Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Mega Man has been enlisted to help raise awareness about cyber security in Osaka, the prefecture's police force announced. The government has declared February 1st through March 18th as "Cyber Security Awareness Month", and Mega Man will be there front and center.
Mega Man will be honored with a letter of certification on February 1st at the Osaka Station Atrium Plaza (North Gate Building, 2nd floor) on February 1st at 2pm. Citizens and fans are encouraged to come and watch the event and pick up some exclusive, Mega Man-endosred cyber security goods.
Although Mega Man.EXE would probably be a bit more fitting here, it's Mega Man's classic incarnation that will be the face of the month. It doubles as a special promotion for Mega Man 11, too. If you're in the area, why not check it out?
Source: Osaka Police | Rockman Unity
Ready to scoop up a bunch of Mega Man Spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? A new Spirit Board event is kicking off soon and it's all Mega Man!
Dubbed "MEGA SPIRITS!", the description for this event says, "Spirits from the Mega Man series are coming to the Spirit Board! Defeat them to receive more gold than usual." The event kicks off on Januray 31st/February 1st and expires on February 3rd/February 4th.
This is a good opportunity to add some Mega Man Spirits to your collection. Mark your calendars and bring your A-game!
Monday, January 28, 2019
Hot on the heels of yesterday's news, Amazon brings us yet another Mega Man: Fully Charged product that's ready to ship right now: the "Mega Buster Lab" playset. Here's the official product description and features:
"Meganize me! Recreate the adventures from Mega Man: Fully Charged with the Mega Buster Lab. This amazing playset looks like Mega Man's iconic Mega Buster cannon, but when opened up discover Mega Man's high-tech lab! This lab includes a disc shooter, elevator, target, trap floor, break apart walls, slide, rotating floor, and more!"
- 7.5 x 16.5 x 18.5 inches
- Disc launcher with 6 disc accessories
- Spinning target to practice your aim
- Slide so your figures can leap into action!
- Trap door to capture enemies!
- Elevator to move from level to level
- Break apart walls
- Lever to change monitors
You can order yours via Amazon for a cool $39.99. Expect to see more Jakks Pacific Fully Charged goods in the coming days!
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Surprise! The first of several Mega Man: Fully Charged toys are now available via Amazon. Check 'em out below:
As for the rest of the line, we're still looking at an early February-March release window. Read up on these two posts here and here for more info.
More news on Jakks Pacific's Mega Man: Fully Charged products soon!
Friday, January 25, 2019
The official Street Fighter V Twitter announced today that a new Guts Man costume will be released for the boxing character Balrog next month! This is the second Mega Man related costume added to Street Fighter V following the previously released Air Man costume for the character Rashid.
The costume will be available to unlock in the "Extra Battle" mode starting on February 15th! Hopefully we'll see more Robot Master costumes released for Street Fighter V in the future.
Source: Street Fighter Twitter
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Less than a month since the release of the "Regular" and AmiAmi-exclusive version of Sentinel's 4 Inch-Nel Roll figure, Capcom announced today a recolor that will go on sale at the 2019 Winter Wonder Festival (starts in February). Limited quantities will be sold but no further details have been shared. If we take into consideration the other Wonder Festival or Convention exclusive recolors we've seen in the past, it can be assumed that the price will be roughly the same as the Regular version and limited quantities will be sold at Sentinel Online Store after the festival ends.
Friday, January 18, 2019
To commemorate Rockman X's 25th anniversary, Capcom are once again teaming up with Asobism for a special Dragon Poker collaboration.
Beginning January 28th through February 10th, a handful of fan-favorite X series characters will appear in the game as cards. Some will be distributed from the get-go, others are won via gacha. There's eleven characters to collect throughout the campaign: X, Zero, Sigma, Axl, Iris, Alia, Magna Centipede, Crystal Snail, Wire Sponge, and Vile. Other, miscellaneous-themed support cards like a Ride Chaser and Rabbit Ride Armor can be obtained by players as well.
You can check out a whole bunch of spiffy character artwork after the break!
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
It looks like First 4 Figures' upcoming Mega Man 11 statue has had a facelift. An updated render of the statue's face was posted to First 4 Figures' Collector's Club at the end of December. Compared to the original version (shown left), the updated face is a bit longer with a flatter nose, wider mouth, and repositioned eyes.
The body of the statue has yet to be seen. Based on the above images, however, it's assumed to be inspired by Mega Man's pose from Mega Man 11's box art. If that is indeed the case, I think they original version of the face is superior here. It does a better job capturing Mega Man's "battle ready" expression.
Of course, there's nothing concrete to suggest that this will be the final face. First 4 Figures tend to make various adjustments based on fan-feedback. Take to the Collector's Page and sound off, if you'd be so inclined!
