Mega Man - News


  • Video Here's A Closer Look At The New Cartoon Mega Man

    Blue's journey

    UPDATE: And the video is now blocked on copyright grounds. Nothing to see here, people! ORIGINAL STORY: The upcoming cartoon adaptation of Capcom's Mega Man has had a rather bumpy reception so far; the initial character design met with a frosty response when it was initially unveiled, while promo footage - later take


  • News Mega Man Legacy Devs Working On New Collection With Capcom

    "I wish I could talk about it but it's really cool"

    Digital Eclipse's Frank Cifaldi has revealed that his company is working on a new retro collection with Capcom. Cifaldi was director and producer on the superb Mega Man Legacy Collection, and while he can't talk about this new venture at the moment, he says an announcement could come "any day now"...

  • News After Eight Years, The Fan-Made Mega Man 2.5D Is Finally Here

    Eight years in the making Mega Man 2.5D is a fan-made project which began life way back in 2009. We've covered the progress of this interesting release a couple of times in the past, and now we can happily report that the game is finally finished. Created by a team of passionate Mega Man fans, the title...






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    New 3DS / SNES

    Review Mega Man 7

    The worst Mega Man is still good

    Mega Man 7 is a game that came at the wrong time. By the time of its original 1995 release fans were a bit beleaguered by continued rapid-fire releases, and interest had shifted from the portly robot that could to his slimmer, cooler younger brother - Mega Man X. If you've played one Mega Man game, you'll be...



  • News Check Out This Concept Art from a Cancelled Mega Man Game

    *Sigh* Yet another Mega Man game that never saw the light of day

    Nowadays, it seems that cancelled Mega Man games are a fairly common occurrence, resulting in a significant lack of new games for the Blue Bomber. Most notably was the FPS experiment – called Maverick Hunter – revealed back in 2013, which would have been made by several developers...

  • News The Mega Man TV Show is Still Set for a 2017 release

    Wouldn't it be great if there were a new game, too?

    Last year, Capcom announced that it would be producing a new Mega Man TV series for the franchise's 30th anniversary with Man of Action, an animation company known for its work on Ben 10 and Ultimate Spider-Man. Since the initial announcement, nothing new was revealed, leading many to believe the...




  • News Neat Mega Man 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan

    To celebrate Mega Man Legacy Collection

    Mega Man Legacy Collection - which includes the first six NES games and some nice extra features - isn't far away in the West. In Japan, however, it's out now, and Capcom has celebrated the 3DS version's release with a couple of rather neat HOME Themes. You can see videos of these below, with one having a...

  • Random Check Out the Official Mega Man Headphones

    Rocking out has a whole new meaning

    A little over a month from now, Mega Man Legacy Collection will be arriving on the 3DS; bringing all six original Mega Man games to the platform in a remastered bundle, with some extra features thrown in for good measure. While it may seem a bit redundant given how all six are already available to be purchased...


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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel & Protoman

    Playing it safe once more

    While many would argue that Mega Man Battle Network 4 brought with it some unwelcome changes, Capcom did not seem to pay much heed to fan complaints. Indeed, the fifth (!) entry is a fairly by-the-numbers sequel, featuring little in the way of changes or additions and is mostly similar to its predecessor. Mega Man villains...






  • News Keiji Inafune Would Still Be Interested in Making Mega Man Legends 3

    Just when you thought you'd forgotten!

    Keiji Inafune and his studio - Comcept - showed at this E3 that they've been quite busy as of late. With development of Mega Ma-, er, Mighty No. 9 wrapping up, it was revealed that the studio's now working on a brand new game called ReCore for Xbox One, with Armature studios co-developing. ReCore will be a...

  • News Capcom Reveals E3 Plans and Mega Man Legacy Collection for 3DS

    Wii U unfortunately misses out on HD version

    Capcom evidently hasn't completely forgotten about its iconic mascot and has announced Mega Man Legacy Collection, which will spruce up the first six NES titles with new features. It's confirmed to be on the way to the 3DS eShop in the Winter for $14.99, though the Wii U misses out on the Summer arrival...

