Thursday, March 30, 2023

Rockman EXE: Programs of Light and Darkness Movie to Stream on YouTube April 7th

More fun news, EXE crew! For the first time ever, the Rockman EXE theatrical movie, Rockman EXE: Programs of Light and Darkness, will stream for free on Capcom Japan's YouTube channel on April 7th. The stream kicks off at 21:00 JST.

It's currently unknown whether English subtitles will be available. The movie was never distributed outside of Japan, primarily due to the lack of an NT Warrior equivalent to Rockman EXE Stream. While fan-subs have been around for some time, an official release with subtitles would be highly appreciated by many.

We'll keep you posted if anything pops up. Stay tuned!

Source: Rockman Unity

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Off-Screen Images - Trophies, Mystery Data Gallery & More

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1 was featured at the Justdan Game Festival in Taiwan Festival last week. One lucky fan had the opportunity to go hands-on with Mega Man Battle Network 3 and captured some interesting images. Spoilers, I guess?

Sunday, March 26, 2023

New Mega Man Battle Network Manga Chapter Released

A brand-new chapter of the Mega Man NT Warrior manga has just been released in English, penned once again by Ryo Takamisaki. 

The story takes place 20 years after the events of the original manga's final chapter, and follows the gang as they attend their 20-year reunion at DenTech Academy. The chapter also features Takamisaki's take on Patch Hikari - Lan and Mayl's son. Be sure to check out the complete English translation right here

Kudos to Capcom for distributing the chapter in Japanese and English simultaneously. This is an unprecedented and remarkable move, especially considering it has been decades since Takamisaki's work has been officially translated into English. 

Truly, Battle Network fans are eating well.

Source: Capcom

Rockman EXE Advanced Collection TV Commercial is a Real Tearjerker


Capcom Japan published the official commercial for the highly-anticipated Rockman EXE Advanced Collection, which will definitely stir up feelings of nostalgia. Its also a reminder of how much time has passed since the original release, making some of us realize just how old we've become. (A second version focused on the anime can be found here)

Nonetheless, the ad is heartwarming and indicative of Capcom's commitment to Advanced Collection, as it's the first commercial for *any* Legacy Collection... not to mention the first EXE ad in over fifteen years.

Only a couple weeks left! 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Mega Man NT Warrior English Dub Finally Arrives on YouTube

Good on their promise, Capcom USA has uploaded every episode of Mega Man NT Warrior and Mega Man NT Warrior Axess on YouTube -- for free.

If you're interested in checking them out, you can find the playlist for season 1 here, and season 2 (Axess) here. These episodes will no longer be available to watch after September 23rd, 2023.

Do keep in mind that the first episode of Axess is presented in Japanese with English subtitles. For reasons not currently known, the dubbed version is unavailable. Also of note, Capcom went so far as to include Axess episode 30 "AquaMan in Love", which never aired in the United States during the show's tenure at Kids WB.

The Mega Man NT Warrior Twitch marathon presented by Capcom USA concludes tomorrow, March 24th. Although there is no official confirmation, several fans are optimistic that the event will end with news regarding availability of the series on additional streaming platforms or a DVD/Blu-ray release. We'll keep an ear to the ground.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Mega Man Battle Network 2 Original Soundtrack Vinyl Announced

In a bit of not-too-surprising news, Ship to Shore has announced plans to release Mega Man Battle Network 2's OST on vinyl for the very first time. The album will be available to pre-order directly from Ship to Shore starting tomorrow, March 21st, at 2PM PST. Other online retailers are expected to follow shortly after.

The previously-announced Mega Man Battle Network 1 vinyl is currently available to pre-order for $39.99 from Amazon. Expect MMBN2 to be similarily priced.

Think Ship to Shore will go all the way to BN6? We'll have to wait and see!

Rockman X DiVE Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with "Next DiVE Armor X"


Believe it or not, this week marks the third anniversary of Rockman X DiVE since it first launched in March 2020. To commemorate this milestone, a new addition to roster will be made on Wednesday --  Next DiVE Armor X!

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Rockman EXE Advanced Collection Gets GBA-Inspired eShop Cards (Japan)

No, Rockman EXE Advanced Collection isn't getting a reproduction Game Boy Advance cartridge. The image above is the newly-unveiled Nintendo Switch eShop redemption card design, which is meant to evoke a sense of GBA nostalgia! 


Thursday, March 16, 2023

Capcom Cafe and Rockman EXE Collab Goods Revealed


Ahead of the Capcom Cafe and Rockman EXE collab event starting next week, Capcom has revealed a slate of goods that will be sold at the Capcom Cafe in Ikebukuro and Umeda.

Capcom designers have created fresh artwork of Rockman, Netto Hikari, Blues, Enzan Ijuin, Forte, and Serenade, which will adorn a wide range of items, including bath towels and magnets, among other goods, that will be available for sale.

See it all after the break!

Sunday, March 12, 2023

How Those Obscure Mobile Rockman Games Play: A First-Hand Account

Guest post by RockmanCosmo

During the early 2000s, feature phone gaming gained popularity in Japan, with some of the first cell phones connecting to mobile internet providers like DoCoMo's i-mode and KDDI's EZweb. Each provider had its own storefront for downloading and purchasing video games, many of which were designed specifically for on-the-go gaming. The Rockman franchise was no exception to this trend. 

