Thursday, December 31, 2020

Mega Man X: Corrupted Intro Stage Gameplay

What better way to end the year than an update on the ever-anticipated fan-game, Mega Man X: Corrupted. Today, JKB Games presents a fresh look at the game's opening stage. Check it out above!
I don't know about you but this is looking absolutely stellar! Sending good vibes to JKB Games for the new year!
Have a good one... and good riddance to 2020!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - Farewell 2020

While the Christmas event is still going on, the Rockman X DiVE development team have delivered another event to close out the year. In addition to the New Year event, this week's update includes many other interesting activities to keep you busy for a while. Let's check everything out after the break!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Capcom "Retro Station" Officially Revealed + Global Release Confirmed

Following a leaked retail listing in late November, Capcom have officially taken the wraps off of their arcade-style mini console, the Retro Station. An official website for the Retro Station recently went live and it includes a bevvy of new images, screenshots and details. See those here.

The most notable new bits of info here are confirmation of an eventual ENGLISH release and the unveiling of a set of accessories: a fight stick to play two-player games on one Retro Station screen and USB PVP dongles for wireless connections between two individual Retro Station consoles. 

Residents in Japan can pre-order the console now via the official Retro Station online store and, very soon, Amazon Japan. Sales in other regions are reportedly "coming soon!"

For the uninitiated, the Capcom Retro Station comes pre-installed with ten Mega Man and Street Fighter games. Mega Man-wise, the offerings include Mega Man: The Power Battle, Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, Mega Man X, Mega Man Soccer and Rockman & Forte. With the exception of Rockman & Forte, every Mega Man game listed here is playable in English. Rockman & Forte will be the original, untranslated Super Famicom version

The Retro Station is due in Japan in March, 2021 for 21,780 Yen. That's roughly $210 US. Ouch! Is the price for admission worth it for a few Mega Man games that were missing from the Legacy Collections? Your call!

Rockman X DiVE's New Year Event Announced

A New Year event with a new stage, a new character, a new musical remix, and a new boss is coming next week to Rockman X DiVE. If you weren't already busy playing the "Merry Christmas!" event stage, well, you'll be busy now two concurrent events. Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

"Tower of Saviors" and Rockman X DiVE Collaboration Announced

If you were expecting Rockman X DiVE to do a collaboration with other mobile games someday, wait no more. The game will be crossing over with the puzzle-based RPG Tower of Saviors in early January. You can find all the info after the break!

Kotobukiya's "4th Armor X Rising Fire Ver." Model Kit Pre-Orders Are Live

We got our first look at the model kit's paint job at the end of November and now, before year's ends, pre-orders are open in Japan. Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - Merry Christmas!

The final Rockman X DiVE event of the year is here. Although the development team already revealed everything -- from the playable characters to the Christmas Bit skin -- we're here to look at all the details! Hit the jump below!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Beloved Rockman DASH Artbook is Getting a Much-Needed Fan-Translation

"Rockman DASH : Capcom Official Creation Data Collection - Great Adventure Guide" is a mouthful of a title that belongs to the undisputed king of Mega Man Legends 1 art books. It's not only chock-full of rare concept art and unused designs, but insightful commentary from the game's staff, too. It's a real sacred tome, let me tell you.

Unfortunately, the book is long out-of-print and never received an official English release. But where Capcom and partners fail to deliver, fans are once again happy to pick up the slack! An extensive English fan-translation is, after all the years, finally underway! Read on for the details!

First look at Icon Heroes' Mega Man Bobbleheads

After the initial renders were published in June and October, we have a look at the final, retail versions of Icon Heroes' Mega Man bobbleheads. They are slated to arrive to retailers in the first quarter of 2021. 

Mega Man and the two Mega Man 10-inspired variants -- Triple Blade (Blade Man's special weapon) and Thunder Wool (Sheep Man's special weapon) -- are made from polystone and hand painted. They measure 8.4" tall. You can pre-order them right now through Icon Heroes' Online Store for $30 each:

Mega Man · Triple Blade · Thunder Wool

Even though these are bobbleheads... don't you think the neck is too long? Let us know in the comments!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - Bit Comes in Time for Christmas

A few days ago we had a look at Rockman X DiVE's Christmas stage - "Christmas Leviathan" - and "Christmas Ferham". And today we have a look at the event's second playable character and the boss. Find all the details after the break!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

REVIEW: Mega Man: Fully Charged #5: Family Feud

The second to last issue of the Fully Charged comic is finally here. The battle between Daini and Mega Man is about to start! You can read our recap and opinion after the break!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - Christmas Event Preview

Earlier today, Famitsu gave us a pretty extensive preview of next week's Rockman X DiVE Christmas event through an hour-long stream. The first character of the event, a new skin, the new main menu and the event stage were shown. Check out all the details after the break!

Two New Mega Man Manga and Music Album Announced

To commemorate the classic series' 33rd anniversary, Rockman Unity has announced three projects slated to launch in Spring 2021.

First, we have two brand-new manga. Rockman-chan is a humorous, parody manga starring an innocent Blue Bomber as he carries out the whims of Dr. Light. Dr. Light's missions for our hero, however, are anything but a cake walk. 

The second manga is called Rockman-san. It follows the misadventures of a grown-up Mega Man as he deals with the tumultuous demands of an adult world.

Both manga will launch exclusively in Japan on Young Ace UP this coming Spring. English adaptations have not been announced. So... do look forward to our inevitable fan-translations.

The third announcement is a brand-new Capcom tribute album called Captune ONE. It will feature a new arranged pieces from the Mega Man series, such as Running Through The Cyber World” from Mega Man Battle Network, "Wily Stage 1" from MM2 and “Esperanto” from Mega Man Zero 4.

