Monday, February 28, 2022

Mega Man X DiVE - White Day Event and Special DiVE Festival

This week, the Global Version of Mega Man X DiVE will receive a special custom-made DiVE Festival capsule for North America and Europe. When it comes to LATAM, they will celebrate the White Day event featuring White Day Alia and White Day Cinnamon.

All the details after the break!

Mad Scientists Gate and "White Tron" Join Rockman X DiVE

On the verge of Rockman X DiVE's 2nd Anniversary, a fan-favorite villain from the X series joins the Deep Log this week: Rockman X6's Gate in his combat armor. What's more? Tron Bonne in her lab attire from The Misadventures of Tron Bonne joins the fray too.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Rockman-chan Chapter 17 (Part 3) Now Available

The latest chapter of Rockman-chan brings the Light family "vacations" in France to a conclusion. 

Rockman and the "Silver Mega Man" team-up to defeat the Anko and Mecha Dragon from Mega Man 2's European box art. They shake hands under the sunset with the "Arc de Triomphe" behind them. Perhaps they will meet again one day.

Not much else to say than that! You can check out the chapter in Japanese here!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

First 4 Figures Teasing New, Updated Zero Statue

Out with the old and in with the new! First 4 Figures is reportedly giving Zero another go. An updated statue is in the works, and it's aiming to be "light years" ahead of the ill-fated 2019 version (previously cancelled due to poor sculpt quality.).

"Second time's a charm," writes F4F's Alex Davis on Facebook. "This version is light years ahead of the original one and really shows how much better it is with the dream team handling the creatives instead of me! Cant wait til the full reveal - second half of the year I think!"

Alex's post was accompanied by the above image. It's still in early development, but you can definitely see the improvement from the hair alone. This will be one to watch for. 

Thanks for the tip, Swirls!

Teppen's Latest Card Pack Brings RiCO to the Game

The final act of Teppen's "War of the Goddess" trilogy is due on March 1st and it brings a new card pack called "Defying the Light". As always, there's plenty of amazing artwork to look forward to. But this time is special. Rockman X DiVE's very own navigator, RiCO, is jumping from the Deep Log to the Land of Illusion!

Find all the details after the break!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Official Mega Man 11 "Level Medley" Poster Now Available

Need a new blue bomber poster in your life? Our friends at Eighty Sixed have unveiled a fresh, officially-licensed Mega Man 11 poster that might just do the trick! It's a neat, colorful mash-up of every Robot Master stage!

Product description:

"The threat level is rising, and so too must a new power as Mega Man returns for a new adventure! Eight new Robot Masters bring eight challenging new levels and abilities to wield, all encapsulated in this dynamic poster! Can the Blue Bomber master the Double Gear system in time to defeat Wily and stop his plans for domination?"

The poster measures 18 x 24". It's perfect for a gaming room or home office. Or both! It'll set you back a cool $15. Grab it here

By the by, I'll be hosting a Mega Man 11 keychain giveaway in a few days. Gonna be giving out all the characters from that line. Stay tuned! Feel free to scope out Eighty Sixed's other Mega Man goods in the meantime.

Rockman-san and Rockman-chan Pre-Order Incentives Revealed

Hot on the heels of the first volume cover reveal, we can take a look at various pre-order incentives from a few different online retailers. From illustration cards to clear files, the following goodies come at no additional cost.

Read on for the details! 

Behind Angepitoyeir's Design: An Interview with Ryuji Higurashi

With Angepitoyeir due to drop on Rockman X DiVE tomorrow, the development team wasted no time to provide some insight behind the character's creation, motifs and more.

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, February 21, 2022

Double DiVE Festival Coming to Mega Man X DiVE This Week

There's a double-dose of DiVE Festivals dropping on Mega Man X DiVE this week.

This week the NA server sees the return of "The Savior Has Come" event, the first rerun in the Global Version. What's more? The DiVE Festival brings Copy X to the game as a playable character. He was first introduced as a boss.

Copy X's first active skill is Charge Shot which unleashes an energy round that can be charged to deal extra damage. The charge shot's element can be changed depending on the skill card equipped; fire, ice or lighting. The target will burn, become slow or be rendered immobile, respectively.

The second active skill is Nova Strike. It charges forward and damages all targets in your way. Using Nova Strike will let you stack the effect "savior". After stacking "savior" three times, your next Nova Strike will deal extra damage. You'll also gain a shield that grants invulnerability.

When it comes to the EU/LATAM Server, we'll see the arrival of Third Armor X. He's packed with the active skills Cross Charge Shot and Hyper Chip. The latter grants 25% increased attack and defense for 15 seconds, and even permits X to perform an extra movement in the air. 

