Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Dive Into Rockman-san Chapter 12!

In Rockman-san's previous chapter, a "Light Dental Clinic" client invited Rock & Roll to a Robot-Resort. There, they met Bubble Man and Charge Man, enjoyed Gemini Man's two-for-one comedy act and watched Elec Man put on an illusion show.

In this week's new entry, our special Robot Master guest is none other than Dive Man. You can dive right into this new chapter here! And don't forget, you can finally read chapters 2 and 3 in English (and Spanish) here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

"The Men Who Made Rockman" Manga Available for the First Time in English

Originally published in Comic BomBom as a two-part manga in 1995, "The Men Who Made Rockman: Rockman Birth Legend" tells the story of how the first two Rockman games were made.

The manga was kept inside the pages of Comic BomBom for almost 15 years with no other way to read it but that changed when Wedge Holdings reprinted Rockman Megamix in 2009 with additional content where the story surfaced once more.

The first part of the manga covers the trials and tribulations of Akira Kitamura (Shinmei), Keiji Inafune (Kenji Izumi), Nobuyuki Matsushima (Honda) and Manami Matsumae (Momonai) developing the first game in the series. Highlights include Kitamura's first meeting trying to get the game development approved, the untold story of Robot Master Bond Man, and the team's advocacy for Rockman 2 despite Rockman 1's lukewarm reception.
Thanks to the efforts of Windii Gitlord and Speeps, we can read the first part of the manga in English! Part 2 isn't available yet, though. In the meantime, I recommend checking out the lengthy interview between Akira Kitamura and Hitoshi Ariga for more stories on the first two games' development. That piece was published in Rockman Maniax in 2011.

Monday, October 25, 2021

"Halloween Sigma" and "Halloween Roll" Join Rockman X DiVE

It's almost that time of the year again! Rockman X DiVE will kick off their Halloween event this Wednesday, which brings "Halloween Sigma" and "Halloween Roll" to the game.

Find all the details after the break!

Friday, October 22, 2021

New Mega Man 11 Chibi Keychains Announced

Wowza! There's some new Robot Master merch on the block! Didn't see that one coming.

Eighty-Sixed have revealed a set of new Mega Man 11 chibi style keychains. As you can see from the image above, the Blue Bomber himself, Roll and Dr.Wily are present. But the biggest surprise are the Robot Masters. Blast Man, Fuse Man, Block Man and Bounce Man are also up for grabs! 

These keychains are available to order now if you live in the U.S. or Canada. They're priced at $10.00 a piece. 

Not much else to say than that, really. Head on over to Eighty-Sixed's store for the full lineup of Mega Man 11 merchandise here!

Rockman-san Chapters 4 to 6 English Translation Now Available

Our friend Midori has been working hard to bring Rockman-san English translations to the community as fast as possible. And so here we are: translations for chapter 4, 5 and 6 are all done! You can download them from the links below.

In these three chapters, we get to see the lives of even more Robot Masters in a post-Dr. Wily world. Familiar faces include Air Man, Guts Man, Stone Man, Flame Man, Pharaoh Man and Wind Man. We even learn why Rock and Roll don't look like they did in the games too.

Also, if you need to play catch-up, you can find English translations for chapter 1 here and chapters 2 and 3 here. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Behind iCO's Design: An Interview with Yuri Kataiwa

Following a lengthy interview with Keisuke Mizuno in 2019, we've been granted the opportunity to hear the thoughts of another Rockman X DiVE's character designer: Yuri Kataiwa.

Kataiwa was an illustrator for Mega Man Star Force 3 and one of the artist invited to the Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters exhibit. Her work also frequently guest starred on Rockman Unity's App wallpapers, and she's behind the fan-favorite "Rolls" piece.

Kataiwa was in charge of desinging iCO. And thanks to the official Rockman X DiVE Japanese Twitter account, we can read a short interview that covers the process. It's been translated by our friend Windii Gitlord. Check it out below!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Rockman-chan Chapter 13 Available Now

With five of the "Men's 6" henchman defeated and one destroyed by accident, only two remain to be toppled: "Kaiten Shiisuu Man" and "Plasma-TV Man".

In Rockman-chan's previous chapter, Rockman approached the next Men's 6 base to find the place plagued with robots designed by Gekiga, based on a Showa era motif. In true spirit Rockman-chan spirit, the chapter ended with no boss battle. Gekiga was too busy making the lesser robots in the base and forgot about it!

