Friday, September 30, 2022

Mega Man X DiVE Fireworks and Lantern Festival Bringing Free Gacha Next Week

Next week on the global version of Mega Man X DiVE, the North American and EU servers will celebrate the Fireworks and Lantern Festival, plus the LATAM server finally gets the second Monster Hunter Rise collab!

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Kotobukiya Roll.EXE Annonced; New Images of Mega Man (MM11 Ver.), Blade Armor X

Big blowout of news from the Kotobukiya front tonight...

They're Finally Making a Rush Costume for Dogs

I've been asking - no, demanding - for someone to do this. And at long last, it's happening. From the makers of the officially-licensed Mega Man halloween costume it's.... a Rush costume! For your dog!

A listing for this guy popped up on It'll be available in extra small, medium, large and extra large. Orders will begin on October 1st. Might wanna measure your furry friend(s) in the meantime.

Rush Coil, Rush Jet and other fun abilities not included - sorry! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

First Look at Kotobukiya MegaMan.EXE Box Art

Now that Kotobukiya's long-awaited MegaMan.EXE model kit is finally rolling out, we have our first real look at the box art. I mean, just look at that guy up there. The pose, shadows and colors - the smile! It's so good to see this fella again. This is a real winner.

If you pre-ordered the kit a while back, keep your eyes peeled to your mailbox. Yours should be arriving shortly. Any day between now and early October. 

Speaking of October, Dark MegaMan.EXE is just around the corner. He's expected to drop sometime in October. Pre-orders are still available from most online retailers... like our affiliate HobbyLinkJapan

Source: Kotobukiya

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

New Monster Hunter Rise and Rockman X DiVE Collab Starts Tomorrow

After two weeks of Monster Hunter Rise event reruns, it was inevitable a new event will come and here it is. This time Rockman X DiVE it's crossing paths with Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Capcom Ends Mega Man Powered Up Online Service After 16 Years

We have to step off the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection hype train for a bit for some not-so-good news. Capcom delivered a surprising, but unfortunate update about Mega Man Powered Up; an underrated gem that didn't exactly sell well in its day but did plenty right. 

Find all the details after the break.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Direct-Feed Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Gameplay

This year's Tokyo Game Show has come and gone, but we're not exactly through with Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection coverage. IGN Japan recently posted direct-feed footage of the TGS demo, which covers select portions of Battle Network 1~3

There isn't too much going on here we haven't seen already - it's just nice to see (and hear) things directly. We do, however, get a much better look at the first three games' remastered title screens. The dev team even went so far as to reanimate the bits of scrolling code. Hey, it's the small things! 

As previously reported, more Battle Network Legacy Collection updates are coming during a "future presentation". Whether that means another Capcom Digital Showcase or - you never know - a Mega Man-specific showcase, remains to be seen. We'll keep ya posted.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Shadow Armor X Sneaks into Rockman X DiVE This Week

In the midst of a slew of Monster Hunter themed reruns and with a new event and new characters in the horizon Capcom are once again expanding the already vast selection of X armors in Rockman X DiVE.

Directly from Rockman X6, Shadow Armor X is set to join the game this Wednesday!

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Wins "Future Division" Award at TGS 2022

This year Tokyo Game Show is done and dusted, and while nothing too noteworthy was announced on the last day, we still have some things to talk about as we wrap up.

Find all the details after the break!

Friday, September 16, 2022

Notes From Eguchi's Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Interview

Rockman Unity has released a short interview with Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection lead Masakazu Eguchi, focusing on the game's development. Eguchi talks a little about the implementation of online play and the challenges his team faced during the port process. 

Read on for the lowdown!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

17 Minutes of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Footage

Straight from the Tokyo Game Show 2022 showroom floor, Tsuwahasu brings us some excellent footage of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection in action.

We get a closer look at the 3D MegaMan.EXE (voiced by Akiko Kimura in the Japanese version) performing different actions, a peak at the brand-new hi-resolution title screens, and different option menus. Tsuwahasu also shows off the different optional wallpapers including some we haven't seen before. There's a new option to adjust in-game text size and toggle music/sound effects individually as well. This feature hasn't appeared in any previous Legacy Collection, let alone any Battle Network title.

Naturally, online functionality was not available so the "Communication" option from in-game menus is blanked out. As previously reported, every game in the collection will feature online NetBattles and trades nevertheless.

More updates soon!

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Won't Support Cross-Play or Cross-Saves

Now that online NetBattles and trades have been confirmed (yay!), fans were quick to wonder if Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will support cross-platform compatibility. Unfortunately, that appears to be a no-go.

Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mets Slated to Appear in Street Fighter 6

It's not unusual for Mega Man and Street Fighter to cross streams. It's a tried and true tradition. But with Street Fighter 6, we'll be treated to something a little different....

Online Battles + Trading Confirmed for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Capcom provided a very small update on Mega Man battle Network Legacy Collection today during the Tokyo Game Show 2022 showcase. Masakazu Eguchi (aka Mr. Famous) made an appearance to confirm that the development team are hard at work implementing online features into "every series". This includes both online battles and the ability to trade Battle Chips. More details will be shared in a future presentation.

