Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Here's the Complete "Mega Man: Fully Charged" Style Guide

Yes; Mega Man: Fully Charged is done. Kaput. But every now and then I get the chance to share something neat from the show's development. Today is one of those days.

"Mega Man Goes Blue!" Charity Stream Kicks Off This Weekend

The holiday season inspires us to do some good, and these guys are doing just that. A two-day Mega Man charity event is due to take place this weekend on behalf of Zero Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting prostate cancer and supporting patients and caregivers.

The December 4th~December 5th stream will feature a handful of Mega Man games from classic and X to Battle Network. The schedule is still being finalized but you can see the current action-packed lineup here. Donations are being accepted ahead of the stream as well. You can find that here!

Rockman Corner will be hosting an embedded version of the stream this weekend, too. We hope you'll be able to tune in! It's for a good and worthy cause.

Source: Zero Prostate Cancer

Monday, November 29, 2021

Grab "Making Mega Man: Code Legend" for 10% Off (Until 12/2)

Cyber Monday may be winding down to a close, but before you tuck your leftover Zenny away, Artec Co. has a last minute deal for ya. 

From now until Thursday, December 2, the Making Mega Man: Code Legend tool kit is 10% off on Amazon. That brings it down from $259.99 to $233. It's not an earth-shattering price slash, but it's the first time Code Legend has seen any kind of discount.  And given how few kits were produced, it might be the only one. 

For the uninitiated, Code Legend is a fully-fledged educational tool kit developed by Artec and licensed by Capcom. It teaches aspiring programmers how to make their own Mega Man games. You can even create motion-controlled Mega Man games with the included modular controller too! You can see the whole thing in action here.

Source: Artec Co.

The 2021 Mega Man X Holiday Gift Guide (HobbyLink Japan)

Well, it's that time of year again. There's something in the air that tells us to spoil our friends (and ourselves) with some Mega Man goodies. And this year, HobbyLink Japan has your back. 

They have lots of model kits currently available, more on pre-order (for those who don't mind getting their presents a bit after the holiday season), and a few other trinkets. After the break, I'll detail and link to potential presents that may brighten your holiday and beyond!

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Awakened Zero and ProtoMan.EXE Join Mega Man X DiVE

Mega Man X DiVE is celebrating its first 100 days since the North American servers went online. And after a week's delay, the Network Guardian event is finally taking place next week and it comes with the PvP king himself, ProtoMan.EXE! 

What's more? The European and LATAM Servers are getting Awakened Zero and free pulls!

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Rockman-san Chapter 14 Available Now

Rockman-san's previous chapter took the story to a new level of seriousness following Dive Man's discovery in chapter 12. 

Rock and Guts Man were enjoying a fun night-out together until Guts Man received a call from the construction site where he works. The two friends headed to the place to find a group of robots equipped with mass-produced Busters wreaking havoc.

Rock immobilized two of the robots... but he needed Guts Man's help to finish them off! Now the story continues, growing more intense by the moment! You can check it out here!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

"Mega Man Adventures" Official Tabletop Game Announced

Blacklist Games and Kess have announced Mega Man Adventures, an officially-licensed 1 to 4 player tabletop game. Here's the lowdown:

"There are two main ways to play the game: as a quick single game, or as an ongoing campaign to eventually take on Dr. Wily himself!

Players must plan their turns out by playing Action cards, using one for themselves and two others to support their fellow heroes with bonus abilities as they traverse deadly stages filled with traps, obstacles and enemies.  Working together, the heroes will eventually each reach a dreaded Robot Master, who makes use of a unique boss pattern the players must decipher if they hope to defeat it and gain its signature weapon—handy when facing other Robot Masters or even Dr. Wily in his castle!"

Blacklist Games also note that it's possible to create campaigns that mix and match different elements from Mega Man 1, Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3. For example, you can build a campaign from Guts Man's stage but populate it with enemies from Mega Man 3. Customization is part of the fun.

You can find an in-depth playthrough of the game from Blacklist Games' official YouTube channel here. Better yet, go ahead and download a simulated version of the game from Steam Workshop, too! 

Mega Man Adventures is slated to drop in Q2 2022. Pre-orders are available directly from Blacklist Games.

Monday, November 22, 2021

MegaMan.EXE Hub Style & Roll.EXE Join X DiVE to Fight "Life Virus R"

 A year later, a new Battle Network event arrives to Rockman X DiVE, bringing MegaMan.EXE Hub Style from Battle Network 2 and a much-requested female Navi -- Roll.EXE!

What's more, the "Network Domination Project" event stage features a boss from the series. It's none other than  Life Virus R from Mega Man Network Transmission.

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Thanksgiving Day Brings Free Pulls to Mega Man X DiVE (UPDATED)

Next week, Thanksgiving Day brings free pulls to the global version of Mega Man X DiVE While it's primarily a tradition in the United States, NebulaJoy didn't want to leave  out the European and LATAM servers. Everyone gets to enjoy a free 10-pull every day during the holiday week.

