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  • News Latest Mega Man 2.5D Beta Adds New Single Player and Co-Op Stages

    The Blue Bomber owes much to fans

    Last year we directed your attention to the Mega Man 2.5D fan project, yet another game dedicated to the Capcom mascot in the absence of official alternatives. Its rather smart twist is in the name, as it plays with perspective and camera angles to give the traditional 2D play more depth. It also brought Mega Man...

  • News Mega Man: The Board Game Now Available for Pre-order in North America

    Time to power up

    Mega Man enthusiasts that aren't averse to browsing a bit of crowdfunding will have no doubt followed, with interest, last year's Kickstarter campaign from Jasco Games. Its crowdfunding project for an officially licenced board game based on the classic Capcom series was unsurprisingly popular, raising $415,041 when it had sought...

  • News Mega Man Board Game Kickstarter Destroys Boss, Gets Money Beam

    PayPal backing still possible

    In further proof that the words "Mega Man" cause a violent reaction in money that makes it leap out of wallets and hurl itself kamikaze-like into screens, the Kickstarter for the Mega Man Board Game ended yesterday with almost six times the funding it initially requested. Jasco Games's Kickstarter finished at around...

  • Video Learn How To Play Mega Man: The Board Game

    Figure out the rules and power-up with this sample playthrough

    Let's forget all about consoles for a moment. Mega Man is an icon that defies the medium, up there among the greats and immortalised in song, literature, and even Lego. He's had a shot at just about everything by now, and in December we reported that an officially l

  • News The Rockman X Sound Box Album Set Includes Four Tracks Cut From Mega Man X

    And now you can listen to them for free

    Years from now we may refer to "doing a Capcom Anniversary", with a knowing wink and nudge. For example, in a parallel universe Nintendo didn't celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zelda franchise by releasing Skyward Sword with a special CD and a game plot right at the beginning of the timeline, but sold us...

  • Rumour Mega Man Legends 3's Aero To Live On In Capcom iOS Title

    Could the character live on despite the game being canned?

    Sound Rangers: Rhythm & Battle! is an iOS title from Capcom which combines RPG elements with music-based combat — and it showcases a selection of famous characters from Capcom's history. Interestingly, Capcom has just revealed via Twitter that a new character is coming to the game —...

  • 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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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Mega Man X2

    A mega effort

    Capcom has really been on the ball with the Wii U Virtual Console — in just about one year, it has managed to release every single Mega Man game that saw the light of day on the Wii Virtual Console — and more — with Mega Man X2 being the latest release. Much like the original Mega Man series before it, the X series doesn't seem...

  • News Supporters Needed To Rebuild NES Hero Mega Man In Lego

    From 8-bit to 8-brick

    Mega Man has always been a cherished icon since his very first appearance on the NES in 1987, and now a designer by the name of Alatariel seeks to immortalise the character further with an official Lego set. Classic stages from Mega Man 2 such as Wily's Castle and Metal Man can be seen recreated on the designer's page, and...

  • News Mega Man 2.5D Beta Blasts Into View With Co-Op Play

    Fan game teams up with Proto Man on PC

    So, OK, time continues to pass and we still don't have a new and official Mega Man game to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise. We have soundtracks, USB sticks, plushies and tissue dispensers, but no game. Such is life. Thankfully Mega Man fans often fill the void, and we've seen some fan games...

  • Weirdness Japanese YouTuber Dresses Up As Mega Man, Powers Up Via Electric Shocks

    It's one way to celebrate the Blue Bomber's 25th, we guess

    As we all know, Mega Man turns 25 this year. Capcom is doing its bit by re-releasing classic adventures on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console services, but what fans really want is an all-new Mega Man outing. They may well be getting it, too — although in the form of Mighty No.9, which is a...

  • Video This Stop Motion Mega Man Video is a Bit Awesome

    Over 10,000 photos used

    As regular readers will know, we like drawing attention to some of the best and most interesting examples of gaming culture, where fans go to extraordinary lengths to simply produce something fantastic for others to enjoy. One YouTube creator we've featured is FinalCutKing, a channel that gave us the rather brilliant Post-It...