Now, in the latest chapter, Rockman faces "Kaiten Shiisuu Man" and heads towards the final confrontation against Dr. Wily!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Check Out the Original Mega Man DOS Design Documents

It's been a little over thirty years since the debut of Mega Man 1 & 3 on DOS, and both titles are undergoing something of a renaissance. With Owlboy creator Simon S. Andersen's amazing "remake" mock-up making the rounds and The Gaming Historian's in-depth history on the subject, these delightfully crummy games have found new appreciation.

So to keep the ball rolling here, I'm happy to present you with this: Stephen Rozner's original Mega Man DOS design documents. The thirteen pages within include Rozner's handwritten notes, sketches and level design concepts. Unfortunately, Rozner threw a lot of other pieces away over the years. But at least we can study and admire this!

The documents come to us courtesy of the Gaming Historian himself, Norman Caruso. Some of these pieces were featured in Norm's "The Story of Mega Man on DOS", which brought us a wealth of previously unheard history. I highly recommend giving it a watch. You might just find yourself viewing these games in a different light.

Enjoy and thank you, Norm, for the generous donation!

Review: Kotobukiya Mega Man X Fourth Armor Rising Fire Ver.

Kotobukiya is back at it again with their latest release in the Mega Man X line: Mega Man X Force Armor Rising Fire Ver. Is this kit just a recolor, or is there more to it? Find out after the break!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Unboxing First 4 Figures' Mega Man 11 Statue

Later this November, First 4 Figures' much-anticipated Mega Man 11 resin statue will be in the hands of collectors. And to keep appetites whet till then, F4F took to YouTube to share an official unboxing video.

The video proudly shows off the ins-and-outs of the Standard Edition, Exclusive Edition, and the Definitive Edition. The Exclusive and Definitive Editions include LED functionality for the base, explosions, boots, helmet, and the Mega Buster. The Definitive Edition also features a Met and a missile for the base.

If you like what you see but missed the pre-order window, you can still get on the waitlist. Hop to it here!

BigBadToyStore Canceling Riobot Falcon Armor X Pre-Orders

Sentinel's Riobot Falcon Armor X figure has been available in Japan for some time. But for folks who didn't want to import it for a pretty penny, they turned to BigBadToyStore for domestic shipping

Sadly, it appears that's no longer a viable option: they're canceling pre-orders.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Mega Man X DiVE Pre-Registrations Are Open in Europe

Following early access in LATAM territories, NebulaJoy are ready to launch Mega Man X DiVE across Europe.  Pr-registration is     open for Android devices, although there's no sign of iOS at this time. The game is expected to support Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Russian at launch.

You can follow all the news via the official Twitter account, Facebook Page or join their Discord Channel to chat with other players about the game!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Rockman X DiVE Introduces Three Mysterious Characters, "DNA Code" System

There's a lot happening in the world of Rockman X DiVE this week. If the prospects of a Switch version weren't enough, there's a bunch of in-game content and features dropping, too.
iCO joins the playable roster and -- with the "Pulsing Force of Destruction" event stage closing out her storyline -- a new menace looms on the horizon!  Plus, the "DNA Code" system goes online alongside plenty of free pulls to celebrate the Japanese version's 1st anniversary.

Before you continue reading, be advised that this post contains SPOILERS!

Rockman-san Chapter 11 Introduces the "Robot Resort" + CH 2&3 English Translations

In Rockman-san's previous chapter, we saw the arrival of Star Man. The Rockman 5 Robot Master spent the last two years in space, working on the expansion of an orbital station.

While having a drink with Rock at "Robot Bar 8-Bit", we learn how Star Man's head movement is hampered by the pointy parts of his armor. He has to contend with unintentionally damaging himself if he moves his head to the left or right. But there's nothing Dr. Light can't fix! He made Star Man's armor parts flexible. Star Man returned to space with a happy smile.

In this week's chapter, Rock and Roll go to a resort for a well deserved rest. They happen to run across Bubble Man, Charge Man, Gemini Man and other special guests too!

What's more, our friend Midori translated chapters 2 and 3 in English! Our buddy Aldo continues to translate "san and chan" in Spanish every week too. Check 'em out from the links above!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Rockman X DiVE Datamine Hints At Nintendo Switch Version

If you thought Rockman X DiVE's Steam port was a poorly kept secret, get a load of this.

