Monday, March 27, 2017

Fan-Mod Lets You Play as Roll in Game Boy Mega Man I-V

If you've ever dreamed of playing through the Game Boy Mega Man games as Roll, today is your lucky day...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Images of 4Inch Nel Mega Man Volnutt (UPDATE: Pre-orders Live!)

The prodigal son returns...

22 Stellar Mega Man Star Force Facts with Super Effective and I

Mega March from Super Effective is on a roll with a heepin' batch of uncommon to little-known Mega Man Star Force facts. I had the chance to help out in this week's episode so check that out!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Another Look at Bandai NXEDGE Rockman X

Haven't had enough X figures, have you? Brace yourself! First revealed last month, we now have a much better look at Bandai's upcoming NXEDGE Rockman X figure.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mega Man X 4Inch-Nel Heads to Retail Later This Week

Due to manufacturing issues, Sentinel's 4Inch-Nel Mega Man X figure had to be delayed from February to March. Today, however, a new release date has been set: Saturday, March 25th. That date is a guarantee for folks who ordered the figure and live in Japan. For everyone else, your orders should ship out soon after.

Sentinel did not discuss which components caused the delay - the magnetic feet are highly suspect, though - but that's all in the past and collectors can now look forward to a shiny new toy coming very soon.

Source: Sentinel

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fan Reimagines Mega Man X4 and X6 in 2.5D

What if some of the earlier Mega Man X games were remade in the style of Mega Man X8 or Maverick Hunter X? YouTuber X MavericHunter explored the idea with a few proof-of-concept videos that you might want to check out.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Battle Story: Rockman EXE Reprint Cover Art Revealed

Miho Asada's Battle Story: Rockman EXE manga is due for a three-volume reprint in Japan this Spring. To tide fans over until then, Asada took to Twitter to show off the new front and back cover art for the first volume. How cute!

Source: asayanen

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Licensed Mega Man NES and SNES Controllers Hit Retail Next Month

First revealed at CES in January, Retro-Bit's line of officially-licensed Capcom controllers are headed to retail next month. The controllers - USB-based NES, SNES and Mega Drive/Genesis pads - feature the likes of Mega Man, Ryu and Arthur. They'll set you back $19.99 a piece.

According to Retro-Bit, we can expect to the controllers soon on Amazon, GameStop, Newegg, Micro Center, and Lukie Games. A number of in-store chains will carry them, too. A running list of stores is available at Retro-Bit's site.

Source: Nintendolife

Monday, March 13, 2017

Original Rockman 4 Boss Design Submissions Translated

Now this is really something. Chris Covell of Your Weekly Famicom - a site set up to translate portions of old Weekly Famitsu issues - translated Capcom's commentary on the eight winning Rockman 4 boss designs. The original artwork of the winning submissions were published, too. I do believe some of these haven't been seen in 26 years!

Don't forget, this was the same boss contest that Yusuke Murata (Eyeshield 21, One-Punch Man) won. His winning submission, Dust Man, yielded the following comment:

"This one has a slightly unusual touch to its art.  Naming the character 'dust', of all things, was brilliant."

*Chris' note: "dust" is Japanese English for "garbage", hence all the trash/scrap in the level.  I assume the word was made via na├»ve backformation of "dustbin."

Check out all the winning designs and commentary here!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Official Rockman LINE Stickers Now Available (Update)

A pack of 8-bit-inspirered Rockman stickers are now available for the LINE social media smartphone app. The set includes 24 animated sprites and sounds for a cool 240 yen (about $2.00 US). You can see (and hear) them in action here.

Distribution is currently limited to Japanese LINE accounts. However, this page lends credence to international availability soon.

UPDATE: For everyone outside Japan, this place is offering the cooler LINE stickers from last year. Thanks, anon!

Source: Nlab

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Rockman Unity's Ucchy Samples Rockman Booze

Official Rockman food and drinks are the new hot commodity at the Shinjuku Capcom Bar. To commemorate the occasional, Ucchy-san, Rockman Unity's lovable host and curator, is here to show off three tasty drinks: blue raspberry Rock Buster, mango Roll, and the Blues Shield cocktail. The videos are in Japanese but Ucchy's charm transcends language!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

More Images and Info on HMO's Mega Man X Statue

HMO Collectibles' officially-licensed 1/4 scale Mega Man X statue is coming along nicely. The piece is still a little ways off from distribution, but we've got some additional information to tide you over.

According to HMO's Dani Hinze, the statue will be limited to 200 pieces worldwide with a "super rare red version" on-the-burner, too. It stands 20-inches with the base, 15-inches without.  Interchangeable parts and light-effects are planned, which will certainly play into the final statue's price tag.

Lastly, it sounds like there's a Zero statue in the works. Better start saving up now!

Source: HMO Collectibles Insider

It's Super Effective! Kicks Off Mega March '17 with Mega Man X

Our friends at It's Super Effective are back at it again with Mega March 2017. Each week you'll be treated to a new video bursting with uncommon-Mega Man facts. The event kicks offs with none other than Mega Man X, celebrating its 25th anniversary later this year.