Saturday, September 29, 2018

Mega Man 11 PS4 Trophies Are Live

We're just a few short days away from Mega Man 11 and, if you don't mind spoilers, you can now check all 51 PlayStation 4 Trophies via PSNProfiles. I've taken the liberty of screenshoting them as well. Check 'em out after the break!

Mega Man Mastermix Trade Paperback Listed at Amazon

Good news, Hitoshi Ariga fans: Mega Man Mastermix is getting the trade paperback treatment. A listing for "Mega Man Mastermix Volume 1: Robot Rebellion" has appeared on Amazon. At 160-pages, it appears to be a collection of the first few Mastermix comics. It's expected to ship on March 5th, 2019 priced at $19.99.

For those not in the know, Mega Man Mastermix is a remastered version of Ariga's Megamix comics featured in fully color (courtesy of Josh Perez). Fans have been eager for a trade paperback version since the series was first announced and now, your wish has been granted.

Snag a pre-order here.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Charge Your Smart Phone With a Replica Rockman 1 Cartridge

Phone battery running on empty? Worry not, friend – this replica Rockman 1 Famicom cartridge is here to save the day. Accessory maker Spiderweb are launching an officially licensed, portable Rockman 1 phone charger this November for 4,590 yen (roughly $40 US). It's practically a 1:1 recreation of the original cartridge, right down to non-working PCB contacts.

So far the charger is only available through Spiderweb directly. If you have the means to do so, you can pre-order it here. International shipping is not available at this time. Keep your eyes peeled to eBay!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mega Man X4 1997 Developer Interview Translated by Shmuplations

Shmuplations has translated an old 1997 interview between Mega Man X4 developers Yoshinori Takenaka (Producer), Koji Okohara (Planner), and Ikki Tazaki (Designer). The three talk about the project's origins, creating and implementing a fully-playable Zero, how the X series connects to the classic series and, perhaps best of all, the crazy parties that busted out during development.

Here's a small snippet from the interview:

Okohara: Looking back at X3, we felt there wasn’t enough difference between the way Zero and X controlled, so we we tried to really distinguish them this time. Zero only gets his sword. And there’s no “charge” ability for his weapon, either.

Takenaka: I remember the vast majority of the developers were against that decision at first, actually.

Okohara: Yeah, his sword doesn’t have any reach, and they thought it would make the game too difficult. To address that, we raised his attack power and added Street Fighter-style moves, so he feels completely different from X.

Head over to Shmuplations for the full read!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Deluxe Classic Mega Man Figure Sighted at US Retail

It looks like Jakks Pacific's 12-inch deluxe Mega Man figure is starting to hit retail. Several Rockman Corner readers and Instagram users are reporting sightings at various GameStop locations across the US...

More Rockman Nanoblock Sets On The Way

Another announcement coming out of Tokyo Game Show this past weekend. Nanoblock have announced that six new Rockman sets will be released at the beginning of October for 500 yen each. These sets were also on display alongside the recently announced Takara Tomy Rockman Collection 2 figures on the Capcom Booth at Tokyo Game Show.

The original Rockman Nanoblocks were released in 2013. They were fairly popular among hobbyists – it's good to see the line is back and lookin' better than ever!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mega Man 11 Among "Best in Show" Tokyo Game Show Winners

Tokyo Game Show has come and gone, and CESA (Japanese Computer Entertainment Software Association) just declared the winners of the "Future Award". Per tradition, this award goes to upcoming games that received high praise at TGS (collected via attendee votes).

Shown above is the official list of Future Award winners (not ranked; everyone is a winner) and look! It's Mega Man 11! This is the third time a Mega Man game has won a Future Award: Mega Man Battle Network 3 in 2002 followed by Mega Man Battle Network 5 in 2004. Here's a picture of Mega Man 11 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya receiving the award. Congrats!

Mega Man 11 is due out on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 2nd. My review drops on October 1st.

Source: Dual Shockers

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rockman Figure Collection 2 Revealed at Tokyo Game Show

The next wave of Takara Tomy Rockman Figure Collection was shown on display at this year's Tokyo Game Show. Five all-new figures will go on sale starting January 2019 for 300 yen a piece. The previous collection was released earlier in 2017 – it featured Rockman in 3 different poses, Eddie, a Metall, and Dr.Wily.

More details soon!

Source: ONISYS(オックン)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Rockman 11 Original Soundtrack Cover Art and Vocal Theme Revealed!

Today Capcom finally revealed the covert art for the official Rockman 11 Original Soundtrack, drawn by no other than Ryuji Higurashi, Rockman 11 character designer. In addition to this, the soundtrack will feature an original vocal theme. It will be sung by Ayaka Fukuhara, the voice of Rockman.

The CD will be released on November, 14 for 3,200 yen.


Devil May Cry 5 Gets Equipped with Mega Buster (No, Really)

Hot off the heels of the latest Robot Master reveals Capcom also announced at Tokyo Game Show that Devil May Cry 5 will be getting a "Deluxe Edition" that comes with the Mega Buster Devil Breaker weapon for Nero. See it in action in the trailer above; more details after the jump.

