Wednesday, June 16, 2021

"Rockman XZ: Time Rift" is a 2D ARPG, Coming 2022-2023 (China, Mobile)


On the heels of this weekend's surprising bit news, a representative with developer NebulaJoy has provided Rockman Corner with a few minor details on Rockman XZ: Time Rift.

Reportedly, the game is a 2D action RPG with a predominate focus on a single-player, "console-like" experience. Much like NebulaJoy's recently-released Capcom-licensed title Devil May Cry: Pillar of Combat, Rockman XZ: Time Rift will incorporate optional online "PvP" game modes. A "small selection" of playable characters will be available at the player's disposal. The company would not, however, comment on whether or not characters from both Rockman X and Rockman Zero series will appear. While that's largely assumed to be the case, specifics are under lock and key. For now.

That said, Rockman XZ: Time Rift will be formally unveiled later this year. A closed beta will be available in China soon after. The game itself isn't expected anytime soon, though. NebulaJoy have sights set on a 2022-2023 window, targeting "next generation mobile hardware". There are no plans for a console or PC version, let alone availability outside of China... initially.

And that's all that can be said for now. No telling when we'll have an update. We'll keep you posted.

49 comments:

  1. Another exclusive mobile title. Oh joy.

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    1. I would forgive it for being a mobile exclusive if it was available in the states,

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    2. Yeah, that's actually a bigger pet peeve of mine than just it being a mobile game.

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    3. Same, Mr. Tiny Proto, same.

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    4. The only mobile games we get are crossovers like Puzzle Fighter and Teppen. The bad thing is i'd rather be able to dress Iris as a maid (Dive) rather than see her suffer and die horribly (Teppen).

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  2. Is a Galaxy A01 considered next generation hardware? Orcould it at least be advanced enough to play this game?

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  3. so, basically rockman X dive, huh?

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  4. 2D action RPG can mean a lot of things, but I think it would be cool if it turned out to be turned based. Why not model off of Command Mission?

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  5. Well it have Japanese script at least? I wouldn't even understand what's going on if it's in Chinese. And I wouldn't care that much then because those people probably can do whatever they want as long as Capcom doesn't give them a boot to the head. And that game probably will not be canon in any way. DiVE at least gave us some trivia that can be considered canon, even if there's so little of it at this point.

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    1. which trivia is canon? genuinely curious since I don't pay much attention to DiVE "story"

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    2. Everything... ESPECIALLY THE WAIFUS,YOU WILL NEVAH ESCAPE.

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    3. Thats true the lgbt community and women need their dream girlfriend/boyfriend too...

      I myself am a man who like da women, so i am satisfied.

      ( WHY DID I TYPE THIS CRINGE, WHY!?! )

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    4. To First Anonymous: the fact navigator school really does exist and Blues' actual eye color being red.
      And that wasn't even in the stroy, though. the first one was in update's Notice when Layer debuted and the second one was found out by Reploid_21XX after examining Blues' model.
      The other trivia that is actually tied to the story is a total, excuse me, bullshit and a spit into fans' faces which drives me insane.

      To Second Anonymous: I still remember how we had almost 3 months of nothing but female characters last year. It still gives me shivers, brrrr.

      To Tiny Proto: Sure, I wouldn't mind. Most of my list consists of male representation. I really want to see Grey as a playable character... and maybe Dynamo and Spider. I also would like to see Double, Red and Lumine, but I'm afraid they wouldn't be playable.

      Also Lumine still has absolutely no presence in DiVE (not counting Jacob) while Redips has both the weapon and the card. Capcom, what are you planning?

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    5. @Jazz Lumine would be interesting.

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    6. There gonna transform Lumine into THE LEGENDARY SUPER WAIFU!

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    7. Im mot the one who refers to lumine as a "she" right
      (yeah i know blah blah blah genderless blah blah blah
      religious subtext blah blah blah, honestly i think religious subtext is uneeded in a game where robots fight eachother imo)

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    8. To Anonymous on June 19, I thought the same, but myths and religion started to appear in X-series once it started to get more closer to Elf Wars and thus Zero-series which was just full of them (heck, all Mythos Repliroids are based off myths\religion in one way or another - it's in the name even). Both Command Mission and X8 were closer to it than any game in the series beforehand, so that makes sense.

      I know how Irregular Hunter X (MMMHX) had them as well and how some other entries before had 1 or 2 characters based off certain religion (Like Bit and Byte whose looks are... interesting and whose Japanese names were referencing Buddhism), but there were not a lot of them.

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    9. Yeah but in the zero series lots of things were treated as myths like the dark elf treated as if it came some sort of legend, especially with them saying it was "cursed", Zero being called a Legendary Reploid, Omega being called the devil reploid and a god of destruction (HAKAI), X was also a legendary reploid same with the guarians, HANUMACHINE, the weapons that X, Zero, and the quardians weapons were called the 7 legendary weapons or something along those lines etc.

