Thursday, July 30, 2020

Rockman X DiVE's Summer Carnival: The Calm Before The Storm

Today we are starting the third week of Rockman X DiVE's Summer Carnival. So far it's been a very "chill" event, almost invisible if you will. This week in particular is feeling really bare, as there are no new characters arriving in the game. Regardless, this week brings a weapon banner and some new content to keep players entertained. Let's check it after the break!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Boom Studios Mega Man Fully Charged Issue #3 Cover Art

As we await the launch of Boom Studios' brand-new Mega Man Fully Charged limited series in a couple weeks, issue #3's covert art has arrived to tide us over.

The character featured in the center is Namagem -- the twin "brother" of Mega Man/Aki Light. (his name is 'Mega Man' spelled backwards. Yeah.) Namagem is depicted standing amidst a pile of broken and tattered robotic bodies with, what appears to be, Skull Man looming in the background. Note that Skull Man did not appear in the Fully Charged animated series.

Pending this issue's solicitation, it remains to be seen if the cover represents an event taking place during the "Hard Wars" or after the events of the show's final episode "The Gauntlet Part II." One thing is certain, though: this series will be tonally darker than the animated series.

Source: Previews World

Udon Entertainment Are Working on a Few New Mega Man Books

Earlier this week, Udon's very own Matt Moylan took to the company's 20th anniversary Comic-Con stream to drop some "secret info" about books currently in-development. While there are numerous books coming from different video game and anime franchises, there's always one that appeals directly to us: Mega Man.

Here's what Matt had to say on that front: "We're working on a few books for Mega Man and I chose this Mega Man image on purpose, so think about that."

The image Matt is talking about is the above key art from Mega Man Legends 2. So yeah... think about that.

I'd like to add I'm privy to the development of one of these new books. It's something that I think a lot of people are really going to enjoy. Hopefully we'll have some news to share soon. Stay tuned!

Thanks for the tip, Paul!

Monday, July 27, 2020

A Closer Look at Dimension Studio's Mega Man Zero Model Kit

A few days ago we had an in-depth look at Dimension Studios' Mega Man Zero Model Kit through images. And today we have a few videos of the assembled kit plus our first look at the box art. (Above)

Watch the videos after the break!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

New Kotobukiya Rockman X Models Kits to Be Revealed on August 1st

Capcom and Kotobukiya will broadcast "Rockman X Plastic Model Talk Live Version 1.5" on YouTube this Saturday, August 1st. The two-hour long program will feature Rockman Unity's Ucchy-san and a key member of Kotobukiya to present the latest information on Rockman X model kits.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Live Action Mega Man Movie Directors Say "Big News" is Coming Soon

It appears we're on the verge of some major news concerning Capcom and Chernin Entertainment's live action Mega Man movie. Directors Henry Joost and Rel Schulman sat down with IGN this afternoon to provide a brief update on the project, which has been in development since 2018.

 "We're super excited about it," said Henry Joost. "I think we're going to have some big news about it soon. I can't say all that much about it right now but it's a project very near and dear to our hearts. We're psyched."

Rel Schulman adds, "[Mega Man] is an underdog hero and both of us are deeply fascinated with robotics and the future of automation, for better or worse. I think trying to combine that into one of our favorite historical video games is the ultimate challenge."

Tentativelly titled "Mega Man", the film will be directed by
Henry Joost and Rel Schulman, produced by Masi Oka and written by Mattson Tomlin, the co-writer of Matt Reeve's upcoming The Batman (2021). There are no details on story, cast or a release date at this time. 

We'll keep you posted!

Boom Studios Mega Man Fully Charged Issue #1 John Giang Variant Cover Revealed

For your consideration, here's the final variant cover art for Boom Studios' Mega Man Fully Charged issue #1. It's illustrated by John Giang, who is best known for his concept art on films such as The Avengers, Pacific Rim and Transformers (full credit list here).

Based on preliminary details, this variant will be limited to 500 copies. It will be sold exclusively through Big Time Collectibles for $24.99.

Mega Man Fully Charged #1 goes on sale in August. It will run for six issues.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Zero Unleashes His True Potential in Rockman X DiVE's 3rd "DiVE Festival"

Unintentionally revealed by the development team a week ago, Awakened Zero arrives today to Rockman X DiVE as the highlight of the third DiVE Festival. You can find his trailer, skills information and this week's content rundown after the break!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

"DUEL MASTERS PLAY’S" x Rockman EXE Collaboration Announced

Coming in hot after today's reveal of MegaHouse's Rockman EXE: Rockman vs Forte statue paint job, its been announced that the EXE series will be crossing paths once again with the Duel Masters franchise.