The other bit of news is sure to put a smile on any Battle Network fan's face. A fully-voiced, 3D MegaMan.EXE will serve as the collection's navigator from the title selection screen. He'll have various reactions based on your play and control style. The cherry on top? Andrew Francis is back; reprising his role as MegaMan.EXE from Mega Man NT Warrior!

That's about it for now. Stay tuned for further updates.

Friday, September 9, 2022

2nd Monster Hunter Rise Mega Man X DiVE Collab Drops Later This Month

The second collaboration event with Monster Hunter Rise is coming to the global version of Mega Man X DiVE on September 21. Before then, the first Monster Hunter Rise event is getting a rerun. 

Also, we have a special present for you in the meantime...

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection: Controls & Capcom TV Schedule Revealed

Capcom confirmed the full schedule for their Tokyo Game Show web program Capcom TV. The stream will feature two segments focused on Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection straight from the showroom floor.

What's more? The control scheme for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions were revealed too. 

Find this and all the details after the break!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

New Images of Kotobukiya Full Armor Rockman X (in Color)

First revealed during the Rockman Plastic Model Talk Live Ver.3 stream, Kotobukiya today published new images of the Rockman X Full Armor kit in color. What's more, they've provided a release date and price: January 2023 at 8580 yen. 

We breakdown the specifics of this highly anticipated kit after the jump below!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Mega Man 8 Opening Animation Gets the 4K Treatment

If you thought the AI-enhanced version from a few years back was impressive, what till ya get a load of this. 

Through the magic of Adobe Animate, MASJ faithfully reanimated Mega Man 8's opening cutscene in 4K HD. No machine learning, upscaling or interpolation here. The whole piece was redrawn by hand, frame by frame. 

But wait, there's a little more! MASJ has the Japanese version in 4K too. It comes complete with Ganasia's delightful "Electrical Communication" theme. 

Without access to the cutscene's original cels (by animation studio Xebec), this is probably the closest we'll ever get to a genuine remaster. One YouTube comment really sums it up: "It's like putting on glasses." 

That said, well done, MASJ! I guess you'll be tackling X4 next, right? Please?

Monday, September 5, 2022

SAGE Expo 2022 Brings 'Mega Man X8 16-Bit' Demake and More Fan-Games

The annual Sonic Amateur Games Expo is in full-swing, bringing fans together to share fan-made games, demos and mods. Outside of the usual Sonic the Hedgehog offerings, there are a handful of Mega Man-inspired projects to see and play. Here's a small sample:

Mega Man X8 16-Bit Demake (by AlyssonDaPaz)  - It's Mega Man X8, re-imaged as a SNES game! This project is being developed in Godot Engine 3.5. True to its 16-bit inspiration, the project aims to be a "vanilla" X1-X3 experience with X as the only playable character, no Metals, shops or retry chips.

Mega Man Zero Online (by Warrior555MainsGanon) - This online multiplayer brawl lets you square off against your friends as different characters from the Zero series. Current build includes Zero and Harpuia. In active development. 

Mega Man Four Hounds (by DeMontropolis) - An original fan-game set in the classic series. Players can choose to play as Mega Man, Proto Man or Bass each with their own unique play-style. Four Hounds aims to up the ante from what you'd expect from a typical classic series entry. 

Mega Man Shattered Diamonds (by Team_Circadia) - A NES-inspired romp featuring high-quality sprite animations! Play as Mega Man or Bass and take on three original Robot Masters. The soundtrack really, really bops too.

There's plenty more Mega Man (and non-Mega Man) games to check out! See them all at the SAGE 2022 digital gallery here

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Evercade EXP to Include Mega Man, Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X

If you're in the market for that fancy Evercade EXP retro handheld, you'll be pleased to know that it's coming with several Capcom games. Evercade recently announced that Mega Man 1, Mega Man 2, Mega Man X and 15 other classic Capcom games will be pre-loaded onto the system. Although this rules out physical cartridges, it's good to know you won't have to go out and download any of these titles. They're baked right in.

The Evercade EXP is due out on November 24 for $149 US. Pre-orders go live next week on September 6th from select online retailers. Head to Evercade's official website for more details.

Source: Evercade

Friday, September 2, 2022

"Zero Nightmare" Wreaks Havoc in Mega Man X DiVE Next Week

Next week on global version of Mega Man X DiVE, the North American and EU servers will see the arrival of Zero Nightmare. Meanwhile, the LATAM server finally get Iris -another- and much more.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The X-Hunters Take the Spotlight in Teppen's "Jurassic Rampage" Card Pack

The previous Teppen card pack had next to nothing in terms of Mega Man X-themed cards. But with the launch of the new Jurassic Rampage pack, there are plenty of X series cards to look talk about.

That's right; the X-Hunters and Velguarder are back! Plus, for those interested, the Dino Crisis series makes its Teppen debut alongside new Resident Evil cards. Find all the details after the break!