Find all the details after the break!

How (Plush) Servbots Are Made

"The Secret Birth of Servbot Plushies" was a single-page document sent to members of Capcom Japan's official Mega Man Legends bulletin board from the Capcom Goods Research Institute. The now-defunct Institute would occasionally send out newsletters with behind-the-scenes look at then-upcoming Capcom goods.

This particular entry charts the design process the anticipated, 12-inch Mega Man Legends 2 Servbot plushies. Twenty years later, they're considered rare collectibles (just look at these prices, man.) Some of you may even have one sitting on your shelf right now. 

Read on to learn how these big-little guys came to be!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Sample Pages From Ryo Takamisaki's New "Forte: Time of Reunion" Manga

After the initial reveal and some additional information shared by Takamisaki-san on Twitter, today via Fukkan we have three sample pages from the new Forte manga. "Forte: Time of Reunion" will come packed with the "Ryo Takamisaki Rockman Works SSR" manga compilation due in January 2022.

You can check out the sample pages and something extra after the break!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Rockman-chan Chapter 14 (Part 2) Delivers the End of the "Men's 6" and Dr. Wily

In Rockman-chan's previous chapter, the final battle against Dr. Wily was put on hold. Rockman got a new weapon... office tacks! These were intended to be spread on the floor when Dr. Wily tries to escape. Then, the Men's 6 made Dr. Light watch their pre-final battle party to make him jealous of their camaraderie.

The final battle was about to take place the next day. But Rockman never showed up! Dr. Wily threatened to attacks all the major cities of the world in order to force Rockman's hand.

Now, the final battle against Dr. Wily and the Men's 6 is here. Check out the second part of chapter 14 here!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

"Forte: Time of Reunion" is a Sequel to Takamisaki's Rockman EXE Manga

Fans of Ryo Takamisaki's Rockman EXE works, take note. "Forte: Time of Reunion", the all-new one shot manga debuting in Ryo Takamisaki Rockman Works SSR, won't be a side-story or spin-off. Rather, it's being positioned as a sequel to the EXE manga itself.

Although Forte will take center stage, Takamisaki says that the 106-page story is significant enough to be considered a successor. Specific plot details remain under lock and key at this time, though. But to keep readers' appetites whet, Takamisaki posted a little teaser illustration to his Twitter account.  Forte has never looked better.

It remains unlikely that "Forte: Time of Reunion" will be distributed outside Japan, let alone officially translated. But I'm sure someone in our lovely community will be more than happy to pick up the slack!

Ryo Takamisaki Rockman Works SSR is expected to drop in Japan in January 2022. More details here.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Bass XX Joins the Fray for the Next Rockman X DiVE Festival

On the heels Bass.EXE and Bass GS, here comes another version of Bass from the Battle Network series! This time it's Bass XX; a secret boss from Battle Network 4 and 5. Bass XX joins the "Deep Log" in time for the next DiVE Festival, which is expected to take place this coming Wednesday.

Find all the details after the break!

Irregular Hunter X's "The Day of Σ" Dub Recording Report

Where does the time go? We're one month away from Irregular Hunter X's 16th anniversary! And to mark the occasion, we're pleased to bring you a blast from the past. Presented for the very first time in English, it's The Day of Σ dub recording report from the game's now-defunct official website!

Check it out after the break below! (Many thanks to Windii Gitlord for the translation!)

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Story of Shigeto Ikehara's Mega Man 3 Manga

Gaijillionare is back with another retrospective on Shigeto Ikehara's charming Mega Man manga adaptation. This time, GTV takes us through the entire Mega Man 3 storyline, which greatly expands on the game's plot. Ikehara's penchant for detail and colorful characterizations make for a truly enjoyable read -- err, summary video.

It's a shame Ikehara's works remain largely relegated to Japan. Few if any publishers have expressed an interest in translating and distributing his manga in English territories. We're very fortunate to have fans who are more than happy to fill the void, though. Be it full-on scanlations or GTV's tributes, Ikehara's Mega Man books live on. 

Don't forget to check out GTV's Mega Man 1 and Mega Man 2 videos too!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

"Mega Man: The Wily Wars Collector's Edition" Delayed to Mid-December

With the holiday season fast approach, you may be wondering where your copy of Mega Man: The Wily Wars Collector's Edition is. It should have arrived by now, after all.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing congestion of Long Beach and Los Angeles ports, the game is seeing a bit of a delay. Retro Bit have confirmed that copies are now slatted to arrive in mid-December. This little snag applies to European shipments too, apparently. There's no readily available ETA for our friends across the pond at this time. 

Regretfully, this situation is out of Retro Bit's hands. It's just the way things are right now. We'll keep an ear to the ground for updates. For now, you can hit up Retro Bit's Twitter for questions, comments and concerns. 

