Thursday, March 31, 2022

Mega Man and Cut Man Nanoblocks Available to Pre-Order

Alongside the all-new Mininano sets, the original Mega Man and Cut Man Nanoblocks from 2013 will be re-released this fall. Both sets are currently available to pre-order from the following links:

They're $12 a piece with an estimated November release date. 

Although not outright confirmed, the bricks necessary to build Mega Man's health/energy pellets and Cut Man's Suzy and Screw Bomber from the 2013 kits are missing. Based the current batch of stock images, you'll only be able to build an E-Can for Mega Man and a Blader for Cut Man. Not a big loss, IMO, but something to be mindful of.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Clown Man Fools Around in Rockman-san Chapter 23

In the previous chapter, we saw Blade Man become a professional tuna cutter after working in a sword exhibit at the national museum. In this week's newest Rockman-san chapter, a UMA (Unidentified Mysterious Animal) appears in the city.  Rock wastes no time to ride his futuristic bike to catch it!

As it turns out, Clown Man is behind the incident! You can check out the chapter in Japanese here!

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

You Can Now Download Amazon Japan's Exclusive Rockman Wallpapers

Thanks to Reddit user Ripcord83, the exclusive wallpapers from the Rockman & Rockman X 5-in-1 Special Box and the Rockman Zero & ZX Double Hero Collection are now available for download by everyone. They were previously distributed by Amazon Japan as preorder incentives.

The "5-in-1" wallpapers display newly-drawn Rockman and X schematics by Ryuji Higurashi and Keisuke Mizuno, respectively. The Zero & ZX Collection wallpaper also came packed with a newly-drawn artwork of Zero using the triple rod by Toru Nakayama.

You can download them here and here!

Monday, March 28, 2022

"RiCO Celebration" Added to Rockman X DiVE's 2nd Anniversary Content Update

Rockman X DiVE's 2nd Anniversary content update went live last week. It was packed with a lot of stuff: a new DiVE Festival capsule featuring ViA, a new event stage, more levels for the Jakob elevator, new Guild features, and tons of free pulls.

And now, the dev team have an ace up their sleeve for the second week of celebrations. Find all the details after the break!

The "Maleficent Hero" Arrives in Mega Man X DiVE This Week

April Fools' day is around the corner. To mark the occasion, the global version of Mega Man X DiVE is preparing a new event for all servers. Starting this Wednesday through next week, players will be able to race against the clock and rise their notoriety in a brand-new stage,

What's more? By participating in the event, players will have the chance to obtain the B rank character Servbot from the event store and a new capsule with MegaMan Volnutt Alt. and the Howling Storm S rank weapon!

Find both characters skills and some extra info after the break!

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Mega Man Nanoblock Mininano Figures Due This Summer

Those delightful classic series Nanoblock sets from several years ago are making a comeback. And this time they're smaller. Much smaller!

Introducing the Mega Man Nanoblock Mininano collection from Bluefin. The bite-sized first wave consists of six characters: Mega Man, Proto Man, Rush, Cut Man, Air Man and a Met. At just 1.57-inches tall when built, they're bound to make perfect desk buddies. 

The kits (sold in blind packaging) will set you back $6 a piece, according to the announcement video. They're due to hit various retailers this July. Alternatively, if you want to snag them all in one fell swoop, Amazon has the complete set up for pre-order, due in November.

Source: Bluefin Brands

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Rockman-chan Chapter 18 (Part 2) Now Available

In the previous chapter, Kalinka and Dr. Cossack went to Dr. Light's lab to thank him for helping Kalinka recover from her "Grown Up Girl" condition in chapter 15.

Now, in the second part of chapter 18, Kalinka, Rock and Roll have some fun together. The Light family attend a fair, among other things. What's more? Forte asks Dr. Wily to upgrade him to be able to fight Super Rush Man following his humiliating defeat in chapter 10

How does Dr. Wily follow through? You'll have to check out the chapter here to find out!

Monday, March 21, 2022

Rockman X DiVE Celebrates 2nd Anniversary, Makes "ViA" Playable

Not long after ViA asked RiCO to make him a Hunter Program in chapter 18, "The Dark Blue" hunter joins RiCO, iCO, Droitclair and Angepitoyeir as the newest original playable character. And just in time to celebrate the game's 2nd anniversary, no less!

Find all the details after the break!

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Rockman DASH 2 Development Secrets from Keiji Inafune

The June 2000 issue of Dengeki PlayStation was recently added to the Internet Archive. And among the topics of the era, it features a Rockman DASH 2 postmortem interview with Keiji Inafune. 

The former Rockman series producer goes on to dish juicy development secrets, including cut ideas and what he hoped to do with series at the time. (He also gets a little too TMI about a certain fetish, too.)

