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!
|From left to right: Virus A, Virus B, and Virus C.|
After the player defeats ViA, RiCO returns to base to unlock iCO as the new Hunter Program. Three mysterious figures appear. They are seemingly the seeds of the next storyline on the road to the Rockman X DiVE's 2nd anniversary.
Although these three characters are nameless in the game, they are given names in the data: Virus A, Virus B and Virus C. They're likely to be placeholder names... but that's all we have to go on for now.
Here's the discussion that took place between them:
Virus B: "……",
Virus B: "……Even iCO had become a Hunter Program. I guess that makes us the only "pure ones" left."
Virus A: "Hey, stop sounding so defeated. We still have got ViA, do we not?"
Virus C: "I wouldn't be so sure about him! Also, iCO mentioned something about "sisters" just now. Do you think she had noticed us?"
Virus A: "It hardly matters. If worse come to worst…"
Virus A: "We will just eliminate everything."
Virus C: "Yes~"
Virus B: "Yes~"
Quite an interesting exchange, wouldn't you say? And the three silhouettes have interesting shapes, too. What do you make of it? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Also, for anyone who doesn't play Rockman X DiVE but it is interested in reading the story, check out the video below!
Next we have the DNA Code System. It opens up a bunch of new opportunities and features to customize your favorite characters.
The system is quite deep, so we won't explain everything here. The big selling is, however, is that characters can acquire 3 new permanent skills called "fixed DNA". There's also a set of 5 random skills called "recombined DNA", and another set of 5 inherited skills transferred from another character's "recombined DNA".
For now, only a select pool of characters can access their respective fixed and recombined DNA. Additional characters will be added in the future.
Although the development team are providing us with a little bit of the new consumables required to use the DNA Code system, the main juice comes from character memories. I hope you have a good reserve of those for your favorite characters!
If you want to read all the details about how the system works, you can do so here! There's a full list of skills that can to be found here as well.
Finally, to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the Japanese version, the development team posted two banners with free pulls.
First we have the Anniversary Capsule for Japan Server capsule that allows players to pull 100 times with a guaranteed S rank weapon and two S rank characters. Then there's the Anniversary Celebration Lucky Capsule II with 150 free pulls with a single guaranteed S rank weapon and S rank character.
All the information about this week's content update can be found here.
And that's pretty much all there is for the next two weeks. Enjoy your time with the game and get ready for this year's Halloween event!