Thursday, January 30, 2020

An Interview With Rockman Artist Hi-GO!

For the most avid of Rockman fans, "Hi-GO!" needs no introduction. He is one of, if not the most popular and proficient artist within the Japanese Rockman fandom. From art books and magazine covers to fan-made CD albums and everything in-between, Hi-GO!'s unquestionable talent has blessed the Rockman community for more than a decade.

Rockman Corner had the privilege to conduct an in-depth interview with Hi-GO! cover topics such as his craft, the current state of the Rockman community in Japan, and his passion for the Rockman series. He was also generous enough to give us an exclusive scoop on a secret project that he's currently working, too.

Grab a cup of coffee – a long interview awaits you after the break!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Arcade1Up Developing a Mega Man "Plug and Play"

Arcade1Up – makers of those miniaturized arcade cabinets that everyone loves – are launching a line of "plug and play" devices featuring retro games. Revealed earlier this month at CES, the lineup includes Pac-Man, Mickey Mania, Ducktales and... Mega Man.

The Mega Man plug and play comes with a wireless, Mega Man-inspired Sega Saturn-like controller and an HDMI dongle that houses six built-in games. Although Arcade1Up haven't specified which games are on it, it's safe to assume they'll be Mega Man 1-6. The device also includes a rewind feature and save states.

There's currently no word when we can expect the plug and play to hit retailers or for how much. We'll keep an ear to the ground. For now, you might want to keep an eye on Arcade1Up's website. Stay tuned!

Source: GameSpot

Flash Giveaway: Win This Official Mega Man 11 T-Shirt From Eighty Sixed

Rockman Corner and Eighty Sixed are teaming up again with another quick t-shirt giveaway! Up for grabs this time is lovely, officially-licensed Mega Man 11 t-shirt. It features our favorite blue robot striking a valiant pose before his eight Special Weapon forms.

To enter, simply retweet this Tweet and follow both @Protodude and @EightySixed by Friday, January 31st at 12:00PM CST. This giveaway is limited to residents of North America only. For our friends overseas, stay tuned for more contests and giveaways in the very near future!

You can learn more about Eighty Sixed's various Mega Man products here.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Rockman ZX Advent Manga Translation Issue #2 - Booty Hunting Begins!

It's time to continue the adventures of Ashe and Grey in their search for booty... !

Following up on our translation of the first issue of the Rockman ZX Advent manga in December,We have the full English and Spanish translations of issue #2 after the break!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Rockman X DiVE News Roundup - Weapon Contest Update, RiCO Costumes, Merch

There's been a few interesting developments from Rockman X DiVE in the last few days. The Weapon Design Competition voting process ended and the development team teased some fun things via social media. Let's recap them all after the break!

Friday, January 24, 2020

First 4 Figures Mega Man 11 Resin Statue Pre-orders Are Live

Presented a few hours ago in a live stream, First 4 Figures' Mega Man 11 resin statue is now available to pre-order. Three versions of the resin statue will be released, with more news about the PVC version coming at the end of the year. All the details after the break!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Mattson Tomlin ('The Batman') is Writing the Live-Action Mega Man Movie

The live-action Mega Man movie has a brand-new writer. Mattson Tomlin is penning the script for the video game to film adaptation, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Tomlin is known for his work on various short films and is currently co-writing the much-anticipated The Batman (2021) with Matt Reeves.

Tomlin is either replacing or teaming up with Ariel Schulman, who was previously announced as the film's writer in 2018. Nothing has been officially announced on this front, however.

As previously reported, the live action Mega Man movie will be directed by Henry Joost. It will be produced by Chernin Entertainment, the studio behind the popular Planet of the Apes franchise, with Masi Oka attached as the lead producer. 20th Century Fox/Disney are no longer distributing the movie, as Chernin Entertainment recently cut ties with the company.  A new distributor has not been announced.

More news on this project as it comes. Stay tuned!

Source: THR


Released on May 28th, 2004, REMASTERED TRACKS ROCKMAN ZERO: Idea contains the remixed soundtrack of Rockman Zero 2. As opposed to previous (and future) releases, this album doesn't have ANY drama tracks. Instead, it comes with four "EX tracks": Mark of Justice - Resistance Anthem with chorus by Surugadai Club, L'oiseau du bonheur sung by Rie Tanaka (Ciel's voice actress) with French lyrics, Red Time, an unused track that was planned for the VS Mode and Clover sung by Toru Itoga.

