Saturday, December 30, 2023

Review: Kotobukiya Mega Man MM11 Ver.

In September 2010, Kotobukiya unveiled their Rockman model kit line to the world. Now, over 13 years later, Rock is sporting his blue armor once again with Kotobukiya's newest release: Mega Man (Mega Man 11 Ver.)! Did the long wait pay off, or does this kit seem outdated? Stick around as we delve into why this model deserves your attention and Zenny!

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Japan-Exclusive Rockman Cellphone Games Dumped, Playable Now!

Today, we're thrilled to announce the successful acquisition and release of EIGHT Rockman cellphone games previously available only in Japan. Among the lot are Rockman EXE: Phantom of Network and Rockman EXE: Legend of Networka full chapter from Rockman DASH: Great Adventure on 5 Islands, and a handful of lesser-known from Rockman GP to a unique Rockman 1 port featuring a fully-playable Roll. Best of all, you can play them -- ALL of them -- today.

Read on for the details!

A Closer Look at Teppen's Absolute Zero Card Pack

Teppen ends the year on a high note with the Absolute Zero card pack, marking the debut of Mega Man Zero series in the game. 

The pack includes over 50 regular cards and three animated cards devoted to the Zero series. The Resistance members take the spotlight with Neige from Mega Man Zero 4 alongside the Four Guardians, Copy X, and even Dr. Weil making notable appearances.

You can check all the cards after the break!

Friday, December 22, 2023

First Look at Teppen's Mega Man Zero Card Pack

Teppen's next card pack is dubbed Absolute Zero, and it's dropping on December 27th. That's right; we don't even have to wait until 2024! 

The card pack features the Mega Man Zero and Lost Planet series. The storyline combines the icy realm of Lost Planet with the clash between Neo Arcadia and the Resistance. Unexpectedly, Resident Evil's Leon Kennedy and Ada Wong embark on a journey to a parallel world, existing in an entirely different timeline.

In terms of Mega Man content, there are over 50 cards with characters from the Zero series. After the break below, you'll find the story trailer along with a sneak peek of several cards anticipated to be part of the collection!

Thursday, December 21, 2023

A Closer Look at Rockman X DIVE's Artbook

After the revelation of DiVE Armor Sigma and the cancelled Rockman Xover collaboration, we have more comprehensive view of the unused and cut content featured in the recently-released Rockman X DiVE artbook. With an extensive collection of unseen bosses and character poses, this artbook holds a wealth of discoveries waiting to be unveiled.

Check 'em out after the break!

Monday, December 18, 2023

Kotobukiya Falcon Armor X Now Available to Pre-Order (May 2024)

Although Kotobukiya's Mega Man X 30th anniversary stream was postponed, the manufacturer has moved forward to announce Falcon Armor X's release date: May 2024. This handsome fellow is now available to pre-order from Kotobukiya directly. More retailers are set to accept reservations shortly. (UPDATE: Up on HobbyLink Japan and AmiAmi)

Falcon Armor X includes three interchangeable face parts (Default/Looking Forward, Teeth Clenched, and Shouting/Looking Forward), along with four distinct hand parts (Closed, Open, Support, Weapon Holding), a Buster part, and an interchangeable Arm Crystal. This Crystal swap enhances wrist flexibility, broadening the figure's range of motion. Interestingly, there are no Buster effect parts.

Kotobukiya has additional updates and announcements in the pipeline for more kits. Stay tuned for further updates!

Source: Kotobukiya

A Look Mega Man X DIVE's Cut and Unused Content

The debut of Mega Man X DiVE Offline shed some light on content that the development team hadn't had the chance to implement initially: Eregion (Mega Man X4's Opening Stage boss), Violen (an X-Hunter from Mega Man X2), and the desire to include Prometheus (ZX) as a playable character.

And now, thanks to the recently-released Rockman X DiVE Illustration Collection book, we have even more details about content that didn't make the cut. 

Find all the details after the break!

Friday, December 15, 2023

Mega Man Zero Series Will Join Teppen in 2024

Teppen is ready to start the year 2024 off with a bang. Following the addition of the Battle Network series in July, the first card pack slated to hit Teppen next year will be centered around Mega Man Zero.

The card pack is set to launch at the beginning of January, but players will have the chance to get an exclusive sneak peek on December 22nd at 19:00 (JST) during the final Teppen Headline program of the year.

