Saturday, August 26, 2023

Mega Man X DiVE Offline Developer Interview

The launch of Mega Man X DiVE Offline is just around the corner, and Bahamut GNN News seized the opportunity to speak to members of the development team. In addition to some insight on the offline version, the interview also treats us to previously unrevealed early designs of RiCO!

You can check out the translated interview after the break! (many thanks to our friend Sonny!)

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Additional Mega Man X DiVE Offline Details From Producer Asada So

In the latest Mega Man X DiVE video update, the spotlight turned to Asada So, the producer of the offline version. He took the opportunity to reveal further details about the game's development. It's a little over 4 minutes long, but if you're in a hurry, here's the noteworthy bits:

  • Elemental Metals will be given to players as stage completion awards. Additional items, characters and weapon fragments will also be available as stage rewards or to exchange in the in-game shop.
  • Seasonal Events are included and can be played whenever you want, regardless of the time of year.
  • A new mode has been created to listen to the game's BGM and character voice clips.
  • To compensate for the removal of PvP, certain skills have been adjusted and fine-tuned for PvE.

That's about it for now. As a reminder, Mega Man X DiVE Offline launches September 1st for PC/Steam, Android, and iOS for $29.99. Although not outright confirmed by Capcom, an internet connection is reportedly required to play the game on Steam.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Capcom Seeks Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Feedback in New Survey

Mega Man Battle Network is on a bit of a winning streak, particularly following Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection achieving over a million units in sales in record time. To maintain this positive momentum, Capcom is reaching out to fans for input that could influence the development of future titles, according to a tweet from Rockman Unity.

A product survey for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is now online, offered in six languages, including English. The survey covers a range of questions about each game in the collection, as well as aspects of the collection's presentation such as optional filters, user interface, the 3D MegaMan.EXE, and extra content like the art gallery and music player.

You have until September 30th to complete the survey. After you submit your feedback, you'll receive a special wallpaper designed for your PC or mobile device. 

Source: Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Survey | Rockman Unity

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Mega Man X DiVE Offline Launches September 1st for $29.99

Capcom has officially announced the release date for Mega Man X DiVE Offline, set to launch on September 1st on Steam, Android, and iOS platforms. The game is now available to pre-order on Steam, priced at $29.99. For those who were anticipating a more budget-friendly or even free option... well, here we are.

As previously reported, the game is a single-player, offline version of Mega Man X DiVE, which will be concluding its service on September 27th (The "Global Version", however, will remain online indefinitely). Mega Man X DiVE Offline will include a large majority of the original game's content, game modes, characters (totaling over 100) and stages. 

Online features such as Battle Mode, Co-op, Ranking, Guild, and Capsule are not included. Collaborative content featuring characters and stages from other Capcom franchises, such as Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, and Monster Hunter, will also not be present. Moreover, data transfer from the original will not be possible. You gotta start from scratch, unfortunately.

More details on Mega Man X DiVE Offline can be found on the game's official website.

New Rockman Goods on Sale to Commemorate TGS 2023

With this year's Tokyo Game Show just around the corner, Capcom has confirmed their game lineup and online Showcase schedule. But that's not all – to celebrate the event, they will also be introducing a range of new merchandise available for purchase.

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, August 10, 2023

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne "Gappori Guide" Scans Now Available

Following the release of the Rockman DASH 2 Final Digouter's File, we're delighted to share that high-quality scans of the elusive and long out-of-print "Tron Ni Kobun Gappori Guide" are now available on the Internet Archive. This preservation contribution comes from our friends 0xmortis and RockmanCosmo.

Just like the previous art books in the DASH series, the Gappori Guide is packed with concept art of various characters and mecha, including designs that were never fully realized. A good slice of the book also provides a behind-the-scenes look at Capcom HQ, with snapshots capturing the development team's workspace. Those famous life-size Servbot props make an appearance too. 

Please be aware that the scans are currently in their original Japanese format. The developer commentary throughout the guide will remain untranslated for now, but as always, if there's enough interest, a full scanlation project could be just around the corner. 

In the meantime, feel free to check out the complete guide here!

Exoprimal's Director Interested in Mega Man Collaboration

With Exoprimal already in the hands of players and experiencing a moderate success with more than a million players, the development team recently unveiled the game's post-launch roadmap for the months ahead. It even includes collaborations with Street Fighter 6 and Monster Hunter. However, the game's director has even grander aspirations, envisioning more collaborations that could include Mega Man.

Find all the details below!

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

New Mega Man Battle Network Goods From Fantfhul Revealed

The momentum of the "Year of Mega Man Battle Network" keeps building as Fantfhul introduces an array of new, officially-licensed goods. 

The latest batch includes acrylic keychains, sprite-inspired t-shirts, tin badges, smartphone stands, and even a welcoming DOOR MAT! I mean, what better way to showcase your passion for Battle Network?

Images and pre-order links below!

Capcom and Team Shachi's Rockman 20XX Browser Game Will Shut Down on August 31

Rockman 20XX: Tatakae! Team Shachi!, an 8-bit browser game by Capcom and Team Shachi, will cease operations on August 31st.

Originally launched in 2019, Rockman 20XX presents a goofy, non-canon storyline that takes place after the events of the classic series. Rockman has retired and now resides in an old robot retirement home alongside Blues and Roll. Team Shachi, the embodiment of benevolence, graces the retirement home with a heartwarming concert. Laughter and joy fill the air until an unexpected twist occurs—a sinister AI version of Dr. Wily emerges and corrupts Rockman, morphing him into a malevolent super robot. 

In the face of this looming threat, Dr. Light's AI bestows the members of Team Shachi with the ability to transform into super fighting robots. Their mission: thwart Dr. Wily and his team of geriatric Robot Masters. Yeah!

If you haven't had the chance to play the game yet, now is the time. It's available to play directly in your browser here. Regarding the future preservation of the game, there are no specific details to share at this time. However, if any developments arise, I will certainly keep you updated!

Source: Team Shachi PR

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Teppen's Newest Supplemental Cards Includes More Battle Network

Following July's Mega Man Battle Network-themed card pack in July, Teppen returns one month later with more supplemental cards. This time it includes the likes Higsby, Lan's dad Yuichiro Hikari, and more familiar faces.

See all the cards after the break!

Celebrate Summer with Rockman x Sukeroku the Hamster Collaboration Goods (and More!)

Summer brings a new Rockman collaboration with Japanese social media sensation Sukeroku the Hamster. Originally created by Gotte, this adorable hamster has been rising in popularity over the years with illustrations depicting his day to day life performing very human-like activities.

What's more? This August, Bandai is releasing Rockman 4-themed acrylic stands.

Find all the details after the break!