truly magnificent stock photos.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Pre-orders Now Available for 4Inch-Nel Lite Lan Hikari

Hot on the heels of the Tokyo Game Show, Gentinel have begun accepting pre-orders for the 4Inch-Nel Lite Lan Hikari set. The figure + Mega Man.EXE upgrade accessories will set you back 5,400 Yen or roughly $52 US. The set is expected to ship in January 2017.

Before you buy I must remind you again the Lan figure itself is *not* articulated (hence the 'Lite' title). It's the same size and proportionate to the previous Mega Man.EXE figure, however.

(UPDATE: Several readers have pointed out the checkout page does not load. Check back again a bit later)

Source: Gentinel

Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Brief Look at the Upcoming Mega Man X Nendoroid

No Mega Man games at this year's Tokyo Game Show (a show of hands if you're surprised) but look at this! It's Good Smile Company's Mega Man X Nendoroid - in color! We've known about this figure for a little while now and according to this sign at TGS, pre-orders should be going live relatively soon. No doubt we'll see additional hi-res images in time, too.

For the uninitiated, the figure is based on X's First Armor. There are no plans for a vanilla X from Nendoroid at this time. A Nendoroid based on Mega Man.EXE is also in development.

Source: Karasuma_n

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Another Look at 4Inch-Nel Lite Lan Figure

Straight from the Tokyo Game Show floor, here's our first look at Sentinel's 4Inch-Nel Lite Lan figure - in color! Unlike previous 4Inch-Nels, Lan is not articulated. The figure is designed to be a companion piece to the previous Mega Man.EXE figure. It includes one Mr. Prog, one Hi-Cannon, one Paladin Sword and six additional Mega Man.EXE face plates and hands

Lan is expected to ship in January 2017 for an undisclosed price. Pre-orders go live on September 20th.

Source: Rockman Unity | senti_terio

Friday, September 9, 2016

Release: Tron Ni Kobun PlayStation D21 Demo

Here's a fun little nugget for the weekend: a rare Tron Ni Kobun demo featuring the very elusive Kobun #41. Originally bundled with PlayStation D magazine issue 21, this demo contains two Kobun training mini games (Attack Training Courses A~D and Speed Training Course Rounds 1~3). Successfully completing both nabs you the Kobun #41 save data for use with the full game.

Aside from a couple different musical cues and sound effects, there aren't too many differences from the final retail version here. One really neat thing, though, is seeing #41's unique portrait. In the 17 years following the original game's release, it hasn't appeared *anywhere* else. I've yet to peek into the VRAM for any oddities lurking inside the demo, so who knows what could be in there. In any case, you're free to download it from a certain green button on the side of this page.

Thanks to HF for procuring the demo!

Capcom Teams with 'A Bathing Ape' for Cute Rockman Apparel

Out of context that's probably the weirdest headline I've ever written. But sure enough, Japanese apparel brand A Bathing Ape (aka BAPE) recently announced its partnering with Capcom for a line of character-based t-shirts and handbags. The collection will make is debut at Capcom's Tokyo Game Show 2016 booth next week on September 15th. Fans of the blue bomber can see what's in store for TGS attendees after the jump.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Takamisaki Previews Revised Edition Rockman EXE Volumes 3 & 4 Covers

The year-long celebration of Rockman EXE continues with the renewal of Ryo Takamisaki's much adored manga adaptation. The author/illustrator recently took to Twitter to offer fans a glance at the next two Revised Edition covers: volume 3 on the left, 4 the right.

The Revised Edition project aims to chronicle the original 13-volume series into 8 books. As such, Revised Edition 3 incorporates elements from the 2002 vol. 3 and vol. 4 covers seen here and here. Revised Edition 4 -- very much in early production -- looks to spotlight Serenade front and center.

Revised Edition 3 hits Japanese retail later this month with volume 4 on the October burner. The series concludes in February 2017.

Source: takamisakiryou

Saturday, September 3, 2016

New Mega Man Megamix Editions Heading to France

Here's a pleasant little surprise for our friends overseas. Publisher Nobi Nobi are rolling out the 2015 editions of Mega Man Megamix in France. The first volume is due to hit bookstores on September 7th with volume 2 coming later in November.

The 2015 versions of Hitoshi Ariga's magnum opus are notable for their new cover art, minor panel updates, and additional content not previously seen in past releases. Personally speaking, there isn't too much new stuff to warrant buying these all over again, but it's certainly a nice treat for Ariga die hards. No word yet on English versions from UDON. We shall see!

Source: Manganime Association