Not much elseis known at the moment, except for the artwork above, which can be viewed in its entirety on the developer's Twitter account. 

Teppen has always been a great source for Mega Man artwork, and if Dr. Weil is any indication of what's to come, we're in for a treat!

Capcom Debuts New Apparel for Rockman X 30th Anniversary

As the X series' 30th anniversary draw near, Capcom has quietly launched commemorative apparel featuring t-shirts, a sweatshirt, and a hoodie to honor this milestone.

The apparel is available for purchase through Amazon Japan, featuring the "30th Anniversary" tagline along with Ultimate Armor X (White Version) from Mega Man X Legacy Collection's X-Challenge Mode. Additionally, it showcases a compilation of the main games in the X Series along with their corresponding Japanese release dates.

You can find more details after the break!

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Mega Man X DiVE Offline Gets Free Demo Version, Limited Time Price Cut

If you're still on the fence about grabbing Mega Man X DiVE Offline, you can now try out a free demo. The demo, available for download on Steam and the Google Play Store, includes the complete Story Mode Chapter 8 and offers a range of characters and weapons to test out.

Additionally, the full game is 34% off for a limited time on iOS and Android, priced at $19.90 instead of the regular $29.99.  The discount is set to end on January 21, 2024. If you liked the demo or you've been holding out for something a little more wallet-friendly, this might be the perfect chance to grab it!

Source: Mega Man X DiVE Offline

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Mega Man Star Force Crew Returns for "Street Fighter 200" Art

Capcom's official art account, typically dedicated to showcasing archived artwork, pleasantly surprised its followers with something a little different: a fresh piece featuring the reunion of the Mega Man Star Force crew -- Geo, Luna, Zack, Sonia, and Bud (alongside his Taurus Adapter).

The caption for the piece reads, "Street Fighter 200 will be released in the year 220X! Everyone hurry to the store!"

All in all, it's a playful piece with no hidden hints or teases intended. Nevertheless, it's genuinely uplifting to see new Star Force-related art these days. Now, if only we could do something about that watermark...

Source: Capcom_AWT

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Original Mega Man Legends Concept Art Preserved by Video Game History Foundation

As part of their on-going efforts to digitize and preserve video game history, the Video Game History Foundation has released a collection of Mega Man Legends concept art that may pique your interest. 

Though a couple have appeared in various Japan-exclusive publications over the years, this marks the first time these images featuring Mega Man Volnutt, Roll, Tron, Teisel, Data and Servbots are being presented in their original, raw form. Some notably catch the eye—like Mega Man Volnutt's piece, which is a rougher iteration of the one depicted in Rockman DASH Great Adventure Guide.

"These come from a folder of Mega Man Legends artwork that, based on the file names, seems to predate the game’s English localization," writes VGHF's Frank Cifaldi. "The Servbots are referred to as “Lemon Heads,” while your sidekick Roll Caskett is just named “Girl.” Rude!

You can check out all these pieces directly at the Video Game History Foundation. They're planning to unveil more game history treasures throughout December, so it might be worth signing up for their newsletter while you're there.

Source: Video Game History Foundation

Friday, December 8, 2023

New Image of Threezero MDLX Rockman (Now with Articulation)

Threezero made an appearance at the ElefunPop Art & Toy Show in Shanghai today, unveiling an updated prototype of their MDLX Rockman figure. This updated version showcases several points of articulation, allowing for versatile posing options compared to the "dummy" iteration that was displayed back in July.

While Threezero continues to maintain secrecy about the figure's release date and pricing, they've hinted that Rockman will be offered at an "affordable" price point. We'll provide updates on these specifics and any additional details as they roll in.

Source: PremiumToys Channel

Fan-Game "Mega Man Y+1: Operation X.M.A.S" Now Available to Play

Mega Man Y+1: Operation X.M.A.S, a fan-game quietly developed in the last three months from the folks at LM Team, is now available to download

A spin-off of the original Mega Man Y+1, the game features nine original Christmas-themed stages where the objective is to recover your misplaced belongings. From a gingerbread battle station to sunny beaches south of the equator, and even Dr. Wily's chimney! 

