Friday, December 2, 2022

Jada Toys Mega Man Wave 2 Figures Revealed

Good on their word, Jada Toys have fully unveiled the second wave of their upcoming Mega Man toyline at the L.A Comic-Con. Wave 2 will consist of Hyper Bomb Mega Man, Cut Man and Elec Man. 

As previously confirmed, this toyline consists of 4-inch (1:12 scale) classic series figures. Each figure comes with different weapon effect parts and at least one alternate head piece. Jada Toys are currently eyeing a $25 price tag per figure.

Wave 1 is planned to launch sometime in Spring 2023. No word yet on Wave 2. We'll keep you posted

Source: State O Verse

Thursday, December 1, 2022

White Day Alia Shines Bright in Teppen's Newest Supplemental Cards


Teppen's final batch of supplemental cards for the year have dropped. The lineup brings another character from Rockman X DiVE following the addition of RiCO in the Defying the Light card pack. Curiously enough, the dev team chose White Day Alia over other characters like ViA or iCO. 

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, November 28, 2022

Jada Toys Teasing Mega Man Wave 2 Figures

Although Wave 1 isn't available yet (they're due in Spring 2023), Jada Toys have partially revealed the next three figures in their upcoming classic series toyline. 

Teaser images of Hyper Bomb Mega Man, Cut Man and Elec Man were published to Jada Toy's official Facebook group today. The figures will be fully revealed at the Los Angeles Comic-Con at Jada Toy's booth (#4415) on December 2nd. We can probably expect more details on availability and price. 

Stay tuned!

Source: Jada Toys

Kotobukiya Dark MegaMan.EXE Review


The Mega Man Battle Network train is still going strong with the release of Kotobukiya's latest kit, Dark MegaMan.EXE

Awakened by dark power and hot off the heels of MegaMan.EXE, this new kit adds a nice splash of darkness to your shelf. Let's meet after the break to detail what makes this bad boy so good!

Capcom Posts Rockman X DiVE Content Roadmap for the Next Months


Just like before, Capcom Japan and Capcom Taiwan took to social media to give players a peek at what's in store for Rockman X DiVE in the coming months. 

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Placeholder Domains for "Mega Man 12" Through "Mega Man 15" Registered, Recently Updated

Well this completely flew under our radar. In 2018, domains for Mega Man 12, Mega Man 13, Mega Man 14 aaaand Mega Man 15 were registered. And in March 2022, all four were updated. 

The registrant is GMO Internet Group - a provider based in Japan who register domain names on Capcom's behalf. In the past, the company registered domains for Devil May Cry 5 (mere weeks ahead of its official announcement), Resident Evil 2 and Monster Hunter: World, among others. 

It may go without saying, but the Mega Man domains are placeholders. All four domains were preemptively registered a few months ahead of Mega Man 11's initial release, after all. But given the recent updated data and the incoming 35th anniversary season, it might be something to watch out for. If GMO drops dedicated nameservers, that'd be a very telling sign. We'll keep tabs on that.

Fans have been eager for a new mainline Mega Man title for the last few years. With news that Mega Man 11 recently became the best-selling game in the franchise, hopes are once again riding high...

Friday, November 25, 2022

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Will Have Denuvo DRM at Launch

The Steam pages for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 were recently updated, revealing that they will include Denuvo DRM anti-temper software at launch.

Although it's too soon to say if Denuvo will negatively impact Battle Network Legacy Collection, the third-party tech is notorious for hindering gameplay performance, among other annoyances. Seeing as the collection is made up of Game Boy Advance ports, it shouldn't be too severe. But for the brand-new PvP modes? Uhhh... we'll have to see. 

The good news is Capcom typically remove Denuvo from their games a good 6-12 months after release. In some cases, like Mega Man 11, the tech is patched-out sooner due to a crack. Either way, keep those fingers crossed for a smooth launch.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is due on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam in 2023.

Source: The Rockman EXE Zone

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Rarely Seen Rockman 2 Pre-Release Footage Found

My old pal OKeijiDragon recently obtained and preserved a 1988 Capcom sales tape, which features several minutes of gameplay from a pre-release version of Rockman 2

The footage (shown at 9:24 above) includes a few noteworthy differences from the final version. These include:

  • The ladder in Crash Man's stage is positioned to the right, further from the player (compare)
  • Enemies DROP E-Tanks!
  • Missing enemies, 1-Up in Flash Man's stage (compare)
  • EVERY Robot Master is grayed out! (including their projectiles and Health bar gauge) Maybe this was done to maintain a level of secrecy? Or their designs weren't finalized? Whatever the case, the effect appears to be native to this particular pre-release build. It wasn't overlaid or edited onto the video!

Also worth pointing out, the footage is set to a synth version of the game's score. I don't believe these specific arrangements were released commercially. They *might* be the original demos. Maybe someone can isolate or recreate them.

Anyway, with this tape under our belts we now have our earliest look at Rockman 2 yet. Hopefully it won't be the last!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Bass & Treble Join Rockman X DiVE


After several weeks of rerun events and no new characters, a permanent addition joins Rockman X DiVE's roster -- Bass and Treble!

