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Feature: Nintendo Life Book Club - Mega Man II

Nintendo Life Book Club - Mega Man II

Who needs a new game, huh?

Due to the huge success of our first entry in the Nintendo Life Book Club (our look at the novelization of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, which you can read here), we have decided that it's a series worth continuing. Yes, it took us two solid years to reach that conclusion. Leave us alone. The point is that we're finally...

News: More Mega Man Love Is Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

More Mega Man Love Is Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

Game Boy and Super Famicom sequels on the way next week

Mega Man is 25 this year, and Capcom is wasting no time in pumping out as many of his classic adventures as possible onto Nintendo's Virtual Console services. Next week — October 9th, to be exact — will see the release of Mega Man III on the 3DS eShop and Mega Man X2 on the Wii U eShop...

News: Capcom Collaborates with Musicians on Mega Man Tribute Albums

Capcom Collaborates with Musicians on Mega Man Tribute Albums

A remix album and and all new rock tracks

This Mega Man anniversary year may have lacked a new title in the franchise — aside from a sanctioned PC fan-game — but has included plenty of memorabilia and soundtrack releases. Some examples have been rather good, such as neat little figurines, while others — such as this Rush tissue pouch in Japan...

News: Keiji Inafune Shares His Thoughts on PlatinumGames, Working With Fans and Mega Man's Creation

Keiji Inafune Shares His Thoughts on PlatinumGames, Working With Fans and Mega Man's Creation

Kaio: King of Pirates' fate is in the hands of its publisher, Marvelous

Keiji Inafune caused a bit of a stir a week ago, satisfying the fantasies and dreams of many Mega Man fans by announcing Mighty No.9, a 'spritual successor' to the Mega Man franchise that's steadily creeping towards its crowdfunding stretch goal that will bring a Wii U release...

News: Jools Watsham Offers to Help Create a 3DS Version of Mighty No. 9

Jools Watsham Offers to Help Create a 3DS Version of Mighty No. 9

...And the response sounds rather promising

A few days ago comcept USA announced a Kickstarter project for Mighty No. 9 — a spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega Man series — and it has been receiving a lot of attention from funders, press and even other development studios since then it would seem. The project has already reached its minimum...

News: Keiji Inafune Addresses Concerns Over Capcom Legal Issues With Mighty No. 9, Explains Fan Collaboration Plans

Keiji Inafune Addresses Concerns Over Capcom Legal Issues With Mighty No. 9, Explains Fan Collaboration Plans

"With the Legends project we didn't get to do all that we wanted to do"

Over the weekend Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune caused a minor internet meltdown by launching a Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9, a project with an all-star development team and a strong Mega Man vibe to it. At the time of writing the fundraiser has unsurprisingly gained...

News: Mega Man Creator Keiji Inafune Working On Spiritual Successor Mighty No. 9

Mega Man Creator Keiji Inafune Working On Spiritual Successor Mighty No. 9

Wii U version added as stretch goal to Kickstarter campaign

Capcom may be content to allow Mega Man's 25th birthday to pass without a brand-new adventure, but creator Kenji Inafune has taken matters into his own hands and is attempting to make a spiritual successor to the Blue Bomber via Kickstarter. Mighty No.9 is Mega Man in all but name,...

News: Super Cute Mega Man Nanoblock Sets Emerge in Japan

Super Cute Mega Man Nanoblock Sets Emerge in Japan

No new game from Capcom again... again

Mega Man is still in his 25th Anniversary Year, and what delights he's received as promotional gifts in his honour. We've had themed USB drives, miniature statues, and even a Rush tissue box. And yet, as our imaginary real-life Blue Bomber opens present after present, the one thing he wants the most isn't...

News: Pre-Orders Open for Mega Man Anniversary Statue

Pre-Orders Open for Mega Man Anniversary Statue

Limited to 1,000 worldwide

Mega Man’s silver anniversary rolls along with a special edition commemorative piece up for grabs. Pre-orders have started for the Mega Man 25th Anniversary Statue at the Capcom Store. Made of solid resin and standing nearly 10 inches tall, the piece features both Mega Man and Mega Man X in action. The statue is going...