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    Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance

    Review Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun & Blue Moon

    Nothin' but net

    In every long running game series, there's always "that" one game which greatly splits the fanbase. Usually due to a major overhaul of an aspect that flies in the face of series tradition, these black sheep games typically are wrongfully seen as a bad or disappointing release simply because they did something different. Mega Man...

  • News There's A New Producer In Charge Of All Things Mega Man At Capcom

    Keep those expectations in check, people

    Boy, Capcom really doesn't seem to have a clue what to do with Mega Man right now. The Blue Bomber's 25th birthday came and went with whimper, and the biggest news relating to the character in recent memory is that he'll be starring in a TV series - but not until 2017, when he celebrates 30 years in the...

  • News New Mega Man TV Series Blasting Its Way to Screens in... 2017

    Epic trolling, Capcom

    2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. Now, admittedly, the 25th Anniversary was a tad rubbish for those of us that like to play games - Capcom released figurines, USB sticks and tissue dispensers, but the only game we got was a free fan-game on PC. Oh, Capcom... Will 2017 finally bring the series back? We can...

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    Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance

    Review Mega Man Zero 4

    The battle for Neo Arcadia

    After three enjoyable Mega Man Zero entries, Capcom just had to sneak in one more. Released extremely late into the Game Boy Advance's life - after the Nintendo DS had already been released, in fact - Mega Man Zero 4 is the final game in the series and mostly follows along with the previous three titles. Once again...


  • News Mega Ran Prepares for UK Tour After a Crazy Year

    "I'm determined to make time to do some touristy stuff"

    North American hip-hop artist Random AKA Mega Ran is well known on the music scene thanks to his cutting edge retro-styled beats. Since the creation of his alter-ego Mega Ran, this former teacher has become one of the premier artists in hip-hop's nerdcore genre, released multiple albums,...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue & White

    ​Gotta bust 'em all

    The Mega Man Battle Network series was a brilliant idea from Capcom to offer a refreshing and unique departure from the classic action platformer, while still delivering a colourful and engaging gameplay experience. Though it wasn't the first time the Mega Man series flirted with becoming an RPG, it was by far the most...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man & Bass

    Here comes the bass

    A brief bit of history on Mega Man & Bass. A few years after Mega Man 8 notoriously became a Playstation and Sega Saturn game, Keiji Inafune - the series' creator - felt that he still owed one more game to children that had not yet upgraded to next gen hardware and still owned only the Super Famicom. Technically a spin-off...

  • News Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U Virtual Console

    Dr.Wily's least favourite time of year

    Last month, Capcom announced that their "Mega May" event was back in full force for 2015, focused on bringing classic GBA Mega Man titles to the Wii U Virtual Console. Now that the month is here and we're already panicking about how fast time is slipping by, these weekly releases have launched into action, with...


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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man Zero 3

    (Mostly) Zero changes

    After releasing the previous two Mega Man Zero titles and having them almost universally liked, it would've been crazy to end the series there; so, naturally, Capcom produced Mega Man Zero 3 for the Game Boy Advance. Just as before, the game follows the events of the previous instalments pretty directly. Picking up two months...


  • Gallery Mega Man: The Board Game Gets Closer to Reality

    Finalising content with Capcom

    We've covered Mega Man: The Board Game a fair amount, from its origins on Kickstarter to tentative updates as Jasco Games has worked towards making the final product a reality. As a relatively complicated game with plenty of text and miniatures to produce, it's clearly been a challenging project. A major part of that...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man Battle Network 2

    Casting a wider net

    The world as portrayed in the Mega Man Battle Network series is so ridiculous and yet so outlandishly awesome that it's hard not to adore. In our boring reality, if your toaster doesn't work it means you're pretty much out of luck. In the Battle Network world, it more likely means you need to upload your virtual companion into...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man Zero 2

    Zero times two

    Just one year after Mega Man Zero, Inti Creates released a sequel for the Game Boy Advance spin-off. 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...

