Friday, April 26, 2024

Jada Mega Man Wave 2 Figures Go Up For Pre-Order on April 29th

If you've been enjoying the first wave of Jada's Mega Man figures, you'll be pleased to know that Wave 2 is finally going up for pre-order in just a few short days. According to Preternia, Hyper Bomb Mega Man, Cut Man and Elec Man are scheduled to be available for pre-order starting Monday, April 29th, at noon EST, from both Big Bad Toystore and Entertainment Earth

Currently, there's no available information regarding the shipping dates or pricing for these figures. However, if they follow the trend of Wave 1, expect them to be priced between $19.99 and $21.99.

To tide you over until Monday, take a peek at some lovely new stock images above.

Source: Preternia

Teppen Adds "Zero Nightmare" Skin

Teppen introduced a fresh wave of supplemental cards today. Despite the absence of new Mega Man-themed cards, the game has a treat in store for Zero fans: a brand-new skin!

From today until May 16th, players have the opportunity to purchase either the Teppen Special Pack 30 or the Teppen Special Pack 31 from May 17th to June 2nd, these packs will be offering a chance to obtain the Zero Nightmare skin. Each pack is priced at 240 Jewels, which is a premium currency in Teppen obtainable exclusively through real-money transactions or by completing specific missions for Season Pass holders.

This skin is purely cosmetic, so there's nothing particular reflected in its abilities. 

The next Teppen card pack is slated to release in June. Look forward to it!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Mega Man X2's Planner Shares Original "Green Biker Dude" Scene Design Notes

He made only a brief appearance, but Mega Man X2's "Green Biker Dude," as fans fondly call him, is an icon. Blink and you'll miss him— that split-second wheelie at the game's start left a lasting impression. For over 30 years, this enigmatic Reploid has inspired endless parodies, memes, art, and even fan-games. Yet, amid all the hype, one question lingers: What is his real name?

When Mega Man X2 planner Yoshihisa Tsuda began sharing more about X2's development on Twitter, I took the opportunity to ask him about it. While Tsuda confirmed that nothing concrete was ever conceived during the game's development, he did share something equally intriguing: the original design notes for the Green Biker Dude scene and a little background behind its development.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Rockman DASH 2: Episode 1 English Fan-Translation Patch Drops April 24th

The Japan-exclusive Rockman DASH 2: Episode 1, a special demo/prologue for DASH 2 known for its unique missions and scenarios, is finally receiving an English translation. This news comes from Hilltop Works, a translation group recognized for bringing overlooked Japanese titles to English-speaking audiences.

The Episode 1 translation patch goes a step further by granting direct access to the debug room (previously accessible only through cheat codes and modifications) and includes the unused town that prominently appeared on the back of the game's case, all now translated into English for the first time.

The patch will be released on Wednesday, April 24th. Stay tuned for more updates!

UPDATE: The patch is live! Grab it here (no paywall).

Source: Hilltop Works

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Rare Footage Surfaces From the Rockman Grand Exhibition Stage Show

Back in 1997, Capcom threw a massive birthday bash for the Blue Bomber at the Tokyo Dome called the Rockman Grand Exhibition. Fans and families were invited to check out the latest games, snag exclusive merch, and join in all sorts of activities like RC races, obstacle courses, and even aerobics. Footage from this event was captured on the Capcom Friendly Club Vol. 6 tape for posterity, but sadly, it was missing a key element—the live stage show. 

Now, after 27 years, a little over 4 minutes of fresh footage from this rarely-seen gem has been uncovered.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Making of Mega Man 10's "Retro" Cover Art

Back in 2008, Capcom heavily marketed Mega Man 9 as if it were a game released in 1987. To achieve this, they hired iam8bit artist Gerald de Jesu sto design a cover for the game reminiscent of the iconic North American cover of the original series' first game.

A few years later, when Mega Man 10 was released, Capcom repeated this approach, but with distinct covers for the Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 versions. Once more, the designs were crafted by Gerald de Jesus. He later offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the cover design process on his blog, which was shared many years ago.

To preserve this piece of history for those who missed it, you can find this behind-the-scenes process after the break below!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

How to Enable and Play Mega Man 10's Unused Co-Op Mode (Updated)

Earlier this year, a handful of pre-release builds of Mega Man 10's Xbox 360 version emerged, showing evidence of an unused online multiplayer mode, "Assist Co-Op." Although inaccessible initially, thanks to the efforts of a couple dedicated fans, this lost feature has been resurrected.

Follow the guide below to learn how you can start playing!

Friday, April 5, 2024

New Exoprimal x Mega Man Collaboration Trailer

As the Exoprimal and Mega Man collaboration event approaches its April 17th launch date, Capcom has unveiled a comprehensive trailer featuring the Mega Man and Air Man exosuits in action. 

The trailer also offers a peek at the different classic series-themed items and emotes that players can scoop up, and more footage of the event-exclusive Yellow Devil boss battle. Yellow Devil's iconic attack patterns are faithfully recreated, looking really nice in a 3D space. If there were a classic series third person game, I don't think it's a stretch to say it might look a little something like this.

The collaboration coincides with the Title Update 4 on April 17th. More details from the game's official website here.

Monday, April 1, 2024

"Gangsta Sigma" Wreaks Havoc in Teppen's Newest Card Pack

A new Teppen card pack is available starting today, shining the spotlight on the Rival Schools series with "Schoolyard Royale" card pack. However, fans need not worry; the Mega Man remains in the spotlight as well.

Following the debut of Mega Man Zero characters in the previous pack,  we've got a handful of new cards based on Mega Man X DiVE. These include Gangsta Boy Sigma and Gangsta Girl Eratoeir from X DiVE's "Attack of the Thugs" event plus, Angepitoyeir, and even Droitclair. 

You can check the art and flavor text after the break!