The video game industry is very leaky these days, but I think this is more as a teaser...
Originally to be revealed at this year's Anime Expo, this debut video for "Red Ash" (or RE: DASH maybe) has been released ahead of schedule. The "Mega Man Legends" feel is almost immediately identified. The art style, character designs, and even the music in the video are definitely reminiscent of the series we miss so much. It's safe to say that this could be a spiritual successor, and with a subtitle like "The Indelible Legend" no less.
The project is a combined effort of Keiji Inafune's Comcept and Studio 4°C (a well-versed Japanese animation studio). Could this be a game with animated sequences? Or maybe it's a new anime all together? Full details are sure to come at the Anime Expo panel.
In my opinion, I don't really know how to feel about this. It would appear Inafune is simply creating games that are altered just enough to not infringe on his previous work. Mighty No. 9, Azure Striker Gunvolt, and now Red Ash. Makes me wonder if the next project will be akin to the X series. If it's a game, Red Ash will probably be enjoyable, but I'm sure a lot of people will play it with the sentiment of "Man, I wish this was Mega Man Legends 3." in the back of their minds.
More information as it comes!
UPDATE: During this mornings Nintendo Direct, everything below was confirmed. Surprise!
Merely a day before the next Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, a plethora of leaks have not leaked, but flooded out into the public. A few months back, some data was mined from the then-latest update for Smash Bros. Amidst the data were files relating to "Ryu" and "Roy". Today it would appear that it was indeed real. Or it's one of the most elaborate fakes I've ever seen. Even more so than the Rayman leak.
While everyone is mulling over the inclusion of Ryu (where's Simon Belmont?!) and Roy (another Fire Emblem rep/Marth clone?!) a couple of Mii Fighter costumes were shown as well. A MegaMan.EXE outfit for the Mii Gunner and X Series Zero duds for the Mii Swordsman. I can understand the Zero suit for the swordsman, but why not make these Mega Man skins for, you know, Mega Man? Makes sense to me.
Oh well, at least we have a boat-load of new content coming in. The fighter ballot is still going on as well. Very glad they're continuing to expand their "Smash" hit!
You read that right. A gamer by the name of Aura Puffs has succeeded in simultaneously beating Mega Man X and Mega Man X2 with a single SNES controller. As you can see in the video, skill and finesse is a key factor in proceeding. Since both games aren't structured identically, progression must be taken in a calculated fashion. What's more, is that Aura obtains all the upgrades in each level in his nearly three hour run. Man, what a task. Worth it? Totally. Major props to this man for his awesome undertaking!
It's that time, everyone. If you didn't decide to back the project on Kickstarter, or came a bit tardy to the party, then now's the time to place a pre-order with Big Bad Toystore. The figure is priced at .99; same as the Kickstarter price. I'm positive more retailers will be carrying the figure as well, so keep an eye out.
I've given my impression on TruForce's wonderful X figure before and nothing has changed. It's an awesome figure and as a company, they've hit the ground running. Great work, guys! Can't wait to see what you have in store next!
If you're not a fan of Mega Man X4's English dubbing (and are one of the ones that tirelessly has to let the world know it) then Lucas Gilbertson has you covered. Who is Lucas Gilbertson, you might ask? He's only the most prolific English voice for Zero, having voiced the crimson warrior in Mega Man X8, Mega Man X: Command Mission, and Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X.
While some of X4's dubbing was just fine, Zero, one of the main characters no less, seems to suffer from having a lot of the infamous lines. Lucas, however, has given his own unofficial spin on a couple of them. Like his dubbed "Death of Iris" scene uploaded before, he's back with his take on Zero Vs. Colonel.
I have to say, I like it a lot. His first words to Colonel are simply magnificent. Colonel and Iris were decent enough I reckon, but hey, at this rate, Lucas might just finish dubbing all of Zero's lines from X4! Keyword is maybe though, because to my knowledge, Lucas has put voice acting on the back burner for a while in favor of other passions. Never fear though, Lucas always has a special place for Zero and the Mega Man X series alike (you may even bump into him around the forums from time to time!)
Revealed on today's Nintendo Direct, Mega Man X and Proto Man outfits are coming to Smash Bros. for the Mii Gunner. While the title of this article may seem sarcastic, I actually think this is pretty neat. Although I probably would have preferred alternate costumes for Mega Man himself, but this will do. They certainly don't look bad.
Furthermore, we got our first real trailer for Mewtwo as well as a surprise reveal that Earthbound's Ness will be making his return! I'm sure a lot of people are pleased. If you're not pleased, however, Nintendo has now opened up a, wait for it.....Smash Bros Fighter Ballot! That's right, your voice can now be heard on which beloved characters you think would be right at home on the roster. You may cast a vote for as many characters as you wish. Personally, I voted for King K. Rool and Geno; two very deserving characters.
Follow this link to cast your vote!: https://cp.nintendo.co.jp/us/
Well color me impressed! Another day, another X figure with a vibrant paint job. TruForce's successfully funded X figure has only been seen in a plain, gray prototype form up 'til now. Teased briefly on TruForce's facebook page, the website Figsoku has let the cat completely out of the bag with a plethora of painted, posed pics (man, say that five times fast.)
Do note that the colors have not been finalized, but I'm liking what I'm seeing. It's coming along nicely, but there's sure to be some changes along the way. This figure is being produced with a passion, so when it's finished, I'm sure it'll make quite the statement as TrueForce's first true figure!
Straight from AmiAmi, we have our first images of X-Plus' "Gigantic" Mega Man X figure, now with a splash of the iconic blue hue. Standing just shy of 16 inches, he will make quite the impact in any collection. He will also feature an alternate head which can be swapped out at will; one yelling, one with an intense visage.
If you like what you see (and I know you do), you can pre-order this figure right on AmiAmi for their discounted price of 7,480 Yen for a limited time (roughly 62 USD). It's expected to ship in late June, but like the previously announced Classic Mega Man statue, it's sure to be brought stateside by Bluefin Distribution. So, if given the choice, you prefer Mega Man branded products, I'd consider practicing the virtue of patience.
I sure hope they continue this line up by immortalizing the rest of the Mega Men in Gigantic glory. Imagine that line-up on a nice shelf. Good stuff!
UPDATE: The auction is over and the final price reached a whopping 1,060 dollars with 53 bids! Alright, winner, you know what you must do.
Over the last couple decades, plenty of Mega Man prototypes have been unearthed and dissected. Within may lie many secrets, including unused assets or completely different or omitted stages. The same can be said for this recent eBay listing for a prototype cartridge of the original Mega Man X.
It's unknown what exactly this cart holds outside of a warning message the seller shares. It's certainly unique and the bidding battle has already commenced. I wish I could afford it but the price is sure to rise. I'd also be doing the Mega Man community a disservice because I'm without any equipment to dump the contents.
Hopefully the winner is fully prepared to share! I, like many others, hope this is an early build with the "White City" stage in playable form!
It was obvious that the beautiful Mega Man amiibo was going to be the base for many a custom figure, but this mod takes it one step further. ASoltys Art Creations has created none other than Mega Man X. With a little "plastic surgery", his stance has been altered and his height raised maybe a little bit, through the sculpting of a new chest and shoulder plates. Among other little edits, this is a truly wonderful mod. Kinda makes me want one...lol. Be sure to check out more custom amiibos at https://www.facebook.com/ASoltysArt