Wednesday, August 31, 2022

First 4 Figures Shares Image of New Mega Man X Zero Statue

First 4 Figures' on-again, off-again Zero statue looks to be making some serious headway. Following up on a tiny teaser earlier this year, F4F posted the above image to Facebook earlier today. And... he looks great! 

Seriously; the difference here is night and day. Compare it to the unreleased 2014 version. Or the oddly-proportioned 2017 attempt. I think they nailed it this time.

F4F writes, "Our sweet Mega Man X Zero Statue is coming along nicely! Heads up though, he's going to be around the $700 mark right now - really pushing hard with the factory to reduce but this piece is really complicated, has a nice environmental base and the light ups on this is insane."

Those interested can sign up to be notified when pre-orders go live here. Fingers crossed this one goes the distance!

Eratoeir Joins Rockman X DiVE's "Campus Festival" Next Week

Following a maintenance period earlier today, Rockman X DiVE players were greeted with an even sign-in reward screen which featured an unannounced alternate costume for Eratoeir. 

Eratoeir also makes an appearance in the "Attack of the Thugs" event main screen. She'll also appear in the "Fighting is Justice" card alongside Gangsta Boy Sigma. It can be obtained by playing the event stage.

Pending an official announcement from Capcom Taiwan, there really isn't much else to say here. Keep your eyes peeled to their social media accounts next Monday for the reveal trailer. In the meantime, you can see Eratoeir's full art after the jump below!

Monday, August 29, 2022

Sigma Goes Gangsta in Rockman X DiVE This Week

The Rockman X DiVE development team threw a curve ball with an event few could have predicted. This week, the chief of the DiVE Academy joins the Deep Log... Gangsta Boy Sigma.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Behind DiVE Armor Axl's Design: An Interview with Keisuke Mizuno

Capcom Japan took to social media once again to show players the creative process behind the newest DiVE Armor character design. Unfortantely, it's a very short interview with Keisuke Mizuno... and neither Capcom Japan or Capcom Taiwan shared any concept art.

Nevertheless, you can check out an English translation of the interview after the break!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Every Rockman Official Complete Works Artbook Now Available Digitally

Hot on the heels of the Rockman ZX and ZX Advent manga's digital release, retailer Fukkan shadow dropped a digital version of R20+5: Rockman & Rockman X Official Complete Works on August 22. The book is available now for ¥5,390 (around $40/40€) via Amazon Japan and other Japanese digital storefronts. Amazon Japan has a large amount of sample pages, so hit up the link above and take a look!

What's more? Digital versions of ZeroEXE and Shooting Star Official Complete Works are available too! They're priced ¥2,640 each (around $19/19€). Grab them from the links below; sample pages are available too:

Pretty amazing and unexpected news, to say the least. Hopefully sales are strong enough to motivate Capcom to finally release a Complete Works for the DASH and ZX series!

Monday, August 22, 2022

"DiVE Armor Axl" Joins Rockman X DiVE This Week

Following DiVE Armor Zero and the subsequent tease by Keisuke Mizuno, it didn't take long for DiVE Armor Axl to join the roster. And per tradition DiVE Armor tradition, Axl is themed after his level 110 armor set.

Find all the details after the break!

Friday, August 19, 2022

"Summer Treasure Hunt" and Vile MK-II Coming to Mega Man X DiVE Next Week

Following the 1st anniversary celebration on the NA server both the NA server and the EU server are getting a second dose of beach time this year.

The Summer Treasure Hunt event arrives next Wednesday and it features a gacha capsule that includes limited S rank characters Swimsuit Tron and Swimsuit Ferham. During the first week, players can get the Bubble Bomber weapon from the banner too. Swimsuit Pallette follows in the second week as a separate capsule with a free daily 10-pull.

When it comes to the LATAM server, a gacha capsule featuring Vile MK-II and the limited launcher Absolute Freeze (based on Blizzard Wolfang from Mega Man X6) is on the way. The capsule comes packed with a daily free 10-pull!

What's more? The LATAM server is getting the gacha capsule with the limited machine gun Neon Laser and Final Sigma W as the next Raid Boss event, too.

Look forward to it!

Friday, August 12, 2022

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Will Be at Tokyo Game Show 2022

Capcom have announced that they will showcase Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection next month at Tokyo Game Show 2022 (the first in-person TGS since the start of the pandemic!)

Capcom will air a pre-recorded stream on September 15 at 7:00 PDT/16:00 CEST as part of their TGS Online Experience. The stream is planned to run for around 50 minutes and will feature the latest news. If Capcom are preparing to reveal more details about the collection, you can expect it to happen here.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will also be playable at Capcom's booth at the Makuhari Messe convention center from September 15 to 18. The media and general public will have the chance to play the game, so hopefully we'll get some impressions and extra footage.

After the relatively bare-bones announcement in June, fans are hopeful to learn about any extra game modes and - fingers crossed - a much needed online mode. We can probably expect a release date at the very least.

Time will tell if this is the right venue. Stay tuned to Rockman Corner for all the Battle Network Legacy Collection news during TGS!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Premium Collectibles Zero Statue Now Available to Pre-Order

Premium Collectibles have begun accepting pre-orders for the 1/4 scale Zero statue via Sideshow and Big Bad ToyStore:

The Collector's Edition statue measures 18-inches tall (10-inches wide). The Deluxe Edition stands at 30-inches (18-inches wide) and comes with two alternate head parts and a detailed Capsule-style display base. Neither statue runs cheap; $745 US for the Collector's and a cool $1,545 US for the Deluxe. Roughly 900 individual units are expected to be produced.

