What a pleasant surprise! Capcom has announced that Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5 are on their way to becoming PSOne Classics on the PlayStation Store. You won't have to wait long to download them either, as X4 is slated for release next week on September 2nd, with X5 following a week later on September 9th. Nice! The PlayStation Store has been long overdue for a refreshing shot of Mega Man X. I imagine X6 will eventually find its way on there as well. Maybe we'll even see X7 and X8 among their PS2 lineup? Remember still, that X3 is to be released on Nintendo's Wii U Virtual Console shortly! I'm lovin' this influX of X.
As you might have surmised by now, this website has been experiencing some, how should I say, irregularities? Tell me, who do you think could've been the culprit behind the malfuctions? If you're thinking what I'm inferring, then congratulations; you're one of the worthy ones. As you can see, the site is operational again. I've decided to show a little mercy on this resilient congregation and in return, I decree that the Sigma Body Contest, my contest, finally be finished! This system has become a bit stifling, but once my new body has been chosen, I'll have a new vessel to inhabit!
Stay tuned, my subjects...
So, if any of my adoring underlings wish to play as theirs truly (or close to it), then download Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha on this "Xbox Live" interface!
At the Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament, contender Hugo "HugS" Gonzales selected the Blue Bomber as his fighter. After that amazing Final Smash reveal a couple months back, it goes without saying everyone was chomping at the bit to see just how it looks and works in-game. Round after round, he did battle with the super fighting robot, but there was one thing he always failed to do. That is, capture the damn Smash Ball! However, the overwhelming fan response kept bringing HugS and Mega Man back as a "fan favorite" and eventually, during the final moments of a later round, the only Smash Ball to appear in the match became his. At last, the time had come, and the place erupted with applause and excitement.
Although HugS didn't win that round, following the match, almost everyone in the audience flipped their fan favorite "character cards" to Mega Man. Again, he was pushed through to the next round and even though HugS and Mega didn't ultimately win the tournament, it was clear that this suspenseful moment of "revealing" the full Final Smash sequence was a satisfying reward in itself.
First up, during Microsoft's Xbox Conference, Capcom revealed a new add-on for Dead Rising 3 called "Super Ultra Dead Rising 3’ Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α". They sure covered all bases with that name, but what does such a name entail? Arcade style, four player co-op, cosplaying action of course! In this DLC, you'll be able to play as any of the Dead Rising protaganists, including Frank and Chuck from the first and second games respectively, cosplaying as a selection of Capcom characters and apparently, using some of their unique abilities! One such costume we know of is of, wait for it...
...Sigma! Sporting his X4 duds complete with beam scythe. You'll get to do some reaping with it, as well as burning some undead with his eye lasers. While there might be more Mega Man costumes to wear, there's certainly some Mega Man inspired power ups and in-game "advertisements", such as the Mega Man X4 logo. Heck, even the official trailer has a Mega Man X remix in it.
Capcom Unity has announced that there will be a slew of Capcom titles coming to Nintendo's Wii U Virtual Console. Some will be released soon and some, later, but there will be TEN Mega Man games among the titles. Those games include,
- Mega Man 5 (NES)
- Mega Man 6 (NES)
- Mega Man 7
- Mega Man X3
- Mega Man Zero
- Mega Man Zero 2
- Mega Man Battle Network
- Mega Man Battle Network 2
- Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Blue & White)
- Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge
That's all to speak of for now, but if anything else is shown, it'll definitely be covered here!
Alright, everyone! You know how it is around here. At its core, MegaManX9.com is a community that wants more Mega Man X and seeks to have its voice heard. While another game is the primary focus, any time there is a way to share our input on anything X related or Mega Man in general, we are inclined to be on top of it. Well, one such opportunity has recently risen.
Over at Protodude's Rockman Corner, he has been asked to seek out the opinions of fans regarding a unique, unprecedented Mega Man figure. Depending on the feedback received, it will naturally influence the future of said figure. You're probably wondering what makes this particular piece of Mega Man merchandise different from any other figure that's been released in the past. The company that is interested in producing the figure says it will be a high end 1/6 scale Mega Man X action figure (about 12") and will utilize diecast and plastic components. The X-Buster would be illuminated by an LED. MSRP would be in the ballpark of $149.99-$199.99 USD with plans for expansion accessory packs of other Armors.
All that you have to do is leave a comment on the corresponding article on the Rockman Corner. Clearly give a YES or NO answer, and elaborate on your feelings if you'd like. As of now, there's no deadline, so take your time. If you want my opinion, I'll tell you right now that the premise of such a figure is downright exciting. Envisioning the finished product, I see something absolutely beautiful. In short, YES!
As "Mega May" draws to a close, the second Mega Man Xtreme installment truly sends it off with a bang. Xtreme 2 took everything that was right about its predecessor and improved upon it. A new storyline with stages and characters, both familiar and fresh, was a winning combination. Not to mention the inclusion of a playable Zero. For a handheld title of its time, it was quite impressive and very satisfying. Its rarity grows with time, and its price has maintained or even exceeded itself for a complete copy. Although that's why the convenience of Nintendo's Virtual Console and other such services is lauded among gamers.
Mega Man Xtreme 2 is available for download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $4.99.
As its name suggests, San Diego Comic Con is a haven for all things comics (and then some). Each year there's sure to be numerous exclusives to be had, and this special Mega Man variant is one of them. It's of issue #37 and it depicts a CG rendering of the artwork we've seen before. It's probably the first time we've seen truly HD renderings of X or Mega Man. I wouldn't mind game models looking like that! If you're going to be at SDCC, then you can swing by Archie's booth and pick up a copy for, probably, $10. Worth a look, I'd say. Or pay a bit higher prices on ye olde eBay later on.
"Mega May" is officially underway! Each week will bring another Mega Man game to the eShop. Kicking things off, you can now grab the GBC title, Mega Man Xtreme on the 3DS eShop for .99. Its sequel, however, will be coming out a bit later. Xtreme 2 is to be available on the 29th.
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