Dataminers have dug into Rockman X DiVE's newest client and discovered a series of strings alluding to an unannounced Nintendo Switch port. Although the evidence carries heavy implications, it may be some time before things are officially confirmed. Have a look...

Monday, October 11, 2021

Rockman EXE Manga Now Available on Amazon Kindle

On Twitter, Ryo Takamisaki announced that his much-adored Rockman EXE manga has made the jump to Amazon Kindle. All eight volumes of the Japanese "New Edition" reprints are now available to download for 1,650 yen a piece (roughly $14.57 US). 

Unfortunately, there's no sign that Viz Media will follow suit with digital versions of the English-localized Mega Man NT Warrior. The good news is that Kindle e-books are not region locked. They'll work anywhere in the world. So if you're a fan of the manga or just want to support Takamisaki's work, give 'em a download! An Amazon Japan account is required, mind you.

Source: kndl_fanfun

Rockman X DiVE's "iCO" Will be Playable in Honor of Game's 1-Year Japanese Anniversary

For Rockman X DiVE's first anniversary in Taiwan, RiCO became a playable character. And now, her Deep Log counter part iCO will be added to game to commemorate the Japanese version's first anniversary.

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Rockman-chan Chapter 12 Now Available

After Ketchup's failed attempt to use pedestrians to stop Rockman from attacking Otachidai Man, this week's Rockman-chan chapter introduces another member of the Men's 6: Gekiga.

There's not much excitement in this chapter, honestly. It's light on shenanigans, more on story. Nevertheless, the next crazy chapter is around the corner! You can read chapter 12 here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Welp, "Rockman XZ: Time Rift" is Probably Cancelled

A Mega Man game getting cancelled? It's a tale as old as time, friends. No less than a week after footage dropped, we've come to learn that Rockman XZ: Time Rift -- the mobile ARPG from licensed-Capcom developer NebulaJoy -- is no more. 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Akuma, the "Master of the Fist", Joins Rockman X DiVE

To no one's surprise, Akuma -- the boss from the Fist of the Raging Demon event -- will become the third playable Street Fighter character this week. His stats and skills certainly pack quite a punch too.

You can find his trailer and relevant info after the break!

Friday, October 1, 2021

Rockman 11 Manga: Special Interview with Ryo Takamisaki

We're back with another translated Ryo Takamisaki interview
This time, it's a short short piece published alongside Takamisaki's Rockman 11 one-shot manga from 2018. The interview was originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of CoroCoro Aniki. It focuses on his work with the Rockman EXE manga and other topics.

You can read the translation (courtesy of our friend Windii Gitlord) after the break!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Rockman-san Chapter 10 Now Available

Last time on Rockman-san, Rock and Roll went to visit Wood Man. As the substitute of a temple's sacred tree, Wood Man became a figure of adoration... if not, a god.

Now, this week's guest star is none other than Star Man! He's apparently returned to earth after two years working aboard of an orbital station.

If this sounds to your liking, you can check the chapter here!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Possible "Rockman XZ: Time Rift" Footage Surfaces

Well, here's a doozy of a story for you. A former NebulaJoy associate -- the same individual who produced those unusual, misleading Rockman X DiVE ads -- posted a video earlier this month that might be our first look at Rockman XZ: Time Rift.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Mega Man Legends 2's Soundtrack is Coming to Vinyl & Cassette!

The headline for this one speaks for itself, really. Mega Man Legends fans will soon be able to pick up Mega Man Legends 2's fantastic soundtrack on vinyl or audio cassette thanks to Ship to Shore PhonoCo.!

Both formats will be available to pre-order tomorrow, September 28th, at 2pm EST from Ship to Shore's online store. Supply will be limited so bookmark that link ASAP! I do want to note, though, that there's a strong possibility other outlets will carry both formats, too. That was the case with the Legends 1 vinyl. We'll have to wait and see.

That aside, this is great news! I mean, this will be the very first time that the Mega Man Legends 2 OST will be sold in a physical format. The Capcom Special Selection CD from 2009 only contained 17 tracks. That's nothing. So, again, we're in for a real treat here.

Source: Ship to Shore PhonoCo.

Rockman X DiVE: Ryu and Chun-Li Detailed

Following last week's announcement that Ryu and Chun-Li were headed to Rockman X DiVE, the dev team today brought us our first look at the pair in action.