  • News Capcom Issues Update On Game Boy Mega Man Titles Heading To 3DS Virtual Console

    They're on the way, Mega Man X2 could also be possible

    Capcom is celebrating a lot this year, with the company itself reaching its 30th anniversary and Mega Man hitting his 25th birthday. While the Blue Bomber hasn't had a new game to celebrate the occasion, he is to be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS and...

  • Feature 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

    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

    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

    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

    ...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

    "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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    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

    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 — which...

  • Weirdness The Mystery of the Mega Man 2 Box Art Pistol is Explained

    Capcom's Art Director blew it

    Retro game covers can be fascinating, on occasion because of just how awful they can look. Often there's a charm on display that you just don't see in many modern-day, high budget cover designs that have clearly been produced by a rather expensive branding agency; back then, video games were also predominantly targeting...

  • News 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...

  • News Fan Project Mega Man Unlimited Finished and Blasting Onto PC on 14th July

    It's a new Mega Man game, rejoice!

    Back in early May we brought your attention to the fan-developed PC game, Mega Man Unlimited, though it perhaps helps dodge problems by ditching the space as Megaman Unlimited. The work of Philippe "MegaPhilX" Poulin and a small but dedicated team, its terrific art design once confused a Capcom employee who...

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    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Mega Man 6

    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

    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...

  • News 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...

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Mega Man 4

    The Blue Bomber jumps onto the GamePad

    In 1991 the world got a fourth entry in what had quickly shaped up to be one of the NES's most popular series. This game was Mega Man 4, and expectations were high. After all, the first game laid down a solid — if static — template that resonated very well with gamers, the second game refined the formula...

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Mega Man 3

    The Blue Bomber jumps onto the GamePad

    It's fitting that Mega Man 3 introduces our hero's antagonistic, cocksure older brother Proto Man, as the game itself seems to eternally duke it out with its own brother Mega Man 2 for the coveted title of Best in Series. But wherever you may fall on the question, there's no doubt that this third installment in...

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Mega Man 2

    The Blue Bomber jumps onto the GamePad

    In 1987, Capcom released the original Mega Man. It was well-received by both gamers and critics, but it was not much of a financial success. Over the course of the next year, however, Mega Man 2 was developed as a labour of love by Keiji Inafune and his team, alongside other projects that were expected to be...

  • News Mega Man 2, 3 And 4 Are Now Available On North American Wii U eShop

    Capcom continues to celebrate the Blue Bomber's 25th anniversary

    It's been a good day for Mega Man; Capcom's hero is the new challenger in the hotly anticipated Super Smash Bros. title for the Wii U and 3DS, and alongside the bomber's debut title for the NES on the Wii U eShop, Mega Man 2, 3 and 4 have appeared on the Virtual Store. Mega Man 2, 3...

  • Weirdness Capcom Selling a Rush Tissue Pouch in Japan for Mega Man Anniversary

    Just what the fans want...

    While this year has been a celebration of the Mega Man franchise's 25th Anniversary, Capcom's mainly been offering soundtracks, USB pen drives, laptop skins and other non-gaming products. We've also seen the release of the classic NES titles on the 3DS Virtual Console, with some doubling up on the Wii U Virtual Console for...

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    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Mega Man 5

    Super fighting robot

    Capcom has been very fast with releasing the original Mega Man series on 3DS Virtual Console, and now we're already up to the fifth entry. 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 to Mega Man to stop them and their leader, who appears to be...

  • News New Mega Man Graphic Novel Lands in North America on 22nd May

    Order now for a pre-order discount

    If you like Mega Man and if you also like comics/graphic novels, then chances are you know about the Archie publications on the franchise. The graphic novel releases combine multiple comics into one juicy bundle, with the story-lines covering enough lore and background to the many games to satisfy the most ardent...