Utilize an assortment of six unique Special Weapons to add a festive twist to your battles: initiate snowball skirmishes with "Frosty Sentry," surprise opponents with a re-gift of last year's presents with "Mystery Gift" toss, or join in door-to-door musical showdowns with "Carol Cast". One Special Weapon even includes a special appearance by Santa's reindeer...

You can grab Mega Man Y+1: Operation X.M.A.S from the game's official SFGHQ page here. Follow LM Team on Twitter for updates on Mega Man Y+1, too!

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Japan-Exclusive Rockman EXE Arcade Games Successfully Ripped, Emulation in the Works

After a successful fundraising campaign in September, our resident engineer, Tofu, set off on a mission to France to extract and preserve Rockman EXE: Battle Chip Stadium from a collector. I am pleased to report that not only was Battle Chip Stadium successfully ripped, but we've managed to secure the data from Rockman EXE: The Medal Operation

Once Tofu is back in the States, reverse-engineering will take place to get these once-elusive Japan-only arcade games in a playable state. In other words, after 18-or-so years, you'll finally have the chance to emulate and play them from the comfort of your home.

Read on for some important key points!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Jada Toys Mega Man Wave 1 Video Showcase

The highly anticipated Mega Man line from Jada Toys is almost here. However, some fortunate individuals already have Wave 1 in their possession! While you wait for yours to join your collection, check out the above video from FatBoy Toy Review featuring an in-depth showcase of all three figures in action. We get a great look at the packaging, accessories, and just how articulate these little guys really are.

You can pre-order Wave 1 from Big Bad Toystore or Entertainment Earth. The figures are due to ship in January, 2024. 

Friday, December 1, 2023

Dr. Wily Wins 6th "Capcom Election", Keisuke Mizno Illustrates Commemorative Art

In the sixth round of Capcom's official election campaign, Dr. Wily clinched the top spot in the category "Which character comes to mind as Capcom's final boss?", surpassing both Albert Wesker and M. Bison.

To mark this victory, Capcom enlisted Keisuke Mizuno to create an exclusive illustration of Dr. Wily. This artwork is now accessible for download on Capcom Town, compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

More commemorative wallpapers featuring characters determined by popular votes will be released in future Capcom Elections. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Rockman and Iiotonatati Collaboration Teased (Updated)

Iiotonatati, the Japan-based 'Let's Play' group highlighted in Retro Revengers, a 2D adventure-platformer inspired by Rockman and featuring a soundtrack by Manami Matsumae, is gearing up for an official collaboration with Capcom's blue hero.

While it remains to be seen if the collaboration will extend to the game itself - or a wholly different piece of Retro Revengers software -- a recent tease on the game's official Twitter account hints at merchandise for this partnership. UPDATE: Rather than a collaboration specific to Retro Revengers, this is a general collaboration among with Iiotonatati themselves. The sneak peek showcases shirts and tote bags featuring a set of new Robot Masters bearing unusual names (Devil Woman, Uncle Man... Cat Man?), and an illustration of Rockman surrounded by various support items.

Iiotonatati indicated more information on this collaboration will be shared at a later date.

Retro Revengers is available on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam for $9.99.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Rockman-Themed Pop-Up Shop Heads to LA in March 2024

The Rockman 35th anniversary pop-up shop, which made a brief appearance in Japan last May, is now making its way stateside. Animate has announced that the pop-up shop will be hitting their Los Angeles location in March 2024. While specific dates haven't been disclosed yet, expect that information to come out closer to the New Year.

If you can't make it to LA, fret not! Animate has confirmed that these items will also be available for purchase online. Currently, several Rockman items are up for pre-order on Animate USA's online shop and are slated to be shipped in March 2024. Moreover, customers spending up to $15 on goods will receive one of seven random photo cards (see image on the right for a glimpse).

You can have a look at what's available here. Stay tuned for updates!

Kotobukiya Postpones Rockman X 30th Anniversary Stream Event

Due to "various circumstances", Kotobukiya has postponed the previously-announced Rockman X 30th anniversary live stream event. The show was intended to commemorate not only the X series' 30th anniversary but the 5th anniversary of Kotobukiya's Rockman model kit line. New product reveals for the 30th anniversary and updates on previously-announced model kits were anticipated.

Kotobukiya has indicated that the stream will be rescheduled for a later date. New products that were intended to be announced will be featured on a separate YouTube Talk Live program. Additional details will be disclosed at a later date.

