Friday, August 30, 2019

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Off-Screen Gameplay, Menus and Screen Layouts

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is out to play at Capcom's PAX booth this weekend. For everyone who can't make it out to the show, Rockman Labs has taken the liberty of shooting close to five minutes of footage from the demo. There's a lot of little things to see here so I've broken down the noteworthy bits after the break...

Rockman & Rockman X 5-In-1 Box Set Now Available to Pre-order

Both Amazon Japan and import specialty retailers Ami Ami and Nin Nin Game have begun accepting pre-orders for the Rockman & Rockman X 5-in-1 box set for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

As discussed previously, this set contains five games: Rockman Classics 1, Rockman Classic Collection 2, Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1, Rockman X Anniversary Collection 2, and Rockman 11. The box set also comes with extra space to be filled by the Zero/ZX Legacy Collection, a bonus Rockman 11 script, an acrylic 30th anniversary print, and an exclusive package that will feature brand-new artwork by Ryuji Higurashi and Keiske Mizuno.

For Nintendo Switch owners and collector's of rare Mega Man/Rockman goods, you'll be pleased to know that the Switch version of Rockman Classic Collection 2 will, for the very first (and possibly only time), be printed on a physical cartridge. I suppose it goes without saying, but if you have even an inkling of an interest in owning that, you'll want to get your pre-order in ASAP.

And yes; Amazon Japan's listings say that they don't ship outside of Japan. That's not exactly true. They do ship outside Japan but that "warning" will be lifted closer to release. No worries. Also, I should mention that if you order from Amazon Japan, you'll get a digital wallpaper for your phone and PC!

The Rockman & Rockman X 5-in-1 box set ships December 19th, 2019.

Rockman X DiVE - Closed Beta Test Code Delivery & Download Time Announced

Many of you have been asking when are the Closed Beta Test codes going to be delivered and when we will be able to download it. The Rockman X DiVE development team answered those questions today via and update published on the Official Facebook Page. A small F.A.Q with almost all the answers you want after the break!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection at Tokyo Game Show 2019

We are two weeks away from this year's Tokyo Game Show and, as such, Capcom revealed their full plans for the show. As far as we are concerned, the big Mega Man attraction this year is the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection that was officially announced some days ago.

The game will be playable on the show floor at the Capcom's Booth in Hall 7. Additionally, a variety of live stage events will be held during three of the four days of Tokyo Game. One such event promises to "deliver the latest information the Rockman series!" Don't waste any time and check all the details of what to expect after the break!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Rockman X DiVE - Challenge System Sneak Peek

Via the Official Facebook Page, we have a sneak peek of the Rockman X DiVE "Challenge System". This mission based system will let us challenge bosses and mid-bosses of the game directly.

The first mission we can see is the mid-boss Bee Blader that appears for the first time in the Highway stage from the first Mega Man X game. You can see a couple of in-game images of the Challenge System after the break!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Capcom Japan Reveals Limited Edition Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Sets and Goods

It was only a matter of time before Capcom Japan revealed the Japanese-exclusive limited edition Rockman Zero/ZX Legacy Collection sets. Well, they're real and they're fantastic...

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Officially Confirmed for Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC

Hot on the heels of yesterday's big PlayStation Store leak, Capcom today officially announced Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection and confirmed it will hit all modern platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC. More info after the break!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Leaked; Due in January 2020

Uh, surprise! A listing for an unannounced Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX Legacy Collection has appeared on the PlayStation Store. The description reads:

"Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings together six classic titles in one game: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent.

In addition to the original games, this package includes an artwork gallery, music player, special filters, and much more. Casual Scenario Mode and a Save-Assist feature are available for those who would like to enjoy the story at their own pace. Players can also try their hand at the new leaderboard-based Z Chaser Mode, an exclusive new mode created just for this set of games."

So yeah; this is happening. No official word from Capcom yet but this early listing could be an indicator that the game will be announced shortly.

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is due to hit PlayStation on January 21st, 2020. Additional platforms have yet-to-be confirmed.

