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  • News Keiji Inafune Teases Possible Mega Man Legends Successor Red Ash

    Red Ash = ReDash?

    Keiji Inafune is the man who created Mega Man, and for that reason alone people tend to sit up and take notice when he teases a new project. He's attending the LA Anime Expo and has hinted at a special announcement that - in his own words - "may interest Mega Man fans." Turns out that announcement is Red Ash, a new title being...

  • 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...

  • Weirdness Super Bowl XLIX Analysis of 'Mega-Beast Mode' Recreates Marshawn Lynch as Mega Man

    Running Man

    Super Bowl XLIX is everywhere right now, as the US and a global audience ramps up for the showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Improbably muscle-bound men wearing lots of gear will pummel each other over the course of many hours, and hundreds of millions will watch. There's a lot of coverage for the match, and...

  • News Capcom Licenses a Mega Man Runner for Android in Korea... Yes, Really

    Commence fist shaking

    Capcom is a strange, occasionally illogical company. It uses the iconic Mega Man as a mascot, and no doubt observed with pleasure as Mega Man's reveal for the latest Super Smash Bros. caused a stir at E3 2013, while its tireless - and blameless - community staff pass along fan requests such as that for a fresh Mega Man...

  • Weirdness Japanese Rock Legend Gackt Has Finally Beaten Mega Man 2

    A victory months in the making

    Back in July of last year (we're still not used to typing that yet) we told you about Japanese rocker Gackt's ongoing quest to beat the NES title Mega Man 2. In case you didn't know, Gackt — whose real name is Kamui Gakuto — was once part of the band Malice Mizer, but has since become one of Japan's most popular...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man Zero

    A side character gets a great spotlight

    The Classic Mega Man Series was popular enough to warrant its own spin-off series, Mega Man X. That, in turn, proved strong enough for a spin-off series of its own, and in 2002 it arrived in the form of Mega Man Zero The Zero series spans four titles — all released exclusively for the Game Boy Advance —...

  • News Mega Man Zero Arrives Along With More Discounts on the Wii U eShop

    Another spin-off arrives for the current generation

    While the arrival of Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console — as opposed to the 3DS equivalent — caused head scratching earlier this year, the undeniable positive is the release of a host of high quality titles on the system. We can now add another Capcom spin-off to that list,...

  • Weirdness Sony Uses Art From Super Smash Bros. To Celebrate 20 Years Of PlayStation

    Not so Mega, man

    The PlayStation brand turns 20 this year, and Sony has plenty of reasons to be cheerful. It has gone from being an industry outsider to a major player in two decades, and has proven to be a worthy rival to the likes of Nintendo, Sega and Microsoft. However, it would appear that one of the graphic artists working on Sony's European...

  • Video Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The Insane Challenge Of Mega Man

    "EVERYTHING is hitting me!"

    As seasoned gaming fans we all wonder exactly why Capcom is ignoring its legendary Mega Man franchise, but the latest video in the React series points to a possible answer: the games are just too damn hard for modern players. The video places a NES controller into the hands of a group of teens and points them in the...

  • News Mega Man 2 Fan Remake is Now Available to Play on Petit Computer

    242 QR codes to make it happen

    Though a 3DS eShop version is on the way, DSiWare app Petit Computer remains as one of the most intriguing downloads available on the last-gen portable. It allows you to create games using BASIC code that are fully playable on the DSi, and they can then be shared through QR codes. It's seen its share of terrific...

  • 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 / GBC

    Review Mega Man Xtreme 2

    An Xtreme Improvement

    Mega Man Xtreme left us feeling a bit underwhelmed. While its intentions were certainly good, the execution was lacking and the experience felt like a far clunkier retread of levels we've already played before, rather than much of a game in its own right. However it's worth noting that the game was originally released for the...

  • News Slew of Capcom Titles Announced for North American and European Virtual Consoles

    Including Demon's Crest and loads of Mega Man

    Capcom lifted the floodgates on its Virtual Console lineup through its Unity blog today, announcing 18 retro titles on their way to North America and/or Europe by the end of the year. A few titles anticipated for later release were also revealed. Mega Man makes up the metal bulk of the coming games...

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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 Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

    Scream bloody murder

    Next week's Japanese Wii U Virtual Console titles have been confirmed, and fans of Konami and Capcom should be pretty pleased with what's on offer. Arguably the most notable release is Castlevania: Dracula X (known as Akumajou Dracula XX in Japan and Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss in Europe), the SNES port of the PC Engine classic...

  • News Australian Classifications Out Western Releases For Mighty Final Fight And Mega Man Xtreme

    More vintage classics coming to the 3DS Virtual Console

    New ratings from the Australian Classification Board have revealed that Capcom's Mighty Final Fight and Mega Man Xtreme are both bound for the west. The former was originally launched on the NES back in 1993. It takes the basic gameplay of the original Final Figh

  • News Six Portable Mega Man Games, Including Mega Man Xtreme and its Sequel, Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

    Now that's Mega

    How many times will we all buy old Mega Man games? Over and over again, judging by Capcom's actions, as it's lining up even more retro Blue Bomber adventures for Nintendo hardware; this time around the 3DS Virtual Console's getting the fun, adding to Game Boy title Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge and various NES entries that have already...

  • News Keiji Inafune Stills Wants To Make Mega Man Legends 3 A Reality

    "I could still gather most of the original team, even right now"

    Mega Man Legends 3 didn't happen. We all know that, and for some the fact that the game never saw the light of day remains a sore point. You might assume that the chances of Legends 3 ever being produced are slim to none, but Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has revealed that he would...

  • News Capcom Is Aware That We All Want A New Mega Man Collection, Thanks Very Much

    "Those 2004 / 2006 discs are getting pretty old at this point"

    Mega Man is a classic series which continues to attract a lot of interest from modern gamers — the hype surrounding "spiritual successor" Mighty No. 9 is proof of that — but outside of a few Virtual Console releases, Capcom has remained curiously reluctant to capitalise on this...