Source: Kotobukiyas

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Capcom Redesigns Official Rockman Website

For the first time in six years, Capcom has completely refreshed their official Rockman website. The update strips down much of the leftover 30th anniversary content  which hung around for a good while after the occasion  and organizes everything in a more clean and streamlined format. 

The revamped site now features a single page divided into three sections: Latest News, About, and Goods. The previous franchise timeline has been replaced by a simple "about" section that spotlights each individual Rockman series. Each series is accompanied by sleek key art alongside a small screenshot. Interestingly, the screenshot representing the EXE series appears to be from a pre-release build of the game—an unintentional oversight. Oops!

Apart from these changes, there's not much else of note. Nonetheless, the overall refresh is intriguing, especially considering that Capcom historically redesigned the site to coincide with anniversaries. However, the 35th anniversary deviated from this tradition without an overhaul. With Rockman X's 30th anniversary fast approach, perhaps this was the opportune moment.

Source: Rockman Series Official

Rockman X DiVE Illustration Collection Cover Art and Preview Pages

By way of Amazon Japan, we have our first look at the upcoming Rockman X DiVE artbook. You can find the cover art above (illustrated by none other than Keisuke Mizuno) and a handful of preview pages after the jump below!

Monday, November 20, 2023

Kotobukiya Roll.EXE Pre-orders Now Available (April 2024)

It's been a minute since we last heard from Kotobukiya's Roll.EXE model kit. But we've got some great news: she's up for pre-order! You can snag yours from our affiliate HobbyLink Japan right here. Other retailers should follow suit shortly if you have an alternate preference.

Roll comes with four unique face and hand parts, a Roll Arrow arm, and a clip-type display stand. She's due to ship in April 2024. Not much else left to say than that! You can find additional images and details from the link above!

Source: Kotobukiya

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Officially-Licensed Mega Man "Model Kit" Tees Now Available

A spiffy new line of licensed Mega Man t-shirts are up for grabs from Nerd Clothing that's a little something different from what you'd expect. The designs, which feature characters and items from the classic and X series, are made to resemble plastic model kit runners. Check 'em out:

Hey; props to the manufacturer for giving Tango some love there. Anyway, if these tees catch your eye, hit up the links above to order. And here's a perk: use code BF2023 at checkout and get 30% off the entire order too!

Friday, November 17, 2023

Collector to Showcase Various Rockman Prototypes for the First Time in Japan

To commemorate the recent release of his latest book, Not For Resale Guidebook GOLD, author and collector Jironosuke will be showcasing a range of prototype and pre-release software from his personal collection next week in Osaka. 

Among the highlights are prototypes for Rockman 1, Rockman 3, and Rockman X. This event will mark the very first public viewing of these early versions, which currently remain undumped. Jironosuke has previously eluded to a number of differences—both minor and significant—between these prototypes and the final retail versions, so it'll be interesting to finally see them in action. Please note that attendees will not be able to play the games; rather, Jironosuke will demonstrate them on stage.

The event takes place on Sunday, November 26th at 17:30 JST at Umeda Lateral in Osaka. If you're in the area, swing on by and check 'em out for us. For those unable to attend, let's keep our fingers crossed for some footage. 

Thursday, November 16, 2023

The Yetee Rolls Out Fresh Mega Man Goods for the Holidays

Seeking some Mega-fied stocking stuffers for that special someone this holiday? Well, have a gander at The Yetee's newest lineup of officially licensed Mega Man goods. From pin sets to tote bags, tees, and "premium" sweaters, there's a little something here for everyone. 

For additional Mega Man goods from The Yetee not shown here, hit up the Mega Man storefront here. Also, a big congratulations to the artists whose work were chosen to be featured in this lineup. Well done!

Friday, November 10, 2023

Giveaway - Dodecamin "Rockman BIG" Access Codes

We've managed to secure 25 access codes for Rockman BIG, the official collaboration game between Rockman and Japanese energy drink, Dodecamin BIG. While these codes typically come bundled with Dodecamin BIG bottles, given that they are exclusive to Japan, here's your opportunity to try it out.

