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!


Every year the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) who organizes the annual Tokyo Game Show celebrates the Japan Game Awards. One of the accolades is the so-called "Future Division" which awards highly anticipated games yet to be released. Votes come from the general public, regardless if they atteded TGS or followed the event from home.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection won the Future Division award among 10 games including Street Fighter 6 and EXOPRIMAL from Capcom. Other heavy-hitters like Final Fantasy XVI and Sonic Frontiers walked away with the award too.

This marks the fourth time in the franchise's history that a Mega Man game won a Future Divison award. There was Mega Man Battle Network 3 in 2002, Mega Man Battle Network 5 in 2004 and Mega Man 11 in 2018.

Accepting the award was none other than Masakazu Eguchi. You can see his acceptance speech (in Japanese) here!


Next we have the final Capcom TV broadcast from TGS. The Legacy Collection segment featured Akiko Kimura, the voice actress of Rockman in the Rockman EXE anime.

She shared various memories about her involvement with the anime series, showed the audience the script from the anime's first episode and even read some lines as Rockman.EXE to delight the audience.

Mega Man Battle Network 4 was showcased as well. We had the chance to see a new animation of Rockman in the menu. Lan's NetNavi turns his back to the camera and started singing the Mr. Quiz jingle. How charming!

And that's a wrap for this year's Tokyo Game Show coverage. While we wait for Capcom to reveal more info about the collection's online functions and release date, we can look forward to the new Rockman.EXE model kit coming out this month. It will be followed by te Dark Rockman.EXE model kit in October.

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8 comments:

  1. It's a… com– no! No, this shouldn't be allowed!

    This is a freaking compilation! Revoke the award! Or at least slap an asterisk on it… Freaking heck.

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    2. As the article mentions, the votes come from general public. If they want a compilation to get an award, it gets an award.

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    3. What the hell are you even complaining about? The series is getting the love and attention of deserves.

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    4. It's a... Public vote. Public gonna public.

      I think people forget how big the EXE series was in Japan. Back when the collection was announced, it was trending on Twitter for half the day over there.

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  2. So we just get collections and dive, but nothing new in the series like a new game. Odd. At first, I thought collections were to see if the series were popular enough to make more sequels, but that doesn't seem to be the case lately. Seems more like so they can make a quick buck with minimal effort and minimal overhead costs (being cheap). Real effort would involve an X9, MM12, more ZX series, more Legends, and or an all new main timeline series between ZX and X. Wake me up when that happens. I bet it won't at this rate. Now that is something more should be complaining about vs just forgetting about it and acting like that is ok.

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    1. This is not related to this article in any way, or to what you are saying Gary, but I am a little pissed off and have no where else to vent it since I don't use the bird brained people app.

      I WAS planning to buy the BN collection. But I think I've finally had enough of Capcom's (ESPECIALLY Capcom USA's) bullshit.
      If I ever get any more Capcom games, it will be used copies. I don't really want to give Capcom another PENNY.
      I no longer care about future works. I'm done.

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  3. I meant a series between ZX and Legends. Sadly we can't edit our comments to fix typos here.

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