You can find the trailer and all relevant info after the break!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Rockman EXE 20th Anniversary: Special Interview with Ryo Takamisaki

We're six months into Rockman EXE's 20th anniversary. Although we continue to wait for additional, special announcements, the past half year hasn't gone entirely eventless.

From the release of the Rockman EXE 20th Anniversary "Treasure Box", the collaboration with Medarot S and new goods already on sale, there's been plenty of smaller things to look forward to.

But now, instead of looking to the future we're taking a look into the series' past. For your consideration, we're pleased to bring you an freshly-translated interview between Coro Coro Online and Ryo Takamisaki from March 2021. Takamisaki needs no introduction... but for those not in-the-know, he's the mangaka behaind the Rockman EXE manga and the Rockman 11 One-Shot.

You can read the interview translated by our friend Sidier after the break!

Friday, September 24, 2021

"Mega Man: Fully Charged" Delisted From Amazon, Cartoon Network

It wasn't that long ago we first reported that Mega Man: Fully Charged episodes started hitting Amazon Prime Video. And now, for no real apparent reason, the show has been delisted from the service. Oh, and Cartoon Network Video, too. 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Rockman-chan Chapter 11 Now Available

After the defeat of Forte by the hands of Super Rush Man, the latest chapter of Rockman-chan bring us yet another "Men's 6" creation. This time, it's a Robot Master with a dancing platform on his head and double machine gun -- Otachidai Man!

Yes indeed; it's another quirky one. Did you expect otherwise? You can check the new chapter here!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

We Have Secured "Rockman DASH: Great Adventure on 5 Islands!"

Earlier this year, our preservation team secured Rockman EXE Phantom of Network and Rockman EXE Legend of Network. Those games were exclusively released in Japan on feature phones (otherwise known as “dumb phones") in 2004 and 2006, respectively. 

Although that project remains ongoing, we're excited to announce that we've acquired another highly-sought after feature phone game. The little Mega Man Legends spin-off itself, Rockman DASH: Great Adventure on 5 Islands! 

The following guest post by team leader RockmanCosmo will tell you everything you need to know about the"adventure" ahead.

Rockman X DiVE & Street Fighter V Collaboration Announced

Here comes a new challenger! Completely out of nowhere and without so much as a heads up, Capcom Japan and Capcom Taiwan announced this morning that, following the Monster Hunter collaboration, Rockman X DiVE will cross paths with none other than Street Fighter V.

 Check out all the info after the break!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Officially-Licensed Plush Servbot (with Curry!) and More Announced

What's this? Fresh Mega Man Legends merchandise in 2021? Indeed! 

FanGamer have unveiled a tiny slate of new, officially-licensed Mega Man goods. The batch includes an adorable Servbot plush that comes with a curry accessory, a Wily Machine hoodie, and two "sliding" pins based on a classic series Met and Wily's UFO ship.

There's not much else to say than that. Head over to Fangamer and grab yours!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Marvel vs Capcom 2 "Remaster" Discussions Have Reportedly Begun

Whether or not you've been following the #FreeMvC2 movement, here's some potential good news for fans of Capcom's classic fighter...

Sunday, September 19, 2021

"ROCKMAN ZERO COLLECTION SOUNDTRACK -résonnante vie-" Booklet Translation

Released back in 2011 alongside the "NEW Best Price! 2000" edition of the Rockman Zero Collection, résonnant vie is packed with a selection of 13 acoustic arrangements  from the Zero series. What's more, it was the final Rockman CD distributed by Inti Creates.

This album is a "sound remake" of Rockman Zero's setting. It's based on the paradoxical concept of arranging songs from the mechanical world of Rockman Zero using mainly non-powered live instruments. It re-expresses the strength and mystique of life, such as the concept of a "soul" and the core as a "life-form" that Reploids have acquired despite being mere "machines".

Thanks to our friend Windii Gitlord, you can read the soundtrack's booklet in English after the break!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters‘ Exhibit -- New Promo Video, Goods

We're two weeks away from the opening of the Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters‘ Exhibit (p.s. that little ‘ is pronounced 'dash', like Street Fighter II‘) and today PARCO posted a little promotional video featuring Rockman and Astro Boy. Further, more detail have been posted regarding all the goods that will be sold at the venue.

Find all the info after the break!