Today, I'll be observing some of these obscure Rockman games with insights from NAO, who owns the hardware for many of these old titles. Although his phone is currently out of commission, he recorded some great gameplay, embedded below. 

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Check Out the Fan-Made Kotobukiya "iX" Upgrade Kit (And Grab One!)

Before χ -kai-, and even before Copy X, iX (also known as Return X) who served as the original evil X clone. 

iX, who first appeared as an adversary in the Mega Mission Carddass series and made a comeback in the Giga Mission Carddass, has been adored by fans for years. However, when it comes to merchandise, it has always been pretty slim pickings. Thankfully, it's time like these where the fans come in. 

I am so happy to show what our friend Asterisk has been working on: an upgrade kit to turn your Kotobukiya X kit into iX! Join me after the break as we look at this amazing upgrade and how you can get one for yourself!

Friday, March 10, 2023

Soft Vinyl Rockman Toy Announced


Japanese toy maker Electric Toys announced a new addition to their SOFVIPS lineup... Rockman

SOFVIPS is a brand launched in 2020 by Electric Toys that mostly focuses on soft vinyl products based on different characters. So far they have released soft vinyl toys from Chibi Maruko-chan, Tokyo Tribe 2Crayon Shin-chan and the Sonic series.

Beyond the prototype image above, no other details are available at this time. Based on past toys, it's safe to assume a price tag between 6.000 Yen and 8.000 Yen for sizes that go from 10cm to 16cm. There's been some exceptions for over-sized toys too. We'll see.

We can expect images of the painted figure, price and release date to be announced at a later date. In the meantime, you can take a look at their other toys to get a better idea of what to expect from Rockman here!

Thursday, March 9, 2023

E-Reader "Patch Cards", "Buster MAX Mode" Announced for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

 

Mr. Famous made a brief appearance during during today's Capcom Spotlight to announced two brand-new features for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection: Patch Cards and Buster Max Mode.

Patch Cards: 

  • All 499 Patch Cards are included! Load cards by selecting "Mega Man" from the Sub Screen in all Mega Man Battle Network games from 4 onward. There's also a rule that lets you play with or without Patch Cards in online battles!
  • In the original games, you read data from real cards with the e-Reader peripheral to net in-game bonuses.
  • Gain access to limited cards that were previously only available from past events and other distributions!
  • Includes special Boktai tie-in cards too!
Buster MAX Mode:
  • A new mode has been added that powers up Mega Buster shots by a factor of 100! You can turn the new mode on/off from the menu at any time during the story, giving you the freedom to play how you want. The mode will remain off in online battles.

In addition to the above, Capcom also confirmed the premiere date for the dubbed episodes of Mega Man NT Warrior and Mega Man NT Warrior Axess - March 21st, 10:00 AM PT. More details on thr NT Warrior marathon will be released on March 23rd at 6:00 PM PT.

For additional details and screenshots, head on over to the game's official website.

Complete Track List Revealed for Rockman EXE Advanced Collection OST

The titles for all 22 tracks on the Rockman EXE Advanced Collection original soundtrack have been confirmed courtesy of Rockman Unity. Check 'em out from the image above!

What's more, a clean version of the album's cover art is now available. You can find it after the break below.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Early Rockman EXE 1 64Dream Magazine Preview Translated

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is just around the corner - almost a month away! And as we eagerly anticipate the latest news about the game, which is set to be revealed in tomorrow's Capcom showcase, here's a little blast from the past to tide you over.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Devil May Cry & Rockman X DiVE Collaboration Announced


After three collaborations with Monster Hunter and one with Street Fighter, Rockman X DiVE is tapping into something a little different this time. The Deep Log is crossing paths with Capcom's stylish action game Devil May Cry 5 with brand-new versions of X and Zero!

Find all the details after the break!

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Capcom Cafe and Rockman EXE Collab Announced

From March 24 to April 27, Capcom Cafe in Ikebukuro and Umeda will be hosting a collaboration event with the Rockman EXE series featuring special themed menus and goods. 

The main visual, which you can see above, was drawn by official Capcom Japan staff. Additional announcements regarding the kind of goods and menu items are forthcoming. 

Judging by the products released in 2018 when Capcom Cafe collaborated with the Rockman series prior to the launch of Mega Man 11, we can probably expect clear files, coasters, stickers and other miscellaneous knick-nacks. 

If you happen to be around Tokyo or Osaka during event, you can reserve your seat(s) at the Capcom Cafe by following the instructions here.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Alia Takes the Spotlight Again in Teppen's Newest Card Pack


Teppen's second card pack of the year is finally here! This time, the main focus is the Ace Attorney and Resident Evil series with a little wiggle room for the long-forgotten fan-favorite Haunting Ground

Mega Man X series fans need not fear, though. The Turnabout Festival card pack shines a spotlight on Alia again following White Day Alia's inclusion last year.

You can check all the Mega Man X-themed cards after the break!

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. 

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!