Zero is due to ship in June 2023. X remains on track somewhere between April and June 2023. That leaves you plenty of time to start setting aside some Zenny, if you're so inclined. I'm sure there's a lot of other Mega Man-y things dropping between now and then. You might wanna draw up a budget...

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Rockman ZX and ZX Advent Manga Now Available Digitally

Shin Ogino's Rockman ZX and ZXA manga are now available to purchase digitally from select Japanese storefronts. Both volumes of the 2020 reprints can be purchased from select Japanese storefronts like Amazon Japan and Book Walker for 1,870 yen a piece (roughly $13,85 or 13,56€).

The ZX manga was originally published in 2007 by Enterbrain and later reprinted in 2020 by Fukkan. The reprint featured brand-new material and the ZX Advent manga which never saw light outside its initial serializtion within the pages of Famitsu DS+Wii magazine. 

With these books, Rockman's digital library continues to grow. Ogino's works joins Iwamoto's Rockman X manga, Hitoshi Ariga's Megamix, Gigamix and Maniax, Koji Izuki's Rockman 8 and Rockman & Forte manga, and Takamisaki's and Miho Asada's Rockman EXE manga.

Hopefully Rockman 7 and Ryo Takamisaki Rockman Works SSR will be next! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Rockman DASH 2 4-Koma Manga Getting English Fan-Translation

On the heels of the complete Rockman DASH English manhwah translation, RockmanCosmo and co. have announced their next scanlation project: the Rockman DASH 2 4-Koma manga.

This book was published in Japan 22-years ago and consists of goofy, four panel gag strips that spoofs the events of Rockman DASH 2. Various doujinshi artists contributed to the 120-page tome, which hasn't been scanned (or translated) in its entirety before. The project team includes _akiTONE_ (translator) and 0xmortis (scanning, cropping).

No word yet on an anticipated completion date. In the meantime, keep an eye on RockmanCosmo's feed for previews. Like this one

Good luck, gang!

Monday, August 8, 2022

ZXA Aile Double Rocks On to Rockman X DiVE This Week

It's been almost a year since NebulaJoy's infamous ads accidentally leaked Aile (ZX Advent). And after a long period of silence, Capcom finally let the cat out of the bag when they published a content roadmap indicating a ZX Advent would take place in August.

Well, the time has come. The ZX Advent event and ZXA Aile are due to drop this Wednesday. Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Jada Toys Talks Support Characters, Stage Enemies for New Mega Man Toyline

Here's a tiny update on Jada Toys' recently announced Mega Man toyline from the folks at Fwoosh. At the tail end of SDCC, Jada Toys talked about the potential for toys based on supporting characters - Dr. Light, Roll and so on - and in-stage enemies...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Mega Man X DiVE Celebrates First Anniversary with "DiVE Armor X"

The global version of Mega Man X DiVE debuted in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland on August 16, 2021. It was a rough launch to say the least. The development team at NebulaJoy managed to turn things around, however. It took some time to get off the ground but the game found its footing among Mega Man fans.

That said, we're getting ready to celebrate the North American server's one-year launch. The other servers get some highly anticipated characters next week too. There's a lot on the burner.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Behind DiVE Armor Zero's Design: An Interview with Keisuke Mizuno

With DiVE Armor Zero making his debut earlier this week, Capcom Japan took social media to show players the creative process behind his design. What's more? They included a brief six part Q&A with Keisuke Mizuno that hints at another "DiVE Armor" character coming soon, too.

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Mega Man: Battle & Fighters Shadow Drops on Nintendo Switch

Now here's a fun little surprise for ya. Today, SNK announced that Rockman: Battle & Fighters - rechristened as Mega Man: Battle & Fighters for the west -- is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99. That's right; this marks the game's first official release outside Japan!

Please note that the game itself has *not* been translated. But speaking from experience, absolutely no Japanese knowledge is required to enjoy Battle & Fighters. Plus, SNK even included a digital English manual. You can read up on the different game modes, controls, etc. It's pretty standard stuff.

That's about it here. Boot up your Switch and this fun bite-sized romp!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Rockman X DiVE & Tower Defense Records of the Three Kingdoms Collab Announced

After collaborating with Tower of Saviors and Shironeko Project  (not to mention RiCO's recent appearance in Teppen), Rockman X DiVE is crossing streams yet again with another mobile game. This time it's Tower Defense Records of the Three Kingdoms, developed by the Taiwan-based Morefun Technology Limited.

More details after the break below!

Review: Kotobukiya Mega Man X Max Armor Hyperchip Version

Before the Ultimate Armor, Mega Man X's most powerful form was the Max Armor Hyperchip Ver. seen in Mega Man X3. Well, Kotobukiya finally re-released their take on this ultimate form... but how did it turn out? Join me after the break to learn all about it!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Hitoshi Ariga Limited Card Sets (and Shirt) Available to Pre-Order

Last May, Udon Entertainment offered a limited edition Hitoshi Ariga Mega Man metal card with the purchase of $60 worth of Mega Man goods. In the months that followed, Ariga frequently streamed himself drawing other characters. 

No one really knew what those illustrations were going to be used for. But fast forward to a couple weeks ago, we got our answer. A set of four exclusive Mega Man X metal cards - illustrated by Ariga - went up for sale at Udon's San Diego Comic-Con booth. And starting today, that very set (and more) are now available from Udon's online store for a limited time.

Find all the details after the break!

"DiVE Armor Zero" Dashes to Rockman X DiVE This Week

One year ago, Capcom distrubted an original armor for X in Rockman X DiVE. The design was based on one of the armor sets players could equip to boost their stats. And today it's Zero turn ! Starting this week, DiVE Armor Zero joins the Deep Log!.

Find all the details after the break!