Mega Man 11 – Tundra Man and Acid Man Announced

So to kick off Tokyo Game Show 2018 we get a 2-for-1 reveal: say hello to Acid Man and Tundra Man!

Ryuji Higurashi Talks Sentinel Mega Man Figures & Their Future

Ryuji Higurashi, one of Capcom's main illustrators who has worked on various Mega Man titles over the years, was interviewed by Rockman Unity about his involvement in his "Supervisor" role when working with Sentinel Mega Man figures. The interviews go pretty in depth about the figure design process, what difficulties there were, and some potential news on the future of the lineup! Check out the highlights from the interview after the jump!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

"Capcom Super League Online" Announced (Mobile RPG)

Capcom Entertainment Korea are developing a brand-new mobile RPG titled Capcom Super League Online. Everyone is here!

The Fully Charged Podcast Returns with Episodes 2 and 3

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Rockman 11 One-Shot Manga Sample Pages (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Check out the translated pages here! Thanks, Midori!

By way of Rockman Unity, here's a few pages from the recent Rockman 11 one-shot manga by Ryo Takamisaki. These pages appear to cover the game's initial moments: Dr. Wily's army wreaking havoc upon a city and Dr. Light imparting the tale of the Double Gear system to his children.

The 26-page, single chapter story is now available to read within the pages of September's Coro Coro Aniki. You can order the issue from Amazon Japan here. There are no current plans for additional chapters nor an official English-language adaptation.

I'm more than positive a scanlation will appear down the road, though. Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mega Man 11 "Wily Numbers Instrumental" Preview Tracks

Here's a small sampling of the Wily Numbers Instrumental tracks that come with pre-order copies of Mega Man 11. The video above covers Block Man, Fuse Man, and Impact Man themes.

For the uninitiated, these are alternate tracks that play during the game. The only method to obtain them (so far) is via pre-order. So if you've got your copy of Mega Man 11 reserved, these themes will be available to you at launch!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Coro Coro Aniki Issue Featuring Rockman 11 Manga Now Available

Want to check out Ryo Takamisaki's one-shot Rockman 11 manga? For 720 yen (plus shipping), you can import a copy of this month's Coro Coro Aniki which is featuring the 26-page story. Grab it from Amazon Japan here.

And because it can't be said enough, bear in mind that this is a one-shot. There are no plans for additional chapters. That, too, also makes it unlikely the manga will be translated in English. Official, that is. I'm sure there's some crafty, well-versed-fellow among you capable of translating it. And when you do, send it my way. I'll spread the good word.

Thanks for the tip, Vhyper1985!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mega Man 11 Amiibo Functionality Unlocks Daily Items

Confirmed on today's Nintendo Direct, the Mega Man 11 Amiibo and the original Mega Man Amiibo can be used to receive E-Tanks and "other useful" once per day in-game. And that's it.

So yeah; not much else to say than that! I was hoping Amiibo would be used to unlock Switch-exclusive challenges... but alas.

Source: Nintendo Direct

Capcom Opens Up New E-Store In Europe

Capcom today revealed on Twitter they are opening a new merchandise E-store for European regions, which of course includes many Mega Man items as well as items for both Devil May Cry & Monster Hunter franchises. You can check out the new store by following the link below -

Most of the Mega Man related items we've seen before but hopefully should allow for cheaper shipping options for some regions, you can check out their shipping rates & which regions the store will ship to here

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Full Mega Man 11 Impact Man & Blast Man Stage Walkthroughs

IGN has posted two videos showcasing the entirety of Impact Man and Blast Man's stages. We've seen the later a couple times before, but this is our first direct-feed footage of an Impact Man run. Watch that above and hit the jump below for more Blast Man action.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Rockman 11 One-Shot Manga Announced

Coro Coro announced today they will be publishing a Rockman 11 manga by Ryo Takamisaki (author and illustrator of the Rockman EXE manga) in their quarterly magazine Coro Coro Aniki. The magazine goes on sale on September 15th for 667 yen.  Ryo Takamisaki confirmed on Twitter that this will be a a 26 page one-shot story. (i.e not ongoing nor serialized)

Some page samples after the break...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Fifty Minutes of Pachislot Rockman Ability Footage

With all the Mega Man 11 hype going on, you didn't forget about Pachislot Rockman Ability, right? The upcoming pachislot game is due to hit Japan in a little over a week. To mark the occasion, YouTube channel Pachi Gabu brings us nearly an hour's worth of footage.

There's lots to see in the way of gameplay, cutscenes, and even the 8-bit inspired "Regular Bonus" mini-game. This really is our best look at the "game" in action yet.

Pachislot Rockman Ability rolls out on September 18th.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mega Man: Fully Charged Episodes 11-14 Now Available to Stream

Four new Mega Man: Fully Charged episodes are now available to watch via the Cartoon Network app and Cartoon Network's website. Do note that in order to watch full episodes you need to authenticate your cable or satellite TV provider.

