Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Rockman X DiVE Introduces "The Honorable Sword of Justice"

Once upon a time, the Repliforce tried to create the ideal Reploid. A Reploid with a "proud fighting spirit" and a "peace-loving heart." But it wasn't meant to be. 

Repliforce scientists faced the reality that the two programs couldn't coexist in the same body. Instead, they placed the programs into two separate bodies, giving birth to the strong-willed Colonel and Iris, the arbitrator of peace.

Now, Rockman X DiVE is making the Repliforce's original dream a reality. An alternate scenario where two are one...



With the "Trial From The Supreme Commander" event lasting two weeks and Colonel being the star for the first week, can we expect this new, alternate version of Iris to become playable next week? The stage dialogue certainly implies that's the case!

Let us know if what you think about Iris -another- and if you'd like to see more of these "what if?" scenarios in the comments!

38 comments:

  1. Isn't this exactly how Colonel and Iris were portrayed in Megaman Battle Network, as a single program that had to be split in two?

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    1. Yes. And this portrayal in battle network was a reference to X4.

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  2. Remaster X4 Capcom! Do it! (deeeew it)
    I dare you.

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  3. Oh my goodness.
    But I wish we could see more of Colonel's design rather than it being just a neater colorswap Iris.

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  4. I'd be interested in other "What if?" scenarios in Dive

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  5. I'm down for a playable Justice Iris. The idea of her being a fighter like Zero is awesome. Makes me wish we saw this Iris fight for justice like Zero in X4. It could've made the whole Zero and Iris thing a lot more tense or actually impactful.

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  6. I wish this game was officially in the west already.

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  7. I'm digging this new alt Iris. I like all alt Iris, but this one I especially like. :D

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  8. (Sees the thumbnail)
    Huh. Hot Iris.
    (Watches the video)
    Oh man! Is that the original Collonel/Iris ReploudREVO was talking about?!

    And yes, I would like to see more what if content. I want to see every corner of what the Mega Man multiverse has to offer. Even if it means having a mobile game I can’t officially play yet be a proxy.

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  9. things would of turned out diff iris and zero fighting side by side and iris living passed x4. that would of been sweet!

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  10. Oh I'm loving her. Let the fanart and AUs commence.

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    1. AU?

      Side note, been working on this 3D model of Iris :) As of today, I think it's just about ready to order.
      https://imgur.com/a/hxBqWJ5

      I wonder how hard it would be to modify this Iris to the new Iris... Waiting for new art to see the details.
      And if your wondering, yes I made a Xtreme 2 version of Iris too, but it's not ready yet.

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    2. AU means alternate universe.

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  11. It's… it's… it's…!!
    It's Layer. With a ponytail. Whomp-whooomp~

    In all seriousness, she looks pretty cool. I like the idea of Colonel's battle data injected into Iris' frame. She's truly a fantastic sight to behold, and I really hope we see more of her in the future!

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  12. Interesting that this event explains the "Reploid Air Force" as being a branch of Repliforce.
    I thought it was just an X5 translation error!

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  13. Let's be honest, this is just another way to sell a waifu to you know.... "Anime" gatcha game types.

    That said Iris is pretty useless, the minute Colonel gets announce they just couldn't let him enjoy the spotlight, they just had to shove Iris in people's face. But this is a good thing since like I said Iris otherwise is pretty useless otherwise (the Juliette to Zero's Romeo except without the overarching narrative of her, you know, not being an evil segregationist that deserved what she got).

    But, Who care, where my mans Double at? Yeah I get it badass espionage robots that have insanely Rockman-like and creative design and he is not a cut girl, but he is so GOOD.

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    1. Would Double get access to both forms? That might be kinda neat.

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    3. It's implied what Repliforce had in mind was beyond mere segregation, but Iris died before she could find out the gruesome truth.

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    4. That's a new female character but that one is built on a interesting concept. And at least is designed like a MM character. It's not just some random "waifu" like some previous alt.
      Iris was'nt a segregationist, she initially joined the Hunter to stop the Repliforce coup and was only driven mad after the death of her bro. X4 storyline could have been fleshed out a bit more, but that's a thing with most of the X serie in general.
      And this new char is just being teased (the same way Colonel was teased as far back as the Valentine day event), Colonel is still this event big inclusion.
      Double will come eventually. Especially with how much X4 content there is. New character are added regularly, they don't include everyone at the same time. (And there are curently more dude than "cut girls", in fact, since they received complaints about it last autumn, the only girls they added have been seasonals alts.)

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    5. All the characters added except Roll Casquett*

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    6. Tiny Proto, Iris didn't get her second form and still doesn't. Sigma's forms are each individual. I don't expect Double to have multiple forms.

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    7. Iris doesn't have a second form she just gets into a Gundam that forms around her with a gem thing she probably stole from Hunter Base and tries to murder Zero with it, but is too incompetent to operate its arms and legs so just uses its boosters to squish Zero to death slowly, with the occasional pushing of the big red button that has the machine erratically dash onto the far end of the arena and shoot a big f off beam of death...

      Double's entire shtick is that he is "two people in one" that manipulate things like a boss.

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    8. When you say forms, do you mean within game, or say, Neo Sigma and Kaiser Sigma? I wouldn't expect the latter to be one Sigma; that'd get pretty insane. Imagine Sigma having a bajillion forms on one character!

      I guess it maximizes profits to have each be a separate gacha, though.

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  14. Aw yeah, this is the kinda stuff I like to see! :D

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  15. I'd have to see a better image than what is currently available to have a more informed judgment, but I'm disappointed that the fused design is mostly just a somewhat modified Iris and does not incorporate more Colonel in the design.

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    1. Yeah. Would have been neat to see her in a more military-looking outfit.

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    2. ViA: From the looks of it, her body is based on Iris. If it had been based on Colonel instead, she might be more suited for combat.

      Iris(?): That is true... I find it hard to move about freely in this body. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to train myself and get over it. Hahahaha!

      Sounds like that's just how it ended up. But the real reason? Fan service.

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  16. I just got reminded of one other big what if scenario and its making salivate at the possibility: Rockman Ciel.

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    1. "its making salivate at the possibility: Rockman Ciel."

      I wouldn't expect anything else, but somehow I hoped for it anyway.

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  17. I don't like her more than the original Iris, but she's still neat.

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  18. I didn't know how much I needed this until now.

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  19. That's the good kind of thing to do to add character variants. That and skins based on the various official illustrations realised over the years.
    Lots of interesting ideas they could exploit this way.
    Though now, i'm curious as to what a Colonel with a more peacefull bent would looks like. I can understand why they chose Iris as the basis for the design, but a Colonel version would also be interesting.
    Maybe this could happen in the future.

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  20. There are very few Female fighters in Rockman X, so i think it's good to have a version of Iris is like as a fighter, even if people are going to complain about her getting another alt.
    Still wonder when Dynamo will appear. Hopefully he won't be limited.

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  21. Iris is so hot. I love the job in this game. Beautiful.

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    1. This is who we are now... This is what this game attracts...(tears)

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  22. why does she just look like a more adult/older Iris instead of an Iris + Colonel combination?

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