Sunday, October 30, 2022

The History of Capcom's Failed "Mega Man Runners"

The commercial success of Temple Run created an endless runner boom in the early to mid 2010s. Developers around the world - from garage-based indies to seven figure studios - took a swing at the genre. Many of these titles floundered but there were a few that became quite successful. Sonic Runners, Super Mario Run, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! and so on.

No stranger to dipping a toe into bankable trends, Capcom looked to their blue robot for their own endless runner. The result? Rockman Go Go! in 2015 and the cancelled, aptly-named Mega Man Runner in 2016.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Halloween ViA Haunts the Deep Log Next Wednesday

Rockman X DiVE's event sign-in reward screen sheds light on a new character once again: Halloween ViA!

ViA became a Hunter Program earlier this year to celebrate the Taiwan version's second anniversary, and he's only now reciving his first seasonal costume. On the heels of Halloween Zero's vampire-themed costume, ViA's attire appears to be inspiried by Little Red Riding Hood, of all things.

There's not much else we can say at this point beyond that. Keep your eyes peeled to the dev team's social media accounts for the character reveal trailer in a few days. In the meantime, you can see a little more of Halloween ViA's design after the break!

Monday, October 24, 2022

New Halloween Event Arrives to Rockman X DiVE This Wednesday

Following a string of repeat Halloween events and DiVE Cross MegaMan.EXE, a brand-new Halloween event hits Rockman X DiVE this week. And as expected, it comes with a new character!

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Review: Kotobukiya MegaMan.EXE

After a string of delays due to the state of the world, Kotobukiya's first Battle Network model kit has been released. Was it worth the wait? Does this new MegaMan.EXE kit give us hope for the rest of Kotobukiya's Battle Network line? 

Join me after the break, and I'll tell you everything there is to know about this one! (There may also be an exclusive coupon code at the end of the review, so keep an eye out!)

Friday, October 21, 2022

New Halloween Event, "Dark Code Capsule" Coming to Mega Man X DiVE Next Week

The Global Version of Mega Man X DiVE is currently running the first Halloween event on all servers until November 2nd. And interestingly enough, thay won't impact the arrival on another Halloween even in the middle of it. 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Fresh Batch of Mega Man X Goods at The Yetee

If you're looking to spruce up your Mega Man collection for fall The Yetee has you covered. A new batch of licensed X series goods popped up for pre-order, each meticulously designed by artist Mikoto. 

The "Vampire Hunter" tee features First Armor X laying waste to a swarm of Battons and Batton Bones. A blood-thirsty Zero spotlights the other shirt called "Let's Fight." The design seems to depict a freshly-awoken Zero, ready to wipe out Garma's Unit. 

The last product is a neat X vs Zero acrylic standee. The scene is heavily inspired by X and Zero's iconic duel from Mega Man X5. That's an insta-buy for me.

All three items are expected to ship (in North America) on November 11th. Hit up the links above to pre-order!

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

DiVE Cross MegaMan.EXE Story and Design Overview

With DiVE Cross MegaMan.EXE now available in Rockman X DiVE, many players are wondering about how this character fits into the Deep Log's overarching story, let alone the design process behind it.

Fortunately Capcom Japan has us covered. We've got all the details via the game's official website and Twitter. Check all of them out after the break!

Sunday, October 16, 2022

DiVE Cross MegaMan.EXE Jacks-In to Rockman X DiVE

On the heels of the on-going collaboration with Medarot S, the Battle Network series takes the spotlight once again. This week MegaMan.EXE gets his own DiVE Armor design and joins Rockman X DiVE's roster as the latest DiVE Festival character. This just so happens to drop in time for Rockman X DiVE's 2nd anniversary in Japan, too.

Find all the details after the break!

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

First 4 Figures Zero & Black Zero Statues Now Available to Pre-Order

First 4 Figures' long-awaited Zero statue is finally coming to fruition. After nearly ten years of on-again, off-again development, Mega Man X fans can finally place a pre-order. Have a look at the eight different SKUs:

Yeeeah. It's a lot to take in. But the tl;dr here, Exclusive Editions feature "premium" paint jobs, additional LED effects, numbered display bases and certificates of authenticity. Definitive Editions include all of the above plus interchangeable Z-Busters and more intricately-detailed display bases (such as the addition of Sigma's scythe). 

Whichever version you choose, you're getting a nice statue here. Just, you know, try not to break the bank. We've got some 35th anniversary things on the burner. You might want to set some Zenny aside...

Second Rockman EXE and Medarot S Crossover Event Announced

Rockman EXE fans continue to eat well with the unveiling of a second crossover event with mobile game Medarot S. As the successor to last year's event, fans of both series will be treated to even more EXE-based Medarot characters and a couple surprises.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Festive Leviathan, Yukata Pallette Join Mega Man X DiVE Fireworks and Lantern Fest

Coming to the global version of Mega Man X DiVE next week, the NA and EU servers Fireworks and Lantern Festival event will see the addition of a new character and a new skin.

Festival Leviathan's gacha capsule will go live on Wednesday with a single free 10-pull and Yukata Pallette skin will be available to purchase from the store for 1200 EM (non-paid). Festive Leviathan DNA Code will be available at a later date.

What's more? The next round of Guild Raid will drop on both servers. It's Final Sigma W this time.

When it comes to the LATAM server, they continue with the second week of the 2nd Monster Hunter Rise event which brings a new gacha capsule with Crimson Valstrax Zero. There will be a single free 10-pull too!

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Bandai "Kit-Makes-Pose" Mega Man Battle Network Line Revealed at NYCC22

Bandai have officially unveiled their new Mega Man Battle Network model kit line at New York Comic-Con 2022. Originally teased in May, the "Kit-Makes-Pose (aka Kimpose) line appears to consist of four Navis: MegaMan.EXE, GutsMan.EXE, Roll.EXE, and FireMan.EXE. Mettaur and Canodumb viruses were on display as well. 

Little to no other information exists at the time of this writing. It shouldn't be long before Bandai follows up with a press release and stock photos. For now, you can see more images at this thread here!

Behind the Scenes of Rockman X DiVE & Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Collab

Once again, 4gamer is giving us a look behind the scenes of the newest Rockman X DiVE and Monster Hunter Rise collaboration. It includes a lengthy interview with the development team about the creation of the event, never before seen concept art, and even a tease at what's in store for the the "DiVE Armor" series.

You can read the interview after the break!

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Rockman 35th Anniversary Logo, First Collab Revealed

We are quickly approaching the Mega Man series' 35th anniversary (December 17, 2022). And today marks the beginning of - what we hope will be - a noteworthy celebration with the unveiling of the anniversary logo and first collaborative product.

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, October 3, 2022

Rockman DASH and EXE Mobile Games Preservation Project Update

It’s been just over a year since our first progress update on the different Rockman feature phone preservation projects. This guest post by team leader RockmanCosmo will catch you up on everything that’s happened since. Read on!

Sigma and Dr. Cain Take the Spotlight in Teppen's Latest Supplemental Cards

The Echoes of the Lost Civilization trilogy storyline continues with Teppen's newest supplemental cards. This time, a pre-Mega Man X1 Dr. Cain and Sigma show up, among other familiar faces.

The cards this month are all Mega Man X-themed. You can check them out after the break!