Sunday, August 7, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022
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
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
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
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.
Monday, August 1, 2022
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.
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!
Friday, July 29, 2022
Next week, the global version of Mega Man X DiVE's NA server sees the arrival of none other than Mega Man X5/X6's famous mercenary —Dynamo.
Dynamo's first active skill is D Blade. It launches a D Blade to deal 181.44% damage to all targets in its path. Once the D Blade penetrates a target, damage reduces to 25%. The D Blade will return to your location after traveling a specific distance. It can even move through landscapes and barriers.
His second active skill is Tsubame Gaeshi, which inflicts 362.88% attack damage to targets within range. The player becomes immune to all damage while slashing.
Dynamo's banner will be available for one week. What's more? The NA server will receive a new X DiVE Maximum Race event with Aqua Buster memories as the primary reward, and the fourth Boss Rush with Pyro Executioner memories.
The EU server, meanwhile, is moving on to the second week of the "Star Force" event. The LATAM server will begin week two of the "Summer Treasure Hunt".
The global version's 1st anniversary is around the corner as well. Look forward to it!
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Hot on the heels of the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection announcement, the Mega Man series has reached another milestone. The franchise grew an additional 1 million units from the previously reported 37 million sold back in July 2021.
Find all the details after the break!
Sunday, July 24, 2022
With the advent of this scanlation, a multitude of information has been translated in English for the first time ever. Needless to say, there’s so much ground to cover! To give you a taste of what’s inside, the scanlation project’s leader, RockmanCosmo, will highlight a few interesting discoveries.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Hot on the heels of Teppen's 3rd Anniversary we had the chance to catch up with one of the most prominent Teppen artists —Ibrahem Swaid.
Ibrahem has worked on ten of the seventeen card packs with cards based on Street Fighter, Monster Hunter and Darkstalkers, to name a few. When it comes to the Mega Man X series, he's drawn twelve cards, including fan-favorites like "Theft and Betrayal" and "Hope for the Future".
You can read our interview with him after the break!
Friday, July 22, 2022
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is live! That means you can download and play Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters on the modern console of your choice. Or PC.
Each game will run you $3.99 a piece or you can grab all 32 arcade classics in a bundle for $39.99. All titles game boasts online leader boards and a variety of filter and display options. You can even alter gameplay speed, tweak difficulty up/down, and rewind gameplay. The latter is really handy if you're trying to get that "perfect" match, let me tell you.
Also, FYI Power Battle is the CPS1 version, which features significantly lower audio quality. You can listen to a comparison between CPS1 and CPS2 music here. If that doesn't bother you, boot up your Switch, PS4, etc. and give 'em a download!
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Following the "Summer Vacation for Lord of Snowy Plain" event in January, NebulaJoy is bringing on the heat again with the Summer Treasure Hunt event for Mega Man X DiVE's LATAM server.
The gacha capsule here includes limited S rank characters Swimsuit Tron and Swimsuit Ferham. In week one, players can nab the Bubble Bomber weapon too followed by Swimsuit Pallette in the second week as separated capsule with a free daily 10-pull.
When it comes to the EU server the Star Force event will begin next wee too. Meanwhile, the NA server will get the Neon Laser capsule with a guaranteed S rank weapon on the 1st, 3rd and 5th 10-pull.
In addition to that, this capsule comes packed with a new feature, you are guaranteed to get the Neon Laser in the 10th 10-pull.
What's more? The NA server will get a special "Lovely Capsule". It will include limited characters White Day Axl and Valentines Day Ciel. Look forward to it!
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Thanks to MattGuzy on Twitter, we have our first good look at the new Jada Toys Mega Man figures from the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 preview night. All three are reportedly due in Spring 2023.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
After a year and a half of work, the Rockman DASH Great Adventure Guide English fan-translation project is now complete! It contains over a hundred pages of concept art, unused designs, development secrets and lesser-known lore about the world of Rockman DASH. Download it here!
The book is available in both in JPG and PDF formats from the link above. You also have the option of a single-page or two-page spread format. Whichever format you go with, it's an excellent read.
Without further ado, a shout-out to the team members: RockmanCosmo (scanning, cleanup, typesetting), _akiTONE_, megamantad (main translators), RMDL_Comic, 8o1jhon, Kobun20, Bapgei (assistant translators) and Get Me Off the Moon (organization). Big congrats on a job well-done, folks!
And you, dear reader, enjoy!