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Fan-favorite Bit Brigade and Mega Ran headed back to MAGfest this year to perform live shows. They don't need any kind of introduction for veteran Mega Man fans, but just in case you need a little introduction, Bit Brigade is a band that performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks while speedrunning live. Mega Ran, meanwhile, is a "nerdcore" rapper that became notoriously famous among Mega Man fans with his 2007 album, "Mega Ran", a tribute album to Mega Man with rap lyrics. You may also remember him for his appearance in the Mega Man 30th Anniversary livestream where Mega Man 11 was announced. He also had a song featured in Mighty No. 9.
Mega Man 2 composer Takashi Tateishi attended both Bit Brigade and Megan Ran's concerts. Although he didn't perform, Tateishi actually had the chance to do some singing with Mega Ran (speaking of Takashi Tateishi, you may want to check what he had to say about Mega Man 2's development).
Hit the jump and enjoy the music!
Thursday, January 10, 2019
A new year, a new wallpaper from the Rockman Unity app. This time it's the Four Guardians from the Mega Man Zero series: Harpuia, Leviathan, Fefnir, and Phantom. This piece comes to us from Mega Man 11 character modeler Yuri Yoshino. It was first seen at the Rockman's 30th Anniversary Exhibition at the "Machi Asobi Vol. 21" event way back in September of 2018.
You can download the full resolution here!
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
If you've been visiting Rockman Corner for the last ten years or so, you've probably picked up on my passion for Mega Man history. Be it prototype games, rare footage or seldom-seen concept art, I love to collect and share this stuff with you guys. I can't name a single prototype I've "hoarded" to myself. Everything I have is yours. Mi casa, su casa.
So to keep the ball rolling, to ensure that pieces of Mega Man's history are preserved, documented and shared publicly, I've launched a Patreon. For literally a dollar or two, you can help me fund the acquisition of Mega Man prototypes, game design documents, concept artwork, lost media, and other odds-and-ends you've never seen before. I also want to translate videos, guidebooks, drama tracks, etc. into English for the first time, too.
Here are a few projects I'm working on that could use a little Patreon-fuel:
- Long-term project: acquisition and translation of game documents relating to a cancelled 1995 Mega Man X "interactive movie" game.
- Mid-term project: acquisition, scanning, and restoration of rare NES and SNES era Mega Man concept art, alternate package designs, and marketing materials.
- Mid-term project: dump and preserve "Rockman EXE: Battle Chip Stadium" arcade game.
- Short-to-mid-term project: Translate or re-translate lore material from drama tracks and "Dr. Light's journal" (from the Rockman Classic Collection), developer interviews from rare guidebooks, and other odds-and-ends.
- And more!
I'm also planning on writing two unofficial books: a definitive "History of Mega Man Legends" book covering the development and behind-the-scenes secrets of the Legends series, and a book on lesser-known Mega Man games (Japan-only mobile games, obscure ports, etc.).
For more details hit up my Patreon here. Your donation, however much you want to chip in, is appreciated. You guys are the best. Cheers and thank you!
(Image credit: Rolando Ortiz -https://twitter.com/BNMotive)
Sunday, January 6, 2019
The big, life-sized Mega Man: Fully Charged statue that was on display at last summer's San Diego Comic-Con can be yours for a cool $8,999.00. It's up for grabs at LM Treasures and, alternatively, eBay. The shipping is free!
Designed by ToyNami, this is one of three life-sized statues produced to promote the show. It measures 55 x 48 x 58 and weighs about 100 pounds. Needless to say, this big boy will make a fine addition to anyone's Mega Man collection. If you have the Zenny, I mean.
You can check out more images and details at LM Treasures. Congratulations to the would-be-owner!
Saturday, January 5, 2019
|The man behind the mega – Mega Man 2 composer Takashi Tateishi|
Yesterday during "Mega Man-athon 7" – a 72-hour charity marathon that took place during MAGFest 2019 – Mega Man 2 composer Takashi Tateishi was interviewed during a live play of the game. Because this was Tateishi-san's first visit to the U.S, and the first time interacting directly with English-speaking Mega Man fans, he had a LOT to say about Mega Man 2's development.
Ever wanted to know why Wily Stage 2 doesn't have its own unique theme? That and other cool tidbits await you after the break!
Friday, January 4, 2019
|Elec Man thwarts Aki and Ashley's Mega Man-themed schoolplay in Episode 29, "Watt's Happening?!"|
Ahead of the show's return to Cartoon Network airwaves this weekend, the Cartoon Network website and video app have uploaded twelve brand-new episodes of Mega Man: Fully Charged. The total episode count now sits at 32.
Do note that, in order to watch full episodes online, you'll need to authenticate your cable or satellite TV provider. If you're unable to watch online, tune in to Cartoon Network every Saturday and Sunday morning at 6:30am/5:30am for new episodes.
Source: Cartoon Network
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Need a fresh phone background for the New Year? Look no further, friend! Here's three brand-new, official wallpapers courtesy of Yusuke Nakamura (Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, Tatami Galaxy), the Mega Man 11 user interface team, and the Capcom design team.
Happy New Year, everyone! Enjoy the day!