Hold tight, everyone!

Rockman-san Chapter 13 Available Now

Last time on Rockman-san, Rock met up with Dive Man in the harbor. There, he learns that a submarine of unknown nationality was holding a cargo of full of anti-robot, optical weapons and Buster replicas.

Because the submarine's crew were all robots, Dive Man was certain that they were led by a robot with a cognitive circuit. Dive Man believes this to be a harbinger of war.

And now, in the latest chapter, things have turned serious! Rock must take action against two robots wielding "mass produced" Busters! Hit up the link above and check it out!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

"Ryo Takamisaki Rockman Works SSR" coming in January 2022!

With the next flagship Mega Man game expected to drop next year, 2022 is bound to be a big one. But what better way to kick things off than two manga that were never collected in a tankōbon and a new one-shot manga by Ryo Takamisaki?

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, November 8, 2021

Dynamo Joins Rockman X DiVE

We saw him not too long ago in Teppen. And now, shortly after Rockman X DiVE's Halloween event, the mercenary with combat skills equal to an SA-Class Hunter is bound for the Deep Log. It's... Dynamo!

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Rockman-san Chapters 7 and 8 English Translation Now Available

We're back at it with two more translated Rockman-san chapters! (courtesy of our friend Midori) This time, we get to discover how Bomb Man and Enker are adapting to a world at peace following the Robot Disarmament ordinance.

You can find these two new chapters and all the chapters translated so far here!

Mega Man X DiVE Launches in Europe and Latin America Next Wednesday

Following a week's delay, the official release of Mega Man X DiVE in Europe and LATAM is just around the corner. The game will launch next Wednesday, November 10th!

The game will be available in South America, Central America and Mexico. As for Europe, the game will be available across the entire continent excluding Turkey.Supported languages include French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and German.

Pre-registration is available from your local Google Play and the Apple store right now.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Unseen Rockman 8 and Power Battle Design Docs Shown at "Capcom vs. Tezuka" Exhibit

One of the main selling points of the Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters art exhibit was the chance to take a peek at rare design documents and other production materials that trace Capcom and Osamu Tezuka's history.

A 12-page design document from Rockman: The Power Battle was shown at the first exhibit at the Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall in Takarazuka (Hyōgo). Later on, when the exhibit premiered in Tokyo for a little over two weeks, a 22-page design document from Rockman 8 was shown for the very first time. 

With the prohibition of picture taking inside the exhibit, the chances of us seeing those documents where small. However, that changed about a month ago when the Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters Artbook was released...

Friday, November 5, 2021

Mega Man-Themed Nintendo Switch "Split Pad Pro" Up for Pre-Order

Right outta left field, HORI has unveiled an officially-licensed, classic Mega Man-themed Split Pad Pro controller for Nintendo Switch. It's already up for pre-order at Amazon for $59.99. It's slated to ship on December 17th, 2021 (just in time for Mega Man's 34th anniversary).

Much like HORI's previous Split Pad Pro controllers, the Mega Man model features full-sized analog sticks, a precision D-pad and extra large shoulder buttons. Advanced features include assignable rear triggers and a Turbo button. It even works with the Nintendo Switch OLED Model! Do note, however, it does not include HD Rumble, NFC, an IR camera or gyro functionality. 

Not much else to say than that! Hop on over to Amazon and snag a pre-order.

Mega Man X Command Mission Shines in Teppen's Latest Card Pack: "Mission of Ruin"

We're back with another Teppen card pack. Last time, a few characters from Mega Man X Command Mission  took the spotlight -- Cinnamon and Spider, namely. And now it's time for Ferham, Nana and other characters from the game to shine!

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Rockman-chan Chapter 14 Available Now

In the previous Rockman-chan chapter, Rockman defeated "Kaiten Shiisuu Man" and "Plasma TV Man". After acquiring a new weapon and a laser disc player (yep; that happened), he is more than ready to confront Dr. Wily!

Unfortunately, that final battle has to wait until the following chapters. The latest chapter strictly focuses on Mega Man getting another weapon and we get to learn more about the Men's 6 group too.

We're in the endgame now!

Monday, November 1, 2021

A New Look at Rockman EXE's First "Test Build"

We've seen bits and pieces of the original Rockman EXE's famous test build over the years. You know; the one where WoodMan.EXE is a bad guy trying to steal the "homework program" from the school's network...
...And now, thanks to a freshly preserved issue of Dengeki Nintendo 64 magazine (November 2000), we have even more new-old screenshots to admire!

The One About Halloween Pandora & The Unused Design

Following Halloween Sigma and Halloween Roll, the third "spooky" character is none other than Pandora. What's more, this week's update includes the return of Rush's Chip Recycling Station and a new guild boss event.

Find all the details after the break!