As always when a DiVE Festival takes place in the Global Version, players will get one free 10-pull. Good luck!

Angepitoyeir Joins Rockman X DiVE

Original Rockman X DiVE character Angepitoyeir stepped out of the shadows during the "Host of Annihilation Droitclair" event back in January, and now he'll be playable starting this week. I don't believe his design will leave anyone indifferent.

Find all the details after the break.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Rockman-san and Rockman-chan Volume 1 Covers Revealed

Rockman-san and Rockman-chan's first tankĊbons are around the corner. And thanks to Amazon Japan, we can take a look not only the cover designs but also the back covers!

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Mega Man 11 is Playable on Steam Deck, MMX Legacy Collection 2 Isn't

With Valve's Steam Deck around the corner, the number of "Verified" games has naturally increased. And out of the many Mega Man games from the Steam Library, Mega Man 11 is the first to be Verified. In other words, it's fully compatible with the device. 

Conversely, only one other Mega Man game has been deemed incompatible: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2. Valve's Deck Testing indicates that the game may not function properly, if at all. It remains to be seen if this is a temporary setback or something that can be amended in the future. But for this initial launch period, X Legacy Collection 2 is a no-go.

As we wait to hear back from the remaining Mega Man games, you can keep tabs on other Deck-supported software via SteamDB

Source: good 'ol Wario64

ONGAKU 20XX: Wily's Revenge Featuring Bit Brigade Performing Mega Man 2!

After two very long years, Ongaku Overdrive returns to The Abbey in Orlando, Florida with a new live show!

It's called ONGAKU 20XX: Wily's Revenge and features Bit Brigade performing a live Mega Man 2 speedrun concert, plus performances from Lame Genie, The OneUps, and a new Orlando video game band called Trash Burger. There will also be gaming setups, vendors, themed drinks, prize raffles, and more. Jackson Parodi will be on-hand as the evening's host, too!

The event kicks off on Saturday, March 5th. Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite. General advance admission is $25 or $30 at the door, day of. A "Hero Mode" ticket is available as well. For $70, you'll get a poster Atomic Rat Studios, an Ongaku Overdrive snapback hay, Ongaku Overdrive (or Squid Squad) T-Shirt, and “Special Thanks” credit on the event page + recap video.

You can read more about the event here. Have fun and stay safe!

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Yamato Man and Knight Man Debut in Rockman-san Chapter 20

After the exciting events of the previous chapter, this week's Rockman-san is taking a break from the action. We see Rock and Roll visiting the "Robot Saurus Park" — a theme park full of dinosaur-like robots from Rockman 7 such as King Gojulus, Stegorus or Technodon.

There, they meet Yamato Man who is working in the theme park and needs some counseling from the good doctor. What's more? Knight Man shows up for a cameo too!

You can check the chapter in Japanese here!

Monday, February 14, 2022

"Battle Story Rockman EXE" Manga Now Available Digitally

Battle Story Rockman EXE has joined the ever-expanding bookshelf of Rockman manga with an official digital release.

The three volumes penned by Jun Keijima and illustrated by Miho Asada are now available on Amazon Japan, Book Walker and other Japanese digital store fronts for 1,540 yen each. That's roughly $13.30 or 11,70€.

Originally published in four volumes from 2002 to 2004 and later compiled into three volumes in 2017, this manga gave us another take of the events of Rockman EXE 1-4.  A few chapters were based on Rockman EXE Battle Chip GP as well (known in the west as Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge).

These last few years have seen a big influx of digital Rockman manga releases. Rockman X, Rockman EXE and Rockman 8and of course Hitoshi's Ariga Rockman Megamix, Gigamix and Maniax. And because Battle Story's digital release pertain to the Fukkan reprints, next in line could be Rockman 7 or the Rockman ZX manga.

Keep your eyes peeled for more!

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Mega Man X DiVE's Half Year Anniversary Brings Daily Free Pulls

This week, the Global Version of Mega Man X DiVE is celebrating its "Half Year Anniversary". It's been six month since the North American server went online on August 2021. What's more, the European and LATAM servers are celebrating their 100-day anniversaries as well. To commemorate these milestones, the development team prepared something special for players.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The "Silver Mega Man" Saves the Day in Rockman-chan's Latest Chapter

Following the creatures from Mega Man 2's European box art in the Rockman-chan's previous chapter, the silver Mega Man himself has arrived!

After doing some shopping, Rock and the gang finally realize that the creatures they saw when their plane landed in France are attacking the city. Rockman prepares to fight them, but a car abruptly stops in his way. The silver-coated Mega Man from the European art emerges to save the day! 

You can check this chapter in Japanese here and in Spanish here!

