Monday, February 27, 2023

"Rockman EXE NEW STORIES 2023" One-Shot Manga Coming in April

We are less than two months away from Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection. And if the release of the Original Soundtrack wasn't already a good enough complementary project, a new one-shot manga by Ryo Takamisaki has been announced.

Find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Mega Man Battle Network Original Vinyl Soundtrack Available to Pre-Order

Ship to Shore is now accepting pre-orders for the official Mega Man Battle Network vinyl record soundtrack, composed by the one and only Akari Kaida. It's priced at $30/€30 with a planned Q3 2023 release.

Pre-orders are available from the following retailers:

A special red "cloudy" vinyl variant is available exclusively from Black Screen Records. You can snag that one here!

Rockman-san & Rockman-chan Vol. 02 Cover Art Revealed

Ahead of Rockman-san and Rockman-chan's physical and digital release on March 3rd, Kadokawa Comics has revealed both manga's cover arts.

Rockman-chan volume 2 spans 196 pages and will continue the story from chapter 12. Meanwhile Rockman-san comes packed with 194 pages and continues from chapter 19.

Both manga continue to run successfully on the digital pages of Young Ace UP charting comfortably among the top 10 most read manga on the site.

You can pre-order the digital version or the physical version in many places -- Amazon Japan, Book Walker among others. 

After the break you can see the pre-order bonus available in Japanese retails GAMERS and Melon Books.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Official Mega Man X + Minecraft Crossover Announced... and Released

Straight outta nowhere, Microsoft has announced AND released a boatload of Mega Man X-themed DLC for Minecraft. Check out the launch trailer above!

From the press release:

Sigma and his Mavericks are back, and they mean business! Jump into the adventure with this official Mega Man world inspired by the Capcom original. Use Mega Man's arsenal of 9 weapons to fight an army of enemies as you make your way through iconic levels and defeat epic bosses! Vibe with the original Mega Man X soundtrack and showcase the classic Mega Man skins included.

So yeah; random... but neat! You can grab the DLC here!

Monday, February 20, 2023

Mega Man Powered Up User-Created Stages Have Been Saved

After being online for 16 years, Capcom officially closed the Mega Man Powered Up servers on November 30, 2022. Many of us were understandably worried about losing the thousands of user-created stages. But good news! I'm happy to share that everything - and I do mean everything - has been safely preserved for posterity. Read on for the lowdown!

First 4 Figures Teasing New, Upgraded Mega Man X Statue

Compared to the recent Mega Man X4-inspired Zero statue, First 4 Figures' original X piece looks a little... meh. But come later this year, that's about to change.

Alex Davis, a member of the First 4 Figures team, recently shared the above behind-the-scenes image on the F4F Official Collectors Club Facebook page. Horrifying it may be, the accompanying text brought the necessary context: "X is coming later this year!

In addition to the refreshed X statue, Alex also revealed that his design team is currently working on conceptualizing a Full Armor X statue. Alex intends to present the concept to the Facebook group in a few weeks and if there's enough interest, the project will be given the go-ahead.

To keep your appetites whet till then, Alex is asking fans to signup to be notified when the upgraded X goes on sale. Everyone that does gets 10% off their order.

DiVE Armor iCO Brings Her "Administrator Privileges" to Rockman X DiVE on Wednesday

New DiVE Armor characters are still being added to Rockman X DiVE, even amidst the never-ending reruns of previous events. However, no new events are expected until March, which coincides with both the game's third anniversary and a collaboration with a new Capcom IP.

In the meantime, this week iCO is finally getting her very own DiVE Armor. All the details after the break! 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Nana Joins Mega Man X DiVE Next Week

Next week on the global version of Mega Man X DiVE, another character from Mega Man X Command Mission joins the roster. Fan-favorite navigator Nana will be landing on all servers, brings with her a free 10-pull everyday.

The event stage The Faithful Guardian will be available too and you can expect the usual rewards plus the Command Mission card from the point exchange list.

When it comes to DNA Code unlocked next week, the NA Server will get Magma Dragoon & Harpuia's DNA Code and the EU and LATAM Servers Harpuia's. Additionally, a Dark Code Coin Capsule will be available too. 

If you wish to check some store paid packs you can do so after the break!

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Kotobukiya Full Armor X Review

Released at the tail-end of January 2023, Kotobukiya's Full Armor X is the newest addition to the Rockman X model kit line. From what I've seen, some people have been waiting for this particular armor since the beginning of the line. But was it worth the wait? 

Join me after the break as I outline exactly what it absolutely was worth the wait and why it might be the best kit yet.

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.