More news soon! Thanks, Bam.

Rockman X DiVE Closed Beta Test Delayed Until September 12th Due Popularity

Early this morning the Rockman X DiVE development team shared a message via the Official Facebook Page to explain that the number of registrations for the Close Beta Test exceed their expectations and, because of that, some adjustments were necessary. A few hours later they shared a new message about when the CBT will actually start. More after the break!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Rockman X DiVE Dev Team Gauging Interest on Present and Future Characters

Protodude notes, "There will be more playable characters than this."

Via the Official Facebook Page the Rockman X DiVE development team are asking fans to give feedback about their favorite characters from the image posted above and which characters that would you like to see in the game.

This is the perfect opportunity to raise your voice and let them know if you want more obscure characters from the X series or even characters from other series. Head over to Facebook and let them know.

And while you're at it, let us know in the comments, too!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Closed Beta Content Detailed!

The Rockman X DiVE development team announced today via the Official Facebook Page the content of the Closed Beta Test. The Beta will be held all day long from Friday, September 6th at 10:00 to Tuesday, September 10th at 10:00(GMT+8). Without further delay, here are the contents of the Closed Beta Test:

πŸ”ΈMax Level - Lv. 20
πŸ”ΈStory - CH1.- CH.3 (Highway, Gallery, Factory)
πŸ”ΈCo-op - Clear stages with your partners.
πŸ”ΈPvP - Fight with the other players
πŸ”ΈChip - Weapons can be equipped chips to get extra skills.

Remember that you can still register for the Beta, and there is not player cap anymore, so you will be able to play as long as you have and Android device and a Gmail account. You Register from here but, do it before Sunday, August, 25th at 23:59 (GMT+8).

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Mega Man: The Wily Wars Officially Licensed Repro-Cartridge Announced (Updated)

If Mega Man: The Wily Wars' representation in the upcoming Sega Geneis/Mega Drive Mini wasn't enough for ya, an officially-licensed reproduction cartridge by Retro-Bit Gaming was just announced on Twitter. 24-years later, this reproduction marks the very first time the game will be sold in the U.S on a legitimate Sega Gensis cartridge.

Retro-Bit writes:

"Only physically released in Japan and Europe, we are bringing #MegaMan Wily Wars to North America for both #Genesis & #MegaDrive -- Get ready for a collector's edition that includes many extras! 🌟More details on this release will come soon!#Gamescom2019 #retrogaming #Capcom"

And that's about all there is to share on this subject for now. I wonder what kind of extras will be included? The Mega Man, Elec Man and translucent Quick Man figures cut off in the image above are NEW, by the way. Perhaps they'll be included in the collector's package? We can only speculate. More updates on this front soon!

UPDATE: According to a blurb in Retro Bit's catalog at Gamescom, the cartridge is due out sometime in Q1 2020.

Source: Retro-Bit Gaming

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – RiCO Introductory Trailer

The Rockman X DiVE updates keep coming! We talked some hours ago about the extension of the Closed Beta Test registration period and the winners of the "Mega Man Collections" contest. And now, we have a brand-new trailer for the game released by the development team via the Official Facebook Page. More after the break!

Rockman X DiVE – Closed Beta Registration Extended and Beta Times Announced!

Via the Official Facebook Page, the Rockman X DiVE development team announced today an extension for the Closed Beta Test registration. The registration process was scheduled to finish tomorrow August 22nd at 12:00 (GMT+8) but it has been extended to August 25th at 23:59 (GMT +8).

The 30.000 players quota has been removed, everyone that register will be able to participate in the Closed Beta.

Furthermore, they announced for how long we will be able to play the Closed Beta: September 6th through September 10th.

If you haven't registered yet, do so here!

Rockman X DiVE – "Mega Man Collections" Contest Winners Announced!

The winners of the Rockman X DiVE "Mega Man Collections" contest have been announced! If you made it into the top 200, you will be given guaranteed access to the Closed Beta Test and the chance to try one or more playable characters that won't be available for regular participants.

