Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
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
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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
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!
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
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!
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
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.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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!
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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
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.
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
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
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
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!