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Feature: Mega Man Retrospective - Part One

Mega Man Retrospective - Part One

25 years young

Twenty-five years ago today, the world was introduced to a super fighting robot — the Blue Bomber himself — Mega Man. Known as Rock Man in his native Japan, Mega Man earned global fame and popularity, introducing gamers to a unique and challenging franchise that, unsurprisingly, became a piece of classic gaming history. Looking...

News: Mega Man 1 to 6 Blasting Onto 3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man 1 to 6 Blasting Onto 3DS Virtual Console

No need to be blue

In early November we reported that Capcom was aiming to bring the NES Mega Man games to the 3DS Virtual Console, and it's now been confirmed that this will be a reality. With all of the NES titles already released in Japan and the original Mega Man available on the European eShop, the time for North America to join in has now...

News: Street Fighter X Mega Man Is "A Bit Of A Mea Culpa"

Street Fighter X Mega Man Is "A Bit Of A Mea Culpa"

Accepting blame with a free PC game

A few days ago Capcom announced Street Fighter X Mega Man, a free PC game to be released on 17th December that blends the two iconic franchises together as one big anniversary celebration. Capcom has assured fans that this download will be just the start of celebrations for Mega Man's anniversary, and that the...

News: Capcom Has A Whole Year Of Mega Man Celebrations Planned

Capcom Has A Whole Year Of Mega Man Celebrations Planned

Reaction to Street Fighter X Mega Man will decide the future of the series

The PC-based game Street Fighter X Mega Man is most certainly a nice bonus for long-suffering Mega Man fans, but those same fanatics will no doubt be hoping that it's not the only way in which Capcom is marking the Blue Bomber's 25th birthday. Thankfully, such fears are...

News: Capcom Announce Street Fighter X Mega Man

Capcom Announce Street Fighter X Mega Man

Will be a free PC only download

Street Fighter and Mega Man are both celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, which is quite a feat. To celebrate both of their birthdays a special fan-made game called Street Fighter X Mega Man will be made available to download on your PC through the Capcom Unity website on 17th December. Street Fighter X Mega...

News: Capcom Reasserts Its Commitment To Mega Man

Capcom Reasserts Its Commitment To Mega Man

"You've not seen the last of the Blue Bomber on consoles and handhelds"

We've said it once, and we'll say it again: this year has not been good for Mega Man. His most recent outing — Mega Man Xover — didn't sit too well with fans, and he is sorely missing from the 3DS eShop, (though Capcom is working to rectify this). However, in a recent...

News: Capcom Hopes To Bring Entire NES Mega Man Series To 3DS Virtual Console

Capcom Hopes To Bring Entire NES Mega Man Series To 3DS Virtual Console

Some issues holding it back

An interview with Capcom Senior VP Christian Svensson and Capcom Community Manager Brett Elston in the latest Nintendo Power suggests that the company is planning on bringing all six of the NES Mega Man titles to the 3DS Virtual Console. We've already seen the first game in Japan and Europe, while a further three titles...

News: Mega Man Fans Troll Capcom Following iOS Social Game Announcement

Mega Man Fans Troll Capcom Following iOS Social Game Announcement

Is it really Xover for Mega Man?

An awful lot of Mega Man fans were pretty beat up when Capcom revealed that the hugely anticipated 3DS entry Mega Man Legends 3 was no longer in development, and since then the company has done precious little to comfort the massive global fan-base that has grown up around the character. However, with Mega Man's...

News: New Mega Man Book Arrives in Thailand

New Mega Man Book Arrives in Thailand

Or Rockman, to be precise

About a month ago we told you about the Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide from UDON Entertainment, which is packed with facts about the series and its characters. The blue bomber is famous in a lot of places, with a new book just released in Thailand to give fans in the region their own comprehensive tome on all things Mega...

News: Mega Man Legends 3 Campaign Hits 100,000 Strong

Mega Man Legends 3 Campaign Hits 100,000 Strong

Now what?