Rush Armor Set Announced for Monster Hunter Rise

Following a leak a couple of weeks ago, Capcom finally announced the next Capcom collaboration with Monster Hunter Rise. After the previous collaborations with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, Okami and Street Fighter, it's Mega Man 11's turn!

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

"Sacred God Wood Man" Stars in Rockman-san Chapter 9

In the previous Rockman-san chapter, we witnessed the arrival of Enker -- the only robot to oppose robot disarmament. In a world of peace, Enker simply couldn't move on with his life. Born as a "Rockman Killer", he continues to seek out and fight Rockman because that's his only reason to live.

Eventually, Rockman and Roll offered to help Enker find a new purpose. But after three hours of brainstorming, they couldn't come up with anything worthwhile. Enker decides to resume his fight with Rockman... that's where that story arc ended. For now, maybe. 

The latest Rockman-san chapter focuses entirely on Wood Man. In the years following Dr. Wily's retirement, Wood Man became a replacement for a temple's sacred tree. However, he's worried about how to properly fulfill the duties of a god without the omniscience of an actual god.

You can check the new chapter here!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Rockman X DiVE Steam Version Now Available in Asia

After months of speculation, datamine leaks, and an eventual official announcement, Rockman X DiVE finally showed up on Steam in select regions in Asia...

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Rockman EXE: Phantom of Network/Legend of Network Preservation Project Report

We have a sizeable progress update on the Rockman EXE: Phantom of Network and Rockman EXE: Legend of Network preservation project that began in January. A lot has happened between now and then; we're here to get you up to speed.

Read on for the full scoop... and how you can help!


Released back in 2010 to celebrate the launch of Rockman Zero Collection for Nintendo DS, REMASTERED TRACKS ROCKMAN ZERO Mythos came packed with remixes from the series and a new track composed for the collection..

The album contained a hidden track (Cannon Ball - Mythos Ver.) and a vocal version of Rockman Zero 3 staff roll “Everlasting Red” sung by Toru Itoga. That's a name that may sound familiar to some of you; he sang for other CD releases from REMASTERED TRACKS ROCKMAN ZERO Idea (Clover) and ZXA Tunes (Mirai e Tsuzuku Kaze) to Rockman 10 Image Soundtrack (Last Exit and One And Only).

Toru Nakayama returned to illustrate the cover art, too. It was a striking, futuristic take on Zero's original design which inspired countless fan-arts over the years. There's even been a few custom figures and model kits too.

There's a lot to appreciate about Mythos. And now, eleven years later, we can read the booklet in English, translated by our friend Sidier. Read on for the goods!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Rogue Becomes Playable in Rockman X DiVE This Week

Once the boss of the "Bond That Can't Be severed" event, Rouge from Mega Man Star Force is becoming a playable character! He'll be arriving this week alongside the first Guild Boss.

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Mega Man X DiVE's First "DiVE Festival" is Upon Us (and it Brings Free Pulls!)

We're one month into Mega Man X DiVE's Global Version (US, Canada, UK and Ireland) and the first DiVE Festival for those regions begins this Wednesday, September 15th at 4:00 AM EST through September 22nd at 4:00 AM EST.

The DiVE Festival gacha brings increased odds to get S rank characters and weapons, every time you pull Ultimate Armor X you will get 40 additional memories and everyone gets a free 10-pull. What's more, this banner introduces the "pity system". You'll be guaranteed a chance to get Ultimate Armor X as long as you spend 25,000 EM. Unfortunately the free 10-pull doesn't count towards getting the necessary 250 pity coins to get him.

You can check out his skills after the break and some additional info!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Marvel vs Capcom "Head-to-Head" Arcade Table Up for Pre-Order

Arcade1Up's latest batch of machines are live. Chief among them, a new "Head-to-Head" Marvel vs Capcom arcade table

According to the product description, it comes pre-loaded with eight Capcom VS titles: Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter, Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, X-Men: Children of the Atom, X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse, Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems, and The Punisher. Phew!

The machine stands at 29-inches tall and features a clear cover top. It's primed and ready to be soiled with pizza grease and soda. You know, for that real authentic arcade experience. The whole package will set you back a staggering $699.99, though.

While I appreciate Arcade1Up's efforts to get these legacy titles back in the public sphere, Capcom and Marvel desperately need to get 'em up on consoles/PC. It'll be far more economical on everyone's wallet! Until then... start saving?

Source: Arcade1Up

The Reploid Variable - Is X Actually a Reploid?