  • News Mega Man amiibo Pre-Orders Reportedly Delayed Into March By Amazon in North America

    Some Toon Link orders also affected

    The next wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo is due to roll out in the coming weeks in North America, with figures such as King Dedede, Sonic, Ike, Sheik and more on the way. It seems that pre-order stock issues are emerging once again, however, with a number of Amazon customers receiving notifications that orders...




  • News Miniatures for Mega Man: The Board Game Take Shape

    You can keep your stupid Monopoly car

    While many are enjoying a new way to play as everyone's favourite super fighting robot in Smash Bros., let us not forget the fully unplugged experience coming in the form of Mega Man: The Board Game. Developer Jasco games has been working steadily on the project since blasting their Kickstarter goal early this...


  • Ninterview We Talk Bits and Beats With Mega Ran

    Bringing nerdcore to the masses

    Raheem Jarbo, known as Random or Mega Ran, is a popular American underground rapper, Chiptunes DJ, and record producer. To those that love retro game music and the creativity it can spark he can perhaps be considered as a trailblazer; best known on the Nerdcore Hip-Hop scene, Mega Ran has also coined the term...

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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Mega Man 7

    Bigger sprites, bigger fun?

    Mega Man 7 is in an awkward place; while most big NES franchises made huge leaps to the Super Nintendo, the mainline Mega Man series' 16-bit thunder was stolen by its Serious Business spin-off, Mega Man X. Released after X and its sequel Mega Man X2, Mega Man 7 is Capcom's attempt to bring its classic platforming roots to...

  • News First 4 Figures Unveils Running Mega Man Collectibles

    Oh my...

    While they're a purchase typically too extravagant for many, including this humble writer, we at Nintendo Life nevertheless enjoy gawking at the latest efforts from First 4 Figures, the prominent purveyor of lovely but unaffordable game-related collectibles. Enter two new iterations of a Running Mega Man for us to gaze upon. Portraying the...

  • News Mega Man 7 Storms onto North American Wii U eShop

    Tears fall for Europe

    Nintendo has revealed via its current Treehouse live stream that the coveted Mega Man 7 is available right now on the North American Wii U eShop! The SNES classic joins over half a dozen other Mega Man games on the eShop. Thanks should be aimed towards Capcom for bulking out the Virtual Console so effectively. There's no...

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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Mega Man X3

    A less than fitting farewell

    In 1996, the Mega Man X series parted ways with Nintendo hardware. Mega Man X3 is how it ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper. The first Mega Man X game got things off to such a solid start that it was almost inevitable that a letdown would come sooner rather than later. After all, with so little room for improvement,...


  • News Don't Miss Chip-Hop Ambassador Mega Ran On His UK Tour

    Random but true

    North American hip-hop artist Random AKA Mega Ran is well known on the music scene thanks to his cutting edge retro-styled beats. Since the creation of his alter-ego Mega Ran, this former teacher has become one of the premier artists in hip-hop’s nerdcore genre, released multiple albums, secured a licensing deal with Capcom and...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge

    The chips are bringing us down

    Adding RPG elements to a beloved side-scrolling franchise may seem like a stroke of insanity, but Mega Man has enjoyed more than a few titles that play off this idea while still retaining the atmosphere and challenge of the core series. Even a certain red plumber has proved that the transition can pay off, fleshing out...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man Battle Network

    Net neutrality

    While the Mega Man series is mostly known for its action platformer instalments, in a move to perhaps appeal to more audiences Capcom decided to try pairing the Blue Bomber with some other genres, first in the form of Mega Man Legends, an action RPG, and then again with this title, Mega Man Battle Network. Released on Game Boy...

  • News Mega Man Soundtrack Volumes 1-10 Announced for the West

    Not a Japanese exclusive anymore

    Capcom and Sumthing Else Music Works have announced the release of Mega Man Soundtracks in ten delicious volumes. The first four volumes are already available, and the subsequent six will be released at the rate of two per month. The classic chiptune tracks have been heralded as some of the best in the business, so...


