Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Oldest-Known Rockman Guide Book Has Been Preserved

The Rockman Kanzen Hisshou Bon (better known to English speaking fans as Friday Special: Rockman Total Winning Handbook, courtesy of #20) is not only one of the rarest Rockman guide books, but also the oldest. It was published in Japan on January 17, 1988. That's precisely one month after the first Rockman game hit store shelves. And now for the first time ever, you can admire it without forking over a fortune.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sigma is Coming to Rockman X DiVE This Week

The former leader of the Maverick Hunters is coming to Rockman X DiVE as a playable character this week. The trailer is scarce in terms of details, hence there's not much to talk about now. But come back in a few days and we'll have all details plus a look at his key artwork drawn by Keisuke Mizuno.

So, what do you think so far? Did you expected Sigma to appear in the game so soon? Even before Zero and Leviathan? (who were teased months ago) Let's us now in the comments if you're ready roll the gacha to get him!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Here's a Better Look at Dr. Wily From Boom!'s Mega Man Fully Charged Comic

The variant cover art for Mega Man Full Charged issue #2 just dropped and a closer look at the comic's Dr. Wily incarnation. He's clad in a purple suit, wearing a purple tie laced with the letter "W" and, to complete the package, suspenders over the shirt from Rocko's Modern Life. Oh my.

We know next to nothing about the Boom! Studios Dr. Wily. This cover, illustrated by Miguel Mircado, gives off a very eccentric-like quality. A little bit of Doc Brown or Bill Nye? Then again Wily is depicted as an enigmatic figure on the standard issue #2 cover. Regardless, it will be interesting to see where Boom! takes this version of the character. It could be unlike any Wily we've seen before.

Mega Man Fully Charged issue #1 goes on sale this August followed by issue #2 in late September.

Source: Golden Apple Comics, Sanctum Santorum Comics

Friday, June 26, 2020

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 Announced, Keiji Inafune Returns as Executive Producer

While not directly Mega Man-related, I am happy to report that the next entry in the Gunvolt series, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, is currently in development. Not only that, an old friend of ours has returned as both executive producer and action supervisor: the one and only Keiji Inafune.

Mega Man X 1-8: The Collection Vinyl Soundtrack Boxset Announced

Last year, Laced Records released the Mega Man 1-11 Vinyl Soundtrack Boxset. And now, they're back with another vinyl boxset, this time for the Mega Man X Series. You can find all the details below!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

New Images and Details for MegaHouse's Rockman.EXE: Rockman vs Forte Statue

Originally revealed during the Mega Hobby EXPO back on November 30, 2019 and later seen at the entrance hall of both Rockman Live 2020 concerts, we finally have the first official images and new info for MegaHouse's Rockman.EXE: Rockman vs Forte statue. This new report comes to us from Dengeki Hobby. You can find all the details below!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Rockman X DiVE: 100 Day Celebration

Today, Rockman X DiVE is celebrating its first 100 days on the market since the game launched on March 24th. To mark the occasion, the development team has prepared some special events. Find all the details after the break!

Mega Man: Fully Charged #2 Cover and Solicitation

The first issue of BOOM! Studios' new Mega Man Fully Charged comic isn't even out yet (August) and we already have ourselves the cover and solicitation for the second issue.

Via Previews World:

(W) AJ Marchisello, Marcus Rineheart (A) Stefano Simeone (CA) Toni Infante 
Mega Man's search for information brings him to Dr. Wily, a scientist who may hold the secrets to the hero's mysterious past. As Mega Man struggles with his newly reawakened memories of a brutal war, he must choose who he can truly trust-his father Dr. Light or the enigmatic Dr. Wily.

Based on the cover and description, the real Dr. Wily will definitely play a key role in the story. Now, it remains to be seen if this is a wholly new character or he father of the young Bert Wily from the source material. Either way, we're getting a Fully Charged Dr. Wily.

 Fully Charged #2 goes on sale on September 23rd, 2020.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

"Rockman Zero & ZX SOUND BOX" Booklet Translation

Released on March 25, 2020, the Rockman Zero & ZX Sound Box is a 6-CD set containing 208 tracks from Rockman Zero 1 to 4, Rockman ZX and Rockman ZX Advent. Each disc contains the original uncompressed source music.

Packed in a beautiful digi-stack with new artwork drawn by Toru Nakayama and Makoto Yabe, this box set is close to perfection, if not for the glaring omission of the "Reploid Remixes". Nevertheless it's a great addition to your music collection. Today, we are happy to bring you the booklet translation thanks to our friends Sidier and Rock Miyabi (who provided the scans). Without further delay, check it out after the break!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ultimate Armor X from Command Mission joins Rockman X DiVE's Roster

From day one it has been clear that the Rockman X DiVE development team has a deep appreciation for Rockman X Command Mission. Last week saw the release of Marino's Quicksilver skin and Mad Nautilus' appearance in the Story Mode and Boss Challenge. And this week, another character from Command Mission joins to the Deep Log: "Ultimate Armor X." This character is based on a secret Hyper Mode from Command Mission, which could be obtained by defeating Rafflesian. Check out the official trailer after the break!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Officially Licensed Mega Man Bobblehead Coming From Icon Heroes

Need a 'yes man' in your life? Well, here's a mega one for you. An officially licensed classic series Mega Man bobblehead is in the works from Icon Heroes! Pre-orders are currently available from Big Bad Toystore. It's expected to ship in the first quarter of 2021.

