Saturday, September 19, 2020

Pachislot Rockman Ability English Translation (Part 1)

It's finally here folks! It's taken us a long time to bring this to you, but you can now finally enjoy the extensive story of Pachislot Rockman Ability with English subtitles! Come check out the first five episodes after the break below!

Mega Man Fully Charged Issue #2 Preview Pages & Issue #5 Miguel Mercado Variant Revealed

When it rains, it pours. The news about the Mega Man Fully Charged comic book keeps coming! Yesterday we had our first look at the main cover and Alex Garner variant cover for issue #5. And today, we have preview pages for issue #2, which is due next week AND a first-look at another variant cover for issue #5. See it all below!

Friday, September 18, 2020

New Info on Arcade1Up's Mega Man Plug & Play Collection

It's been a whole eight months since we last saw Arcade1Up's officially-licensed Mega Man plug & play "console". The device was initially revealed at CES... and then radio silence. Granted, we are living in the middle of a pandemic.

Anyway, new information on this oddity has finally come to light! By way of YouTube channel COOLTOY, we have brand-new images of the "Mega Man Collection" console and its drastically redesigned controller. What's more, we also have confirmation that the console will include Mega Man 1 through Mega Man 6. No surprises there, really.

There is no current information on how much this thing will cost, let alone when it will hit retail. You might want to keep an eye on Arcade1Up's website in the meantime. Stay tuned!

Mega Man Fully Charged Issue #5 Main Cover & Alex Garner Variant Revealed

Via Previews World, we have a look at the main cover for Mega Man Fully Charged issue #5 drawn by Toni Infante and "cover C" drawn by Alex Garner . Both are due on December 16 for $4.99 each.

Here's this issue's solicitation:
* Mega Man is betrayed and defeated by the last person he expected.
* Now, there's just one more chance to save Silicon City and the people he loves most - can Mega Man go FULLY CHARGED one more time?

Issue #2 is on sale next week on Wednesday, September 23rd. You can read our review of the first issue here if you haven't already.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - "Fireworks and Lantern Festival" Event Breakdown

The Rockman ZX event just ended but there's no downtime here! A brand-new event started today after the warm up that was the Pre-Festival Night Challenge. We've got a new character, a skin, two weapons and a few more things to play with. You can find all the info after the break!

Fan-Game "Mega Man Y+1" First Look & Demo Now Available!

Following up on our SAGE 2020 coverage of Mega Man Perfect Blue, another major standout title from the expo was LMTeam's Mega Man Y+1. We got some more information on this project from the developers. Find out more and hit up the playable demo after the break!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - "Yukata Pallette" and "Festive Zero" Join the Fireworks and Lantern Festival

Today, the Rockman X DiVE team delivered a special trailer that breaks down on the "Fireworks and Lantern Festival" event which starts this Thursday. You can find the trailer and all the info after the break!

"Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" Art Exhibit Announced

Mega Man and Astro Boy are finally teaming up! But not in the way you'd expect.

The hallowed Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall announced a brand-new "Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" art exhibit that will feature artwork of Capcom characters illustrated by Tezuka productions staff. Conversely, the exhibit will also feature illustrations of Tezuka characters drawn by Capcom artists. 

For an idea of what to expect, the key art above was drawn by Bengus. It features Capcom and Tezuka all-stars in an iconic stare-down. So neat!

The exhibit begins on October 23rd through February 23rd, 2021.

Source: Cinra

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - Next Playable Character Teased...

The Rockman X DiVE development team took to social media to tease the next playable character. While the image doesn't show much, the Zero helmet printed on the classic "Matsuri" (i.e festival in English) attire called "Happi" or "Hanten" pretty much gives it away.

This very "Festive" Zero will be the next S rank playable character and will arrive in time to celebrate the "Firework and Lantern Festival". Very few things are more iconic than a fan with the kanji "чен" printed on it when it comes to attending a Matsuri. Will Zero trade in his Z-Saber for one?