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Udon Entertaiment are bringing a slew of excluisve goods to Comic-Con next week, including these very slick Mega Man X metal cards. The set includes four characters -- X, Zero, Axl and Alia -- mounted in a gate-foil package. It'll set you back a cool $60, available at booth #4529.
But wait! There's one more! For every $80 you spend at Udon's booth, you'll get one free, randomly selected bonus card. You might get Vile! Or not! Bit of a toss up there, unfortunately.
No word at this time if the cards will be available from Udon's online store at a later date. It's happened before. We'll see! For now, add booth #4529 to your go-to list.
The Mega Man X DiVE global version summer event is done and dusted. And coming up on the NA server next week is a fan-favorite DiVE original creation, Iris -another-! When it comes to the EU server, will get RiCO and the LATAM server will receive Bass GS.
Find all the details after the break!
Friday, July 15, 2022
Premium Collectibles have opened up pre-orders for their upcoming cross-section Mega Man X statue (No word on Zero yet, though). Not only that, they've provided a bevy of images showing off the final designs. Check 'em:
- Zero - RSVP page
Thursday, July 14, 2022
"Come to our booth at Comic-Con to see more. Booth # 3746," they write.
That's all that can be said for now. No details on scale, price or availability were provided at this time. We'll hopefully have an update next week. Stay tuned!
Source: Jada Toys
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Now, thanks to the latest issue of Famitsu, we can say with certainty that the game is exactly 50% completion. That would explain why Capcom set a very vague 2023 release, let alone few in-depth details about the collection's content.
Premium action figure manufacturer Jada Toys are gearing up for a new Mega Man product line, it seems.
According to Toy News International, a classic series Mega Man logo was included in Jada Toys' San Diego Comic-Con press junket. This heavily implies we'll see something at their booth (#3746) next week.
If you want an idea of what could be in store for Mega Man, check out their recently-announced Street Fighter figures. Nifty stuff. Hard to say if Mega Man will be classic series focused or not. The above logo usually accompanies classic... but there have been a few exceptions in the past. Whatever the case, we'll keep an ear to the ground.
Any pie-in-the-sky figures you want to see from 'em?
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Several years after it began, the Rockman DASH manhua translation project is making headway. The first two chapters have been scanned, translated and uploaded to MangaDex courtesy of RockmanCosmo. You can check 'em out here!
The manhua is an officially-licensed, single volume book written and illustrated by Wu Heyi in 2000. It's a pretty faithful re-telling of Rockman DASH 1 with a few fun twists. For example, Rock faces off against Bon Bonne after trashing Tron's Feldynaught. It's different but it kinda works! Also, our boy can totally switch Special Weapons on the fly. Sorry, Roll.
Additional translated chapters are currently in the pipeline. Bookmark the page above and check back soon!
Monday, July 11, 2022
Initially teased two weeks ago, Rockman X DiVE's annual summer event has been revealed. This time, the development team are moving away from the traditional summer-time attire in favor of a little something different.
Find all the details after the break!
Monday, July 4, 2022
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Teppen is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this month. To mark the occasion, GunHo Online and Capcom have prepared a bunch of new skins for some of the game's heroes, among other things
Players can try their luck using the free skin pack ticket to get one of twenty hero skins. Rising Fire X stands among the new duds. It's X's second skin next to the Double Cyclone.
When it comes to Mega Man X-themed cards, things are pretty dry right now. The previous card pack didn't feature any Mega Man X-themed cards, and the latest card pack —Super Spooky Village— only includes a single card.
Check that one out after the break!
Friday, July 1, 2022
The first summer event ever for Mega Man X DiVE's NA and EU global version servers is coming in hot next week and the LATAM server is finally getting the Star Force event.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Four SEGA Genesis games have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership plan... including Mega Man: The Wily Wars! The Japanese version - Rockman Mega World - is available today as well.
Not much else more to say than that! If you're a subscriber, boot up your Switch and give this one a spin! It's one of my all-time favorites.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Surprise! Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection was announced on today's Nintendo Direct Mini. It will feature ten ".EXEcellent" adventures, blasting on to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam) in 2023.
Featured games include:In addition to the ten games above, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection also features optional high-resolution filters that allow PET owners to enjoy smooth visuals or revisit the original pixel art that helped define the style of the original games. Plus, over 1,000 pieces of art are included in the Gallery, spanning concept art, character sketches, and official illustrations. The additional “Mystery Data” section also includes unique illustrations and images of licensed goods, and the Music Player offers over 180 tunes for you to rock out to when you and your NetNavi aren’t busy exploring Cyberspace.
