Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Read Shigeto Ikehara's Mega Man X Manga in English for the First Time

Shigeto Ikehara's lesser-known, but cherished manga adaptation of Mega Man X1 is now available to read in English for the very first time!

The complete 200+ page volumes of 1994's "Irregular Hunter X" have been scanned, translated and typeset by Joshlyre and a small band of dedicated fans. You can read and download both volumes from the links below!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Go Treasure Hunting in Rockman X DiVE's Latest Event "Air Pirate Servbot"

Mega Man Volnutt is still stuck on the moon and while we continue to wait until Capcom builds a proverbial rocket to rescue him, we can reconnect with the Legends Series again in Rockman X DiVE! All the info about the latest event after the break!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Rock Volnutt and Tron Bonne Join Rockman X DiVE

Yesterday brought the announcement, and today we have the trailer detailing the brand-new Rockman DASH event in Rockman X DiVE. You can watch the trailer and all the info available after the break!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Rockman DASH Series is Coming to Rockman X DiVE

Announced via social media today, the Rockman DASH series is coming to Rockman X DiVE! Content from the DASH series could arrive as soon as next Tuesday, based on how the development team made similar announcements in the past.

While there's no additional details about the event beyond the announcement itself, you can expect to see an A rank character obtainable by playing the event stage. In this particular case, that character would be none other than Rock Volnutt. There will be a secondary, S rank character obtainable exclusively through the event banner, too, and an S rank weapon as well.

Who is going to be the second playable character? Perhaps Roll Caskett or Tron Bonne? Let's us know who you're wishing for in the comments!

Friday, September 25, 2020

REVIEW: Mega Man: Fully Charged #2: Dr. Wily's Masterplan

Riding on the tail of issue #1's success, the second issue of the Mega Man Fully Charged comic is finally here. You can read a recap and my review after the break! Beware, it has SPOILERS!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pachislot Rockman Ability English Translation (Part 2)

Continuing where we left off from our Pachislot Rockman Ability English Translation, we're bringing you the second and final set of episodes today! Check 'em out below!

Rockman X DiVE - Six Months of Lights and Shadows (Editorial)

Today marks Rockman X DiVE's semi-anniversary or in other words, six months since the game launched in some select countries. To mark the occasion, we're taking a look back...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Rockman X DiVE Officially Announced for Japan

As we reported yesterday, Rockman X DiVE is finally coming to Japan this year. And today, Capcom Japan made the official announcement. Find all the info after the break!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - Content Update and Imminent Japanese Release

We are still in the middle of the "Fireworks and Lantern Festival" event but that doesn't stop the Rockman X DiVE development team from dropping a pretty big content update this week. There's new bosses, a new banner, a celebration of X DiVE's half year anniversary and much more!

All the info after the break!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Premium Collectibles Studios Acquires Mega Man License for High-End Statues

Premium Collectibles Studios (né Pop Culture Shock Collectibles) has acquired the license to develop products based on the Mega Man IP, the company announced.

As their namesake implies, PCS manufacturers high-end statues based on popular movie, comic, cartoon and video game properties. For an example of their work, see their take on MMPR Red Ranger, Optimus Prime, Spider-Man, Zangeif and Michael Myers. Good stuff. 

So long story short, we can expect to see some nifty Mega Man things from these fine folks in the near future. No further details are available.

Stay tuned!


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Listen to the Music From the Unreleased Wily & Light's RockBoard Game Boy Port

All 15 individual tracks from the newly discovered, unreleased Game Boy port of Wily & Light's RockBoard: That's Paradise! are now available for your listening pleasure. 

Courtesy of our friend VixyNyan, you can download the complete soundtrack from good 'ol Rockman Perfect Memories here. Each piece is individually ID tagged, too. And fun fact: the soundtrack was composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto. He's best known for his work on Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII, Gunstar Heroes and Vagrant Story!

If you're just catching up, a cancelled and unreleased Game Boy port of RockBoard surfaced early this month during the latest round of "Nintendo Gigaleaks." The game is a near 1:1 port of its Famicom sibling -- multiplayer included. The port was developed between 1993-1994 by defunct Japanese developer Dual.

Based on initial findings, Game Boy RockBoard made it very far in development. In fact, it was cancelled sometime after getting into Lot Check. In other words, a commercial release was within reach. We do not know why it was cancelled, though. Chalk this one up to the many Mega Man mysteries.

Many thanks to VixyNyan and nensondubois_!

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 "祭" 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!