We'll find out soon!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Fan-Game "Mega Man Perfect Blue" Demo Now Available + New Info

During the recent SAGE 2020 expo, RRThiel and his team released a playable demo for the upcoming fan-game Mega Man Perfect Blue. We got to check it out and you can find out more info, as well as the download link for the playable demo, after the break!

Rockman X DiVE - The Eve of the "Fireworks and Lantern Festival"

We are in the middle of the Rockman ZX event and while there are no new characters scheduled for week two, this week's update acts as a precursor to the next event and delivers a new weapon and other content. Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Unreleased RockBoard Game Boy Port Discovered

An unreleased Game Boy port of RockBoard has surfaced this morning following another batch of "Nintendo Leaks."

The game is a near 1:1 port of the Famicom party game and appears to be largely complete.  The port was long-rumored to be in development many MANY years ago when it appeared on the credits page of developer Dual's webpage.

I cannot directly link you to the leaked file at this time. Sorry! Look around a bit and you'll find it. Nevertheless, this is history!

We will have a more thorough analysis of the game soon. Stay tuned!

Source: xdanieldzd

Monday, September 7, 2020

Make Rockman Crowdfunding Campaign is Live

The Make Rockman campaign is now live on the Japanese crowdfunding portal Makuake. We got a sneak peek a few days ago but now with the campaign live, we have all the details on this curious project. All the info after the break!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

First "Make Rockman" Gameplay Trailer - Design and Create Your Own Rockman Game!

By way of Rockman Unity, we have our first good look at Capcom and Artec's Make Rockman: The World's Greatest Programming in action!

As previously reported, this is an officially-licensed educational tool designed to teach aspiring game designers how to code using Scratch, the highly popular block-based programming language. Make Rockman includes a physical Rock Buster Module that can be used to both program Rockman's movements and adjust other in-game variables.

Make Rockman will go on sale exclusively on Makuake, a Japanese-based crowdfunding platform, this coming Monday, September 7th at 11:00 JST.

There are no currently announced plans for a global version.

Source: Rockman Unity

Mega Man Fully Charged Issue #4 Main Cover & Miguel Mercado Variant Revealed

Via Previews World and Boom Studios Online Store, we have a look at the main cover for Mega Man Fully Charged issue #4 drawn by Toni Infante and Miguel Mercado's variant. Both are due on November 25 for $4.99 and $40 respectively.

Here's this issue's solicitation:
* Skull Man and his army of Robot Masters have invaded Silicon City - but Mega Man and his mysterious new ally aren't going down without a fight! 
* But Mega Man doesn't realize he's playing right into the hands of an enemy he never expected! 

 You can read our review of the first issue here if you haven't already.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

First Look at "Make Rockman" - Learn to Program Your Own Rockman Games!

Via Artec's Twitter account, we have our first look at the "Rockman x Programming" project, which is officially titled "Make Rockman: The World's Greatest Programming". All the details after the break!

Interview With Hitoshi Ariga: "I Will Be More Than Happy to Work On a Mega Man Manga Again"

Hitoshi Ariga was interviewed by Twitch channel FikraKW (the official home of GAME Expo (GX) and Kuwait Battle Royale (KBR)) a few days ago and we had the chance to ask him a few questions. It was a spur of the moment thing, so we didn't have time to prepare beforehand. Nevertheless, you may find it interesting.

You can read the interview after the break!

Rockman X DiVE - The Messiah Has Arrived

Since day one, Rockman X DiVE featured some elements from the ZX Series. And now, five months after launch, the first characters from the series have joined the game. Find all the details about this new event below!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Capcom Announces "Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online" Schedule

Capcom has announced their streaming schedule and partial game lineup for this year's Tokyo Game Show. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's show will be strictly online. Find all the details below!

Aile & Pandora Join Rockman X DiVE

We didn't have to wait long after this past weekend's tease. The Rockman X DiVE developement team finally revealed the full extent of the Rockman ZX collaboration event! Find all the details after the break!