The interview hasn't been translated in English before. Until now, that is! Read on for the scoop!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Blade Man Debuts in Rockman-san Chapter 22

After meeting Hornet Man and Plant Man and learning of the duo's popularity in the previous chapter, Rock and Roll pay a visit to the national museum.

There, a sword exhibit reminds Rock of his fight against Blade Man from Rockman 10. And surprisingly, Blade Man himself is part of the exhibit as his new job! Later on, the trio have some drinks at the "Robot Bar 8-bit" to go over Blade Man's life following the end of the war.

You can check the chapter out (in Japanese) here!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Review: Kotobukiya Zero (Re-issue)

Red hot on the heels of Kotobukiya's Second Armor kit, the re-issue of Zero is now available! How does this kit stack up to the rest of Koto offerings? Is this kit worthy of representing the legendary red Maverick Hunter? Find out after the break!

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Rockman-chan Chapter 18 (Part 1) Now Available

In last week's Rockman-chan, the Light family's vacation in France came to an end. They met the Silver Mega Man and fought some the beasts from Mega Man 2's European box art. This week's newest chapter sees the return of Dr. Cossack, Kalinka and Proto Man!

Not much else to say than that. You can take a look at this chapter here!

Don't forget to check out the interview with the Rockman-san and Rockman-chan authors here. It's a great read if you're a fan of these manga!

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Eratoeir Revealed for Rockman X DiVE

The day has finally come. Eratoeir, the third sibling, has stepped out of the shadows in time for Rockman X DiVE's latest story mode chapter. 

You can find all the details after the break!

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Rockman Strategy, Gold Empire and More PC Oddities Hit the Internet Archive

The headline for this one says it all, really. Thanks to Rockman Corner reader Sylvie, you can finally download and play each one of those neat -- but definitely weird -- officially-licensed PC Rockman games. Better yet? They're virus and malware free.

 We've got the download links below! (For the uninitiated on the subject, check out The Mechanical Maniacs' excellent write-up here.)

Monday, March 7, 2022

An Interview With the Authors Rockman-san and Rockman-chan

Hot on the heels of Rockman-san and Rockman-chan's first volume release, we're happy to bring you an interview with authors YĆ«shi Kawata and Yukito. The interview was originally published on Rockman Unity and translated by our good friend Windii Gitlord.

Check it out after the break!

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Check Out the Complete Rockman DASH: Great Adventure on 5 Islands! Longplay

As work continues to preserve the game itself, the crew at Get Me Off the Moon have been busy recovering direct-feed footage of Rockman DASH: Great Adventure on 5 Islands!.

The above longplay was recorded several years ago by a one Suzukaze. Until now, a significant portion of his run was missing. Thanks to a few members of the Mega Man Legends Station, they've recovered the entirety of Suzukaze's playthrough. You can now enjoy the full four and a half hour experience from start to finish. Yay!

We'll have more updates on the extraction and preservation of the game in due time. But do know that the team have been working very hard to get it in a playable state. Emulation remains the end goal.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Mega Man Battle Network Composer Akari Kaida Producing New GBA Chiptune Album

If you're a fan of Akira Kaida's work, you might be pleased to know that she's dipping her toes back into Mega Man Battle Network. A very little dip.

Kaida has announced a brand-new Game Boy Advance-inspired chiptune album called "Advanced Connection". It will feature five original tracks plus a new rendition of Be Somewhere, the theme song from Rockman EXE Stream. No samples were provided, but if you like that sweet GBA soundfont, you'll probably dig this. UPDATE: Samples!!

Of course, there's a bit of a caveat here. The album will only be distributed at Tokyo Game Music Show 2022. I'm sure we'll be able to listen to these pieces in some form eventually... but it'd be great to be able to support Kaida directly. Drop her a (respectful) tweet and let her know you wanna pitch in!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Hornet Man and Plant Man Debut in Rockman-san Chapter 21

Following the previous chapter where Rock and Roll prevented Yamato Man from committing seppuku, the latest  Rockman-san chapter features two more Robot Masters: Hornet Man and Plant Man. The two are in charge of a local greenhouse, believe it or not.

The duo seem to be very popular, too. Just like Wood Man in a previous chapter, they've been turned into merchandise. Acrylic stands and other memorabilia sold with their image!

You can check the chapter in Japanese here!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

RiCO Takes the Spotlight in Teppen's Latest Card Pack "Defying the Light"

Teppen's newest card pack is finally here with RiCO taking the spotlight. But that's not all! There's cards featuring X, Zero, Mac, Tunnel Rhino, and minor enemies like Degraver and Ray Trap from Mega Man X too.

Find all the details after the break!