You can check the list of winners here. Don't forget to fill out the form if you are one of the them!

For those who didn't participate in the contest or didn't make it into the top 200, you still can apply to get one of the 30,000 randomly selected spots by going here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Mega Man 11 First 4 Figures Statues Revealed at Gamescom

It's been seven months since we last heard from First 4 Figures' Mega Man 11 statue. And today, we have our first actual look at the thing – err, make that things.

Not one but two sizes of the Mega Man 11 statue were on display at First 4 Figures' Gamescom booth. The smaller statue is made of PVC whereas the larger statue is made entirely of resin and features a few extra details. The former will no doubt be the lesser-expensive of the two; ideal for fans on a budget. The resin statue, if tradition holds true, could very well sport lighting effects.

At the moment there's no word of price, release date or availability. Those details should come to light in the coming months as production nears completion. We'll keep an ear to the ground.

Thanks for the pics, Jimb0!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Introducing Ferham

Correctly guessed by Protodude some days ago, finally the official introduction of Ferham is here via the Official Facebook Page. The small bio that accompanies the artwork reads:

Mega Man X DiVE Developer Diary - Character File - Ferham

She made her debut in "Mega X Man Command Mission" .
Her whip, while laser-like, has been revealed to be electromagnetic...

If you take a good look at her new artwork for Rockman X DiVE, you will notice she has long hair, something that wasn't present in her design for Command Mission. Perhaps it wasn't part of the original design or she had it under her helmet, is anyone's guess.

And that's all for today! The development team didn't share her 3D model like usually do with character introductions. Maybe another day!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – New Screenshot Shows Alia in Action

Yesterday it was a calm day in the Rockman X DiVE world – there was no news. But to end the weekend on a light note, the Rockman X DiVE development team bring us a peek of Alia as a playable character in a classic stage from the X Series. Do you recognize it? More after the break!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Rumor: Rockman Ability Mobile Port in Development

An individual close to Capcom's arcade and amusement operations has told Rockman Corner that  Enterrise, Capcom affiliate and developers of Pachislot Rockman Ability, have tapped CommSeed Corporation to port the game to mobile phones (Android and iOS).

The port intends on attracting a new, larger audience among mobile phone users in Japan who haven't played Rockman Ability machines in person. Although anyone in the world will be able to download it from the App Store or Google Play Store, the game will only be supported in Japan. There are no plans for an English localization. A release window for the port is not available at this time.

News of a mobile Rockman Ability port shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Nearly every Capcom-based pachislot machine developed by Enterrise has, at one time or another, been ported to mobile phones courtesy of CommSeed. These include Pachislot Resident Evil 6 and Pachislot Devil May Cry 4, among other titles.

Originally distributed to select venues throughout Japan in 2018, Rockman Ability is a Rockman-themed pachislot game featuring original characters and an original scenario. It is wholly separate from any previous Rockman series but takes some inspiration from the classic series. You can learn more about Rockman Ability here, here and here.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Introducing Rockman X DiVE's New Operator: RiCO

Ever since the Rockman X DiVE Official website opened, a new Operator-like character has been teased by Capcom Taiwan. And finally, we have our first look at her via an early press release sent to Taiwanese media outlets and later an update on both the Facebook Official Page and the game's Official website.

Her name is RiCO and will be voiced by Reina Ueda. She will be responsible for assisting the players and her personality is described as cheerful and lively.

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Rockman X DiVE – Chip System and PvP Mode Announced!

Earlier in the day than usual, we have our daily update on Rockman X DiVE via the Official YouTube Channel. This time it's a double-dose of news: Player vs Player Mode and the "Chip System" More after the break!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Command Mission's Ferham Teased for Rockman X Dive

Rockman X Dive's love affair with Command Mission continues with the possible return of a fan-favorite adversary.

The above image was posted to the game's official Facebook today. It features a silhouette of an unannounced character overlooking the main playable cast that, when zoomed in, looks pretty darn familiar. The sharp, pointed edges of a harrier. The "winged" head crest. Yeah; she's back.

