It may still be Mega May for Nintendo, but Sony hasn't been slouching with the Blue Bomber's classics lately either. It wasn't too long ago that The Misadventures of Tron Bonne made its PSN debut, and now it's time for another PSOne entry. Next up is Mega Man 8, which lands on PlayStation Network in North America on May 27. Hit the jump for more.
Japan got Mega Man & Bass on the Wii U eShop back in February, and now it's available in North America as the fan-chosen kick-off of Mega May. As previously reported, this is the Game Boy Advance Mega Man & Bass, the only version that came to the west, and it's generally considered inferior to the Super Famicom original. More after the jump.
Wii U Virtual Console releases of the Mega Man Battle Network series continue in Japan, with Rockman EXE 4, both Red Sun and Blue Moon versions, set to arrive next week. The Game Boy Advance games will be available to download on March 25, priced at ¥702 a pop. Read on for more.
Mega Man/Rockman fans will soon be able to rock some Blue Bomber-inspired shoes thanks to a collaboration between Capcom and footwear and apparel company UBIQ. Pre-orders kick off in Japan on February 20, and the sneakers are currently scheduled for June and priced at ¥9,800 ($82). Pics past the break.
The Wii U Virtual Console is about to get another Mega Man title in Japan. Rockman & Forte—known as Mega Man & Bass in the west—originally debuted on Super Famicom in Japan in 1998, but the version coming to Wii U is the 2002 Game Boy Advance version, considered inferior by most, which came to the west the following year. Read on for more.
Yusuke Murata, the artist of the Eyeshield 21 manga and more recently the highly regarded One-Punch Man, spent New Year's Eve breaking out the ink and illustrating his characters, himself, Master Roshi, Guntank and Mega/Rock Man. The latter was very well received, and Murata went back later to sketch more of its cast. Get a look after the jump.
It may not be the new Mega Man game everyone was hoping for, but fans in South Korea now have an officially-licensed entry in the franchise with the arrival of Rockman GoGo! The mobile game comes from South Korean studio Jenoi, and it's now available for Android in the Google Play store. Hit the jump for more.
A new Mega Man arranged album, Rockman Utopia, is due out in Japan on January 14, and E-Capcom has a handful of samples. Hit the jump for more and a link to some of the sample songs.
Japanese Wii U players have a date with the sequel to Mega Man Zero. Rockman Zero 2 is officially coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in the region on January 7, 2015, and will be priced at ¥702 (about $6). More after the jump.
Mega Man fans have some more action to look forward to on Wii U Virtual Console. The latest addition to the Game Boy Advance lineup is Mega Man Zero, which was originally released on Nintendo's portable back in 2002. More after the jump.
The React Channel's latest is another video that puts old school games in the hands of today's teenagers. This time it's the original 1987 NES version of Mega Man, which proves to be a bit much for some of the kids that take a crack at it for the first time. Hit the jump to watch.
The fine folks at Did You Know Gaming? are back with more on Mega Man. Following up on the previous Blue Bomber trivia video released back in 2012, part two delves into the origin of the Battle Network series and more after the jump.
Back in June Capcom-Unity outlined some future Virtual Console plans. Mega Man Battle Network 2 was mentioned, but only as something that was a bit further out than others. In Japan, however, it's coming to Wii U Virtual Console on November 12. Hit the jump for more.
Mega Man fans can look forward to some bonus treats in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai hopped on Miiverse to show off some of the Mega Man trophies featured in the console version. Trophies of Zero and Bass & Treble were shown, but Sakurai also mentioned the inclusion of Roll and Proto Man. Pics past the break.