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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Mega Man 6

    Let battle commence. Awooga!

    Arriving on the same day as Mega Man 5 on the Wii U Virtual Console, Capcom has decided to grace us with the final NES entry to wrap up that era of the franchise. Released in 1993, when the SNES was already out and Mega Man X was on the verge of release, Capcom just couldn't let itself say goodbye to the NES and made one...

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Mega Man 5

    Proto Man problems

    Over a year ago, the first four Mega Man games were released on Wii U Virtual Console in quick succession. We don't know exactly what took so long for the remainder, but the fifth entry is finally here. As you might expect, Mega Man 5 is quite similar to the four games before it; eight new Robot Masters have appeared, and it's up...

  • News Capcom's Mega Man 7 Is Dashing To The Wii U eShop

    More Mega Man action

    Capcom have been on a roll supporting the Wii U eShop lately, with Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6 and Mega Man Battle Network hitting the store in Europe this week. European ratings agency



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    3DS eShop / GB

    Review Mega Man V

    There's a Stardroid waiting in the sky

    The handheld Mega Man games, up until now, have been remixed mashups of two NES titles each. Some of them hewed more or less closely to the source material, while others were emboldened to evolve the original ideas is exciting new directions. Mega Man V, however, throws the very concept of "source material"...

  • Video Capcom's Mega May Spotlight Shows Off The 3DS Virtual Console Mega Man Releases

    See what's on offer

    If you happen to be a Mega Man fan with a 3DS in North America, then May has potentially been your favourite gaming month in some time. Capcom has been running its Mega May event, which has basically meant releasing the various Game Boy series entries to the Virtual Console, with a couple of Game Boy Color titles thrown in. It's...

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    3DS eShop / GB

    Review Mega Man IV

    Great things in small packages

    With one exception, which is also making its way to the 3DS Virtual Console, all of the Game Boy Mega Man games take two of the NES titles and rework them a bit. Some old faces in new places, so to speak. A sprinkling of unique bosses and weapons help to carve out identities for these portable experiences but, by and...

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    3DS eShop / GB

    Review Mega Man III

    Third time's the charm

    After the fun but flawed Dr. Wily's Revenge and the almost thoroughly disappointing Mega Man II on Game Boy, Capcom made a serious and substantial course correction. The result is Mega Man III, and we couldn't be happier about that. Retaining the template from Dr. Wily's Revenge (two sets of Robot Masters, a new Mega Man...

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    3DS eShop / GB

    Review Mega Man II

    Get equipped with tarnished legacy

    Ask any fan of the Blue Bomber to name their favourite game in the series and the odds are good that they will say either Mega Man 2 or Mega Man 3. That's to be expected, though; both of those games are among the best on the NES, a system that had no shortage of great platformers and action games. What's less...

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    3DS eShop / GBC

    Review Mega Man Xtreme

    Xtreme Mediocrity

    Mega Man X is often touted as one of the best games the SNES had to offer, which is certainly saying something. Its first sequel is further from consensus, but it's still safe to say that it's a great followup to its predecessor. If you've played either of these games — and, if you haven't, stop reading right now and do that —...






  • News Two Mega Man Titles Get a Two Day eShop Discount in U.S.

    "2 Games, 2 Dollars each, 2 Days"

    UPDATE: Nintendo of America has confirmed that the promotion only applies to the United States and not all of North America as was originally reported. Original story: Nintendo of America has been running weekly Virtual Console deals on the eShop platforms for around a month, but is now shaking things up with a...

  • News Mega Man Board Game Hits Kickstarter

    The Blue Bomber, Unplugged

    How about we shift away from recent Mega Man-related Kickstarter madness, take a deep breath, and cleanse the palette with some other Mega Man-related Kickstarter news? Back in July we reported on the intent of Jasco Games to develop a Mega Man tabletop game, trading in pixels for pieces. That game has now hit

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