A brand-new guest post by Mega Man historian Zan Sidera explores an age-old question: is X a robot? Or a Reploid? The proverbial line in the sand may not be as clear as we thought...

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Mega Man 11 Announced for Amazon Luna

Amazon Luna, the company's ever-growing cloud-gaming platform, just got "mega-fied". Mega Man 11 is now available to play on the Luna+ Channel with early access. Subscriptions start at $5.99.

The footage above isn't from the Luna version, FYI. Early impressions suggest that the game runs as well as its console/PC counterparts. Barring a decent internet connection, it sounds promising.

With 1.4 million units under its belt, Mega Man 11 is on its way to becoming one of the franchise's best selling titles. The jump to Amazon Luna only furthers Capcom's evergreen strategy, which aims to maximize Mega Man 11's audience and profitability. This approach has proven successful enough; seemingly replacing the franchise's reliance on a yearly "core" entry to retain profit. 

A brand-new, "major" Mega Man title is expected to launch between Q3-Q4 2022.

Source: Amazon Luna Official Blog

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Review: Kotobukiya Mega Man X Fourth Armor

Since it began in 2019, Kotobukiya’s Mega Man X kits have been a really fun line to collect. When they first announced that they were developing the Max Armor (i.e “Third Armor”), I knew this line was going to be special. 

So with my favorite X Armor under their belt, what did Kotobukiya do next? Why, my second favorite armor -- the Force Armor (or Fourth Armor) of course! And, really, I was completely blown away. Not only did Kotobukiya have the same taste as me, but the build quality continued to be amazing. Check out my review after the break!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

"Super Rush Man" Returns in Rockman-chan Chapter 10

In the previous Rockman-chan chapter, Forte crashed Dr. Light's early Christmas/New Year celebrations and effortlessly defeated V·K Man. He also survived Dr. Light's plan to knock him out using the "anyone can be Beat" helmet, transformed into Super Forte in anger, and began to fight Rockman.

Fast forward to this week's episode... the battle continues! Rockman transforms into Super Rockman!... but, once again, Rush overrides Rockman's consciousness, transforming into Super Rush Man!

You can read the chapter here!

Rockman X DiVE Steam Version Confirmed for September (Asia)

We've known for awhile that a Steam version of Rockman X DiVE was coming. And now, we have the official word from Capcom Taiwan. The game will land on Steam this month!

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, September 6, 2021

A Closer Look at Unreleased Ruby-Spears Mega Man Toys

Daniel "Protoman"Arseneault of the Mega Man/Rockman Toys & Merchandise Facebook group has passed along a fun bit of history. It's a Japanese magazine clipping showing off a handful of unreleased Mega Man toys from Bandai's Ruby-Spears line! 

A low-res version of this page appeared on Joey's Mega Man Corner decades ago. However, Daniel scanned it in a much higher resolution and even translated it! We get a good look and descriptions for the unreleased Stealth Mega Man, Sky Mega Man, and Dive Mega Man figures. The Deluxe Mega Man and the Land Blazer vehicles are here, too. I don't believe it was ever confirmed that the later could "transform." Neat!

Although it isn't uncommon for sample or pre-production Mega Man toys to pop up online, these particular products have yet to be found. A few  showed up at the 1995 Toy Fair and... that was that. So until they're found in a dusty warehouse or something, this clipping is all we got.

Check out the Mega Man/Rockman Toys & Merchandise Club for more rare goodies!

"Star Force Mega Man" and "Harp Note" Join Rockman X DiVE

For a good while now, Capcom Taiwan have been teasing Rockman X DiVE players with numerous Star Force weapons. The Nightmare Saber or the recent Heart Spray Gun, for example. And now, it's finally time for the first Star Force character to join the "Deep Log".

Find all the details after the break!

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Rockman X DiVE "DiVE Armor X" Early Designs and Concept Art

Released earlier this week, the new S rank DiVE Armor X is an original character whose origins can be traced back to the level 70 armor set from 2020. With its cool, sprawling holographic wings, the armor inspiried a wave of fan-art almost instantaneously. It quickly became a fan-favorite. 

Yesterday, the development team shared early designs and concept art from Keisuke Mizuno in the latest  Maverick Information video entry. And today, by way of the Official Facebook Page, we have an even better look at those design sheets! There's even a small interview with Keisuke Mizuno itself, too.

See and read all about it below!