To enter, simply send an e-mail to RockmanCornerContests@gmail*com (remove the *, of course) with "BIG" in the subject line. Winners will be randomly selected on Monday, November 13th, at 12 PM CST. If you win, I'll hit you up with an access code along with instructions on how to play. Anyone can enter; there are no restrictions here. UPDATE: Submissions are closed. Thank you for participating!

For those unfamiliar, Rockman BIG is a bite-sized browser game that challenges you to defeat Elec Man, Air Man, and "Dodeka Dr. Wily"—an original Wily machine boss character. You'll also get the opportunity to face off against "Dodeka" versions of Elec Man and Air Man, oversized variants that dominate large portions of the screen. As you conquer bosses and tackle challenges, you'll earn Bolts, which can be exchanged for physical prizes.

Currently, we're working on preserving Rockman BIG before it shuts down in January 2024. We'll keep you updated on our progress. In the meantime, enter the giveaway! 

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

15 Years in the Making, Mega Man RPG Fan-Game is Complete

After 15 years of development, Mega Man RPG Prototype by Adrian Marceau (Ageman20xx), has finally launched. This browser-based fan-game blends RPG elements from Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Pokemon with the classic series Mega Man characters and Special Weapons. It features a full campaign, nearly 100 playable characters, a meaty post-game, and an asynchronous multiplayer mode.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Asahi Soft Drinks, Capcom Team-up for Rockman Energy Drink

Asahi Soft Drinks and Capcom are joining forces for a special Rockman edition of "Dodecamin BIG" energy drink.

The campaign is set to run from November 7 to January 15, 2024, and draws inspiration from the classic E-Tank, known for its strength-restoring properties, a perfect match for Dodecamin. To set itself apart from previous energy drink collaborations, Dodecamin BIG bottles will include a sticker that when scanned, will allow you to play a unique Rockman game.

More details after the break!

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Mega Man X Characters Attend Teppen's "Dark Auction" Event [UPDATED]

The latest Teppen update has dropped, and it brings together characters from Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, Mega Man and other Capcom characters as a spy team. Their mission: recover the stolen Kinship Stone from the suspicious auction house in Castle Salazar.

In line with this new storyline, a fresh card pack featuring Mega Man X-themed cards has made its debut. You can check the art and flavor text after the break!

"Shironeko Project New World's" and Rockman Collaboration Announced

Shironeko Project New World's, the free-to-play action RPG game developed by Colopl for Android and iOS, has just revealed the last character in their "Three Major Character Collaboration" event, and it's none other than Rockman.

Rockman will close the event, which began with Baki Hanma from Baki the Grappler, followed by Maple from Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense, and now culminates with the game's second collaboration with the Rockman series.

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, October 30, 2023

Player 1 Studios Teasing Black Zero Statue

If you're looking to add another Zero statue to your Mega Man shelf, you might want to keep an eye on Player 1 Studios. The manufacturer recently took to Instagram to tease the development of a Black Zero statue. The above image was posted with the caption, "Aren't classic the best? Coming soon.."

Player 1 Studios are known for their licensed, high-end resin statues and figures based on popular anime and manga. To get a better idea of what to expect from Black Zero, you can sample their previous work here.

Source: Player 1 Studios

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Tops 1.42 Million Units Sold

Three months ago, Capcom announced that Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (Vol.1+Vol.2)  sold 1.32 million units as of June 30, 2023. In their latest financial report for the second quarter of fiscal year 2023, Capcom has now confirmed that the collection has achieved 1.42 million units in sales as of September 30, 2023.

While it's not too big of a jump from the previous report, it's worth noting that Capcom has only recently started to include the title in discount campaigns. This strategy is expected to lead to a steady and gradual growth in sales, similar to what was observed with Mega Man 11.

As of now, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection still trails behind Mega Man 11 (1.80 million units) and Mega Man 2 (1.51 million units) in terms of sales, but it has rapidly secured the third best-selling selling Mega Man title, surpassing Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 (1.40 million units).

What's more? The Mega Man franchise as a whole jumped from 40 million units to 41 million units sold thanks to Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection's strong sales.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Rarely-Seen Mega Man 8 Art Unearthed and Preserved

If you're a fan of Hayato Kaji's work, I've got a neat treat for you. I recently obtained an issue of Famimaga from November 1996, which showcased Mega Man 8 as its cover story. Obscured behind a sea of text lies an exclusive piece of original artwork featuring Mega Man and Duo, never republished before.