News: Capcom To Reveal More Info On Mega Man's 25th Anniversary At Comic-Con 2013

Capcom To Reveal More Info On Mega Man's 25th Anniversary At Comic-Con 2013

Is a new game on the way?

Capcom is rolling like a tank at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and will showcase a wide range of its forthcoming titles — including Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and DuckTales Remastered. However, it's the tantalising promise of fresh information regarding Mega Man's 25th Anniversary that caught our...

News: An Epic Mega Man Art Book is Coming to North America

An Epic Mega Man Art Book is Coming to North America

It only has 432 pages...

As we all know by now, Capcom has been sanctioning various celebratory products for Mega Man's 25th Anniversary. It may have been saving the best non-game product for late in the day, however, as Udon Entertainment has given more details on the brand new official series art book — MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official...

News: An Official Mega Man [Board] Game is Coming!

An Official Mega Man [Board] Game is Coming!

We're getting closer, at least

The 25th Anniversary of Mega Man has seen the series honoured in myriad ways, from a spot reserved for the Blue Bomber in the next Super Smash Bros. to, um, a Rush tissue pouch. The main thing that really seems to have been missing is an actual new game for Mega Man to call hi

News: Fan Group Prepares to Release 8-Bit Demake of Mega Man Legends 3

Fan Group Prepares to Release 8-Bit Demake of Mega Man Legends 3

Former game staffers contribute

For those that didn't know, this past Saturday the Mega Rock Fan Fiesta event took place in Tokyo, and at the shindig a rather surprising fan project was announced. As the Blue Bomber's fans continue to bemoan the cancellation and abandonment of Mega Man Legends 3, a Facebook group called Get Me Off the Moon —...

News: Game Gear Mega Man Could be Destined for the 3DS Virtual Console

Game Gear Mega Man Could be Destined for the 3DS Virtual Console

Seems likely thanks to ESRB rating

We've sure had a lot of retro Mega Man on Nintendo systems recently, with both the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles bringing us fresh experiences that we hadn't enjoyed since the Wii Virtual Console; sarcasm aside, they've been additional opportunities for newcomers to the series to see what fans have been banging on...

Review: Mega Man 6 (3DS eShop / NES)

Mega Man 6 (3DS eShop / NES)

Mega Man's NES swan song

In 1993, the SNES was already out and Capcom was about to release Mega Man X, but they just couldn't let themselves to say goodbye to the NES and made one last 8-bit Mega Man game for the beloved system. Mega Man 6 was released so late into the system's life that Capcom decided to not even publish the game in Europe — this...

Feature: A Miiverse Adventure With Mega Man X

A Miiverse Adventure With Mega Man X

Time for some Megan Man, er, Mega Man

A little while ago we reviewed Mega Man X on the Wii U Virtual Console, and liked it a lot. We happen to think this is a brilliant game, but it may nevertheless seem peculiar to those encountering it for the first time. We decided to try and see the game through fresh eyes while working on the review, and below...

Review: Mega Man Zero 2 (Game Boy Advance)

Mega Man Zero 2 (Game Boy Advance)

Zero times two

Just one year after Mega Man Zero, Inti Creates released a sequel. That might sound a bit quick, but Mega Man Zero 2 is no mindless cash-in. It took the sturdy foundation set by its predecessor and built upon it in impressive ways, while also smoothing out the rough edges. On top of that it wove an excellent narrative of its own and...

News: Mega Man's Dad Is "Ecstatic" That The Blue Bomber Is In Smash Bros.

Mega Man's Dad Is "Ecstatic" That The Blue Bomber Is In Smash Bros.

Proud father

Mega Man creator Kenji Inafune is one of Capcom's most famous former employees, yet he appeared to part company with the publisher under a cloud. You might assume this could make Inafune rather bitter about how his former creations are being used by Capcom, but you couldn't be further from the truth. Speaking to VideoGamer, Inafune...