Source: Rockman Unity

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Rockman X DiVE - The Week Before Christmas

This week, the development team are giving players a "rest" with a weapon banner before the big Christmas event starts. The return of the Dr. Light's lab, the on-going Farewell 2020 event, and a very special birthday present await you after the break!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Rockman EXE Anime Officially Heads to YouTube. In Japan. For a Limited Time.

Here's a pleasant surprise that comes with some caveats. Coro Coro Comics' just dropped the first 56 episodes of the Rockman EXE anime on YouTube for free!..
... but as you may have already deduced, these episodes are not only region-locked but available for a limited time. Folks living in Japan can stream the show until January 14th, 2021. After that, they're gone! You'll need to resort to a VPN to watch if you live outside Japan.

That's all there is to report on this front for now. It's always heartening to see the EXE anime return in some capacity -- reruns, re-releases, etc. And while it will only be available to watch for a month, I'm hopefully it will attract a whole new audience.

Long live EXE!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Dimension Studio Copy-X Model Kit Preview Video & Pre-Order Links

Well that didn't take too long. Following a big reveal last week, pre-orders for Dimension Studio's upcoming Copy-X are beginning to appear online. What's more, we have an excellent video showing off completed kit. Check it out above!

 Like what you see? Here's where you can get him so far:

I'll be updating this post as additional listings become available. Stay tuned - you don't want to miss this kit!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Omega and Iris "SE DiVE Ver." Join Rockman X DiVE's 7th DIVE Festival to Fight Sigma

The last DiVE Festival of the year is here and it's packed. We have the second playable boss, the third Raid Boss event, and a new skin. Find all the details after the break!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Four Mega Man Sets Hit "LEGO Ideas"

Have you ever wanted an official LEGO Mega Man set? Then look no further than these four auspicious LEGO Ideas projects by RockmanCosmo, MacAndCheez, and Brickman911! 

Check out the details about these projects after the break, written by the creators themselves!

Here's Your First Real Look at Dimension Studio's Mega Man Zero Copy-X Model Kit

Back in October, Dimension Studio showed off a prototype mold of their officially-licensed Copy-X model kit. And today they're back at it again with a fresh look at the completed, fully colored kit! 
Hit the jump below for more images!

A Closer Look at Monika Toys' Robot Master Statues

Thanks to our friend marklincadet, we can take a much closer look at Monika Toys' upcoming Robot Master statues. The statues should be in the hands of buyers soon -- meanwhile, you can see both the final products and their packaging  after the break!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Mega Man: Fully Charged Issue #5 Preview Pages

The penultimate issue of Boom Studios' Mega Man: Fully Charged limited series is almost upon us. To mark the occasion, the publisher released a few sample pages from issue #5 and a sneak peek at a few variant covers. 

Read on for the full scoop... but beware! We've got spoilers here!

Iris "Soul Eraser" Skin Coming to Rockman X DiVE Next Week

The Rockman X DiVE development team has announced via social media that the game will receive a new skin after the maintenance period next Wednesday.

The skin is a recolor of Iris' design from the Game Boy Color game Rockman X2: Soul Eraser or as we know it in the west, Mega Man Xtreme 2. No price has been announced but judging by how much Iron Maiden Cinnamon cost, we are probably looking at another 1200 EM skin.

Are you panning on getting her? Let's us know in the comments!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Box Art Revealed for MegaHouse's Rockman vs. Forte Statue

If you thought MegaHouse's upcoming Rockman EXE: Rockman vs Forte statue was neat, wait till you get a load of the packaging! 

By way of Rockman Unity, here's out very first look at heavily Rockman EXE 2-inspired box art. You can see the backside here. Needless to say, Ucchy-san is very pleased with the final product. Click on the aforementioned link to see additional, super close-ups of the statue itself, too!

As previously reported, the statue is due to ship in Japan later this month followed by an English release in January, 2021. You can pre-order yours through Big Bad Toystore.

Source: Rockman Unity

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Old Bandai Toy Fair Tape Shows Off Unreleased Ruby-Spears Mega Man Toys

Say what you will about the goofy Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon, but its complementary toyline from Bandai was the best. Those action figures are fondly remembered - if not more so - than the animated series itself. 

The toyline is also remembered for a number of cancelled and unreleased items, too. There was the giant 8-inch "Talking Mega Man", vehicles from season 2, and a trio of figures based on different suits that Mega Man wore throughout the show. Images of some of these toys have bubbled up over the years... but to date, we don't know anyone that actually owns them in any capacity. Samples, prototypes - nothing.

More recently, however, a video from Bandai's 1995 Toy Fair offerings has come to light that proudly displays TWO cancelled toys: the 8-inch talking Mega Man and a previously unknown, unannounced playset. You can see them in action in the video above (42:07). You gotta love the host's very, uh, colorful take on "PlAsMa PoWerrrr..."

I miss everything about this show. Sigh...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

REVIEW: Mega Man: Fully Charged #4: The Ultimate Weapon

Issue #3 ended on a high note with the reveal of Zero. Many fans were looking forward to reading the next issue to find out about their identity... but Boom Studios had nothing better to do than spoil it beforehand. That said, is there iat all to look forward in this issue? Find out after the break!

Rockman X DiVE - Bass.EXE Joins Operation X-mas

The second week of the Rockman EXE event is underway and The Cyberworld's "God of Destruction" has arrived to Rockman X DiVE while the Christmas festivities begin this week. Find all the info after the break!