Regrettably, extracting the image from beneath the text proved challenging. However, with Game Vacanti's assistance, we successfully located a clean version hiding within the issue's pages. We've scanned both the original cover and the clean version for your pleasure. You can view them above or directly download them here.

Additionally, this issue includes an extensive interview with former Capcom staff involved in the game's production. We're actively working on translating the interview and plan to make it available soon. Stay tuned!

Monday, October 16, 2023

Review: Kotobukiya Mega Man X Second Armor Double Charge Shot Ver.

Hot off the heels of the recent bits of Kotobukiya news, the newest kit in Kotobukiya's Mega Man X line has dropped at last! Today, we'll be looking at the Second Armor Charge Shot Ver.

That's right; the Second Armor is back and better than ever! But what makes this release different than the previous Second Armor? Is it worth double-dipping if you have that one? Join me after the break, and we'll go over everything this kit has to offer!

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Official Rockman X DiVE Art Book Coming in December

Listings for a Rockman X DiVE Illustration Collection artbook have been spotted on Amazon Japan and Rakuten, ahead of any official announcement from Capcom Japan. 

The 256-page treasure book is set to offer a rich array of content, including illustrations, character models, setting images, skill icons, and even some previously unreleased artwork that was originally intended for the game but didn't quite make the final cut. Artwork based on collaboration characters that didn't make it into Rockman X DiVE Offline, such as those from Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, will also be featured.

But, wait! There's more! To complement all this lovely material, the book will feature brand-new interviews and commentary from members of the development team. And to top it off, it will come wrapped in a cover adorned with fresh artwork by Keisuke Mizuno.

Rockman X DiVE Illustration Collection is expected to release on December 18th, 2023. We'll keep you posted as more details (and images) become available.

Friday, October 6, 2023

Jada Toys Mega Man Figure Delayed to December (Big Bad Toystore)

Just as things were settling in place Jada Toys' new Mega Man toyline, there's unfortunate news from one retailer.

The 6-inch Mega Man figure, initially set to ship in November, is now slated for a December release. This update came via an email sent to customers who pre-ordered the figure from Big Bad Toystore. The exact reasons for this slight delay are unclear. However, the other figures in Wave 1 - Fire Man and Ice Man - currently remain unaffected and are still on track for their original release dates.

BBTS is currently the only retailer reporting this delay, and it's uncertain if others will follow. A representative from Jada Toys was unavailable for comment. We'll provide updates as they come in.

Thanks for the tip, phaelin!

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Kotobukiya to Reveal New Model Kit Info in December Event

After unveiling the final mold and paint job of the Roll.EXE model kit a few days ago, Kotobukiya has a delightful surprise in store for attendees at the 61st edition of the All Japan Model and Hobby Show, happening this weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center.

Find all the details after the break!

Friday, September 29, 2023

Objection! Mega Man Pays Homage to Ace Attorney in Newest Wallpaper

To mark the winner of Round 4 in the Capcom Town Elections, Capcom has put together a special set of wallpapers featuring the beloved characters connected to different "famous quotes" that were in the running for votes during the round. The question in contention was, "Which of the following is your Capcom’s famous quote?"

As you can see, Mega Man is one of the chosen ones along with a Zombie from the Resident Evil series, Masamune Date from Sengoku Basara series and a Hunter from Monster Hunter series.

The wallpapers were illustrated by Tamio, a member of Capcom's design room who provided illustrations for various Capcom goods in the last few years. 

You can download Mega Man's wallpaper HERE! Please note that the image above is our own edit;  Mega Man's version says "異議あり!" ("Igiari!").

Thursday, September 28, 2023

New Images of Kotobukiya Roll.EXE Model Kit

One year ago today, Kotobukiya showed off a prototype mold for a Roll.EXE model kit. And today, they shared some fresh images of the final product! Check out the header for a sneak peek and swing by Kotobukiya's Plastic Kit Hobby Show page for the full reveal.

No word on the price or release date just yet, but stay tuned. Given past previews posted around this time of year, it's likely Roll.EXE will hit the shelves in early 2024. We'll keep you in the loop!

Source: Kotobukiya Plastic Kit Hobby Show 

Monday, September 25, 2023

Rockman EXE x #Compass Crossover Event Gameplay

The collaboration event between Rockman EXE and real-time strategy game #Compass is in full swing.  If you're curious to witness the excitement firsthand, you need look no further than Famitsu's exclusive playthrough video above.