      With the X series they were kind of random and they did not have as many references(i did not know bit and byte were referencing buddhism btw) or they were just there in the final minutes of the game with Lumine suddenly being compared to lucifer for little to no reason... idk i just feel like they should've left that out tbh...

      Still gonna refer to Lumine as a She because she just seems very feminine to me especially in design... (not counting fan art btw) same with the voice
      (Also i am not an aethiest i just think the religious references dont need to be there, at least in the x series)

      FUN FACT... PEOPLE SHIP AXL WITH LUMINE, WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE

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    10. Peeps think you can ship Lucifer with one copy boi because Lumine's gender is unknown in Japanese version (Lumine himself and other character refer to him with gender neutral pronouns) so he can be a female (although gender here doesn't play a big role to be honest). And not to mention it's like a murderer and a victim kind of ship which is kinda messed up.

      But actually, Lumine is built like a male with some of feminine features. His hips are not as big as women's, his... breasts are hidden behind the chest armor (and those things are usually implemented into the armor itself), and his butt is more flat and square-ish insted of round.
      Repliroids are mostly built to resemble humankind's male and female beings.

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    11. Still gonna say she cause imo it feels right idk i just think that sounds better than he personally, and even with what you said she still looks female to me, i guess im just weird.(also maybe i like the fanart lol)

      Yeah the axl x lumine thing is stupid and messed up i agree, like if they chose sigma or vile or literally any maverick i wouldve said "ok neat" instead of "what have you been smoking" (vile x lumine is canon lol)

      I dont know how to end this comment tbh

      Same anon from 3:20 pm on June 20th btw

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    12. Also i found it funneh how you hesitated to say "breasts"

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    13. To "Same anon from 3:20 pm on June 20th btw":
      I hesitated to say that because I'm not sure if that was a correct way to say it. I didn't typed the other versions of that word however :D
      Where is VAVA (Vile) x Lumine canon? The fact he "kidnapped" Lumine doesn't say much. That was a part of Lumine's plan, he probably asked VAVA to do it. He wasn't seen contacting Lumine after that at all, he was just doing his job and having fun while he could.

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    14. I was kidding...

      Still better than Axl though cause at least Vile is on the same side (at the time) as Lumine

      Also i think you said a better word than uhm other words (i mean breasts is probably the best i mean it sounds more proper than others imo) also i completely understand heditating cause that is sensitive subject matter.

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  6. I doubt anyone cares in any case. Mobile will always be limited compared to PC or even modern consoles. No one wants this mobile kick, but I can't say I'm surprised. Many things the past 20+ years keep on losing quality, including restaurant foods.

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    1. Nah. Just consume. Cause Mega Man. Derp.

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    2. lmao restaurant foods? what?

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    3. @9:44 Anon Probably about restaurants cheaping out on ingredients and increasing the amount of fillers. That's not just a past 20 years thing, though; it's probably been happening at least since the advent of a few well-known fast food joints in the 50s.

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    4. Yeah have you tasted resturant food recently, it tastes like its unfinished, well sometimes anyway.

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    5. This video should give you a good idea of what caused this;

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_-fcFivTS8

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    6. For example, places like Taco Bell are going downhill, cutting ingredients, cutting menu items, price gouging, etc. I remember when the mexican pizza was higher quality even with olives and not nearly as overpriced in the early 90s, but they were cutting out ingredients for years. Then last year they cut it and many other things completely, but if they want to risk going out of business, then what can I say? Also yeah, ingredient quality was better in certain places, so with all the filler, there is no excuse to price gouge, but one big reason it cost so much more is likely for the same reason convenient stores do - the middle man. All that does is encourage someone to hack their databases for their ingredient list, if the food is good.

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  7. Forget this! Communist cou try or not im moving to China!

    (Obvious joke is Obvious)

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  8. DMC Peak of Combat never came out of China, this won't either.

    We're looking at the next Rockman Strategy.

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    1. And this is how i feel

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bzTmxHb25Pc

      Oh and this...

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9OVv-J-LXQU

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  9. I'm not interested and don't believe anyone will see this game outside of China.

    I would hope that Capcom would put more of a focus on MegaMan by alternating release dates of titles from different series' each year. Though MMZ has concluded, we still have the classic series, X and Legends. Every third year would be a new entry, giving them plenty of time to put out a quality product.

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    1. I mean Zero has come back from the dead before, usually cause of bullcrap, but still... I WOULDN'T MIND ZERO HAVING A HAPPY ENDING EITHER, LOOKING AT YOU CAPCOM/INTI CREATES.

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    2. Naw, it made for good storytelling and I wouldn't want it changed either way. Zero’s story is done and he’s finally peace, reviving him would take away that impactful and rather poetic ending.

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    3. Naw, it made for good storytelling and I wouldn't want it changed either way. Zero’s story is done and he’s finally peace, reviving him would take away that impactful and rather poetic ending.

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    4. I just think he deserved a happy ending but whatever bittersweet it isi guess.