Monday, June 27, 2022
Rockman X DiVE is in the middle of a quiet period with no additional characters. Since the distribution of Dr. Light The Martial Artist on June 8, the game has seen a share of reruns. These include the Bridal event, the 2020 summer event and the 2021 summer event this week.
Obviously, fans of the game are wondering what's coming next. To that end, the development team took to social media today to provide a look into the next few months of content.
Find all the details after the break!
Friday, June 24, 2022
In the midst of the X-Hunters event, the global version of Mega Man X DiVE shows no signs of giving players a rest. More characters are coming to the game next week.
While the Asian version released RiCO to celebrate its first anniversary, the global version won't be waiting for its respective anniversary milestone: RiCO's gacha capsule will be available in the NA server next Wednesday. The capsule comes packed with a single free 10-pull.
The event stage "ViA's Deep Log Training" will be available at a later date.
When it comes to the EU server, they are getting Bass.EXE GS and the LATAM server will get Sigma (X4 2nd Form). Both capsules include a single free 10-pull too.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
When Kotobukiya's Mega Man X Fourth Armor Rising Fire Ver. was announced, it was accompanied by the kit above: Mega Man X Rising Fire Ver. While on the surface it may appear to be an X recolor, it does bring its own flavor to the table. Besides, X having recolors is a huge part of the games in the first place, right? After the break, let's see what makes this kit more than just a simple recolor.
Monday, June 20, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022
Fan translation group Espresso Scans and Azure Wind Productions have released a full, English-translation of Rockman EXE: Operate Shooing Star VS. It's an obscure one-shot originally published in Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special in 2009.
Unlike any previous Rockman EXE manga, this short story takes place in the real world - the one we live in. It focuses on Amino Raito, a young boy who is determined to come out on top against a mutliplayer Operate Shooting Star battle with his rival Mieharu. The 32-page story is essentially a promo for the game, really. You won't find any kind of Takamisaki-style high stakes here.
All in all, it's an interesting, if not obscure commodity. Head over to Esspresso Scans here and check it out!
The leader of the X-Hunters is coming to all servers on the global version of Mega Man X DiVE next week. He started life as a collectible figure; and now, χ-kai- will be playable! He'll be available from the gacha starting next Wednesday.
He shares gacha capsule with the Arc Cracker, a weapon based on Violen, one of the X-Hunters from Mega Man X2 and the A rank sprayer Virus Sprayer.
What's more? During the next two weeks of X-Hunters event players can get the X-Hunters card and enough memories to unlock the Virus Sprayer.
You can watch the official trailer here!
Monday, June 13, 2022
It's no secret that some characters in Rockman X DiVE were distributed without voices because they lacked spoken dialogue in their original games. And in some case, like Iris, Forte and Ciel, intended recording sessions for new voiced lines were impacted by the COVID pandemic. Many were put on hold.
Iris received voiced lines in July 2020. Forte and his many iterations followed only a week ago. And now, it's finally time for Ciel to stop being mute because her original voice actress, Rie Tanaka, is back to voice her!
The last time Rie Tanaka was involved in the franchise was during the promotion of the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. She released a new version of Rockman Zero 4's ending vocal track, Freesia, and made a guest appearance in Capcom TV.
Ciel's voice will be implemented this Wednesday. Meanwhile, "Valentines Day Ciel" and "Christmas Ciel" will follow suit on June 29. You can check a preview of the new voice lines here!
Friday, June 10, 2022
Coming up next week on the global version of Mega Man X DiVE, Vile MK-II arrives to the NA and EU servers. The gacha banner features the limited launcher Absolute Freeze based on Blizzard Wolfang from Mega Man X6, too. Players can also get up to 7 days of free daily 10-pulls by participating in the following social media campaign.
Vile MK-II's first active skill is Goliath. In the same vein as Tron Bonne and Gustaff, Vile MK-II can summon the Ride Amor Goliath, which can take a certain amount of damage. It uses specific skills, too.
His second active skill is Flame Round which shoots a flame round with a knee cannon to inflict damage.
What's more? The NA and EU servers will get the Singularity Slasher gacha capsule. The limited saber is based on Omega's first form in Mega Man Zero 3. The banner will yield a guaranteed S rank weapon in the 1st, 3rd and 5th 10-pull.