Players fought against Bass and Treble in the Special No. SWNo. 001 event stage in April. And now the dynamic duo are yours to command!

Find all the details after the break!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Another Look at Bandai's Mega Man Battle Network Kit-Makes-Pose Line

Bandai's upcoming Mega Man Battle Network Kit-Makes-Pose toyline reappeared at Anime NYC 2022 this weekend. And thanks to Rockman Corner contributor GoodTofuFriday, we can share some new images of MegaMan.EXE and crew.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Mega Man X DiVE Next Week


Next week on the global version of Mega Man X DiVE, the North American, EU and LATAM servers will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Fourth Armor X joins the North American and EU servers too, and there will be some fireworks in the LATAM server - and more!

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Kotobukiya Mega Man X Blade Armor Coming in April 2023


Now that Dark MegaMan.EXE is on sale and out the door, Kotobukiya wasted no time to open pre-orders and confirm the release date for Mega Man X Blade Armor.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Next Wave of Official Mega Man Merch From The Yetee

Capcom's on-going Mega Man collaboration with The Yetee continues with more exclusive goodies. Up for pre-order this time is a Mega Man Zero Four Guardians Shirt, an adorable Mega Man X acrylic standee, and a classic series Roll shirt (in her Mega Man 8 duds). The acrylic ships at the end of the month; the shirts go out on December 7.

The previous lineup of goods are still available as well. The X vs Zero acrylic and the "Vampire Hunter" X shirt both ship at the end of the month. The Maverick Zero-themed "Let's Fight" shirt is available now, though.

Hit up the links above if anything tickles your fancy!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

MegaMan.EXE Hub Style and Roll.EXE Jack-In to Mega Man X DiVE This Week


In this week's Mega Man X DiVE global version update, MegaMan.EXE Hub Style and Roll.EXE make their debut. Plus, the Network Domination Project event continues in the NA server while the EU and LATAM servers move on to week two of the global version's 1st anniversary celebrations.

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol.2 (Includes Mega Man Battle & Fighters) Now Available

NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch and PC. The collection features 10 games including Mega Man Battle & Fighters. Just like the previous standalone release, Battle & Fighters is in Japanese but includes a brand-new, fully-translated digital English manual. 

A physical print has been announced as well. It's available to pre-order from Limited Run Games from now until December 11. This release marks the very first time Battle & Fighters will be available in a physical format outside Japan!

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Mega Man X DiVE EU & LATAM Servers Celebrate 1st Anniversary, NA Server Gets Bass XX


This week the global version of Mega Man X DiVE celebrates its 1st anniversary since the game launched in Europe and LATAM. What's more? The NA server gets a dose of Battle Network content. 

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Mega Man Battle & Fighters Will Be Included in NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 2

NeoGeoPocket Color Selection Vol. 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam on November 9th, SNK announced. Volume 2 will feature ten classic titles including Mega Man Battle & Fighters. Mega Man Battle & Fighters is currently available as a standalone title on Nintendo Switch.

Although nothing has been confirmed at this time, there's a chance that - like Volume 1 - Volume 2 could eventually see a limited physical print. If that happens, it would be the first time Battle & Fighters will receive a physical, commercial release outside of Japan. Again, nothing has been announced... but it's something we'll watch out for.

In the meantime, enjoy the lovely new key art above! It's always good to see new official art!

Source: SNKPOfficial

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Mega Man 11 Tops 1.60 Million Units; Now Best Selling Game in the Franchise

A few months ago we celebrated the Mega Man franchise achieving 38 million units sold. And today we've got another milestone!

Capcom has announced that, as of September 30, 2022, Mega Man 11 has become the best selling game in the franchise with 1.60 million units sold across all platforms. It's finally dethroned Mega Man 2 as the best selling title.

Mega Man 2 was originally released back in 1988. It's taken almost 34 years for another game in the franchise to surpass the total number of units sold for what many consider to be the best game in the series. As of today, Mega Man 2 sits at number two with 1.51 million units.

As we wait for the next Mega Man flagship title to be announced and with our eyes set on Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection we would like to congratulate Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, Koji Oda, Masakazu Eguchi, Yuji Ishihara and everyone involved in Mega Man 11's development. This is an amazing achievement. 

Source: Capcom Investor Relations

The Reploid Army Wreaks Havoc in Teppen's Latest Card Pack


Teppen's last card pack of the year is here. And this time, the main focus is the arcade game Cannon Spike, the Mega Man X series and the Bionic Commando series.

Sigma and a selection of Mavericks and stage enemies from the Mega Man X series play a predominant role in the second part of the "Echoes of the Lost Civilization" trilogy. You can expect a lot of Mega Man X-themed cards after the break!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Challenges of Preserving Mega Man Legends 2's Score

Not too long ago, Mega Man Legends 2's OST was re-released on vinyl and cassette. Previously only available in 2009 on a pack-in CD with the Capcom Special Selection limited edition art books, this marked the first time the OST saw a physical commercial release. But the journey to get there was no easy feat.

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!

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 HalloweenCostumes.com. 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....