Find all the details after the break!

MegaHouse's Rockman.EXE: Rockman vs Forte Statue Paint Job Revealed

Revealed early today via Rockman Unity's Twitter account and later by the Mega Hobby Blog, we finally have a look at the statue in color! (almost eight months after it was revealed at the MegaHobby Expo in November 2019) All the info after the break!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

An In-Depth Look at Dimension Studios Zero

After a tiny delay, Dimension Studios' brand-new Zero model kit started arriving in the hands of fans overseas. So to keep your appetites whet until your kit arrives from the likes of Play Asia, you can check out this gallery featuring dozens and dozens of pictures. No angle, no accessory is left untouched! It's certainly the best look at the kit yet.

If the above link doesn't work for you for whatever reason, I've included a select few images below.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Awakened Zero Teased as the Next Rockman X DiVE Playable Character

The Mega Man Zero Series event ends in a few days and to replace it, the Rockman X DiVE development team are already teasing the next playable character.

That's right; Awakened Zero is coming to Rockman X DiVE this Thursday, let's us know what you think in the comments!

Friday, July 17, 2020

New Rockman VR: Targeted Virtual World!! Images and Info

Ahead of tomorrows inaugural day, Japanese press outlets 4Gamer and Gamer had the chance to try the new Rockman VR: Targeted Virtual World!! attraction, located in the "VR-X" corner inside Plaza Capcom Ikebukuro. (3rd floor of "Q Plaza Ikebukuro")

Both outlets shared their impressions and new images of the VR experience. You can find all the details after the break!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Rockman X DiVE's Summer Carnival: Watermelons and Coins

Summer has arrived in Rockman X DiVE. With one week to finish the Mega Man Zero Series event, the development team are introducing another big event: the Summer Carnival. It starts low-key but promises to heat up in August. You can find all the details about this week's content and a little something more after the break!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Rockman X DiVE's Summer Carnival Starts Tomorrow

We have a sneak peek of tomorrows Rockman X DiVE's content update. After the maintenance period that starts tomorrow from 14:00 to 16:00 (UTC+8), the summer season in Rockman X DiVE will commence! You can find all the details below!

Monika Toys Officially Unveils Mega Man Classic Series Statue Line Up (Update)

Back in December 2019, Monika Toys toys showed off two resin statues during the Singapore Comic Con: Air Man and Metal Man. Initially, both were slated for Q1 2020 but they never came out. Today, Monika Toys has finally published more solid details about the statues, and added Crash Man to the line up!

At this time the statues are going to be sold only at Asian retailers. However, we at Rockman Corner have contacted Monika Toys to find out exactly how fans in North America and Europe can purchase them! Find all the details after the break below!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Rockman X DiVE and Zero Series Crossover Event is Now Live

Yesterday we spoke about the content update delay for Rockman X DiVE. And fortunately, we didn't have to wait long at all! The content update is already live and the Mega Man Zero Series has officially joined the Deep Log.

You can check out the breakdown of all the new content below!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Rockman VR: Targeted Virtual World!! - First Teaser Trailer

Capcom Japan have released a near-minute long teaser trailer for Rockman VR: Targeted Virtual World!!, the upcoming virtual reality attraction at Plaza Capcom Store Ikebukuro. The attraction will be playable exclusively at Plaza Capcom - nowhere else - starting July 18th.

Rockman VR pits players in the role of Rockman as they take down a swarm of enemies, Block Man and eventually Dr. Wily himself! It's all done from a first-person perspective. Rockman 11's Double Gear System will play a key role, too.

The experience will run for 25 minutes. The length factors in both prep time and a how-to-play explanation from Plaza Capcom staff. So while it's not actuall  25-minutes worth of gameplay, participants can expect at least 15 minutes of VR goodness.

Ticket reservations are currently being accepted directly from Capcom. One tickets costs 1,500 yen. It's the most inexpensive of Capcom's other virtual reality attractions at Plaza Capcom, actually.

Hopefully we won't have to wait too long to see some gameplay. Stay tuned!