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    5. And considering the time gap between ZX and Legends, they could easily insert multiple new series between those.

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    6. I dont like zx and legends being (supposedly) connected tbh

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    7. Probably somewhat off topic or long, but felt like typing this, and more was added as I kept typing:

      Yeah, I find it silly when people try to connect Master Thomas to a flood, but ignore the time gap of 1000s of years even to the point of Elysium being built. Considering Legends might take place in 8000+ AD, from what I heard, and the Master talks about being on Elysium for 3000 years (carbons are probably about that old), and probably at least a few hundred years gap between Trigger fighting Sera and getting deactivated with Sera locked away on the forbidden island north pole region to the time when Trigger was found as baby Volnutt, it seems Elysium may have been built sometime in the 4000 millennium. Also the Elder and Master system had to come and go first, and none of that exists in ZX, and since the ruins are under water, those systems and its structures and global infrastructure were already present before water levels rose that much, meaning that flood had to happen (finished happening) long after Thomas talked about the world being reset and long after the ZX series.

      I was researching some Legends 3 stuff and someone saying that the creators said the flooding was the result of war + climate change combo or something. I imagine long after ZX, the world had Ancient looking structures and buildings of Elder and what would later be called the Master system all over, then Elysium was built with an orbital elevator connected as an optional paradise for whoever wanted to visit, but a war between real humans (cyborgs now like in ZX) and reploids (almost identical) happened or reploids that were almost human-like got tired of serving humans, and the resulting war made some humans escape to Elysium then destroy that orbital elevator connection behind them to prevent the invasion force from following them (I never played MML 5 Island adventure on mobile, but you can research that at the end, there is a broken top of an elevator to a mountain saying 'heaven' on it). Then the flood finished happening around that time maybe, even thogh it was already graudally happening, but maybe an orbital attack to stop the Elders after escaping to Elyisum was initiated.

      Hard to know, but other events probably happened before that, like wars, humans and allied reploids bunkering down underground, some sea level rise gradually on top of sudden bursts from wars and from meteorites hitting the planet (could have been from nukes) as you can see craters on the Legend 2 map, which was likely once supposed Eurasia fragments crashing into the earth from X5's bad ending branching off into Legends - the world map continents ae shown as is destroyed if you let the colony break into fragments above and crash, and X wanted to create Elysium, but that branching timeline was retconned thankfully. Master system and Elysium was built likely because humans got tired of the hardships on earth, wars with machines, and changing climate and bunkering down, but then outright war made and exodus to Elysium to leave it all behind.

      Continued in the next post...

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    8. ...What is odd is the Master wanted Trigger to destroy the system because he wanted carbons to have hardships, but it would have been better to leave Elysium and give people the option to go back and forth, thus living a life of hardships or an automated society that caters to your needs and alternate between the two in a 100% voluntary fashion vs forcing carbons to struggle. Struggling should be a choice and self induced thanks to tech vs forced upon people. Same should be true in real life thanks to automation and changing our system to allow people to have more without laboring as much, and rendering labor for income obsolete one day.

      Also odd that Legends 3 was supposed to be about acquiring an item known as the Klicke Lafonica (would combat yet another energy shortage which happens a lot in the MM games). I imagine if carbons persisted long enough, they would once again try to create advanced tech and utopia, like Neo Arcadia and later Elysium, so keeping an optional Elysium in place after destroying hostile systems, then allow carbons to know about Elysium and the Ancients and then come and go to Elysium as the carbons pleased might have been best in the long run since history will nevertheless repeat itself in the form of the carbons evolving to try and escape hardship by using tech for yet another utopian attempt. I sure hope they rethink making a Legends 3 and keep that interesting intended story element of the Klinke Laficona a thing.

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    9. Legends is alright. I won't knock it. But it does not need to be in the main timeline. That's my take.\
      Since Capcom is playing Canon of the week, make it a separate canon.

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    10. I'd like to see it with more modern graphics (there is a fan project in the works for that on Legends 1), and give the option to flip back and forth between the old and new look in-game with the press of a button R-type Dimensions style would make everyone happy then.

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    11. Hi i am anon 11:33 and i just wish to say that Legends looks like a great and really fun game (i have a working n64 and plan on buying a copy of it one day) i just dont think that legends should be connected to the main timeline (classic to x to zero to zx) mostly because it just feels too different from those games imo,im not knockin any of the series ive mentioned though

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    12. To Anonymous from June 19, 2021 at 11:35 PM:
      There's, like, 3000+ years gap between ZX and DASH. Of course it's really different.
      But I understand why "different" can cause problems to others, still.

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    13. I meant tbat its different cause its a 3d game (not x7 barely gave a crap 3D, not 2.5D, I mean real, full on 3D) and i think its just a little weird saying a 3d platformer is in the same world as a 2d platformer.
      Still looks like a good game dough.

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  10. Interesting, but I prefer mega man games in console.

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