Lastly, the LATAM server moves to the second week of the Street Fighter event which brings Akuma to the game!
Thursday, June 9, 2022
No less than a day after data started popping up on the Microsoft Store, Capcom officially announced Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium. The collection boasts 32 classic arcade games including Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters.
Much like the previous collection, Arcade 2nd Stadium games feature online leader boards, a variety of display and filter settings, a rewind feature and the option to turn on invincibility. Games can be purchased individually for $3.99 or $39.99 for all 32.
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is slated to debut worldwide on July 22nd for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Steam.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Although not outright confirmed, it appears that both Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters are headed to Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium.
Twitter user @Alumia_Italia, who regularly keeps tabs on backend data from the Microsoft Store, found images for several games slated to appear in Bundle 1. Chief among them are Power Battle and Power Fighters.
Pending official word from Capcom, we can't say for certain they're in. But, honestly, it wouldn't be totally unexpected. Perhaps we'll learn more during Capcom's Summer Showcase next week. The event is expected to feature news and updates on previously announced titles.
Monday, June 6, 2022
Last week was a bit of a break in terms of new characters. But this week, Rockman X DiVE is back in full force with someone you already know because it was leaked by Capcom Taiwan a short while ago.
That's right -- "Dr. Light the Martial Artist" joins the game this Wednesday! Find all the details after the break!
Friday, June 3, 2022
The Global version of Mega Man X DiVE celebrates a new DiVE Festival in the NA and EU servers next week. What's more, the Core Chip Recycling Campaign event is back and the LATAM server finally gets the Street Fighter Collaboration!
Friday, May 27, 2022
This week the LATAM Global Version server is currently celebrating the Burning Bride of June event. It's notable for introducing Bridal Alia and Bridal Layer to the game. And if you're playing in the NA or EU servers, fear not; the "brides" are coming your way next week after the usual Wednesday maintenance period.
When it comes to the LATAM server, next week will see the "What Am I Fighting For!!!" capsule. It debuted back in February in the NA and EU servers. It features Iris, Zero and the Assault Equipment weapon. This capsule won't feature free pulls.
What's more? The Atomic Disintegration capsule will be available in the LATAM server too.
And that's all for now! For more information about next week's update, keep your eyes peeled to the game's social media channels!
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Amazon Luna, the company's paid game streaming service, is getting another dose of the blue bomber. Mega Man Legacy Collection will be joining the platform in June, Amazon announced. It will coincide with Luna versions of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, among other titles.
Mega Man Legacy Collection is the second title in the franchise to join Luna, following Mega Man 11 last September. The collection will be available on the "Retro Channel" , a subscription tier that typically runs for $4.99 a month in the U.S.
There's nothing to suggest additional Mega Man titles will be added to Luna in the future. But it's interesting Legacy Collection 2 is sitting this one out. You'd think that wouldn't be too far behind for completion's sake.
Source: Amazon Luna Blog
Friday, May 20, 2022
Following the LATAM server, it's the NA and European servers turn to get Roll Caskett and the limited weapon Jet Vortex Buster gacha capsule. What's more? It bring a daily free 10-pull!
On top of this, the Air Pirate Servbot event gets a rerun and the NA server will have a pickup capsule with Pandora, Tron Bonne and the Savage Tusk of Thunder machine gun. The EU server will recieve the Atomic Disintegration capsule instead.
Now, while the LATAM server has to wait a little longer for the Street Fighter event and characters, next week they are getting one of the most popular events so far —the Burning Bride of June.
The gacha capsule features Bridal Alia, Bridal Layer and the S rank spray Gator Fangs based on Bifrost the Crocoroid's design from Mega Man ZX Advent.
All this content is coming next Wednesday to the game. Keep your eyes peeled to the game's social media channels for more information!
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Bandai have announced plans to expand their popular Shokugan Modeling Project line into four different sublines. The fourth line, dubbed "Kit Makes Pose", will kick things off with a brand-new Rockman.EXE action figure.
Unfortunately, the company did not provide images of the figure itself. They've gone ahead and plastered Rockman.EXE's silhouette across various PR materials and an announcement trailer instead. There are no details on price, release date and availability at this time.
And that's pretty much all there is to say on this for now. The figure will boast a high degree of articulation and poseability, though. That should come as good news for collectors.
More news as it comes in. Stay tuned!
Source: Bandai SMP 100 Next Evolution