Rockman X DiVE's Content Update For This Week Has Been Delayed

Originally scheduled for today, the content update that would have brought us the Mega Man Zero Series event and other contents has been delayed. According to the notice the developer posted on the official website, the cause of this issue is a "delay in the review of the update data." Nevertheless, the game has been updated with a few events and the developer has issued a generous compensation to players. Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Rockman X DiVE's Major Content Update for This Week Detailed

Ahead of tomorrow's Rockman X DiVE content update, the development team uploaded a new trailer showing everything coming to the game. If the Mega Man Zero Series event and the other stuff revealed a couple of days ago wasn't enough for you, they've decided to deliver even MORE content. This one of, if not the biggest content update yet.

Check out all the info and the trailer after the break!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Leviathan and Copy X Join Rockman X DiVE's Zero Series Event

Continuing with the Zero sneak peek from a couple of days ago, the development team behind Rockman X DiVE announced that Leviathan and Copy X will be coming to the game during the Zero Series event this Thursday.

You can see the trailer and other details below!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Rockman X DiVE News Roundup - Bit, Mettaur Gigant, Iris New VA and More

A couple of days ago we got a peek at Zero from the Zero Series in Rockman X DiVE. And today we have a plethora of news plus some free goodies! Check out all the info after the break!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sigma. More Than the ‘Sum’ of His Parts?

It’s the Fourth of July everyone! Happy Day of Σ!

Wait. That was yesterday? Oh... Hope you all had a great time lighting fireworks in the name of Reploid independence!

Now that Sigma is finally in Rockman X DiVE, some of you may be wanting to know about the enigmatic Maverick leader. Who was he before he rebelled against humanity? Well...

Mega Man Fully Charged #1 InHyuk Lee Variant Cover Revealed

The third and final variant cover for Mega Man Fully Charged issue #1 has surfaced. It's drawn by InHyuk Lee, who is perhaps best known for his work at Marvel and DC.

You can see the previously revealed issue #1 covers here.

The inaugural issue of  Mega Man Fully Charged hits book stores and newsstands in North America on August 26th.

Source: Stadium Comics

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Zero from the Zero Series Teased for Next Week's Rockman X DiVE Update

The Rockman X DiVE development team teased Zero and Leviathan back in March and it looks like they're inching closer. Today, the development team have partially revealed Zero but you can expect more news about the Zero series event early next week.

While we don't know for certain yet, it's very likely that Zero will be a free character obtainable just by playing an event. Something similar happened with Classic Mega Man. We will keep you posted.

Are you excited? Let us know in the comments!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Rockman VR Announced - Virtual Reality Experience Coming to Plaza Capcom (Update)

Capcom Japan have announced Rockman VR: The Targeted Virtual World!!, a brand-new virtual reality experience coming to the Plaza Capcom Ikebukuro store in a few weeks. I repeat: this is a virtual reality experience, not a home console title.

The attraction will reportedly have players arming themselves with a "real" Rock Buster to take down various enemies from Rockman 11. Rockman VR will be playable exclusively at Plaza Capcom's VR-X suite starting July 18th, 2020.

Here's the plot synopsis:

 "A peaceful VR world where everyone was having fun.... and Dr. Wily is planning to hack and conquer it! Oh, Rockman, put on the VR goggles developed by Dr. Right and enter the VR world to stop Dr. Wily's ambitions!"

More Rockman VR details are expected to be unveiled soon. And before anyone asks, no; this is not the "next major game" that's been in development since at least early 2019. Rockman VR is intended to be an attraction, limited to a very specific venue. The "major title" is currently being spearheaded by Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and his team at Capcom Japan.

UPDATE: According to Tsuchiya, the Double Gear system will play a large role in the experience. What's more, it will be in first person.

Source: Plaza Capcom

The Day of Σ

The day has finally come. For the first time ever, Sigma is playable in a Mega Man game. After the break you can check Sigma's official Rockman X DiVE trailer and all there is to know about this week's X DiVE updates!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New Mega Man X Cards Introduced With Teppen's Latest Card Pack "Adventures of a Tiny Hero"

It's been a while since we talked about Teppen. The last time was at the beginning of March with the release of Zero and the "Hunted By Memories" card pack. After March, development of the game slowed down due the spread of COVID-19. Fortunately some normalcy is settling in and developer GungHo Online are ready to launch both a new hero and card pack.

The new hero, Felyne from the Monster Hunter series, arrived with a new card pack that includes10 brand-new Mega Man X-themed cards. And as usual, we're bringing you the clean card artwork and flavor text (spoken in Felyne tongue, no less) to enjoy. Check them out after the break!