The campaign to resurrect Mega Man Legends 3 — snappily titled 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 — just hit its milestone on Facebook. The campaign isn't over, though. Now the group needs to turn its button-clicks into action, inviting members to send postcards to Capcom by the month's end. Thes

News: Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide Blasts into Stores

Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide Blasts into Stores

So many Robot Masters

The Mega Man series is loved by many not just because of its tight controls and blasting action, but possibly because it has such a diverse range of quirky characters and enemies. For those who follow every intricacy of the Mega Man universe, it's a big ask to keep up. Thankfully for those fans, and others who just love playing...

News: Mega Man Legends 3 Fan Group Launches Weapon Design Contest

Mega Man Legends 3 Fan Group Launches Weapon Design Contest

Blast to the prize

The cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 is still a source of disappointment for some gamers, and we even looked into the background of the project in our 3DS games you'll probably never play feature. The '100,000 Strong' campaign group that formed to press for a return of the game's development is still in action to this day, with...

Features: 10 Life Lessons Learned From Mega Man

10 Life Lessons Learned From Mega Man

It's not just blasting, you know

Playing the Mega Man series is cathartic in many ways. You get to listen to great music, appreciate the impressively cartoony visuals Capcom wrung out of the NES hardware, and experiment with many unique and varied abilities. But overall, we tend to like it because it's mindless. It's a platformer with clear...

News: This Mega Man 10 Concept Art is Awesome

This Mega Man 10 Concept Art is Awesome

Blue Bomber backgrounds in black and white

Although you might think Mega Man 10's retro graphical style is easy, a Japanese site has published some concept art showing the amount of work that went into bringing the game to life. From futuristic transport systems to buildings shaped like grenades, the art shows the detail required to create something even as seemingly simple as Mega Man 10. Check..

News: Lucky Australians, You Get Mega Man Zero Collection Before Europe

Lucky Australians, You Get Mega Man Zero Collection Before Europe

Only a day earlier, though

The great Gods of Australian game releases are a picky bunch: with one hand they taketh away Bejeweled 2, with the other they giveth Mega Man Zero Collection on June 10th. Yep, Capcom is bringing the Z-busting compendium over just two short days after the North American release and one day before its European launch, far from the typical waiting period of weeks or even..

News: Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part Two

Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part Two

We take a look at what was added this time

As of last week, Mega Man 10 is now "complete": all announced DLC has been released, and it doesn't look like we should expect more. This second and last update came with three extra stage to play as Mega Man only – two additional Special Stages and an Endless Stage, which was also downloadable for Mega Man 9. Here's what we think of it all:..

News: Mega Man Zero Collection Announced for June Release

Mega Man Zero Collection Announced for June Release

Spend $30, get Zero (now with trailer!)

We previously reported that this game was to be released in Japan, and Capcom just announced its Western debut on June 8th. You can preorder it now and pick it up for just $29.99. Mega Man Zero Collection encompasses all four releases in the Game Boy Advance series, originally introduced in 2002. Additional features include both the games' original difficulty..

News: Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part One

Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part One

We take a quick look at the first two available pieces of DLC

If you're a massive Mega Man fan you're no doubt aware that Mega Man 10 got its first two pieces of extra downloadable content this past week. As we took a look at Mega Man 9's DLC, we figured, why not do it for 10 as well? Here's our thoughts on the DLC available now: Bass Mode - 200 Wii Points Previously only playable in Mega Man &..

News: Mega Man 10 Robot Masters Unveiled

Mega Man 10 Robot Masters Unveiled

The newest bad boys are here!

Capcom has just revealed the 8 robot bosses of their upcoming Mega Man 10 WiiWare release and judging from the pictures, Mega Man fans are in for yet another retro treat. You can check out the official images and descriptions from Capcom's Unity Blog for a taste of what you can expect from this upcoming WiiWare release...

News: Mega Man 10 Set for March 2010

Mega Man 10 Set for March 2010

New story details, screenshots and trailer released

Mega Man 10 has been confirmed for a WiiWare release in March of this coming year, and it's looking to be absolutely ace. We're able to divulge a few of the details on the game's story fresh from today's press release: "The year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out. It spreads through the world like..