Episode titles and descriptions below:

Episode 11: "Unfriendly Competition"
Aki must set aside a petty rivalry with Bert Wily in order to stop Chemistry Man from wreaking havoc at Silicon Central's Field Day. 

Episode 12: "Opposites Attract"
Fire Man and Wave Man team up to evaporate the city's water supply, forcing Mega Man to team up with an ally of his own – Suna.

Episode 13: "I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency)"
When Ice Man decides to be a hero, Mega Man, influenced by Ice Man's literalness, steps down from the hero biz until a true crisis snaps him out of it. 

Episode 14: "Trust Your Guts, Man!"
Guts Man tries to undo Dr. Light's eco-friendly disposal of trash in Silicon City by infiltrating the family and destroying the Lighthouse so he can eat it! 

If you enjoyed the first ten episodes, I don't see why you wouldn't tune in for these. Enjoy!

The Latest Rockman Unity Mobile Wallpaper is "A 16-Bit" Hero

Another month, another wallpaper from the Rockman Unity app. You get this nifty guy after defeating this month's Robot Master, Centaur Man.

Download the wallpaper in three different resolution from here.

Mega Man 11 Demo is Live for US/EU PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!

Yesterday, Capcom US announced the release of the much-anticipated Mega Man 11: Demo Version for the US/EU Nintendo Switch eShop, with promise of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version releasing September 7th. 

Keeping to their promise, Mega Man 11: Demo Version is now available to play for US/EU via both systems! Links to both console versions as well as their US/EU counterparts can be found below:

PlayStation 4
Xbox One

Enjoy the demo, everyone! If you fancy it, remember to grab Mega Man 11 when it fully releases worldwide on October 2nd.

Mega Man 11's Bounce Man to be Known as "Rubber Man" in Japan

Once again the Official Website for Mega Man 11 been updated revealing that, like Impact Man, yesterday's new Robot Master Bounce Man will also have an entirely different name overseas: Rubber Man

Again no reason for the name change has been disclosed at this time. Although this one seems a little more obvious for the name change. 

In addition to the name change the website has given us more information on Bounce Man himself, according to his profile he's an "Elastic Fitness Instructor" you can read more on his profile here.

Voice samples for Bounce Man have also been uploaded! You can check out the English version here & the Japanese version here.

New Mega Man 11 Boss & Stage To Be Revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2018

Capcom will reveal a new boss and stage during the Rockman 11 Special Stage at Tokyo Game Show on September 22nd, the company announced. The game will be demoed live on stage and will be streamed for folks at home via YouTube.

More details after the break!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

"True Blue Hero - The Story of Mega Man" Episode 2 Now Available.

IGN has uploaded the second part of their documentary "True Blue Hero - The Story of Mega Man". Hit the jump to watch the Mega Man 11 development team talking about their memories of playing the early games in the franchise, the origin of Mega Man (Mega Man 1 was almost a Disk System title?), and other topics

Mega Man 11 Demo is Live on US eShop, Bounce Man Revealed!

We knew it was coming and here it is – Mega Man 11: Demo Version is now available to download from the US Nintendo Switch eShop! The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One demos will also be available starting tomorrow, September 7th.

But, wait! There's more! We've got word on a new Robot Master – Bounce Man – and a special event from Capcom US. Read on for more info.

Mega Man 11 Strategy Guide Gets New Cover Art and More Extra Content

Prima Games' upcoming, 304-page Mega Man 11 strategy guide recently saw a stealthy update. In addition to an updated cover, each copy of the book will now include an excerpt from Mega Man Mastermix and a limited edition, numbered 30th anniversary print (shown on the right).

The book is still on track to launch with Mega Man 11 on October 2nd. You can pre-order your copy from Prima Games directly or from Amazon.

Thanks, MidniteW!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Mega Man 11 Off-Screen Impact Man Stage Gameplay

With the Mega Man 11 demo being present at PAX West 2018 this past weekend, attendees were able to try out the recently revealed Robot Master Impact Man's stage. After the jump below, check out 10 minutes of live, off screen gameplay footage!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Mega Man 11's Impact Man Will Be Known As "Pile Man" in Japan

According to a recent update on the official Rockman 11 website, Impact Man has an entirely different name overseas: Pile Man. Not counting the Crash Man/Clash Man debate, this is the first time in the franchise's history where a Robot Master has a significantly different name between English/Japanese versions.

No reason for the change was disclosed. Perhaps the localizers thought "impact" better reflected his abilities? Maybe they thought "pile" carried some kind of connotation? Who knows – it's up for speculation.

Beyond the whole name thing, the website also brings us some new information about Impact/Pile Man himself. According to his profile, Impact/Pile Man's body "consists of three pile driver robots who call themselves the Impact Brothers: Kui-ichiro, Kui-jiro, and Kui-saburo." That's pretty neat, yeah? You can read more about the big guy here

While you're at it, check out some voice samples: Japanese version here, English version here.

Source: Official Rockman 11 website