You can find the full booklet translation (courtesy of Sidier) after the break!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection "Chosen Ones" Trailer

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is just about a month away! And in anticipation of the latest "Legacy Collection", Capcom have whipped up a brand new trailer focusing on Biometals, the living totems of heroes long passed.

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection dashes to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 25th, 2020.

Monday, January 20, 2020

First 4 Figures Mega Man 11 Statue Launch Live Stream/Pre-orders Announced

First 4 Figures will be holding a "launch live stream" this Friday, January 224th at 06:00 PST (09:00 EST | 14:00 GMT | 15:00 CET | 22:00 HKT) to show off their 1/4 Mega Man 11 statue in all its glory followed by Q&A session. The stream will coincide with pre-orders openeing up. They will also offer a 10% discount to early buyers.

As a reminder, the statue is going to be released in both a resin and PVC versions. First 4 Figures promise to show the difference between the two during the live stream; however, we already know that one is bigger than the other. Only the resin version will be available this Friday for pre-order.

More news soon!

Source: First 4 Figures Official Website

TV Tokyo Interviews: The Past and The Future of the Rockman EXE Series

Nearly 19 years have passed since the release of the first Rockman EXE game and, as such, Tokyo TV had the opportunity to interview Masakazu Eguchi (aka Mr. Famous, known as Eguchi Meijin in Japan) and other members of the Rockman EXE development team in a two-part interview.

Nothing groundbreaking was revealed here but, nonetheless, it is a very interesting read. Topics discussed include the origins of the game, how the EXE world was able to predict the technological future of our own society, and other interesting topics. You can read our translation of the interview after the break!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Capcom's Newest "Secret File" Contains a Mega Man/Street Fighter Tribute by Bengus

"Capcom Secret File Vol. 28" – the first volume in Capcom's adored mini-magazine in ten years – has a little something extra for Mega Man fans. If you order it from E-Capcom, that is.

Exclusive to the E-Capcom Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Premium Package, Secret File Vol. 28 will include a special illustration by Bengus featuring various SFV characters re-imaged as Mega Man-inspired characters. Dubbed "Street Fighter V: Mega Edition!", the image depicts Chun-Li as Mega Man, Dhalsim as Fire Man, Birdie (or Abigail) as Bomb Man, Zangief as Guts Man, and Ken as Proto Man. I'm not entirely sure who Guile is supposed to be, though. Search Man? Commando Man?

Anyway, there are a few other characters present, too, but they're a little hard to make out from the small preview image. Try your luck at identifying them after the break below!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The First Annual "Mega Man Awards" Have Begun

A new year, a new decade, a new tradition... The "Mega Man Awards!" It's a year-long event headed up by myself, ShadowRockZX, Twitch, ColeMan X, and other prominent members of the community where we host different Mega Man-themed polls for you to vote on. At the end of the year we host one final poll to pick the winners of each category in a grand, Oscars-like celebration.

Hit the jump below for all the details!

More Mega Man Mii Fighters Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Today, Masahiro Sakurai revealed the fifth and final DLC character for the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Fighter's Pass 1 - Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses - and several new and returnin Mii Fighter costumes! All the details of the presentation after the break.

Monday, January 13, 2020

It Looks Like the Grandista Mega Man Figure is Coming Stateside

The chubby-cheeked Grandista Mega Man figure from Bandai appears to be making the jump stateside. An auction for an English localized version (with "Mega Man" branding) recently appeared on Yahoo! Auctions Japan. Its very existence suggests that the figure will be sold at U.S-based retailers both online and in-store in the very near future. A listing from Previews World also supports this, with a suggested March 25th shipping date.

Currently, the only method to obtain the figure is to import it from specialty stores like Nippon Yasan and previously Ami Ami. It was also previously available to win as a prize from Capcom Japan's exclusive UFO Catcher app but stock is no more. With a little patience, you might be able to find this friendly-looking fella at a store near you soon! Big Bad Toystore and ToyWiz have already begun accepting pre-orders. Other retailers will shortly be following suit - stay vigilant!