In this footage, you'll get a glimpse of Rockman's different styles, specially-themed collaboration cards, and the freshly-recorded lines delivered by the original voice actors of Rockman and Netto.

The Rockman EXE collaboration will run until October 15th. The game is available to download from Google Play, the Amazon App Store, and the Apple App Store.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Rejected Ruby-Spears Mega Man Comic Book Pages Unearthed

Not too long ago, we uncovered an intriguing tidbit about the Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon - it nearly had an official comic book adaptation. Back in 1995, Bruce Hamilton Publishing had plans to bring this tie-in to life, but information about it was scarce, leaving us in the dark about what it might have looked like.

Today, I'm excited to reveal that we've gained much more insigh. Perhaps a little too much. I recently connected with a collector who managed to acquire two very interesting samples from this unpublished endeavor. These pages were crafted by the Day brothers, Dan and David, known for their work on several Marvel Comics projects, Dungeons & Dragons, and other titles.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

"MAXIMUM MASSIMO" Joins the Global Version of Mega Man X DiVE

The global version of Mega Man X DiVE continues to carve its own path, surprising players with a new character not available in the Taiwanese or Japanese versions of the game. In the same vein as S-Class Hunter X and S-Class Hunter Zero, Massimo is getting his own S-rank version.

Find all the details after the break!

Monday, September 18, 2023

Rockman EXE x #COMPASS Crossover Event Announced

Real-Time strategy game #COMPASS unveiled a collaboration with Rockman EXE during a recent livestream event. The crossover event will bring Rockman.EXE and Netto Hikari to the game serving as a "Gunner".

Additionally, six unique EXE-themed collaboration cards and some stylish costumes based on different characters from the series will be included. But wait - there's more! If the above trailer didn't make it apparent enough, the original Japanese voice actors for Netto and Rockman are back, lending their voices to provide some fresh lines for the game!

The Rockman EXE collaboration event is slated to begin on September 25th

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Rockman EXE Battle Chip Stadium Preservation Fundraiser Stream Starts Next Week (Update)

UPDATE: Mission complete! Demi raised well over the anticipated goal, and the boys should be off to save Battle Chip Stadium this November. Stay tuned for updates!

We're on a mission to preserve Rockman EXE Battle Chip Stadium, and your help in the upcoming days could make it happen! This Japan-exclusive arcade game is a rare gem, and we want to ensure its future. Plus, you'll get to play it too! Read on for all the details.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Capcom Shares Rare Mega Man Legends Art for Tezuka Museum Exhibit

The Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters art exhibit is currently in full swing in Japan. For those of us who aren't fortunate enough to attend in person, Capcom's official artwork Twitter account has been sharing collaborative art created exclusively for the exhibit, as well as artwork from Capcom's archives that's currently on display. 

Today, they shared a very rare piece featuring Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, Tron Bonne, Data, and a Servbot, casually hanging out with Anarkis from Darkstalkers. The illustration is the work of Ryuji Higurashi, who served as the package artist for the Japan-exclusive Rockman DASH 1 and DASH 2 PSP ports back in 2005.

Considering this information, along with the seemingly unexpected inclusion of Anarkis, it leaves me with the impression that this piece was originally created as part of a promotional campaign for the PSP, aimed at promoting the DASH ports and Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower. UPDATE: Sure enough, it was indeed part of a 2006 PSP campaign! The original image featured several other characters as well. 

If you're headed to the show this weekend, be sure to check it out in person! I'm sure it will look even better without the watermark...


Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Official Mega Man NT Warrior Marathon is Coming Back to YouTube

Battle Routine set! Capcom USA and YouTube Gaming are teaming up once again for another Mega Man NT Warrior marathon. According to the official Mega Man Twitter, you can catch the live streams every day at 10 AM Pacific time.

Right now, we're not entirely sure how long this marathon will go on for. In the last marathon earlier this year, they really dug into Mega Man NT Warrior Axess and even threw in a rare dubbed episode that hadn't been shown in the United States before. Also, fingers crossed they keep the episodes available once the marathon wraps up too!

To find out how it unfolds, make sure to tune in and check out the show on Capcom USA's official YouTube channel.