Monday, February 6, 2023

Mega Man X Mobile Now Available on Android

Twelve years after launching on iOS, Capcom's "enhanced" mobile port of Mega Man X has finally made its way to Android. The game, which is by no means the ideal way to experience the SNES classic, can be purchased from the Google Play Store for $9.99 US

Although it appears to be identical in terms of content to its iOS counterpart, the $9.99 price tag is somewhat surprising. It's more expensive. I dunno; your guess is as good as mine.

It's unclear why Capcom chose to release the Android version twelve years later. But if you're interested, go wild I guess. Like I said, it's not an ideal port. There are many other superior alternatives to play X1.

Source: Capcom Asia

Rare Rockman EXE Happy Meal Commercial Found

For as long as Rockman Corner has been online, I've been keeping track of seldom seen Mega Man and Rockman commercials. And today I'm adding one more to the mix.

A somewhat long-lost McDonald's Japan commercial for the 2005 Rockman EXE Happy Meal toys has been found. Although glimpses of this spot have surfaced in the past, it's remained pretty elusive until now. But here it is, complete with Ronald McDonald slotting-in a Battle Chip and Akiko Kimura (Rockman.EXE) exclaiming "I'm lovin' it!" in Japanese. Good stuff.

If you want to hunt down the toys themselves, eBay, Yahoo Auctions and Mercari are your best bet. The toys also saw a limited run in Brazil under the Mega Man NT Warrior label too. So if you come across any with the NT Warrior branding, you can be confident that they're authentic. Happy hunting!

Friday, February 3, 2023

A Small Peak at Mega Man Universe's Planned DLC


It's been a minute since we talked about Mega Man Universe's meteoric downfall. But the ghost of Keiji Inafune's ill-fated star child has reared its head once more. 

As a small continuation to my previous piece, "How Over-Ambition and Mismanagement Killed Mega Man Universe", I'm pleased to present a comprehensive list of the intended downloadable content for Mega Man Universe, accompanied by commentary and insights from individuals involved in the project.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Rockman EXE Advanced Collection Original Soundtrack Pre-Order Links

Looking to snag the physical edition of the Rockman EXE Advanced Collection OST? Great, because you've got some options. The CD is now available to pre-order (and import) from the following online retailers:


As previously reported, the OST will contain 22 tracks of newly-arranged pieces from each title in the EXE series. Four tracks have been confirmed so far: Hometown (Pop Rock Version), Shooting Enemy (Dance Version), Liberation Mission (Piano Version) and Central Town (Kawaii Future Bass Version). These specific tracks were previously confirmed as pre-order bonuses for Rockman EXE Advanced Collection Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 itself.

Rockman EXE Advanced Collection Original Soundtrack ships on April 19th.

Monday, January 30, 2023

ViA's True From Brings the Final Battle to Rockman X DiVE This Wednesday


Following his reveal a couple weeks ago, players can finally square off against ViA's true form this Wednesday with the last part of Chapter 20. What's more, he'll be a playable character too.

Find all the details after the break!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

ViA Joins Mega Man X DiVE Next Week


Next week, the North American server for the global version of Mega Man X DiVE will finally receive one of the best characters in the roster: ViA. His gacha capsule comes with a single free 10-pull.

What's more? A special Valentine's Day Capsule featuring Valentines Day Ciel and Valentines Day Iris will be available. Players can get a free 10-pull voucher on the 7th day login.

When it comes to new DNA Code, ViA, Valentines Day Ciel and Valentines Day Iris will get theirs unlocked. Meanwhile, the European and LATAM servers will receive Super Bass with a single free 10-pull in his gacha capsule.

Super Bass, Valentines Day Ciel and Valentines Day Iris DNA Code will unlock. Both servers will get the same Valentine's Day Capsule and free voucher as the North American server.

Lastly, all servers will get the chance to fight against X4 Sigma's 3rd form in the third round of the Guild Boss event.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Rockman EXE Advanced Collection Original Soundtrack Due in April

(UPDATE: cover art added via Amazon Japan)

The newly-arranged tracks for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (Rockman EXE Advanced Collection) will receive a physical CD release, according to a listing at HMV. The album will be published by Capcom's music label, Suleputer, on April 19th for 2,750 yen. A few days after the game launches.