Source: Yahoo Auctions, Previews World

Rockman X DiVE "Weapon Design Competition" Online Voting Open

Starting today and until January 20th, we can vote for our favorite fan-submitted designs in the Rockman X DiVE Weapon Design Competition. Out of several participants, the development team have chosen the best 30 entries. You can vote via the official website  and you'll also get 50 metals to use in the game just for participating in the process! Find all the details after the break!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Final Rockman Live 2020 Concert Will Be Streamed Live

Next weekend, the last two Rockman Live 2020 will take place in Osaka. And this time, we might have the chance to watch the final evening performance live via Niconico! Find all the details after the break!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Mega Man: Fully Charged Season 2 (Probably) Isn't Happening

It's been a solid eight month's since the season finale of Mega Man: Fully Charged aired in the United States. And within that time, there's been no word from WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) on the prospects of a second season. Yes; they did (and continue) to pump out bite-sized "toy play" episodes on YouTube after the light's dimmed on season 1... but that's not the continuation fans have been waiting for.

No announcements, no press releases, nothing has been said about Mega Man: Fully Charged season 2. Speaking under the condition of anonymity with Rockman Corner, two former members of the Fully Charged production team have come forward to explain why.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

New Mega Man X Cards Introduced With Teppen's "The Force Seekers"

A new card pack and hero has arrived to Teppen this month: "The Force Seekers" featuring Akuma. What's more, the update also brings a new gameplay mechanic to the game called "Ascended." Ascended allows you to play a new unit over an active unit in the mat. By sacrificing the old unit, you can even give buffs to the new unit – it's a game changer!

As for the card pack itself, it includes a total of 100 new cards of which 16 are Mega Man X-related. Also, one new Mega Man X basic card has been added to the game, which can be obtained after completing Akuma's story mode. As per tradition, we are providing all the information and clean artwork of these new cards. See and read all about it after the break!

Monday, January 6, 2020

"Rockman Zero & ZX SOUND BOX" Announced

During the Rockman Live 2020 concerts this past weekend, Capcom announced the release of the Rockman Zero & ZX SOUND BOX. All the details after the break!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

There Will Be No More Mega Man: Fully Charged Toys From Jakks Pacific

Here's a story that flew way, way under our radar. Speaking with Toy Hype USA in October 2019, Jakks Pacific SVP of Marketing Craig Drobis revealed that the company currently has no plans to produce addition Fully Charged figures. Mr. Drobis' full comment reads:

"At this point there are no additional waves in production.  This is one of my favorite lines at Jakks with how well all the figures came out.  Our design and development team did a great job on this line.  However, the Sales of the launch toys and waves haven’t justified us continuing on to the next waves at this time.  We do have the Mega Man X Megabuster which is new for this fall and should be coming to GameStop very soon. [note: it's available now] We are very excited about that addition and we will continue to develop game based Mega Man items going forward."

It's worth mentioning that we had a rough idea of what toys would have made up wave 2. Back in December 2018, Amazon posted listings for 6-inch Cut Man, Wood Man, Elec Man and Blaze Power Mega Man and 7-inch deluxe Guts Man, Fire Man and Sgt. Night. These and several more unnanounced figures (additional characters and playsets) will remain unreleased.

To date, Mega Man: Fully Charged's future as a brand at WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) remains uncertain. New episodes of the mini "toy play" show continue to be produced and published on the official Fully Charged YouTube channel. And that's about it.

Now, I do have *some* news to share on the hypothetical season 2 this week. It's neither good nor bad news... just interesting news. Stay tuned!

Source: Toy Hype USA

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Contest: Win "Rockman & Rockman X 5-in-1 Special Box" for Nintendo Switch!

Let's start the new year off right with a little contest! I'm giving away one boxed copy of "Rockman & Rockman X 5-in-1 Special Box" for Nintendo Switch!

This Japan-exclusive set includes Rockman Classics Collection 1, Rockman Classics Collection 2 (printed on a physical standalone cartridge for the first ever), Rockman 11, Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1, and Rockman X Anniversary Collection 2. The box also includes the entire Rockman 11 script (Japanese text) and extra space intended to be filled by Rockman Zero/ZX Double Hero Collection.

To enter, simply shoot me an e-mail at with the subject "Special Box" and a message about what Mega Man-related things you hope to see this year. It doesn't have to be super long, just a couple of well-thought-out sentences, please. One winner will be chosen on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 12:00pm CST. This contest is open to anyone throughout the world - no region restrictions! I've got the shipping covered so this baby is literally free.

Good luck and let's have a great year!