The bobblehead stands at roughly 8-inches tall. The design is based on Mega Man's Super Smash Bros. appearance, distant stare and all. It remains to be seen if this is a "pending licensor approval" render, i.e not the final design.

So, what do you think? Want this guy on your desk next year?

Challenge Boomerang Kuwanger in Rockman X DiVE

Coming this Thursday, players will be able to participate in the "Space-Time Jumper" event to obtain the "memories" necessary to unlock Boomerang Kuwanger's chip. The event lasts until June 18th through July 1st.

It's worth noting that the chip has been available to view in-game for quite some time, but now we'll be able to unlock it. The chip skill is the "Boomerang Cutter", an attack that will return to the player like a boomerang. The attack can penetrate up to three targets, with the post-penetration hit dealing 25% damage to enemies.

Can you defeat the Blade Demon of Space and Time? Try your luck this Thursday, June 18th!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Kotobukiya "Zero" Model Kits Delayed

Originally scheduled to be released this month, Kotobukiya announced today that both Zero model kits have been delayed due "various circumstances." The Normal Version will be released in September and the Nightmare Version will now be released in October.

This leave us with a packed end-of-the-year when it comes to model kits and figures, with Sentinel's Riobot Falcon Armor X figure coming in October and the "Rising Fire" X Model Kit slated for November.

Are you planning on buying any of these? Let us know in the comments!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Marino "Quicksilver" Skin Added to Rockman X DiVE + Content Update Rundown

Yesterday we had a pretty good idea of what was coming to Rockman X DiVE today, but the development team had an ace up their sleeve. Without any heads up, Marino's Quicksilver skin from Command Mission has been added to the game! Check all the details below!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Mega Man Legends Composer Would Like to "Crowdfund Mega Man Legends 3"

Let me preface this post by saying that what you're about to read is by no means a guarantee, let alone officially recognized by Capcom. It is something, however, to chew on and requires next to no effort from you, the ever-devoted Mega Man Legends fan, to act upon.

Officially Licensed Mega Man Bank Will Protect Your Zenny This Fall!

By way of Previews World, we have a sneak peek at a new officially licensed product: a chibi, Powered Up-inspired Mega Man bank! Stout little fellow, isn't he?

Developed by Monogram Products, this PVC bank is slated to ship to retailers in September-October for $19.99. Big Bad Toy Store just opened a pre-order page as well. You can check that out here.

So yeah; that's about that! This is the first Mega Man product from Monogram, makers of all kinds of PVC-based collectibles and figures. There's no telling if there will be additional banks based on other characters... but, hey, it's a fun idea. I don't see why not! Only time will tell if Monogram will leverage their Mega Man license to the fullest.

Source: Previews World

Iris Arrives in Time for Rockman X DiVE's 2nd "DiVE Festival"

She was teased earlier this year and shown prominently on the the game's main menu since Rockman X DiVE launched. The anticipation has been building up for months... and finally, this week, one of the most popular female characters in the Rockman series arrives to Rockman X DiVE in time to celebrate the 2nd DiVE Festival. Iris is finally is here!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Boss Rush Mode and More Content Coming This Thursday to Rockman X DiVE

The Rockman X DiVE development team announced today that the second part of the major content update is coming this Thursday, June 11th. Find all the details after the break!

Kotobukiya "Rising Fire" X Model Kit Now Available for Pre-Order

Revealed earlier this year at Wonder Festival , the color variant of the regular X model kit based on Mega Man X4 Rising Fire special weapon is finally available for pre-order. Check all the detail and official product images below!

Monday, June 8, 2020

Celebrate "Rockman Day" Early in Rockman X DiVE

While Rockman Day is not happening until tomorrow, Rockman X DiVE is already celebrating with two special banners. Each one will let players try their luck with only S and A Rank characters or weapons. Find all the details below!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Mega Man Slide Fan-Game Looks Like a Real Good Time

Looking for a new fan-game to get excited about? Then check out Mega Man Slide by Rishy! Mega Man Slide aims to put a new spin on the tried-and-true formula with a large emphasis on, you guessed it, *sliding*. The Mega Man 8-inspired visual style is a nice touch, too!

More details:

"In Mega Man Slide, Mega can enhances his sliding capabilities with the weapons he has available to him, such as Noise Slide. The Noise Slide gives Mega a window of invincibility when activated so that you can easily avoid enemy attacks. It also appears Mega Man meets and old friend in the Facility, who's not in the best condition."

It's worth noting that Mega Man Slide is in early development, so we may not be getting our hands on this one for a little while. However, you can very much look forward to additional updates coming soon to the game's official YouTube channel, Twitter and Discord server. And if you liked what you heard in the video above, check out the game's composer, Quack Man, on YouTube!

Good luck, MMS Team! This looks amazing.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Challenge The "Jakob Orbital Elevator" in Rockman X DiVE

Originally announced back on May 5th as part of Rockman X DiVE's first big content update, the "Jakob Orbital Elevator" from Rockman X8 is finally available ! You can find all the details after the break!

Monday, June 1, 2020