Now, there's absolutely no official confirmation that Ferham will be a playable character. But like I said above, she is pictured alongside characters that are confirmed to be playable (Cinnamon has yet to be officially announced but I know for certain she's in). Also (and I might have said this already) but Capcom Taiwan very much intend on filling Rockman X Dive with a variety of playable characters over time. It won't just be X series characters they'll add, too. You can expect to see other "Mega Men" too... eventually.

More news on Rockman X Dive soon!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

REMASTERED TRACKS ROCKMAN ZERO Translation Part 2: "Notes on Characters" and More

We are back with the second and final part of our REMASTERED TRACKS ROCKMAN ZERO album translation project. This updated covers "Notes on Characters" which features small profiles for Zero, Ciel and the Four Guardians, commentary from Toru Nakayama, an interview about the sound in the Rockman series, and Hitoshi Ariga's impressions about the first Rockman Zero game plus his own take on Phantom.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Introducing Axl

After the excitement of yesterday with the introduction of Co-op mode, today we have the artwork, profile and 3D model of Axl (plus a fun, poll). More after the break!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Co-Op Mode Announced!

Via Capcom's Taiwan YouTube Channel, the first Rockman X DiVE update for the week is none other than a trailer to announce the inclusion of Co-op gameplay in the game. Rockman X Dive is now the first official Mega Man game to offer traditional, same-screen co-op mutliplayer.

In the video, we can see Vile using the Rifle we saw in another video some days ago and perhaps more interestingly we can see a microphone button in the upper right corner of the screen, which suggests we might be able to chat with our Co-op partner. Also, below Vile's player icon, we can see some kind of score meter that, curiously, doesn't go up when Vile kills enemies. Perhaps it has another function?

As for the stage itself... it looks like an homage to Aeolus' stage, the Floating Ruins from Mega Man ZX Advent. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

REMASTERED TRACKS ROCKMAN ZERO Translation Part 1: "Notes on Zero World & Notes on Tracks"

Continuing our Remastered Tracks translation project, today we bring you a complete translation of  Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero's booklet. This is the first music CD Inti Creates published under their record label and was originally released on January 23, 2004. Typical of Inti's albums, there's a mix of remastered music and drama tracks here. However, as opposed to future releases, this album only contains one disc.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – The New Navigator Teasing Continues + X & Pallette Style Guides

For today's update via the official Facebook page, the Rockman X DiVE development team isn't introducing another playable character. Instead, they're showing us some style guides for X and Pallette. You can check those out after the break below.

Additionally, we have another small glimpse at the game's new, currently unnamed Navigator (seen above). We already had a sneak peak and now, although there isn't too much new going on here, we can see half of their body.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Mega Man Live-Action Movie is Probably Shelved

Back in October 2018, Capcom announced a live-action movie revolving around the Blue Bomber tentatively titled "Mega Man". It was intended to be produced by Masi Oka and written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, respectively. Since then, no major updates on the flick had emerged until this past Tuesday.

Following Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, news recently surfaced from Variety that Disney would be making some big changes, including a major refocus of Fox's movie projections and a complete overhaul of their upcoming projects. Only a few of the projects projected over the next five years remain: remakes of Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and a slate of unannounced superhero projects. Of the 250 projected films removed from the road map, Mega Man was included.

It is important to note, while it looks as if the Mega Man movie was shelved, it is potentially possible for another studio to pick up the project. Disney has no legal ownership of the movie's theatrical rights, mind you. Capcom and the creative team behind the project could be shopping it around as we speak.

Should more news surface in the future, we'll be sure to let everyone know!

Source: Variety

Rockman X DiVE – Introducing Pallette

Today's Rockman X DiVE update via the official Facebook page is Pallete, Axl's navigator in Rockman X8. You can see her 3D character model and a small bio after the break!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Gear Up for Summer With Brand-New Mega Man 11 Shirts (and a Poster!)