The soundtrack description reads: "Memorable songs from each title in the collection are brought back to life with new arrangements!" 

e-Capcom has confirmed that the album will contain 22 tracks

Four of these arranged tracks were previously confirmed as pre-order bonuses for the collection itself. Pre-ordering Vol.1 will net you Hometown (Pop Rock Version), Shooting Enemy (Dance Version) and Vol. 2 Liberation Mission (Piano Version) and Central Town (Kawaii Future Bass Version). These tracks will be added to the in-game music player.

Source: HMV

Rockman EXE Axess Will Stream on YouTube Starting January 25th

The first season of the Rockman EXE anime concluded its official YouTube run tonight with the release of its 56th and final episode. And sure enough, Capcom Japan has already confirmed the streaming date for the first episode of Rockman EXE Axess: January 25th. 

As a reminder, all episodes of Axess and subsequent seasons will be available to stream from Capcom Japan's YouTube channel until May 31st. Meanwhile, despite previous confirmation, episodes of Mega Man NT Warrior have yet to be uploaded to Capcom US' YouTube or Twitch channels. 

Hopefully there will be an update on that front soon. In the meantime, buckle up for Axess!

Friday, January 20, 2023

"Gaea Armor X" Smashes Europe and LATAM Servers Next Week in Mega Man X DiVE

Next week on the global version of Mega Man X DiVE, the European and LATAM servers are finally getting Gaea Armor X. Meanwhile, the North American server will see the return of Street Fighter V collab characters Ryu, Chun-Li and Akuma. No new characters are expected.

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Before the Final Showdown, Rockman X DiVE's ViA Reveals His True Form

ViA has been a mystery since day one; scheming from the shadows and preparing "the player" for a final confrontation. And now, that time is almost upon us.

In a scene from the latest story mode chapters (Chapter 20-4 and 20-5), RiCO and "the player" managed to extract the Robot Destroy Program from ViA. This led to a battle against the "Last Irregular Data", i.e the Sigma Virus. ViA appears before them sporting a brand-new armor and a clearly visible face. He is battle-ready for the final confrontation...

... It remains to be seen if the release of 20-6 will mark the end of the current story arc or the story mode altogether. 

The development team hasn't made an announcement yet when we can expect to go toe to toe with ViA one more time. However, considering there will be no maintenance next week and the current DiVE Armor Iris capsule ends on February 1st, it's safe to assume the last Story Mode chapter (and most likely a playable version of the new ViA) will drop on February 1st.

Let us now what you think of this new revelation in the comments! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Icon Heroes Mega Man X2 Ride Chaser Diorama Available to Pre-Order

If you've got $600 to burn in your pocket (I mean, who doesn't?), Icon Heroes has a new Mega Man X2-themed diorama coming up

This limited edition statue is made of polystone and hand-painted, making each one unique. It measures 11.1 inches tall, 15.9 inches wide and 16.5 inches deep. The scene is inspired by Mega Man X2, with X blazing through a downed Crash Roader. Pre-orders are available directly from Icon Heroes. It ships sometime in Q3 2023.

I'll be perfectly honest here: this looks very rough. There's no solid indication whether or not the images represent the final product. The concept is neat, certainly. But $600 for this? From X's awkward proportions and pose to the cake-like texture work, let's just say there's plenty of room for improvement.

I'll keep ya posted if anything changes...

Monday, January 16, 2023

DiVE Armor Iris Joins Rockman X DiVE


Rockman X DiVE is expanding its roster of DiVE Armor characters this week with the addition of DiVE Armor Iris (previously teased back in November).

DiVE Armor Iris comes in shortly after the release of DiVE Armor RiCO at the tail end of 2022. And by the looks of things, she won't be the last character to receive a DiVE Armor upgrade.

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, January 15, 2023

"Dr. Light the Martial Artist" Joins Mega Man X DiVE Next Week

Next week, the global version of Mega Man X DiVE will see the addition of Dr. Light the Martial Artist to the North American server, while the European server will welcome Droit and Angie, who have already had an early release on the North American server. Additionally, the Latin American server will receive Dark MegaMan.EXE.