  • News Mega Man 5 Soundtrack Rocks Onto Capcom Store

    Tsk, it only has 57 tracks

    If you're a Mega Man fan that simply has to buy every re-release that graces Nintendo Virtual Console platforms, chances are you may have just recently downloaded Mega Man 5 onto your 3DS. Coincidentally — or not, we suspect — Capcom has updated its gradual release of the Blue Bomber's soundtracks with the fifth entry...

  • News Capcom, Take Note: This Is How You Mark Mega Man's 25th Birthday

    Shame this custom Game Boy is just a fan mod

    Mega Man is 25 this year, and while Capcom has at least acknowledged this fact, there seems little chance of fans getting an all-new Blue Bomber outing before 2014 rolls around. Still, if Capcom isn't prepared to go the extra mile to mark the event, then the fans can show their respect in their own way...

  • News Mega Man FPS "Polarized Opinions" Within Capcom As Well

    Maverick Hunter divided opinion internally

    Recently we reported on Maverick Hunter, Capcom's abandoned Mega Man first-person shooter. The game — which was developed by former Retro staffers at Armature — was eventually cancelled following Keiji Inafune's departure from the company where he made his name. Since then, there's been a lot of...

  • Video Mega Man Unlimited - The Fan Game That Looks as Good as the Real Thing

    Mega in many ways

    At the time of writing, it looks unlikely that Capcom will be reeling out a new Mega Man game to celebrate the series' 25th Anniversary, with free PC title Street Fighter X Mega Man and various collectibles being the offerings dished out by the publisher. Yet while the officially sanctioned fan game released last year — as it...

  • News This Mega Man 25th Anniversary 3DS Case Sure Is Snazzy

    Available in standard and XL sizes, too

    Capcom has received a lot of flak for not giving the Blue Bomber a proper 25th birthday, but the company has made amends to a certain extent by announcing this gorgeous-looking Mega Man 25th Anniversary 3DS snap-on case. Available in both standard and XL sizes, the 2-piece case has an image of Mega Man on...

  • News Mega Man Soundtracks Released on U.S. Capcom Store

    If you're in Europe, tough

    The Mega Man franchise is currently indulging in its 25th Anniversary celebrations with various goodies though yes, we know, no full game to date. For fans of the series, however, recent months have given a good opportunity to buy assorted trinkets to celebrate, with Capcom also gradually bringing the first six NES titles...

  • News Bass and Treble Figures Turning Up In The U.S. This Summer

    Will join Mega Man and Rush pack

    The 25th anniversary of Mega Man continues to be celebrated in a number of beautiful, non-interactive ways! Capcom Senior Online/Community Manager, Brett Elston, confirmed through his blog that a combo pack of Mega Man’s rivals Bass and Treble will arrive in the U.S. this summer. Produced by D-Arts/Bandai/Tamashii...

  • News The Story of an Abandoned Mega Man FPS, Maverick Hunter, Emerges

    Former Metroid Prime team worked on the project

    When it comes to the 25th Anniversary of Mega Man, we've had scraps to feast on from Capcom. We've had figurines, USB sticks and a free PC game, but what the fans truly crave — new top-end games in the franchise — have been absent so far. Courtesy of Polygon, meanwhile, we now have a glimpse of a...

  • News This New Mega Man Anniversary Statue Goes Large

    Alas, still no "proper" game for the big anniversary

    With this being the 25th Anniversary year of the Mega Man franchise, Capcom has released a free PC crossover game — Street Fighter X Mega Man — which in many respects was a slightly polished fan effort, and has given us some celebratory laptops and USB drives in different regions. Plenty of...

  • News Gaze Upon The Mega Man Figures You Will Never Own

    Custom made and packed with awesomeness

    There's no shortage of Mega Man figures out there — the popularity of the character both in the west and Japan has ensured a steady flow of cool merchandise — but unsurprisingly most are based on the anime-style iteration of the character, and not the one found on the western boxes. Although they're not...