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Official Servbot Plush Back in Stock at Fangamer

Good news, folks. Fangamer's Servbot plush is back! A fresh stock just arrived so snag yours before they're gone - again! They went pretty fast last time.

For the uninitiated, these guys are roughly 10-inches tall when standing, with embroidered detail. It comes with a magnetic plush plate of curry rice too. It's delightfully cute!

You can find Fangamer's other blue bomber themed offerings -- t-shirts, pins and more -- from their Mega Man hub as well. There's a few more fun things on the burner right now. We should be seeing them in a couple months. Start savin'!

SourceMega Man | Fangamer

Monday, February 7, 2022

Rockman X1 Manga Re-Translation Completed

Azure Wind Productions have successfully retranslated Yoshihiro Iwamoto's Rockman X1 manga adaptation. As the successor to Dr. Neko's decades-old translation, this new version provides a more accurate representation of Iwamoto's original script. The pages have been scanned at a much higher resolution, too! Check it out here.

As previously reported, Azure Wind Productions intend on re-translating/scanning the Rockman X2 and Rockman X3 manga as well. They finished X4 in early January, in addition to two previously untranslated X3 chapters: Mars and Ikaros. It'll be a little longer before X2 and X3 are done, so go ahead and give X4 a read if you haven't already. 

The "Men Who Made Rockman" is available in English for the first time, too! It's a super for fun, informative mini-series. You'll be in for a good time!

Good luck and well wishes to the Azure Wind crew. We appreciate you!

Idols and Love Combine in Rockman X DiVE's 2nd Valentine's Day Event

Just a few hours ago we were talking about the Global's Version first Valentine's Day event. Now it's time to talk about the Asian's version second Valentine's Day event, which brings Valentines Day RiCO and Valentines Day iCO to the game.

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Celebrate Valentine's Day With Mega Man X DiVE

Starting this Wednesday and for the next two weeks, the Global Version of Mega Man X DiVE will celebrate its first Valentine's Day event in every server

The event brings the limited characters Valentines Day Iris and Valentines Day Ciel to the game, and the "Colonel's Valentine Challenge" event stage will let you fight Colonel (he'll become a playable character later). 

You can find the characters skills set and other info after the break!

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Review: Kotobukiya Mega Man X Second Armor

The time has finally come! Kotobukiya's newest kit in the Mega Man X line -- Second Armor from Mega Man X2 (and Xtreme 2) -- is here! After the break, I'll tell you what this kit is all about and why it's one of the most fun and interesting builds from the line yet.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Fresh Batch of Rockman EXE Goods Up for Pre-Order

Last year, a modest-sized lot of new Rockman EXE goods were distributed in Japan. Keychains, standees, badges and so on. And beginning this March, these items will not only see a wide release but you can actually import 'em.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Dr. Cossack and Kalinka Join Rockman-san in Newest Chapter

We saw them previously in Rockman-chan and now, Dr. Cossack and Kalinka have made the jump to Rockman-san just as the story gears up for something big.

Continuing the previous chapter's story, Dr. Light is experimenting with new materials in order to build a new suit for Rock, having previously submitted a full-armor proposal to the government. The secretary of defense declares it "not ideal" as it goes against the idea of Rockman as a symbol.

With other laboratories being consulted on the matter, Dr. Cossack contacts Dr. Light to offer him help. However, it turns out that he's not living such an easy life either. The rising robot rebellion has had an adverse affect on Coassack, with his computers being hacked every day. For precaution, he is upgrading one of his robots —Ring Man.

After the doctors end their conversation, Guts Man barges into the room and tells Dr. Light that he wants to be "upgraded" so he can help Rockman in the upcoming battle. Dr. Light and Rock agree that Guts Man skills are better placed in rebuilding the city should the need arise, but they will consider the option.

Looks like some excitement is around the corner! You can check out this new chapter here!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Full-Frame Mega Man X4 Cutscenes Are a Sight to Behold

Nearly 25 years after it was published, a fun surprise was discovered inside an unsuspecting Japanese Mega Man X4 guidebook. Apparently, it features several frames from the game's animated cutscenes in full 4:3. These scenes were presented in 16:9 in the game itself, leaving some finer details cropped out of frame (such as the pool of "blood" from Double's victim).

Let's have a look...

Go Behind the Scenes of Rockman X DiVE's New Monster Hunter Rise Event

We're entering the second week of Rockman X DiVE's new Monster Hunter Rise event. And while there isn't much to talk about, we're happy to bring you a translated interview between the development team and 4Gamer. They discuss how the event came to be and designing new characters Crimson Valstrax Zero and Zinogre Iris.

You can read the translation provided by Windii Gitlord after the break!