Find all the details after the break!

Friday, January 13, 2023

Mega Man Legends 2 Gets Brazilian Portuguese Fan-Translation and Dub


Thanks to some stellar work from a group of dedicated fans, Mega Man Legends 2 now has a Brazilian Portuguese translation. And better yet, they even went the extra mile with a complete dub!

This marks the first time the game is available in this language, making it more accessible and enjoyable for fans who speak it. This localization project has been a long-time coming and the team behind it has done an outstanding job in ensuring the translation is accurate and true to the original game. 

Download links for the patch can be found from the above video's description. Many thanks to toolness64 for the heads up!

Thursday, January 12, 2023

My Arcade Mega Man 1-6 "Micro Player" and "Mini Player" Revealed


Another day, another re-release of Mega Man 1-6. This time in the form of My Arcade's retro "Micro Player" tabletop and "Mini Player" portable console.

Announced and showcased at CES 2023, these tiny versions of the first six Mega Man games will be available later this year through My Arcade's website, Amazon, and in-store retailers. My Arcade's similar products typically range from $40 to $60, so it's likely that these will fall within that range as well.

If you're not burned out on re-buying Mega Man 1-6 yet, maybe these will do the trick. But I will say, these aren't too difficult to mod. You could always load 'em up with more games...

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Teppen Kicks Off the New Year with "Sigma's Invasion"


Teppen kicks off the year with a new Mega Man X-themed card pack, bringing the "Echoes of the Lost Civilization" trilogy to a close. Sigma is featured prominently in this card pack, but even Massimo, who is often overlooked, has a place in it too.

You can check out the cards after the break!

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Fan-Game Mega Man X Innocent Impulse is a Colorful, Open-World Romp

Mega Man X Innocent Impulse is a fan-game that's been on the burner for a few years -- and it's shaping up quite nicely.

Created by a dedicated group of fans, Innocent Impulse offers players the chance to explore an 2D open-world filled with collectibles and Mavericks to hunt. Interestingly, the game takes some inspiration from the Mega Man Xtreme duology -- that's something we don't see too often. 

There's a short playable demo available to download from the game's itchio page. A second demo is due sometime later this month. The footage in the trailer above comes from that very build! In the meantime, demo #1 is primed and ready for ya. 

Check it out! And good luck to Solren, Tommycase and the rest of the team!

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection: Interview with Masakazu Eguchi


Back in December, Rockman Unity's Ucchy-san had the chance to interview Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection director Masakazu Eguchi (aka Mr. Famous) as a follow-up to the news about the game's release date date and online feature. 

The interview covered a variety of different topics, including some minor bits of news that weren't announced during the video stream or trailer.  And now, thanks to our friend Sidier, you can read the interview in English! Check it out after the break.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Import Options for Rockman EXE Advanced Collection Limited Edition

It can be a bit tricky ordering items from E-Capcom if you don't live in Japan. Fortunately, there are a couple alternatives, especially if you're looking to import the Japan-exclusive Rockman EXE Advanced Collection "We Are Always Connected" limited edition set.

Aitai Kuji recently began accepting orders for both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 bundles, each priced at 12,00 yen (roughly $91.60 US). The E-Capcom exclusive Battle Chip keychain is included. Aitai Kuji will also carry the standalone drinking glass and coaster set

Nin-Nin Game is another option. But at this time, both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 sets are sold out. It remains to be seen if they'll offer additional stock before April. Bookmark the page(s) and keep tabs on 'em just in case.

I've ordered from both stores before; they're good. Nin-Nin shipping can be a little hit and miss. It was really contingent on the time of year, I think. If not from these two stores, you can always try your hand at eBay or Yahoo! Japan Auctions. 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

An Hour of Mega Man X: Corrupted Gameplay

A new year, a new look at Mega Man X: Corrupted. Developer JKBGames has released an hour of gameplay footage, showcasing the impressive progress they've made on the much anticipated fan-game. The amount of care and dedication going into continues to impress, to say the very least.

There's no word yet on a release date, but we hope that JKBGames is getting closer to completing the game. In the meantime, hit the play button above and enjoy!