First teased a couple weeks ago, Eighty Sixed are now selling all four of their officially-licensed, designer Mega Man 11 shirts. Oh, and there's a nifty poster available, too (seen right)! Check 'em out below...

Rockman X DiVE – Introducing Vile and a Sneak Peek at the New Navigator Design

For our daily update today we have Vile! The infamous rival of X in the Rockman X series. Once again via the official Facebook page. We also have a sneaky first look at the new navigator design. More after the break!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Introducing Marino and a Contest

Here we are again for the daily Rockman X Dive update. Via the official Facebook page, we have a sneak peak at Marino's 3D model and artwork from Rockman X DiVE. Also, they are starting a contest with a special prize! More after the break!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Global Closed Beta Test Registration is Live!

Starting today and until August, 22nd at 12:00 (GMT+8), registrations for the Rockman X DiVE Global Closed Beta Test are open for everyone around the world. There is, however, one small catch: only Android users can participate. At this time, iOS users won't be able to participate in this test. A Google Account/GMail is REQUIRED to sign up.

A total of 30,000 players will be randomly selected to participate and the approval list will be published on August 23rd at 12:00 (GMT+8). It is unclear when the beta test will start; Capcom Taiwan only mention that the event will start at the end of August. Fans who get into the beta test will only be able to play within a certain set of hours every day between 18:00 (GMT+8) to 6:00 (GMT+8). All data from closed beta test accounts will be deleted after the event – nothing will carry over to the final game.

I'm sure you are anxious to sign up, so go ahead and do it HERE! Good luck!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Z-Saber, Rifle and Gatling Gun Gameplay

Not even a full 24-hours has passed and we have another Rockman X DiVE update. This time it's a short video of Zero using the Z-Saber, a Rifle and the Gatling Gun. This is the first time we see the Rifle in action but the Gatlin Gun was already revealed in one of the secret missions that can be unlocked in the official website (and Protodude teased it months ago, too). We can also see some classic X series enemies re-appearing for the first time in this game, so keep your eyes peeled.

An important update is expected for tomorrow. Be sure to check back with us for all the details!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – Introducing Alia

Another day, another update for Rockman X DiVE. Via the official Facebook page, we have a sneak peak of Alia's 3D model and artwork from Rockman X DiVE. The game marks Alia's return as playable character in 15 years! More info after the break!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Rockman X DiVE – New Video Teases "Something Big is Coming"

Capcom Taiwan uploaded a new Rockman X DiVE video to their YouTube channel today that not only shows more footage of X fighting Maoh the Giant (from Rockman X3) but, at the very end, teases fans with something. More after the break!

Kotobukiya Mega Man X "Max Armor" and "Hyper Armor" Now Available to Pre-Order

Not only is the Mega Man X3 Max Armor kit now available to pre-order globally from Big Bad Toystore, but it looks like the Hyper Armor kit has escaped the confines of being a "Kotobukiya Japan Store" exclusive, too. The armor, in all its golden glory, is available to pre-order from Big Bad Toystore too. Grab 'em here:

Mega Man X Max Armor – $69.99 (January 2020)

The kit includes "a range of parts including the X-Buster, interchangeable hand and face parts and a Z Saber". BBTS' description says the Milight 316 (lithium-ion battery with an LED attached) for use with the Z-Saber will be included. However, this might be a mistake. Kotobukiya have gone on record to say it will be sold seperately. So unless something has changed for the US version... I don't know. I'll reach out to BBTS for comment.

Mega Man X Hyper Armor (Limited Edtion) – $69.99 (January 2020)

Includes X-Buster, Z-Saber, interchangeable hand and face parts, and an exclusive Cross Charge Shot effect part. No mention of Milight 316, though. I guess it might not be included with the Hyper Armor?

If you're new to building Mega Man Kotobukiya model kits, you'll be pleased to know that these come pre-painted. However, much like Gunpla and other kits, additional painting, paneling and other forms of customization are encouraged. Be sure to grab yourself some nippers, too. You're gonna need them!