Saturday, May 18, 2024

Review: Kotobukiya Roll.EXE

Kotobukiya is back with the next entry in their ever-growing Mega Man Battle Network model kit line. Roll.EXE, perhaps one of the more unexpected releases, is a very welcome addition that helps round out the line. Is this Navi worth the Zenny, or does she belong in the recycle bin? Join me after the break to find out!

Monday, May 13, 2024

Fan-Localized Mega Man: Phantom of the Network and Mega Man: Legend of the Network Will Release on May 25th

About four months after being announced, the English fan-localizations of Mega Man: Phantom of Network and Mega Man: Legend of Network are almost finished! Prof. 9, a member of the project team, has confirmed that both games will be released on Saturday, May 25th. A how-to-play guide and patching instructions will be provided, ensuring everyone can enjoy them with ease.

Alongside the release date, Prof. 9 also unveiled a slew of additional features and enhancements aimed at making these the definitive versions of the games! These include the addition of Buster MAX Mode, mirroring its functionality in Battle Network Legacy Collection, as well as the inclusion of extra Battle Chips and Folders. Moreover, animated Cyber World backgrounds and Online Ranked Battles have been incorporated, though availability at the time of release can't be guaranteed. You can find a more detailed rundown of these features here.

I'll provide an update when May 25th rolls around in case you forget. But hey, exciting stuff! Did you ever think we'd actually get to play these games in English after all this time?

Source: Rockman EXE Zone

Friday, May 10, 2024

Review: Jada Toys Mega Man Wave 1 (Mega Man, Fire Man, Ice Man)

A new Mega Man toy line has hit the scene with Jada Toys' first wave of Mega Man figures! Were these highly anticipated figures worth the wait? Join me after the break as we look into the first wave of Jada Toys' Mega Man line!

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Reversible Mega Man-to-Rush Plushie Revealed

Get ready for the latest addition to your collection: the officially-licensed reversible Mega Man-to-Rush plushie! Yep—it's like having two buddies in one! Just flip it over, and Mega Man becomes Rush! Or the other way around!

According to its Amazon listing, this cute little guy from TeeTurtle is set to ship out next Wednesday, May 15th. There are other reversible Capcom plushies too, like Ryu and Chun-li, Palico, Palamute, and Mizutsune. Click the links to see for yourself.

Honestly, this is a pretty neat concept.  It makes you wonder what other Mega Man characters could work. X to Zero? Dr. Light to Wily? Spider to Redips? The possibilities are endless!

Source: Amazon

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Kotobukiya Axl, Sigma, Forte.EXE and More Shown Off at the Shizuoka Hobby Show

This year's Shizuoka Hobby Show is upon us and with it, we get a good amount of news and updates on previously announced model kits from Kotobukiya! Although no groundbreaking announcements were made, there's plenty to delve into. Stick around after the break as we review all the insights gleaned from this show!

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Mega Man Gigamix Official Spanish and Catalan Edition Announced

Manga publisher and distributor Ooso Comics has announced that they've secured the license for Hitoshi Ariga's Mega Man Gigamix. The news surfaced at Comics Barcelona, where the publisher stated that, following the success of their Megamix releases, Gigamix was the natural next step. While all three volumes are slated for publication, a specific release window has yet to be disclosed.

TThe Ooso Comics edition will include cover art from the Japanese 2015 re-release, which itself featured minor adjustments to certain panels and artwork, courtesy of Ariga. Additionally, it included a handful of "bonus" content absent from previous prints. It remains uncertain whether the Spanish and Catalan editions will incorporate this content or simply utilize the cover design.

Source: Mision Tokyo

Friday, May 3, 2024

Officially-Licensed Mega Man Star Force T-Shirts Up for Pre-Order from The Yetee

New, licensed Star Force merchandise? In 2024? You bet! The Yetee has teamed up with Capcom once again, unveiling a pair of fresh Mega Man Star Force t-shirts just in time for summer.

Designed by artist Mikoto, the shirts reunite some of fans' favorite characters. The "dark heather" tee showcases SF Mega Man, Harp Note, Rogue and Acid Ace, while the aqua-colored "Allies" tee includes Geo Stellar, Luna Platz, Sonia, Bud Bison, Zack Temple, Solo, Ace, and Omega-Xis.

You can pre-order both designs now from The Yetee's Mega Man landing page (limited to North America only) They're scheduled to ship on May 31st.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Fan-Made 16-Bit Remake of Game Boy Mega Man V in the Works


Out of the 120-or-so Mega Man games, Mega Man V on Game Boy has undeniably secured a spot as a fan-favorite. Despite being primarily confined to the Game Boy with few official re-releases, the game continues to hold a special significance, inspiring a variety of fan-made games and mods over the years. Now, after 30 years since its release, there's an different kind of project in the works.

Dubbed Mega Man: The Rulers of Space, the fan-game by MarcDWyz is set to be a substantial 16-bit remake of Mega Man V, drawing heavy artistic inspiration from Mega Man 7. You can see it in action in the trailer above.

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